Betty Jameson

United States

5'8"

1945

$61,063.00

University of Texas

Race to CME Globe

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Betty Jameson Bio

Career

  • One of the 13 LPGA founders.
  • Won a total of 13 events during her career – 12 as a professional and one as an amateur.
  • In 1970, competed in her final LPGA event, the Burdine’s Invitational, where she tied for 49th.
  • In 1967, when the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame was created, Jameson was one of the six inaugural inductees; the LPGA recognized her induction year into the Hall of Fame of Women’s Golf (1951) as her official induction year into the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame.
  • In 1955, captured four tournament titles.
  • In 1954, won her third career major championship at the Western Open.
  • In 1947, won the U.S. Women’s Open with a 295 total at the Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., marking the first time a female golfer scored lower than 300 in a 72-hole tournament.
  • In 1945, turned professional.
  • In 1942, won the Western Open, then a major championship, as an amateur.

    Amateur
    An accomplished player who won 14 significant championships before turning professional in 1945, Jameson won the 1932 Texas Publinx title at the age of 13 and the Southern Championship when she was 15. Jameson’s most impressive amateur credentials are a pair of U.S. Women’s Amateur victories (1939-40). In 1942, she became the first player to win the Western Open and Western Amateur in the same year.

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