Lived:[1956-2012]. Born on Aug 16, 1956 in Jacksonville, Florida. Died on Dec 11, 2012 in Valrico, nr Tampa, Florida (aged 56).
MAJORS (1): du Maurier Classic (1997). Total professional wins (12), including LPGA Tour (9) and LPGA of Japan (1).
Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 2004.
Played as the du Maurier Classic (25th) (Jul 31-Aug 3). Second-placed Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Colleen Walker (USA), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [Glen Abbey GC, Oakville, Ontario].
Played as the Star Bank LPGA Classic in conjunction with The Children's Medical Centre (Aug 22-24). Second-placed Terry-Jo Meyers (USA) finished 2 shots behind Walker (USA), who recorded the last of her nine LPGA Tour wins. [CC of the North, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio].
Played as the Safeco Classic. Second-placed Vicki Fergon (USA) and Rosie Jones (USA) finished 2 shots behind Walker (USA). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. Second-placed Alice Miller (USA) and Beth Daniel (USA) finished 5 shots behind Walker (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
Played as the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic. Walker (USA) beat Dawn Coe (Can) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Wycliffe G&CC, Wellington, nr West Palm Beach, FL].
Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Kris Tschetter (USA) and Beth Daniel (USA) finished 2 shots behind Walker (USA). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
Played as the Circle K LPGA Tucson Open. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA), Kate Rogerson (USA), Betsy King (USA) and Heather Drew (USA) finished 5 shots behind Walker (USA). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
Played as the Nichirei International (Oct 27-29; individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Hiromi Kobayashi (Jpn) finished in second place behind Walker (USA). [Tsukuba CC, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan].
Walker (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
Played as the Boston Five Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA), Jane Geddes (USA), Jan Stephenson (Aus) and Kathryn Young-Robyn (USA) finished 8 shots behind Walker (USA). [Ferncroft CC, Middleton, nr Boston, MA].
Played as the Mazda Champions (Dec 16-18; unofficial 54-hole better-ball team event; the 12 teams each comprised an LPGA Tr and Snr PGA Tr player). Second-placed Jan Stephenson (Aus) & Ch Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) finished 4 shots behind Colleen Walker (USA) & Dave Hill (USA). [East course, TPC Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico; at the time known as Dorado Beach Resort].].
Played as the Mayflower Classic. Second-placed Sally Quinlan (USA), Bonnie Lauer (USA), Patty Sheehan (USA) and Patti Rizzo (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Walker (USA). [CC of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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