1950: Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins the LPGA 144 hole Weathervane event


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.

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