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Pauline Stripling Hedrick - 1922 WTGA Champion

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Pauline Stripling Hedrick - 1922 WTGA Champion

From left:  Bea Thompson, Mrs. E.R. Lederer, Berta Maxie, Minnie Magruder, Priscilla Scott, Pauline Hedrick
 
In 1922, for the first time since the association’s founding in 1916, Texas had a new State Amateur Champion.  Pauline Stripling Hedrick claimed the title in a victory over Priscilla Rogers Scott.  Her victory marked the first time in the state’s history that anyone other than Edna Lapham won the title.  Hedrick had been at every championship, having served on the inaugural tournament committee in 1916 and representing her home club River Crest in the first President’s Cup tournament. 
 
In her first appearance in 1916, her qualifying score placed her in the third flight.  In 1921, she not only qualified for the championship flight, but even advanced to the final match, where she fell to Lapham as she collected her fifth consecutive championship.  She was considered a pre-tournament favorite in 1922, and lived up to the hype as she marched to the championship match, having to defeat her own sister, Mrs. Alf Luckett to get there.  Her victory over Scott finally brought the trophy “home” to River Crest Country Club, the leading club among the founding members of the Women’s Texas Golf Association.
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