Orcutt, Maureen (b. 1907)

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Orcutt, Maureen (b. 1907)

American golfer and writer. Name variations: Mrs. J.D. Crews. Born April 1, 1907, in New York, NY; dau. of a journalist; sister of William and Sinclair Orcutt, both golfers; m. J.D. Crews.

Won over 65 championships during long career, though the National Golf championship continually eluded her; won Metropolitan Junior (1922, 1924); won 3 North and South championships, 7 Women's Easterns, 10 New Jersey Women's 54-Hole Medal titles, and 6 New Jersey State championships; beat Helen Hicks on 19th hole to win Flagler gold trophy in Florida East Coast championship (1934); won Canadian Women's Amateur; came in 2nd in USGA Women's Amateur (1927); was a member of Curtis Cup team (1922, 1934, 1936, and 1938); won 2 USGA Women's Senior championships (1962, 1966, 2002), 3 North and South Seniors, and 6 Metropolitan Women's Seniors; was on sports staff for The New York Times (1927–72). Elected to the Ladies' PGA Hall of Fame (1966); received Tanqueray Award (1969), honoring her 50 years in golf.

See also Women in World History.

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