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. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) and Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Stephenson (Aus). [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.
US Women's PGA Championship: located just outside Philadelphia, the famed Donald Ross layout of Aronimink Golf Club hosts the third women’s major championship of 2020 (Oct 8-11).
Scottish Open: first played in 1972, this year’s championship is again played on the Tom Doak-designed Renaissance Club course, which sits alongside mighty Muirfield in East Lothian (Oct 1-4).
Jim Furyk: in winning the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach Golf Links, “The Grinder” joined Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only players to win their first two starts on the PGA Tour Champions.
Georgia Hall: recorded her first win in an LPGA Tour event on American soil at this year’s Portland Classic, played at Columbia Edgewater Country Club … on the edge of the Columbia River.
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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