LPGA Cosmopolitan Open Golf Tournament

The Cosmopolitan Open was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour played in Illinois from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s.

First played: 1958

Last played: 1965

The tournament scoring record was 208, set by Betsy Rawls in 1960. Rawls was one of two golfers to win the tournament twice; the other was Sandra Haynie.

Rawls' second win in 1961 was by one stroke over Barbara Romack, who was once on a plane hijacked to Cuba. The tournaments were always close — two strokes was the largest margin of victory.

Also known as: Other names used during the tournament's run were Cosmopolitan Women's Open and Macktown Open.

Winners of the LPGA Cosmopolitan Open Golf Tournament

1965 — Sandra Haynie, 210 (won playoff)
1964 — Clifford Ann Creed, 211
1963 — Ruth Jessen, 213
1962 — Sandra Haynie, 210
1961 — Betsy Rawls, 213
1960 — Betsy Rawls, 208
1959 — Kathy Cornelius, 214
1958 — Mary Lena Faulk, 216

Golf course: For all eight years of its existence, the tournament was played at Macktown Golf Course in Rockton, Ill.

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