Another girl wonder, Roberta Albers, 19 (SI, Aug. 15), lasted a bit longer, undoubtedly because she was an old pro at this prodigy business, having reached the semifinals once at age 14. For the first time since then, Roberta got to the semis at Sewickley—and ran into Marlene Streit. Roberta played well, forcing the Canadian to chip from more than 40 feet away to within two feet of the cup and sink the putt to keep the match from being tied and going into extra holes. But this was a year for the veterans, not the Wunderkinder. Or, as weary but still wisecracking JoAnne Carner said at the presentation ceremony:
"Marlene, it's nice to know we old married women are still all right."