Who's who: Sandra Palmer

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Who's who: Sandra Palmer

  • Name:

    Sandra Palmer
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    March 10, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1964

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Titleholders Championship (1972); US Women's Open (1975). Total professional wins (28), including LPGA Tour (19) and LPGA of Japan Tour (2). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1975).

Did you know?

Former LPGA Tour player, who retired from the Tour in 1997.

Top tournaments won by Sandra Palmer

1986
America
Indianapolis CC
280 (-8)
$52,500
Mayflower

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Indianapolis CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

Mayflower

Played as the Mayflower Classic. Palmer (USA) beat Jan Stephenson (Aus) and Christa "Chris" Johnson (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the last of her 19 LPGA Tour wins. [CC of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana].

1982
America
Ferncroft CC
281 (-7)
$26,250
Boston Five

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Ferncroft CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$26,250

Title sponsor

Boston Five

Played as the Boston Five Classic. Second-placed Terri Luckhurst (USA, née Moody) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Ferncroft CC, Middleton, nr Boston, MA].

1981
America
284 (-8)
$15,000
Whirlpool

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

Whirlpool

Played as the Whirlpool Championship of Deer Creek. Second-placed Amy Alcott (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Deer Creek CC, Deerfield Beach, Florida].

1977
America
Moss Creek Plantn
281 (-7)
$12,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Moss Creek Plantn

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Women's International. Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Moss Creek Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC; now called Moss Creek GC].

1977
America
281
$22,500
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Score

281

Prize money

$22,500

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Kathryn Crosby / Honda Civic Golf Classic. Hollis Stacy finished in second place behind Palmer.

1976
America
206 (-10)
$7,000
Natl Jewish Hosp.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

Natl Jewish Hosp.

Played as the National Jewish Hospital Open. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Green Gables CC, Denver, Colorado; now permanently closed].

1976
America
Rail GC
213 (-3)
$15,000
Jerry Lewis

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Rail GC

Score

213 (-3)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

Jerry Lewis

Played as the inaugural Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Classic. Palmer (USA) beat JoAnne Carner (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. Michelle "Mickey" Walker (Eng) and Mary Lou Crocker (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].

1976
America
Eagle Pointe, IN
209 (-7)
$7,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Eagle Pointe, IN

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

$7,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Bloomington Bicentennial Classic. Second-placed Laura Baugh (USA) and JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Eagle Pointe GR, Bloomington, Indiana; at the time called Lake Monroe at the Pointe GC].

1975
Awards
$76,374
see Score
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Score

$76,374

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Palmer (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1975 Money List, with earnings of $76,374 on the Tour. JoAnne Carner (USA) was second on the money list.

1975
America
283 (-5)
$32,000
Colgate

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

$32,000

Title sponsor

Colgate

Played as the Colgate Dinah Shore Winners Circle (4th). Second-placed Kathy McMullen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Score

295 (+7)

Prize money

$8,000

Title sponsor

USGA

The US Women's Open (30th) (July 17-20). Second-placed Sandra Post (Can), JoAnne Carner (USA) and 18-year-old Nancy Lopez (USA, amateur) finished 4 shots behind Palmer (USA), who won the second of her two major championship titles. [Atlantic City CC, Northfield, NJ].

1975
Awards
40 pts
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Score

40 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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

1974
America
215
$5,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Score

215

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cubic Corporation Classic. Kathy McMullen finished in second place behind Palmer.

1974
America
Kendale Lakes CC
215 (-3)
$4,950
Burdine's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Kendale Lakes CC

Score

215 (-3)

Prize money

$4,950

Title sponsor

Burdine's

Played as Burdine's Invitational. Palmer (USA) beat Kathy Whitworth (USA) with a birdie at the fifth playoff hole. [Kendale Lakes CC, nr Miami, FL; now called Miccosukee G&CC].

1973
America
New Seabury
206 (-10)
$2,400
Angelo's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

New Seabury

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

Angelo's

Played as Lady Angelo's LPGA Four-Ball (July 26-28). Defending champions Jane Blalock (USA) & Sandra Palmer (USA) beat Sally Little (RSA) & Jan Ferraris (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [New Seabury CC, Mashpee, MA; first round played at Oyster Harbors CC, Osterville, MA].

1973
America
209
$4,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Score

209

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the St Paul Open. Judy Rankin and Jane Blalock finished in second place behind Palmer.

1973
America
210 (-3)
$4,500
Natl Jewish Hosp.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Score

210 (-3)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

Natl Jewish Hosp.

Played as the National Jewish Hospital Open. Second-placed Betty Burfeindt (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Green Gables CC, Denver, Colorado; now permanently closed].

1973
America
215
$5,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Score

215

Prize money

$5,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Pompano Beach Classic. Betty Burfeindt finished in second place behind Palmer.

1973
America
212
$4,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Score

212

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cameron Park Open. Susie Berning and Gail Denenberg finished in second place behind Palmer.

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Titleholders Championship (28th) for the first time since 1966, and as it turned out, for the very last time. Second-placed Judy Rankin (USA) and Mickey Wright (USA) finished 10 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Pine Needles Lodge & GC, Southern Pines, NC].

1972
America
New Seabury
130 (-14)
$1,600
Angelo's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

New Seabury

Score

130 (-14)

Prize money

$1,600

Title sponsor

Angelo's

Played as Angelo's LPGA Four-Ball (July 14-16). Second-placed teams of Gloria Ehret (USA) & Sandra Haynie (USA), Peggy Wilson (USA) & Kathy Ahern (USA) and Jo Ann Prentice (USA) & Beth Stone (USA) finished 8 shots behind Jane Blalock (USA) & Sandra Palmer (USA). 54-hole event reduced to 36 holes due to bad weather. [New Seabury CC, Mashpee, MA].

1971
America
289
$10,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Score

289

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Sealy LPGA Classic. Donna Caponi finished in second place behind Palmer.

1971
America
Heritage Village CC
211 (-8)
$3,750
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Palmer, Sandra

Venue

Heritage Village CC

Score

211 (-8)

Prize money

$3,750

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Heritage Open. Second-placed Chako Higuchi (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), who recorded her second LPGA Tour win. [Heritage Village CC, Southbury, Connecticut].

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