Who's who: Jane Geddes

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Who's who: Jane Geddes

  • Name:

    Jane Geddes
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Feb 5, 1960 in Huntingdon, New York.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and teaching professional; entrepreneur and businesswoman.
  • Turned Pro:

    1983

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Women's Open (1986); US LPGA Championship (1987). Solheim Cup player (1996). British Women's Open (1989).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour after the 2003 season.

Top tournaments won by Jane Geddes

1994
America
White Eagle GC
272 (-16)
$75,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Venue

White Eagle GC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Chicago Challenge. Second-placed Dale Eggeling (USA) and Robin Walton (USA) finished 3 shots behind Geddes (USA), who recorded the last of her 11 LPGA Tour wins. [White Eagle GC, Naperville, Illinois].

1993
America
Walnut Hills, MI
277 (-11)
$82,500
Oldsmobile

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Venue

Walnut Hills, MI

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$82,500

Title sponsor

Oldsmobile

Played as the Oldsmobile Classic. Tammie Green (USA), Alice Ritzman (USA) and Trish Johnson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Geddes (USA), who recorded her 10th LPGA Tour win. [Walnut Hills CC, East Lansing, Michigan].

1991
America
Greate Bay CC
208 (-5)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Venue

Greate Bay CC

Score

208 (-5)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Atlantic City Classic (June 7-9). Second-placed Cindy Schreyer (USA) and Amy Alcott (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jane Geddes (USA). [Greate Bay CC, Somers Point, NJ; known as Sands CC until 1991].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Score

207 (-6)

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Jamaica Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Patty Sheehan finished 3 shots behind Geddes (USA). [Tryall Club, Montego Bay, Jamaica].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

A$75,000

Title sponsor

Daikyo

Played as the Daikyo Australian Ladies Masters (ALPG Tr event). Second-placed Corinne Dibnah (Aus) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Geddes (USA). [Palm Meadows GC, Carrara, Gold Coast, Australia].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

A$45,000

Title sponsor

Daikyo

Played as the inaugural Daikyo Australian Ladies Masters (Dec 14-16; ALPG Tr event). Geddes (USA) beat Kristal Parker (USA) in a playoff. [Palm Meadows GC, Carrara, Gold Coast, Australia].

1989
Europe
274 (-14)
£18,000
Weetabix

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£18,000

Title sponsor

Weetabix

Played as the Weetabix Women's British Open (Aug 3-6). Second-placed Florence Descampe (Belg) finished 2 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Geddes (USA). [Ferndown GC, Ferndown, Dorset].

1987
Majors
Kings Island
275 (-13)
$52,500
Mazda

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Venue

Kings Island

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

Mazda

The Mazda LPGA Championship (33rd) (May 21-24). Second-placed Betsy King (USA) finished 1 shot behind Geddes (USA), who recorded the second of her two major championship wins. [Grizzly course, The Golf Center at Kings Island, Mason, OH].

1987
America
276 (-12)
$45,000
Kemper

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Kemper

Played as the Women's Kemper Open. Geddes (USA) beat Cathy Gerring (USA) with a bogey at the first playoff hole. [Makai Club at Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii].

1987
America
Oakmont CC, CA
286 (-2)
$37,500
GNA/Glendale Fed

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Venue

Oakmont CC, CA

Score

286 (-2)

Prize money

$37,500

Title sponsor

GNA/Glendale Fed

Played as the GNA/Glendale Federal Classic. Geddes (USA) beat Robin Walton (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Oakmont CC, Glendale, nr Los Angeles, California].

1987
America
Ferncroft CC
277 (-11)
$45,000
Boston Five

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Venue

Ferncroft CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

Boston Five

Played as the Boston Five Classic. Second-placed Jody Rosenthal (USA) and Donna White (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Geddes (USA). [Ferncroft CC, Middleton, nr Boston, MA].

1987
America
Glengarry CC
280 (-8)
$33,750
Jamie Farr

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Venue

Glengarry CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$33,750

Title sponsor

Jamie Farr

Played as the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic (July 2-5). Second-placed (and both LPGA Tour rookies) Jill Briles (USA) and Nancy Taylor (USA) finished 2 shots behind Jane Geddes (USA). [Glengarry CC, Holland, nr Toledo, Ohio; now called Stone Oak CC].

1986
America
Ferncroft CC
281 (-7)
$41,250
Boston Five

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Venue

Ferncroft CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$41,250

Title sponsor

Boston Five

Played as the Boston Five Classic. Second-placed Deb Richard (USA) finished 1 shot behind Geddes (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Ferncroft CC, Middleton, nr Boston, MA].

1986
Majors
287 (-1)
$50,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Geddes, Jane

Score

287 (-1)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (41st) (July 10-14). Geddes (USA) beat Sally Little (RSA) in an 18-hole playoff: Geddes 71 (-1), Little 73 (+1). Geddes recorded the first of her two major championship wins. [South course, NCR CC, Kettering, nr Dayton, Ohio].

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