The 60 Club: Paula Creamer and Mike Souchak

The 60 Club: Paula Creamer and Mike Souchak 1Souchak on SI cover.

PAULA CREAMER WAS BLAZING HOT yesterday at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic. The Pink Panther fired a course-record 60, including a seven-under 27 on her second nine. Paula birdied nine of her last 11 holes.

At the 1955 Texas Open, PGA Tour player Mike Souchak shot a record-tying 60 the same way as Creamer, going out in 33 followed by a 27. The 81-year-old Souchak died yesterday in Florida.

A 15-time winner on tour, Mike Souchak was considered one of the rising stars in the 1950s, but he never broke through in the majors. Souchak had 11 top tens in majors, and was the 54-hole leader at the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills, the only national title won by Arnold Palmer.

−The Armchair Golfer

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