Who's who: JoAnne Carner

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Who's who: JoAnne Carner

  • Name:

    JoAnne Carner (née Gunderson)
  • Also known as:

    The Great Gundy; Big Mama
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    April 4, 1939 in Kirkland, King County, Washington state.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1970 (aged 30)

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): US Women's Open (1971, '76). US Women's Amateur championships (5). Curtis Cup player (1958, '60, '62. '64). Solheim Cup captain (1994). Total professional wins (49), including LPGA Tour (43). LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (1970) and leading money winner (1974, '82, '83). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1982).

Did you know?

The "Great Gundy" as she was known until she married Don Carner, was the dominant player in U.S. womens' amateur golf during the 1950s and '60s. In 1970, aged 30, she turned professional and continued to enjoy a highly successful career, winning 43 LPGA titles, including 2 U.S. Women's Opens. "Big Mama," as she was also known, was the only woman golfer to win the U.S. Girls' Junior, U.S. Women's Amateur, and U.S. Women's Open titles.

Top tournaments won by JoAnne Carner

1985
America
280 (-8)
$30,000
Elizabeth Arden

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Elizabeth Arden

Played as the Elizabeth Arden Classic. Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) and defending champion Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 6 shots behind Carner (USA). [Soffer course, Turberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL; at the time called the South course].

1985
America
Meridian Valley CC
279 (-9)
$30,000
Safeco

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Meridian Valley CC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$30,000

Title sponsor

Safeco

Played as the Safeco Classic. Second-placed Jan Stephenson (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Carner (USA), who recorded the last of her 43 LPGA Tour wins. [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].

1984
America
Corning CC
281 (-7)
$22,500
Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Corning CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Corning

Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. Second-placed Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Carner (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].

1983
Awards
$291,404
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

$291,404

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won her third (and second straight) LPGA Tour Money List, with 1983 season earnings of $291,404 on the Tour. Patty Sheehan (USA) was second with $250,399; Pat Bradley (USA) was third with $240,207.

1983
America
212 (-4)
$22,500
PING

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

PING

Played as the Portland PING Championship. Carner (USA) beat Charlotte Montgomery (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

1983
Awards
71.41
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

71.41

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won her fifth (and third straight) Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1983
America
Shaker Heights
282 (-6)
$65,000
Chevrolet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Shaker Heights

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$65,000

Title sponsor

Chevrolet

Played as the Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf. As in 1982, Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished in second place behind Carner (USA), this time by 2 shots. [Shaker Heights CC, nr Cleveland, Ohio].

1982
Awards
75 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

75 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won her third (and second straight) LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors. Beth Daniel (USA) was second with 63 pts; Sally Little (RSA/USA) was third with 57 pts.

1982
America
283 (-5)
$18,750
Elizabeth Arden

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

Elizabeth Arden

Played as the Elizabeth Arden Classic. Second-placed Jo Ann Washam (USA) finished 1 shot behind Carner (USA). [Soffer course, Turberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL; at the time called the South course].

1982
Awards
$310,399
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

$310,399

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won her second LPGA Tour Money List, with 1982 season earnings of $310,399 on the Tour. Sandra Haynie (USA) was second with $245,432; Sally Little (RSA/USA) was third with $228,941.

1982
America
Rail GC
202 (-14)
$18,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Rail GC

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Susie McAllister (USA) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Carner (USA), who won for the third straight week on the LPGA Tour. [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

1982
America
Willow Creek, NC
282 (-6)
$18,750
Henredon

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Willow Creek, NC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

Henredon

Played as the Henredon Classic. Carner (USA) beat defending champion Sandra Haynie (USA) with a par at the fifth playoff hole, to win her second straight LPGA Tour title. [Willow Creek CC, High Point, North Carolina; now known as the Willow Creek course of High Point CC].

1982
Awards
71.49
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

71.49

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won her fourth (and second straight) Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Beth Daniel (USA) was second with 71.66; Patty Sheehan (USA) was third with 71.72.

1982
America
268 (-20)
$46,500
JCPenney

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$46,500

Title sponsor

JCPenney

Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (Dec 9-12; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) & Hollis Stacy (USA) finished 1 shot behind the winning team of John Mahaffey (USA) & JoAnne Carner (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].

1982
America
White Manor CC
276 (-12)
$37,500
McDonald's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

White Manor CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$37,500

Title sponsor

McDonald's

Played as the McDonald's Classic. Second-placed Sandra Haynie (USA) finished 6 shots behind Carner (USA). [White Manor CC, Malvern, nr Philadelphia, PA].

1982
America
Shaker Heights
284 (-4)
$50,000
Chevrolet

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Shaker Heights

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

Chevrolet

Played as the Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind Carner (USA). [Shaker Heights CC, nr Cleveland, Ohio].

1981
America
Rail GC
205 (-11)
$18,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Rail GC

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Kyle O'Brien (USA) finished 2 shots behind Carner (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed Martha Nause (USA) finished 8 shots behind defending champion Carner (USA). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1981
America
Pasadena GC
215 (-1)
$15,000
S&H

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Pasadena GC

Score

215 (-1)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

S&H

Played as the S&H Golf Classic. Carner (USA) beat defending champion Dot Germain (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record her 30th LPGA Tour win. [Pasadena GC, Gulfport, Florida; now called Pasadena Yatch & CC].

1981
Awards
60 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

60 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won her second LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

1981
America
Columbine CC
278 (-10)
$22,500
Columbia Savings

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Columbine CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Columbia Savings

Played as the Columbia Savings LPGA Classic. Second-placed Janet Alex (USA, née Anderson), Kathy Whitworth (USA) and Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Carner (USA). [Columbine CC, Littleton, nr Denver, CO].

1981
Awards
71.75
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

71.75

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Lady Keystone Open. Second-placed JoAnn Washam (USA) finished 4 shots behind Carner (USA). [West course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1980
America
207 (-9)
$18,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sunstar Classic (March 6-9). Second-placed Debbie Massey (USA) and Kathy Postlewait (USA) finished 3 shots behind Carner (USA). Event reduced to 54 holes after rain washed out the first round. [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].

1980
America
Bent Tree CC, FL
280 (-8)
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Bent Tree CC, FL

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bent Tree Ladies Classic. Second-placed Sandra Post (Can) finished 1 shot behind Carner (USA). [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].

1980
America
282 (-10)
$15,000
Whirlpool

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

282 (-10)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

Whirlpool

Played as the inaugural Whirlpool Championship of Deer Creek. Second-placed Sandra Post (Can) finished 2 shots behind Carner (USA). [Deer Creek CC, Deerfield Beach, Florida].

1980
America
279
$22,500
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

279

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Civic Golf Classic. Judy Rankin finished in second place behind Carner.

1979
America
281
$22,500
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

281

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Civic Golf Classic. Pat Bradley and Sandra Post finished in second place behind Carner.

1979
America
4 & 3
$23,000
Colgate

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

$23,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate Triple Crown Match Play Championship. Carner (USA) beat Pat Bradley (USA) 4 and 3 in the final.

1979
America
Mesa Verde CC
286 (+2)
$22,500
Kemper

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Mesa Verde CC

Score

286 (+2)

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Kemper

Played as the Women's Kemper Open. Carner (USA) beat Chako Higuchi (Jpn) with a par at the second playoff hole. Donna Caponi (USA), Nancy Lopez (USA) and Jan Stephenson (Aus) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Mesa Verde CC, Costa Mesa, nr Newport Beach, CA].

1978
America
$21,000
Colgate

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

Prize money

$21,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate Triple Crown Match Play Championship. Carner (USA) beat Sandra Palmer in the final.

1978
America
278 (-14)
$15,000
Peter Jackson

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

278 (-14)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

Peter Jackson

Played as the Peter Jackson Classic. Second-placed Hollis Stacy (USA) finished 8 shots behind Carner (USA). [St George's G&CC, Etobicoke, Ontario].

1978
America
Riviera CC, Ohio
209 (-7)
$12,750
Borden

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Riviera CC, Ohio

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$12,750

Title sponsor

Borden

Played as the Borden Classic. Second-placed Betsy King (USA) and Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Carner (USA). [Riviera CC, Dublin, Ohio, which permanently closed in 2015].

1977
America
Columbine CC
210 (-6)
$7,500
Natl Jewish Hosp.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Columbine CC

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

Natl Jewish Hosp.

Played as the National Jewish Hospital Open. Second-placed Hollis Stacy (USA) finished 2 shots behind Carner (USA). [Columbine CC, Littleton, nr Denver, CO].

1977
America
284
$15,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

284

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Talk Tournament '77. Kathy McMullen finished in second place behind Carner.

1977
America
Riviera CC, Ohio
207 (-9)
$12,000
Borden

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Riviera CC, Ohio

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

Borden

Played as the Borden Classic. Second-placed Pat Meyers (USA) finished 1 shot behind Carner (USA). [Riviera CC, Dublin, Ohio, which permanently closed in 2015].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

202 (-17)

Prize money

$9,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the LPGA National Team Championship (unofficial LPGA Tr team event). JoAnn Carner (USA) & Judy Rankin (USA) beat Betty Burfeindt (USA) & Pam Higgins (USA) with Carner's eight-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

1976
Majors
Rolling Green
292 (+8)
$9,050
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Rolling Green

Score

292 (+8)

Prize money

$9,050

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (31st) (July 8-12). Carner (USA) beat Sandra Palmer (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Carner 76 (+5), Palmer 78 (+7). Carner recorded the second of her two major championship wins. [Rolling Green GC, Springfield, PA].

1976
America
210
$7,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hoosier Classic. Debbie Austin and Pat Bradley finished in second place behind Carner.

1976
America
Indian Hills CC, GA
209 (-10)
$7,000
Tara

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Indian Hills CC, GA

Score

209 (-10)

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

Tara

Played as the Lady Tara Classic. Second-placed Silvia Bertolaccini (Arg) finished 3 shots behind Carner (USA). [Indian Hills CC, Marietta, Georgia].

1976
America
Seminole Lake
209 (-7)
$6,400
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Seminole Lake

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$6,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Orange Blossom Classic. Carner (USA) beat Sandra Palmer (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole. [Seminole Lake CC, Seminole, nr St Petersburg, FL].

1975
America
213
$7,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Girl Talk Classic. Sandra Spuzich finished in second place behind Carner.

1975
America
214 (-5)
$12,000
Peter Jackson

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

214 (-5)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

Peter Jackson

Played as the Peter Jackson Classic. Carner (USA) beat Carol Mann (USA) in a sudden-death playoff. [St George's G&CC, Etobicoke, Ontario].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

228

Prize money

Title sponsor

Wills/Qantas

Played as the Wills-Qantas Australian Ladies Open (Feb 28-Mar 2). Won by Carner (née Gunderson) (USA). [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].

1975
America
North Ridge CC
206 (-10)
$5,700
American Defender

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

North Ridge CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$5,700

Title sponsor

American Defender

Played as the American Defender Classic. Carner (USA) beat Judy Rankin (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1975
Awards
72.40
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

72.40

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won her second straight Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.

1974
America
213
$5,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

213

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hoosier LPGA Classic. Judy Rankin and Donna Caponi finished in second place behind Carner.

1974
America
212
$5,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

212

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Paul Open. Laura Baugh finished in second place behind Carner.

1974
America
284
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

284

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Desert Inn Classic. Carole Jo Skala finished in second place behind Carner.

1974
America
Brookhaven CC
217 (+1)
$5,700
Civitan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Brookhaven CC

Score

217 (+1)

Prize money

$5,700

Title sponsor

Civitan

Played as the Dallas Civitan Open. Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 1 shot behind Carner (USA). [Brookhaven CC, Farmers Branch, Dallas, Texas].

1974
Awards
72.87
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

72.87

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

1974
Awards
$87,570
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

$87,570

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1974 Money List, with earnings of $87,570 on the Tour. Jane Blalock (USA) was second on the money list, just $304 behind Carner.

1974
Awards
82 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

82 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portland Ladies Classic. Second-placed Donna Caponi (USA) finished 2 shots behind Carner (USA). [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

1971
America
210
$3,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

210

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bluegrass Invitational. Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Carner.

1971
Majors
Kahkwa Club
288 (E)
$5,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Kahkwa Club

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (26th) (June 24-27). Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 7 shots behind first-time major championship winner Carner (USA). [The Kahkwa Club, Erie, PA].

1970
America
214
$6,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$6,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Wendell - West Open. Marilynn Smith finished in second place behind Carner.

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Carner (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1970 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

1969
America
Miami CC
216 (E)
amateur
Burdine's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Miami CC

Score

216 (E)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

Burdine's

Played as Burdine's Invitational. Second-placed Shirley Englehorn (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Carner (USA, amateur). [West course, CC of Miami, Miami, FL].

1968
Amateur
Birmingham CC, MI
5 & 4
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Birmingham CC, MI

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (68th). JoAnne Gunderson (USA, later JoAnne Carner) beat Anne Welts (USA, née Quast, then Decker, Welts & Sander) 5 and 4 in the final. [Birmingham CC, Birmingham, nr Detroit, Michigan].

1966
Amateur
Sewickley Heights
41st hole
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Sewickley Heights

Score

41st hole

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (66th). JoAnne Gunderson (USA, later JoAnne Carner) beat Marlene Stewart Streit (Can) at the 41st hole in the final. [Sewickley Heights GC, Sewickley, PA].

1962
Amateur
Rochester CC
9 & 8
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Rochester CC

Score

9 & 8

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (62nd). JoAnne Gunderson (USA, later JoAnne Carner) beat Ann Baker (USA) 9 and 8 in the final. [CC of Rochester, Rochester, NY].

1960
Amateur
Tulsa CC
6 & 5
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Tulsa CC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (60th). JoAnne Gunderson (USA, later JoAnne Carner) beat Jean Ashley (USA) 6 and 5 in the final. [Tulsa CC, Tulsa, OK].

1957
Amateur
Del Paso CC
8 & 6
n/a
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Del Paso CC

Score

8 & 6

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Amateur Championship (57th). JoAnne Gunderson (USA, later JoAnne Carner) beat Ann Casey Johnstone (USA) 8 and 6 in the final. [Del Paso CC, Sacramento, CA].

1956
Amateur
Heather Downs CC
4 & 3
amateur
USGA

Category

Amateur

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

Heather Downs CC

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

USGA

Played as the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. JoAnne Gunderson (USA, married name Carner) beat Clifford Ann Creed (USA) 4 and 3 in the final. [Heather Downs CC, Toledo, Ohio].

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