Who's who: Kathy Cornelius

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Who's who: Kathy Cornelius

  • Name:

    Kathy Cornelius (née McKinnon)
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Oct 27, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and teaching professional.
  • Turned Pro:

    1953

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (1956). Total LPGA Tour wins (6).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who became a teaching professional after retiring from the Tour in 1985.

Top tournaments won by Kathy Cornelius

1973
America
217
$25,000
Faberge

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cornelius, Kathy

Venue

Score

217

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

Faberge

Played as the Sealy-Faberge Classic. Judy Rankin finished in second place behind Cornelius.

1972
America
211
$3,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cornelius, Kathy

Venue

Score

211

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bluegrass Invitational. Gloria Ehret finished in second place behind Cornelius.

1962
America
146
$1,075
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cornelius, Kathy

Venue

Score

146

Prize money

$1,075

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Babe Zaharias Open. Betty Jameson, Ruth Jessen and Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Betsy Rawls and Kathy Cornelius.

1961
America
204
$997
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cornelius, Kathy

Venue

Score

204

Prize money

$997

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tippecanoe Open.

1959
America
214
$997
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cornelius, Kathy

Venue

Score

214

Prize money

$997

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cosmopolitan Open. Louise Suggs and Mary Lena Faulk finished in second place behind Cornelius.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cornelius, Kathy

Venue

Score

276

Prize money

$725

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Hot Springs Four-Ball. Winning Team : Marilynn Smith & Fay Crocker. Second-placed team : Louise Suggs & Mickey Wright.

1956
Majors
Northland CC
302 (+6)
$1,500
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Cornelius, Kathy

Venue

Northland CC

Score

302 (+6)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (11th) (July 26-29). Cornelius (USA) beat Barbara McIntire (USA, amateur) in an 18-hole playoff: Cornelius 75 (+1), McIntire 82 (+8). This was Cornelius's first and only major championship win. [Northland CC, Duluth, Minn.].

1956
America
Sunset G&CC, FL
287 (-9)
$900
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Cornelius, Kathy

Venue

Sunset G&CC, FL

Score

287 (-9)

Prize money

$900

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Petersburg Open. Marilynn Smith (USA) finished in second place behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Cornelius (USA). [Sunset G&CC, St Petersburg, Florida; now called Vinoy GC].

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