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Encyclopedia > Anne Quast

Anne Quast (born August 31, 1937 in Everett, Washington) is an American golf champion. Her parents owned the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville, Washington and by age 12 she had played in her first tournament. She won the Washington State Junior Girls Championship in 1952 and 1954 then again in 1955 when she also won her state's Womens championship. At the 1955 National Titleholders Championship for amateurs and professionals, she was runner-up to LPGA tour star Patty Berg. Quast repeated as the Washington State Women's champion in 1956. August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Everett High School (part of Everett Public Schools) Everett Public Schools logo Everett Station Everett is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Official language(s) None Capital Largest city Olympia Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Marysville is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 25,315. ... There have been two professional golf tournaments for women named the Titleholders Championship. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Patty Berg (born February 13, 1918) was a founder member and then leading player on the LPGA Tour during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ...


Always composed under pressure, Anne Quast's strong short game got her to the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship quarter-finals in 1955 and the semi-finals in 1956. She also made it to the finals in 1965, 1968, and 1973. While a student at Stanford University in 1958, she won the first of her three U.S. Amateur Championships. In 1961 she was living in Seattle where she taught school. Married to Dr. Jay D. Decker, Anne Quast-Decker won the U.S. Amateur Championship again, setting a tournament record for her margin of victory. Her marriage did not last and in 1963, after marrying for the second time, Anne Quast-Welts defeated Peggy Conley to win her third U.S. championship. As well, she was a member of the United States Curtis Cup team in 1958, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1974, 1984, and 1990. Her eight appearances ranks her second all-time to Carol Semple. The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ... The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco in an [1] of Santa Clara County. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The Curtis Cup is the best known team tournament for women amateur golfers. ...


Divorced, Anne Quast married Steve Sander and the couple lived in the United Kingdom from 1974 to 1979. In 1980 she was back in home in the U.S. but returned to England to compete again in the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship which she won. In her first year of eligibility at age fifty, Anne Quast won the 1987 U.S. Senior Womens Amateur Championship then again in 1989, 1990 and 1993. The British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship was founded in 1893 by the Ladies Golf Union of Great Britain. ...


A member of the Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame, in 1994 Anne Quast was inducted into the State of Washington Sports Hall of Fame and in 1999 into the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame.


In his 2001 book, The Golf 100: Ranking the Greatest Golfers of All Time, Robert McCord ranked Anne Quast 37th.


 
 

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