Who's who in golf - Sandra Palmer

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Name: - Sandra Palmer
Country: - USA
Born : -
Original Home/Club: - Ft. Worth, TX
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1964

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MAJORS [2] : Titleholders Championship (1972); US Women's Open (1975)

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LPGA Tour player and current member of the US Women's Senior Golf Tour (WSGT).

Top tournaments won by Sandra Palmer

1986Wmn AmericaMayflower ClassicIndianapolis CC280 (-8)$52,500
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].
1982Wmn AmericaBoston Five ClassicFerncroft CC281 (-7)$26,250
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].
1981Wmn AmericaHealthSouth InauguralDeer Creek284 (-8)$15,000
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].
1977Wmn AmericaCPC InternationalMoss Creek Plantn281 (-7)$12,000
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].
1977Wmn AmericaHonda Civic Classic281$22,500
Played as the Kathryn Crosby / Honda Civic Golf Classic. Hollis Stacy finished in second place behind Palmer.
1976Wmn AmericaColumbia Savings ClassicGreen Gables CC206 (-10)$7,000
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].
1976Wmn AmericaMayflower ClassicEagle Pointe, IN209 (-7)$7,000
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].
1976Wmn AmericaState Farm ClassicRail GC213 (-3)$15,000
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].
1975Wmn AmericaANA InspirationMission Hills CC283 (-5)$32,000
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].
1975Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$76,374see Score
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.
1975Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA40 ptsn/a
Palmer (USA) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
1975Wmn MajorsUS Women's OpenAtlantic City CC295 (+7)$8,000
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].
1974Wmn AmericaBurdine's InvitationalKendale Lakes CC215 (-3)$4,950
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].
1974Wmn AmericaCubic Corp Classic215$5,000
Played as the Cubic Corporation Classic. Kathy McMullen finished in second place behind Palmer.
1973Wmn AmericaCameron Park Open212$4,500
Played as the Cameron Park Open. Susie Berning and Gail Denenberg finished in second place behind Palmer.
1973Wmn AmericaColumbia Savings ClassicGreen Gables CC210 (-3)$4,500
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].
1973Wmn AmericaLady Angelo's Four-BallNew Seabury206 (-10)$2,400
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].
1973Wmn AmericaPompano Beach Classic215$5,250
Played as the Pompano Beach Classic. Betty Burfeindt finished in second place behind Palmer.
1973Wmn AmericaSt Paul Open (LPGA)209$4,500
Played as the St Paul Open. Judy Rankin and Jane Blalock finished in second place behind Palmer.
1972Wmn AmericaLady Angelo's Four-BallNew Seabury130 (-14)$1,600
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].
1972Wmn MajorsTitleholders Ch'shipPine Needles283 (-1)$3,000
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].
1971Wmn AmericaHeritage Village OpenHeritage Village CC211 (-8)$3,750
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].
1971Wmn AmericaSealy Classic289$10,000
Played as the Sealy LPGA Classic. Donna Caponi finished in second place behind Palmer.


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