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1957

Miss Betsy Rawls won her third Women's Open on the East Course of the Winged Foot Golf Club, Mamaroneck, N.Y., after Mrs. Jacqueline Pung, of San Francisco, had returned a lower score and had been disqualified for an inadvertent error. Miss Rawls posted 74-74-75-76299, seven over par.

Mrs. Pung, behind her on the course, caught and passed her with an actual score of 78-75-73-72298. However, the card she signed and returned, as kept by her marker and fellow-competitor, Miss Betty Jameson, showed a 5 at the fourth hole where Mrs. Pung actually had 6. The penalty for Mrs. Pung's failure to catch this error was disqualification under the Rule which makes the competitor solely responsible for the correctness of the score recorded for each hole even though Mrs. Pung's total had been correctly stated.

Spontaneously, Winged Foot members, spectators and officials contributed to an unofficial purse exceeding $3,000 for Mrs. Pung to recompense her for the $1,800 first prize she had lost. The entry of 98 set a record, and of these 65 were amateurs. Best of the amateurs again was Miss Barbara McIntire, of Toledo, Ohio, who tied for eleventh at 313.

The prize money was increased by 20 per cent and totaled $7,200. All competitors were requested to wear skirts, not shorts, in order to conform to a regulation of the entertaining club.

OPEN RECORDS

Starts - 26

Best Finish - Won in '51, '53, '57 & '60

Rds - 99

Cuts Made - 23

Top 3 - 6

Top 5 - 7

Top 10 - 10

Top 25 - 19

Avg. - 76.67

Scores In 60s - 1

Rds Under Par - 7

Earnings - $14,150.33
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