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Babe Zaharias Open

 

It's only appropriate that Babe Zaharias herself won the first Babe Zaharias Open. This former LPGA Tour tournament was played from the early 1950s to the mid-1960s in Zaharias' hometown of Beaumont, Texas. (Zaharias herself died in 1956.)

Betsy Rawls was the most frequent winner of the tournament with three victories (include a shared championship in 1962 when the tournament was called a tie).

First played: 1953

Last played: 1967

Also known as: No other names used for this event

Winners of the Babe Zaharias Open
1967 - Marilynn Smith
1966 - Shirley Englehorn
1965 - Marlene Hagge
1964 - Ruth Jessen
1963 - Mickey Wright
1962 - Kathy Cornelius/Betsy Rawls (tie)
1961 - Mary Lena Faulk
1960 - Betsy Rawls
1959 - Betsy Rawls
1958 - Louise Suggs
1957 - Marlene Hagge
1956 - Marlene Hagge
1955 - Betty Jameson
1954 - Louise Suggs
1953 - Babe Zaharias

Golf Courses: The tournament named after Babe was played in the Babe's hometown of Beaumont at the Beaumont Country Club, and later at Bayou Din Golf Club.

 

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