Clifford Ann Creed

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Clifford Ann Creed
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Clifford Ann Creed
Born (1938-09-23) September 23, 1938 (age 75)
Alexandria, Louisiana
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
College Lamar Tech
Turned professional 1962
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1963–83)
Professional wins 12
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 11
Best results in LPGA major championships
Western Open T4: 1964
Titleholders C'ship T5: 1965
Kraft Nabisco C'ship DNP
LPGA Championship 2nd: 1965
U.S. Women's Open 4th: 1963, 1966
du Maurier Classic T55: 1982
Achievements and awards
LPGA Rookie of the Year 1963

Clifford Ann Creed (born September 23, 1938) is a retired American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1963 and won eleven LPGA Tour victories in all.

Amateur career[edit]

Creed was born in Alexandria, Louisiana.[1] Started playing golf at age 11. She graduated from Lamar Tech in 1960 with a degree in physical education.[1] She won the Louisiana State Women's Amateur six times between 1955 and 1961, and won the Western Junior in 1956. In 1962, she won the North and South Women's Amateur, the South Atlantic Amateur and was a member of the United States Curtis Cup team. She is a former Louisiana Sports Athlete of the Year.

Professional career[edit]

Creed turned professional in 1962. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1963 and earned LPGA Rookie of the Year honors. She won 11 times[2] on tour between 1964 and 1967.[3] Her best finish in a major championship was second in the 1965 LPGA Championship. She finished in the top ten on the money list six times between 1963 and 1968, with her best finish being fourth place in 1965.

Creed was elected to Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1985.

Professional wins (12)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (11)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jun 14, 1964 Lady Carling Open +7 (75-70-72=217) 1 stroke United States Carol Mann, United States Betsy Rawls
2 Jul 26, 1964 Cosmopolitan Women's Open −5 (69-71-71=211) 2 strokes United States Mary Mills
3 Aug 30, 1964 Riverside Ladies Open −2 (72-72-74-68=286) 3 strokes United States Shirley Englehorn
4 Aug 22, 1965 Omaha Jaycee Open −2 (67-71-70=208) 2 strokes United States Jo Ann Prentice
5 Sep 19, 1965 Visalia Open +1 (74-68-74-73=289) 1 stroke United States Susie Berning
6 Oct 30, 1965 Las Cruces Open −1 (69-70-76=215) 2 strokes United States Donna Caponi
7 May 15, 1966 Dallas Civitan Invitational +1 (72-70-69-74=285) 6 strokes United States Judy Rankin
8 Jul 17, 1966 Lady Carling Open +5 (72-76-73=221) Playoff United States Susie Berning
9 Nov 20, 1966 The Success Open −9 (67-70-70=207) 3 strokes United States Susie Berning, United States Sandra Haynie
10 Sep 10, 1967 Pacific Golf Classic −5 (69-68-74=211) 6 strokes United States Ruth Jessen
11 Nov 5, 1967 Corpus Christi Civitan Open +4 (70-72-72=214) 4 strokes Australia Margie Masters, United States Kathy Whitworth

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–3)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1965 Babe Zaharias Open United States Marlene Hagge, United States Carol Mann Hagge won with birdie on third extra hole
Mann eliminated with par on second hole
2 1966 Lady Carling Open United States Susie Berning Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 1973 Birmingham Classic United States Betty Burfeindt, United States Gloria Ehret Ehret won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1976 Portland Classic United States Donna Caponi Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Other wins (1)[edit]

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1962 (winners)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara. Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. pp. 43–4. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ LPGA All-Time Winners List
  3. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1960–69

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