Page Dunlap

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Page Dunlap
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name E. Page Dunlap Halpin
Born (1965-12-16) December 16, 1965 (age 48)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Florida
Turned professional 1987
Former tour(s) Futures Tour (1987–91)
LPGA Tour (1991–97)
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
Symetra Tour 5
Best results in LPGA major championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship CUT: 1987
LPGA Championship T35: 1994
U.S. Women's Open 64th: 1997
du Maurier Classic 16th: 1994
Women's British Open DNP
Achievements and awards
First-team All-American 1986

E. Page Halpin (born December 16, 1965), née E. Page Dunlap, is an American former professional golfer who was a member of the LPGA Tour for six years during the 1990s. Dunlap is best known for winning the individual NCAA Division I Championship in 1986.

Early years[edit]

Dunlap was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1965. Her parents Bunny and Bill were avid golfers, and she grew up playing the game. She attended Sarasota High School in Sarasota, Florida, and played for the Sarasota Sailors high school golf team. Dunlap was the state high school golf championship runner-up twice—as a junior in 1982, and again as a senior in 1983. She also found success as a junior amateur golfer by winning the Orange Bowl Junior Tournament in 1982 and the American Junior Golf Association tournament in 1983. She graduated from Sarasota High School in 1983.

College career[edit]

Dunlap accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where her older brother, Scott Dunlap, was already a member of the Florida Gators men's golf team.[1] She played for coach Mimi Ryan's Florida Gators women's golf team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1984 to 1987, and was a member of the Lady Gators' back-to-back NCAA championship teams in 1985 and 1986.[1] Dunlap was also a three-time collegiate tournament medalist, which included winning the Florida Intercollegiate Golf Championship in 1985,[2] and shooting a 72-hole score of 291 to win the individual NCAA Division I Championship by a single stroke in 1986.[3] She was a second-team All-American in 1985, a first-team All-American in 1986, and won the Broderick Award as the nation's outstanding female collegiate golfer in 1986.[1]

Dunlap graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science in 1987, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1998.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

After turning professional, Dunlap played on the Futures Tour[6] and won five tournaments.[7] She then played on the LPGA Tour for six years (1991–1997), and had several top-ten finishes, but never won an individual Tour event.[6] Her best finishes in the LPGA majors included a tie for thirty-fifth in the 1994 LPGA Championship, sixty-fourth in the 1997 U.S. Women's Open, and sixteenth in the 1994 du Maurier Classic.[8] Dunlap's career earnings as a professional golfer totaled over $210,000; her best earnings year was 1993, when she won $59,053.[6]

From 1998 to 2000, Dunlap served as the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores women's golf team, and one of her team members was the first-ever Vanderbilt University golfer to qualify for the NCAA Women's Golf Championship tournament as an individual. Dunlap left Vanderbilt to return to Florida to get married in 2000.

Dunlap has been inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Players Hall of Fame.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1982 Orange Bowl Junior Tournament
  • 1983 American Junior Golf Association Tournament
  • 1985 Florida Intercollegiate Championship
  • 1986 NCAA Division I Championship

Professional wins[edit]

Futures Tour wins (5)[edit]

  • 1988 (3) Costa Del Sol Classic, Turkey Creek Classic, Shalimar Classic
  • 1990 (2) Lake Eufaula Futures Classic, Cellular One Futures Classic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2008–2009 Florida Gators Women's Golf Media Guide, History, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 39–41, 45–46 (2008). Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Robbie Andreu, "Dunlap, Florida Women Post Record Golf Victory," South Florida Sun-Sentinel (April 15, 1985). Retrieved June 11, 2011.
  3. ^ Paul Jenkins, "Individual title also won by UF," The Gainesville Sun, pp. 1E & 6E (June 1, 1986). Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  4. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Gator Hall of Fame to induct 9," The Gainesville Sun, p. 3C (December 5, 1997). Retrieved July 23, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c Tim Spousta, "Dunlap headed to Hall of Fame," Sarasota Herald-Tribune, p. 3C (November 27, 1997). Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  7. ^ Futures Tour Tournament winners
  8. ^ Golf Observer, Best tournaments, Page Dunlap. Retrieved November 27, 2010.