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Name: - Jane Blalock
Country: - USA
Born : - September 19th, 1945 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Original Home/Club: - Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Occupation: - Professional golfer; owner of a golf event management business.
Turned Pro: - 1969
Web Address: - http://www.cowen-design.com

Roll of Honour

Total professional wins (34), of which LPGA Tr (27) and Japan Tour (3). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year award (1969).


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Born in New Hampshire, Blalock started golf aged 13, and won the New Hampshire amateur title five straight times from 1965. She studied at Rollins College, nr Orlando, Florida before turning professional in 1969. In that same year she joined the LPGA Tour, and won the tour's Rookie of the Year award. Future years saw her win 27 times on the tour, as well as carding three victories in Japan. In 1972 Blalock was involved in a cheating controversy, based on the marking of her ball on greens. She was adjudged by the LPGA to have behaved "inconsistently with the LPGA's code of ethics," and subsequently fined and suspended from the Tour. Blalock filed a lawsuit contesting the LPGA's actions. She won the case, which prevented the punishments from being fully enforced. Blalock played a role in founding the Women's Senior Golf Tour (now called the Legends Tour), and owns a golf event management business.


Top tournaments won by Jane Blalock

1985Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Musashigaoka CC206 (-10)US$45,000
Played as the Mazda Japan Classic (LPGA & Jpn LPGA Trs event). Second-placed Ai-yu Tu (Taiw) finished 2 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Musashigaoka CC, Hanno, Saitama, Japan].
1985Wmn AmericaWomen's Kemper OpenRoyal Kaanapali287 (-5)$45,000
Played as the Women's Kemper Open. Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Blalock (USA), who sunk a 12-foot putt at the last hole to clinch her first win since 1980. [North course, Royal Kaanapali, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; now called the Royal Kaanapali course].
1980Wmn AmericaElizabeth Arden ClassicTurnberry Isle283 (-5)$15,000
Played as the Elizabeth Arden Classic. Second-placed Debbie Massey (USA) and Jerilyn Britz (USA) finished 1 shot behind Blalock (USA), who recorded her 25th LPGA Tour win. [Soffer course, Turberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL; at the time called the South course, Turnberry Isle CC].
1979Wmn AmericaBirmingham ClassicGreen Valley CC205 (-11)$15,000
Played as the Otey Crisman Classic. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 6 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Green Valley CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
1979Wmn AmericaOrlando ClassicRio Pinar CC286 (-6)$15,000
Played as the Florida Lady Citrus. JoAnne Carner finished in second place behind Blalock.
1979Wmn AmericaSt Petersburg Open (LPGA)Pasadena GC205 (-11)$11,250
Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Second-placed Sandra Post (Can) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Blalock (USA). [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].
1979Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC280 (-12)$15,000
Played as the Sarah Coventry Classic (formerly Bankers Trust Classic). Second-placed Alice Ritzman (USA) finished 6 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].
1978Wmn AmericaGolden Lights Ch'ship276$15,000
Played as the Golden Lights Championship. Hollis Stacy finished in second place behind Blalock.
1978Wmn AmericaMayflower ClassicHarbour Trees209 (-7)$11,250
Played as the Mayflower Classic. Second-placed Joyce Kazmierski (USA) finished 3 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Harbour Trees GC, Noblesville, Indiana].
1978Wmn AmericaOrange Blossom ClassicPasadena GC212 (-4)$9,000
Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Second-placed Gloria Ehret (USA) finished 2 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].
1978Wmn AmericaWest Virginia ClassicSpeidel GC207 (-9)$11,250
Played as the Wheeling Classic. Second-placed Kathy Martin (USA) finished 7 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Jones course, Speidel GC, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV].
1977Wmn AmericaColgate Triple Crown143$15,000
Played as the Colgate Triple Crown. Jan Stephenson and Donna Young finished in second place behind Blalock.
1977Wmn AmericaLady Carling - BaltimorePine Ridge GC209 (-10)$8,250
Played as the Greater Baltimore Golf Classic (for the first time since 1974). Second-placed Takako Kiyomoto (Jpn) and Joyce Kazmierski (USA) finished 3 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Pine Ridge GC, Baltimore, Maryland].
1977Wmn AmericaSarah Coventry, TheRound Hill CC282 (-10)$15,000
Played as The Sarah Coventry championship. Second-placed Pat Meyers (USA) and Debbie Austin (USA) finished 3 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Round Hill CC, Alamo, CA].
1976Wmn AmericaDallas Civitan OpenBrookhaven CC205 (-11)$7,000
Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 9 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas].
1976Wmn AmericaWest Virginia ClassicSpeidel GC217 (+1)$7,000
Played as the Wheeling Classic. Blalock (USA) beat Pat Bradley (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Jones course, Speidel GC, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV].
1975Wmn AmericaColgate Triple Crown142$15,000
Played in December 1975 as the Colgate Triple Crown. Judy Rankin and JoAnne Carner finished in second place behind Blalock.
1975Wmn AmericaKarsten Ping OpenCamelback CC209 (-7)$10,000
Played as the Karsten Ping Open. Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Blalock (USA). [Camelback CC, Paradise Valley, nr Phoenix, AZ].
1974Wmn AmericaBing Crosby Intl Classic215$4,250
Played as the Bing Crosby International Classic. Jo Ann Prentice finished in second place behind Blalock.
1974Wmn AmericaBirmingham ClassicGreen Valley CC211 (-5)$5,000
Played as the Birmingham Classic. Second-placed Sandra Palmer (USA) finished 3 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Green Valley CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
1974Wmn AmericaLady Errol ClassicApopka G&TC215 (-1)$5,000
Played as the Lady Errol Classic. Blalock (USA) beat Jo Ann Prentice (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Apopka G&TC, Apopka, FL; at the time known as Errol Estates CC].
1974Wmn AmericaSouthgate Open142$4,375
Played as the Southgate Ladies Open. Mary Mills and Shelley Hamlin finished in second place behind Jane Blalock and Sue Roberts.
1973Wmn AmericaLady Angelo's Four-BallNew Seabury206 (-10)$2,400
Played as Lady Angelo's LPGA Four-Ball (July 26-28). Defending champions Jane Blalock (USA) & Sandra Palmer (USA) beat Sally Little (RSA) & Jan Ferraris (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [New Seabury CC, Mashpee, MA; first round played at Oyster Harbors CC, Osterville, MA].
1972Wmn AmericaANA InspirationMission Hills CC213 (-3)$20,000
The inaugural Colgate Dinah Shore Winners Circle (designated a major championship from 1983). Second-placed Carol Mann (USA) and Judy Rankin (USA) finished 3 shots behind Blalock (USA). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1972Wmn AmericaDallas Civitan OpenBrookhaven CC211 (-5)$4,950
Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Blalock (USA) beat Kathy Whitworth (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas].
1972Wmn AmericaLady Angelo's Four-BallNew Seabury130 (-14)$1,600
Played as Angelo's LPGA Four-Ball (July 14-16). Second-placed teams of Gloria Ehret (USA) & Sandra Haynie (USA), Peggy Wilson (USA) & Kathy Ahern (USA) and Jo Ann Prentice (USA) & Beth Stone (USA) finished 8 shots behind Jane Blalock (USA) & Sandra Palmer (USA). 54-hole event reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather. [New Seabury CC, Mashpee, MA].
1972Wmn AmericaLady Errol ClassicApopka G&TC214 (-2)$4,500
Played as the inaugural Lady Errol Classic. Blalock (USA) beat Sandra Palmer (USA) and Kathy Whitworth (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. [Apopka G&TC, Apopka, FL; at the time known as Errol Estates CC].
1972Wmn AmericaSuzuki Golf Intl.208$5,700
Played as the Suzuki Golf Internationale. Kathy Whitworth finished in second place behind Blalock.
1971Wmn AmericaGeorge Washington ClassicHidden Spring GC208 (-11)$3,750
Played as the George Washington Ladies Classic. Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Blalock (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Hidden Spring GC, Horsham, Pennsylvania; now called Commonwealth Natl GC].
1971Wmn AmericaLady MichelobIndian Hills CC, GA214 (-5)$3,000
Played as the Lady Pepsi Open. Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Blalock (USA). [Indian Hills CC, Marietta, Georgia].
1970Wmn AmericaLady MichelobIndian Hills CC, GA221 (+2)$3,000
Played as the Lady Carling Open. Second-placed Betsy Rawls (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Blalock (USA), who notched-up a hole-in-one at the 180-yard par-3 7th in the final round. [Indian Hills CC, Marietta, Georgia].
1969Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAxx
Blalock (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1969 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

 

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