Mary Lena Faulk's Bio

Mary Lena Faulk was born in Chipley, Fla., on April 15, 1926, and moved to Thomasville, Ga., at the age of 14. Her career was brief, yet her accomplishments were many. Ms. Faulk won the 1953 U.S. Women's Amateur. In 1954, she was a member of the USGA Curtis Cup Team. She is a three-time Georgia State Women's Amateur Champion, and a three-time winner of the Florida East Coast Championship. She also won the 1951, 1952, and 1953 Helen Lee Doherty championships, and the 1954 Georgia State Women's Medal Play Championship. Ms. Faulk turned professional in 1955. She went on to win six times on the LPGA tour. After her retirement from the LPGA tour in 1965, she became an instructor. She taught for many years at Georgia's Sea Island Golf Club. She taught at Broadmoor Country Club in Colorado Springs, Colo., for 16 years. Ms. Faulk died in the summer of 1995.