Ruth Jessen Roosevelt High School 1955 Golf
SPS High School Athletic Hall of Fame • Seattle WA
High School Participated in 1st PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship as an 8th grader Three-time Seattle City Championship winner Won Washington State Women’s Golf Association Championship, Pacific Northwest Championship and US Girls’ Junior Championship in 1954 Repeated win at Pacific Northwest Championship as a senior College Received varsity letter from Seattle University’s men’s golf team before pursuing professional career Professional Pioneer for women’s sports, becoming both the Pacific Northwest and Seattle’s first LPGA golfer and first woman to win $10K (Sears Classic) Earned 11 wins on the LPGA tour between 1959-1971 Served as an ambassador for LPGA program and later elected as 1966 LPGA President Won 1971 Ben Hogan Award Four-time runner up in major championships Other Inducted into Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame
Ruth Jessen holding golf club