Who's who: Colleen Walker

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Who's who: Colleen Walker

  • Name:

    Colleen Walker
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1956-2012]. Born on Aug 16, 1956 in Jacksonville, Florida. Died on Dec 11, 2012 in Valrico, nr Tampa, Florida (aged 56).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1981

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): du Maurier Classic (1997). Total professional wins (12), including LPGA Tour (9) and LPGA of Japan (1).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 2004.

Top tournaments won by Colleen Walker

1997
Majors
278 (-14)
$180,000
du Maurier

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Score

278 (-14)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

du Maurier

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].

1997
America
CC of the North
203 (-13)
$90,000
Star Bank

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Venue

CC of the North

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$90,000

Title sponsor

Star Bank

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].

1992
America
Meridian Valley CC
277 (-11)
$67,500
Safeco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Venue

Meridian Valley CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

Safeco

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].

1992
America
Corning CC
276 (-12)
$67,500
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Venue

Corning CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$67,500

Title sponsor

Corning

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].

1992
America
Wycliffe G&CC
279 (-9)
$60,000
Oldsmobile

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Venue

Wycliffe G&CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Oldsmobile

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1990
America
276 (-12)
$45,000
Circle K

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Circle K

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].

1989
Asia
Tsukuba CC
210
$80,000
Nichirei Foods

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Venue

Tsukuba CC

Score

210

Prize money

$80,000

Title sponsor

Nichirei Foods

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].

1988
Awards
71.26
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Venue

Score

71.26

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Walker (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1988
America
Ferncroft CC
274 (-14)
$45,000
Boston Five

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Venue

Ferncroft CC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Boston Five

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].

1988
America
186 (-30)
$250,000
Mazda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Score

186 (-30)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

Mazda

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].].

1987
America
Indianapolis CC
278 (-10)
$52,500
Mayflower

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Walker, Colleen

Venue

Indianapolis CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

Mayflower

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].

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