Who's who: Hollis Stacy

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Who's who: Hollis Stacy

  • Name:

    Hollis Stacy
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 16, 1954 in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1974

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (4): US Women's Open (1977, '78, '84); du Maurier Classic (1983). US Girls' Junior champion (1969, '70, '71). Curtis Cup player (1972). Total professional wins (21), including LPGA Tour (18). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2012).

Did you know?

Stacy came from an active family that was steeped in sports, not least golf. With nine golfing siblings around her, she pursued an excellent amateur golf career that included three straight wins in the US Girls' Junior championship (1969-71).

Aged 20, Stacy turned professional in 1974. From 1977 to 1983 she recorded 82 top-10 finishes on the LPGA Tour. Her total haul of 18 LPGA Tour wins included four major championships, of which three came in US Women's Opens. It was said at the time that nobody coped better with tough courses than Stacy, and few players had a short game that could match hers.

Top tournaments won by Hollis Stacy

1991
America
Greenbrier CC, VA
282 (-6)
$60,000
Crestar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Greenbrier CC, VA

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Crestar

Played as the Crestar-Farm Fresh Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA), Elaine Crosby (USA) and Tammie Green (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stacy (USA), who recorded the last of her 18 LPGA Tour wins. [Greenbrier CC, Chesapeake, Virginia].

1985
America
280 (-8)
$30,000
Mazda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Mazda

Played as the Mazda Classic of Deer Creek. Second-placed Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Stacy (USA). [Deer Creek CC, Deerfield Beach, Florida].

1984
Asia
Edosaki CC
138
$20,000
Nichirei Foods

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Edosaki CC

Score

138

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Nichirei Foods

Played as the Nichirei Cup Team Match (Oct 26-28; individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Stacy (USA) beat Tatsuko Ohsako (Jpn) in a playoff for the low score prize. [Edosaki CC, Inashiki, Ibaraki, Japan].

1984
Majors
290 (+2)
$36,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Score

290 (+2)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (39th) (July 12-15). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stacy (USA), who won her third US Women's Open title. [Salem CC, Peabody, Mass.].

1983
Majors
Beaconsfield GC, Que.
277 (-11)
$37,500
du Maurier

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Beaconsfield GC, Que.

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$37,500

Title sponsor

du Maurier

Played as the Peter Jackson Classic. Second-placed Alice Miller (USA) and JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 2 shots behind Stacy (USA). [Beaconsfield GC, Pointe-Claire, Québec].

1983
America
Moss Creek Plantn
285 (-3)
$27,250
CPC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Moss Creek Plantn

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

$27,250

Title sponsor

CPC

Played as the CPC International. Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stacy (USA). [Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC; now called Moss Creek GC].

1983
America
Pasadena GC
277 (-11)
$22,250
S&H

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Pasadena GC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$22,250

Title sponsor

S&H

Played as the S&H Golf Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) and Deedee Lasker (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Stacy (USA). [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].

1982
America
282 (-6)
$18,750
Whirlpool

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

Whirlpool

Played as the Whirlpool Championship of Deer Creek. Stacy (USA) beat JoAnne Carner (USA) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [Deer Creek CC, Deerfield Beach, Florida].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the West Virginia LPGA Classic. Defending champion Stacy (USA) beat Kathy Postlewait (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Jones course, Speidel GC, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV].

1982
America
Pasadena GC
204 (-12)
$18,750
S&H

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Pasadena GC

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

S&H

Played as the S&H Golf Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stacy (USA). [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].

1981
America
Almaden G&CC
286 (-6)
$22,500
Inamori

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Almaden G&CC

Score

286 (-6)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Inamori

Played as the Inamori Classic. Stacy (USA) beat Jan Stephenson (Aus), Donna Caponi (USA) and defending champion Amy Alcott (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Almaden G&CC, San Jose, CA].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

WV Bank

Played as the West Virginia Bank Classic. Stacy (USA) beat Alice Ritzman (USA), Penny Pulz (Aus), Susie McAllister (USA) and Kathy Postlewait (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Jones course, Speidel GC, Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV].

1980
America
Moss Creek Plantn
279 (-9)
$15,000
CPC

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Moss Creek Plantn

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

CPC

Played as the CPC Women's International. Stacy (USA) beat Amy Alcott (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC; now called Moss Creek GC].

1979
America
Harbour Trees
213 (-3)
$15,000
Mayflower

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Harbour Trees

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

Mayflower

Played as the Mayflower Classic. Stacy (USA) beat Laura Baugh (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Judy Rankin (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Harbour Trees GC, Noblesville, Indiana].

1978
Majors
Indianapolis CC
289 (+5)
$15,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Indianapolis CC

Score

289 (+5)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (33rd) (July 20-23). Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) and Sally Little (RSA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Stacy (USA). [CC of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Ind.].

1978
America
Green Valley CC
207 (-9)
$9,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Green Valley CC

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Birmingham Classic. Second-placed Pat Meyers (USA) and Jane Blalock (USA) finished 3 shots behind Stacy (USA). [Green Valley CC, Birmingham, Alabama].

1977
America
Rail GC
271 (-17)
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Rail GC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rail Muscular Dystrophy Classic. Second-placed Betty Burfeindt (USA) finished 8 shots behind Stacy (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

1977
Majors
292 (+4)
$11,040
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Score

292 (+4)

Prize money

$11,040

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (32nd) (July 21-24). Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Stacy (USA). [Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.].

1977
America
270 (-18)
$20,000
Pepsi-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Pepsi-Cola

Played as the Pepsi-Cola Mixed Team Ch'ship (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Winning team: Jerry Pate (USA) & Hollis Stacy (USA). Second-place: Curtis Strange (USA) & Nancy Lopez (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

1977
America
Brookfield CC, GA
209 (-10)
$7,500
Tara

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Brookfield CC, GA

Score

209 (-10)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

Tara

Played as the Lady Tara Classic. Second-placed and defending champion JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Stacy (USA). [Brookfield CC, Roswell, Georgia; at the time Brookfield West G&CC].

1971
Amateur
Augusta CC
19th hole
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Augusta CC

Score

19th hole

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Stacy (USA) beat Amy Alcott (USA) at the 19th hole in the final. [Augusta CC, Augusta, Georgia].

1970
Amateur
Apawamis Club
1 hole
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Apawamis Club

Score

1 hole

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Defending champion Stacy (USA) beat Jane Aulisi (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [The Apawamis Club, Rye, nr New York City, NY].

1969
Amateur
Brookhaven CC
1 hole
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Stacy, Hollis

Venue

Brookhaven CC

Score

1 hole

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Stacy (USA) beat Jane Fassinger (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [Championship course, Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas].

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