Mary Browne
MARY BROWNE

U. S. A.
Born 3/6/1891 Died 19/8/1971
US Open 1912,1913,1914

Mary Browne, from California, was one of the finest volleyers of her generation. Browne was also a fine golfer. She reached the final of the US womens golf championship in 1924. Browne won her first US title in 1912 beating Eleanora Sears in the All Comers Final (there was no Challenge Round). In 1913 she retained her title in Challenge Round over Dorothy Green. In 1914 she took a hat trick of titles over Marie Wagner. In 1921 she lost a tough final to Molla Bjurstedt-Mallory. In 1924 she lost in the semis to Helen Wills. Browne reached the French final in 1926, beating Kitty McKane-Godfree and Kea Bouman before losing to Suzanne Lenglen. At the US she lost in the semis to Elizabeth Ryan. Then 35 year old Browne turned pro and was whitewashed on her tour with Suzanne Lenglen.

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