This was one of many leaderboards that had Marion Ladewig in the top spot in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Ladewig, widely considered the greatest woman bowler in history, broke numerous records and received seemingly countless awards during her illustrious career. Among the many honors she received, she became the first woman bowler inducted into the Women’s Sports Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984. She is also the all-time leader in U.S. Women’s Open championships with eight.
From the IBMHOF collection