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A Solheim Tournament was held recently by the Ladies Golf Association at Blue Ridge Country Club, with team captains drawing players names to form a ‘European’ team and an ‘American’ team.
The tournament was a three-format, match-play event with handicap, with one point awarded for winning a hole and a half-point awarded for halving a hole. The first six holes consisted of a best ball competition, with two Americans competing against two Europeans. The American team won the segment by two points. The second six holes consisted of alternate shots between the two teammates. Each two-person team had to decide before play began which member would tee off, after which they alternated shots until the hole was completed. The American team won this portion of the event by three points. The final six holes of the tournament consisted of one-on-one competition, with Americans and Europeans squaring off against one another. The American team also won this portion of the tournament by 1 1/2 points. The American teams consisted of Judy Chambers (captain) and Earlene Ogburn, Linda Painter and Betty Parrish, Brenda Harmon and Martha Easter, Margaret Hensley and Lucy Neff, and Carol Lundquist and JoAnne Richardson. The European teams consisted of Dot Lord (captain) and Margaret Ballard, Alice Hill and Cherie Downey, Mary Jane Carico and Wilda Fayne, Jackie Butler and Martha Rose and Myra Kirby and Alice Thomason.