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Encyclopedia > Virginia Van Wie

Virginia Van Wie (1908 - February 18, 1997) was an American golfing champion. She was born in Illinois and attended school in Chicago. In 1925, she won the Western Michigan championship and the Western Junior championship. 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Springfield Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ...


At the 1928 and 1930 United States Women's Amateur Golf Championships she lost in the finals to Glenna Collett. In the 1929 event she tied for the medal for lowest score in the qualifying rounds. Between 1932 and 1934 she won three consecutive United States Women's Amateur Golf Championships, capturing the first in the final match over arch-rival, Glenna Collett. The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ... The U.S. Womens Amateur is the leading golf tournament in the United States for female amateur golfers. ...


She was a member of the American team that won the first Curtis Cup played at the Wentworth Golf Club in England in 1932 and was part of the team that won it again in 1934. Virginia Van Wie's performances that year earned her the 1934 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year award. She retired in 1935 and taught golf in the Chicago area for more than thirty years.. The Curtis Cup is the best known team tournament for women amateur golfers. ... In 1931, the first and most prestigious Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP). ...


In 1950, she was inducted into the Women's Golf Hall of Fame.


 
 

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