At the age of 22, she became one of 13 founders of the LPGA in 1950. Being a mother to her two children was her first priority, and therefore she only played on the Tour occasionally. Both she and her sister, Marlene Bauer Hagge, are founding members of the LPGA. Bauer passed away on March 6, 2002, in Palm Desert, Calif., due to complications from colon cancer.
CareerOne of the 13 LPGA founders.
Along with fellow LPGA founder Bettye Danoff, was the first to take her children on Tour.
In 1956, finished 14th on the season-ending money list.
In 1955, tied for the Heart of America Tournament title, but lost in a playoff to Marilynn Smith.
In 1950, turned professional.
In 1949, won the Southern California Amateur Championship.
When she was 14, was voted South Dakota’s Outstanding Woman Athlete of the Year and won the South Dakota Amateur title.