Gloria Ehret

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Gloria Ehret
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Gloria Jean Ehret
Born (1941-08-23) August 23, 1941 (age 72)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
College St. Petersburg Junior College
Turned professional 1965
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (joined 1965)
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Western Open T10: 1966
Titleholders C'ship 15th: 1966
LPGA Championship Won: 1966
U.S. Women's Open T2: 1973

Gloria Jean Ehret (born August 23, 1941) is an American professional golfer best known for winning the 1966 LPGA Championship.[1]

Ehret was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She attended St. Petersburg Junior College. She turned professional in 1965. Ehret finished fifth in the LPGA Championship in her rookie season and won it the following year. After over six years on tour without another victory, she won the Birmingham Classic in 1973.[2] Her most lucrative year on the LPGA Tour was 1978 when she earned $42,470.60, placed 22nd on the final money list, and had three 2nd or T-2 finishes.[3]

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

  • 1963 Tri-State Amateur Championship
  • 1964 Tri-State Amateur Championship, International Four-Ball, Connecticut State Amateur

Professional wins (3)[edit]

LPGA Tour (2)[edit]

Legend
LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of Victory Runner(s)-up
1 Sep 25, 1966 LPGA Championship −2 (70-70-67-75=282) 3 strokes United States Mickey Wright
2 Apr 29, 1973 Birmingham Classic +1 (73-75-69=217) Playoff United States Betty Burfeindt, United States Clifford Ann Creed

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1966 Glass City Classic United States Sandra Haynie Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 1972 Bluegrass Invitational United States Kathy Cornelius Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 1973 Birmingham Classic United States Betty Burfeindt, United States Clifford Ann Creed Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1974 Lawson's LPGA Open United States Sandra Haynie Lost to par on fourth extra hole
5 1978 Natural Light Lady Tara Classic United States Janet Coles, United States Hollis Stacy Coles won with birdie on third extra hole
Stacy eliminated with par on first hole

Other (1)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1966 LPGA Championship −2 (70-70-67-75=282) 3 strokes United States Mickey Wright

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