Who's who: Cathy Panton

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Who's who: Cathy Panton

  • Name:

    Catherine Rita Panton-Lewis
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Born:

    June 14, 1955 in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1978

Roll of Honour

British Ladies Amateur champion (1976). Multiple wins on the Ladies European Tour (14). Ladies European Tour Order of Merit winner (1979).

Did you know?

The daughter of a famous golfing father (John Panton, MBE), Panton-Lewis was a founding member of the Ladies European Tour, which was established in 1978 as the Women's Professional Golf Association (WPGA). 1979 saw the launch of the WPGA Tour, in which Panton-Lewis won twice, finishing the season top of the Tour's first Order of Merit.

Top tournaments won by Cathy Panton

1988
Europe
293 (+1)
£6,000
Bowring

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Cawder

Score

293 (+1)

Prize money

£6,000

Title sponsor

Bowring

Played as the Bowring Ladies Scottish Open (next played in 1994). Second-placed Debbie Dowling (Eng), Maureen Garner (N.Ire; née Madill) and Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Panton (Scot), who recorded the last of her 14 Ladies European Tour wins. [Cawder course, Cawder GC, Bishopbriggs, nr Glasgow].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Score

210 (-9)

Prize money

£3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Ladies Open. Second-placed Alison Nicholas (Eng) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Panton (Scot). [Vale do Lobo GC, Almancil, nr Faro, Algarve, Portugal].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Score

286 (-6)

Prize money

£3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Ladies Open. Panton (Scot) beat Kelly Leadbetter (USA) and Gillian Stewart (Scot) in a playoff. [Pinhal course, Vilamoura GC, Algarve, Portugal; at the time known as Vilamoura II].

1985
Europe
Delsjo GC
210 (-3)
£3,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Delsjo GC

Score

210 (-3)

Prize money

£3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Delsjo WPGA Open (Aug 15-17). Second-placed Kelly Leadbetter (USA) and Maria Wennersten (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Panton (Scot). [Delsjö GK, Gothenburg, Sweden].

1985
Europe
291 (-5)
£2,000
McEwans

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Caldy

Score

291 (-5)

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

McEwans

Played as the McEwans Lager Women's Classic (June 12-15). Penny Grice (Eng) and Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Panton (Scot). [Caldy GC, Caldy, Wirral, England].

1983
Europe
Dunham Forest GC
£600
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Dunham Forest GC

Score

Prize money

£600

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Dunham Forest Pro-Am (Sept 10/11). Won by Panton (Scot). [Dunham Forest G&CC, Altrincham, nr Manchester, England].

1983
Europe
Arcot Hall GC
210 (-3)
£1,000
UBM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Arcot Hall GC

Score

210 (-3)

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

UBM

Played as the UBM Northern Classic (June 16-18). Second-placed Jane Forrest (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Panton (Scot). [Arcot Hall GC, Dudley, nr Newcastle upon Tyne, England].

1983
Europe
224 (+2)
£1,500
Smirnoff

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Score

224 (+2)

Prize money

£1,500

Title sponsor

Smirnoff

Played as the Smirnoff Irish Women's Open (May 19-21). Panton (Scot) beat Beverly Lewis (Eng), Muriel Thomson (Scot) and Susan Moon (USA) at the first playoff hole. [Portstewart GC, Portstewart, nr Coleraine, N.Ireland].

1982
Europe
Mere
216
Moben

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Mere

Score

216

Prize money

Title sponsor

Moben

Played as the Moben Kitchens Classic (Sept 10-12). Second-placed Jenny Lee Smith (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Panton (Scot). [The Mere Resort, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire].

1981
Europe
213 (-9)
£1,500
Carlsberg

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Score

213 (-9)

Prize money

£1,500

Title sponsor

Carlsberg

Played as the Carlsberg WPGA Tournament (June 17-19; third of four Carlsberg-sponsored WPGA Tr events played over 54-holes at different British venues in 1981). Second-placed Jenny Lee Smith (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Panton (Scot). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks, England].

1981
Europe
Queen's Park GC
223 (+1)
£1,500
Carlsberg

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Queen's Park GC

Score

223 (+1)

Prize money

£1,500

Title sponsor

Carlsberg

Played as the Carlsberg WPGA Tournament (May 20-22; second of four Carlsberg-sponsored WPGA Tr events played over 54-holes at different British venues in 1981). Second-placed Christine Langford (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Panton (Scot). [Queen's Park GC, Bournemouth, Dorset, England].

1980
Europe
289 (-11)
£1,500
Elizabeth Ann

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Pannal

Score

289 (-11)

Prize money

£1,500

Title sponsor

Elizabeth Ann

Played as the Elizabeth Ann Classic (July 29-Aug 1). Second-placed Jenny Lee Smith (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Panton (Scot). [Pannal GC, Pannal, nr Harrogate, N Yorks].

1979
Awards
£4,965
see Score
WPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Score

£4,965

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

WPGA Tr

Panton (Scot) won the inaugural WPGA Tour Order of Merit, with 1979 season earnings of £4,965 on the Tour.

1979
Europe
Willingdon GC
151 (+5)
£200
Carlsberg

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Venue

Willingdon GC

Score

151 (+5)

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

Carlsberg

Played as the Carlsberg WPGA Tournament (May 3/4; second of 12 Carlsberg-sponsored WPGA Tr events played over 36-holes at different British venues in 1979). Christine Langford (Eng) and Karstin Ehrnlund (Swe) finished 1 shot behind 23-year-old Panton (Scot). [Willingdon GC, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Score

166 (+14)

Prize money

Title sponsor

State Express

Played as the inaugural State Express Women's Professional Championship (Sept 21/22; 36-hole event). Panton (Scot) beat Amanda "Mandy" Middleton (Eng) in a playoff. [Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Panton, Cathy

Score

1 hole

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LGU

The Ladies' British Open Amateur Championship (73rd). Panton (Scot) beat Alison Sheard (RSA) by 1 hole in the final. [Silloth on Solway GC, Silloth, Cumbria].

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