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Throwback Thursday - Past Canadian Women’s Amateur champions
Through photos, Golf Canada takes a look back at some of the past champions of the Canadian Women's Amateur Championship.
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Published on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 04:41PM EST Last updated on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 04:46PM EST
Mabel Thompson won the second ever Canadian Women’s Amateur in 1902, then went on to win four straight titles from 1905-1908. Before the 1908 championship, Thompson suffered an ankle injury and was rumored that she would not be able to play. She pulled through the injury and won the championship, which was her last amateur title.
The women’s amateur was not played from 1914-1918 due to the war, when the tournament started up again in 1919; Ada Mackenzie won her first of five tournament titles. 20 years later, Mackenzie took the senior tournament by storm, winning four titles from 1955-1965.
In the 1970s, three women dominated the Canadian Women’s Amateur for the entire decade; Marlene Streit (whose 11 victories and five runner-up finishes is a record that will not be broken anytime soon) won back to back in 1972-1973, Debbie Massey won three straight from 1974 to 1976 and Cathy Sherk won consecutive titles in 1977-1978
Lisa Meldrum won three consecutive titles from 2001-2003. Meldrum became the fifth person to win three consecutive Amateur titles. The other four women who have won three consecutive amateur championships are Mabel Thompson (1905-1908), Dorothy Campbell (1910-1912), Marlene Stewart (1954-1956), and Debbie Massey (1974-1976).
All photos courtesy of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum.