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Name: - Chako Higuchi
Country: - Japan
Born : - Oct 13, 1945
Original Home/Club: -
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: -

Roll of Honour

MAJORS [1] : US LPGA Championship (1977). Multiple wins worldwide. Inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Former LPGA Tour player

Top tournaments won by Chako Higuchi

1983Wmn AsiaNichirei Ladies CupEdosaki CC142$20,000
Played as the Sports Nippon Team Match (Nov 4-6; individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Sandra Haynie (USA) and Pat Bradley (USA) finished in second place behind Higuchi (Jpn). [Edosaki CC, Inashiki, Ibaraki, Japan].
1981Men AsiaNichirei Ladies CupGenjiyama GC180
Played as the Pioneer Cup (Oct 30-Nov 1; individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Higuchi (Jpn) beat Michiko Okata (Jpn) in a playoff for the low score prize. [Genjiyama GC, Ichihara, Chiba, Japan].
1981Wmn AmericaPioneer Cup180$15,000
Played as the Pioneer Cup. Michiko Okada finished in second place behind Higuchi.
1977Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGABay Tree Plantation279 (-9)$22,500
The LPGA Championship (23rd) (June 9-12). Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA), Sandra Post (Can) and Judy Rankin (USA) finished 3 shots behind Higuchi (Jpn), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [Bay Tree Plantation, Little River, SC. All three courses here closed in 2006].
1976Wmn EuropeEuropean Women's OpenSunningdale, Eng284 (-12)US$15,000
Played as the Colgate European Women's Open (Aug 4-7; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Kathy Whitworth (USA) and Sandra Palmer (USA) finished 6 shots behind Hisako "Chako" Higuchi (Jpn). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
1974Wmn Aus/NZAustralian Women's OpenVictoria GC, Aus219A$2,000
Played as the inaugural Wills Australian Ladies Open. Second-placed Penny Pulz (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Higuchi (Jpn). [Victoria GC, Melbourne, Aus].
1974Wmn AsiaJapan Classic (LPGA)Horyuji CC218 (-4)US$15,000
Played as the LPGA Japan Classic (LPGA Tr unofficial money event). Sayoko Matsui (Jpn) finished in second place behind Hisako "Chako" Higuchi (Jpn), who was runner-up the previous year. [Horyuji CC, Ikoma, Nara, Japan].


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