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Legends of the LPGA

JoAnne Carner

Lake Worth, FL
  • LPGA & World Golf Hall of Fame member

  • 43 Wins on the LPGA Tour

  • 2 LPGA Major Championship Titles

  • ISPS Handa Cup: 2006-2013

Born in Kirkland, WA, JoAnne Carner is the only woman to have won United States Golf Association titles at the U.S. Girls’ Junior, U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Open championships. Carner won the 1956 U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur and captured five U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships (1957, 1960, 1962, 1966 and 1968). In addition, she competed on four U.S. Curtis Cup teams and remains as the last amateur to have won an LPGA Tour event with her first LPGA victory at the 1969 Burdine’s Invitational. She won the U.S. Women’s Open in 1971 and again in 1976. At age 65 in 2004, she also became the oldest player to make the 36-hole cut at an LPGA tournament at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, as well as at the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship. Carner was inducted into the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame in 1982. She also earned the 1981 Bob Jones Award and the Golf Writers Association of America Player of the Year Award in 1982-83. In addition, Carner served as captain of the victorious U.S. team at the 1994 Solheim Cup. Even at age 74, Carner, who now lives in Lake Worth, Fla., remains active and competitive on The Legends Tour, the official senior tour of the LPGA.

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