Name:Jan Lynne Stephenson
Born:Dec 22, 1951 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Played as the inaugural JCPenney LPGA Skins Game (unofficial LPGA Tr event). Stephenson won with a total of 6 skins worth $200,000. Second: JoAnne Carner (USA). Third: Nancy Lopez (USA). Fourth: Betsy King (USA) with skins worth $45,000. [Stonebriar CC, Frisco, nr Dallas, Texas].
Played as the Safeco Classic. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stephenson (Aus), who claimed her 15th LPGA Tour win. [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].
Played as the Santa Barbara Open. Second-placed Jane Geddes (USA) and Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Stephenson (Aus). [La Purisima GC, Lompoc, California; first round played at Sandpiper GC, Santa Barbara].
Played as the Konica San Jose Classic. Second-placed Amy Alcott (USA) finished 5 shots behind Stephenson (Aus), who recorded the last of her 16 LPGA Tour wins. [Almaden G&CC, San Jose, California].
Played as the inaugural Hennessy Cognac Ladies Cup (May 8-11). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng), playing in only her second professional tournament, finished 5 shots behind Stephenson (Aus). [Vert course, Saint Cloud GC, Garches, nr Paris].
Played as the Nichirei Cup Team Match (Nov 1-3; individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Stephenson (Aus) beat Alice Miller (USA) in a playoff for the low score prize. [Edosaki CC, Inashiki, Ibaraki, Japan].
Played as the GNA Classic. Second-placed Amy Alcott (USA), Pat Bradley (USA) and Barbara Moxness (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stephenson (Aus). [Oakmont CC, Glendale, nr Los Angeles, California].
Played as the Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Open. Second-placed Amy Alcott (USA) finished 5 shots behind Stephenson (Aus). [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].
The US Women's Open (38th) (July 28-31). Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) and Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stephenson (Aus), who recorded the last of her three major championship wins. [Cedar Ridge CC, Broken Arrow, nr Tulsa, OK].
Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (Dec 10/11; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second placed Lou Hinkle (USA) & Jane Geddes (USA) finished 5 shots behind the winning team of Fred Couples (USA) & Jan Stephenson (Aus). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Stephenson (USA). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Barbara Moxness (USA) and Alexandra Reinhardt (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stephenson (USA). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].
The LPGA Championship (28th) (June 10-13). Second-placed JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Stephenson (Aus), who recorded her second major championship win. [Grizzly course, The Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason, OH].
Played as the Peter Jackson Classic (July 2-5). Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) and Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jan Stephenson (Aus), who recorded her fifth LPGA Tour win, and the first of her three major championship titles. [Summerlea G&CC, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec].
Played as the Mary Kay Classic. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 11 shots behind Stephenson (Aus). [Bent Tree CC, Dallas, Texas].
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Played as the United Virginia Bank Golf Classic. Second-placed Sally Little (RSA) and Janet Alex (USA) finished 3 shots behind Stephenson (Aus). [Sleepy Hole GC, Suffolk, Virginia].
Played as the Sun City Classic. Second-placed M.J. Smith (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Stephenson (Aus). [Hillcrest GC, Sun City West, Phoenix, AZ].
Played as the Women's International. Second-placed Beth Daniel (USA, amateur) finished 4 shots behind Stephenson (Aus). [Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC; now called Moss Creek GC].
Played as the Wills-Qantas Australian Ladies Open (March 6-7). Stephenson (Aus) beat Pat Bradley (USA) at the fourth playoff hole. Event reduced to 36 holes due to rain. [Manly GC, Manly, nr Sydney, Aus].
Played as the inaugural Sarah Coventry Naples Classic. Second-placed Judy Meister (USA) and Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Stephenson (Aus). [Lely CC, nr Naples, FL].
Played as the Birmingham Classic. Second-placed Kathy Martin (USA) finished 4 shots behind Stephenson (Aus), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Green Valley CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
Stephenson (Aus) won the LPGA Tour 1974 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
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