Babe Didrikson-Zaharias and the Marathon Weathervane
On this day, In 1950 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias won the 1st stage of the 144 Hole Weathervane women’s open with a thirty-six final day total of 158. It ended up being two rounds of 79 to win the exhausting event by just one stroke. Babe collected $750 for first place of the total purse, which was $3,000. The runner-up in the event was an amateur named Grace de Moss of Corvallis, Oregon who finished 80-79–159.
The 144 Hole Weathervane
The 144 Hole Weathervane was a transcontinental golf tournament which was contested in various cities across the United States. This particular event was played at Pebble Beach, the next thirty-six holes were to be contested at Sky Crest Country Club in Chicago, IL. From there they would play thirty-six at Ridgewood Country Club in Cleveland, then finish it off at Knollwood Country Club in White Plains, NY.