Name:Kathy Cornelius (née McKinnon)
Born:Oct 27, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Occupation:Professional golfer and teaching professional.
MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (1956). Total LPGA Tour wins (6).
Former LPGA Tour player, who became a teaching professional after retiring from the Tour in 1985.
Played as the Sealy-Faberge Classic. Judy Rankin finished in second place behind Cornelius.
Played as the Bluegrass Invitational. Gloria Ehret finished in second place behind Cornelius.
Played as the Babe Zaharias Open. Betty Jameson, Ruth Jessen and Sandra Haynie finished in second place behind Betsy Rawls and Kathy Cornelius.
Played as the Tippecanoe Open.
Played as the Cosmopolitan Open. Louise Suggs and Mary Lena Faulk finished in second place behind Cornelius.
Played as the Hot Springs Four-Ball. Winning Team : Marilynn Smith & Fay Crocker. Second-placed team : Louise Suggs & Mickey Wright.
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.].
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].
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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