Betty Burfeindt

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Betty Burfeindt
Personal information
Full nameBetty Burfeindt
Born (1945-07-20) July 20, 1945 (age 75)
New York City, New York
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Nationality United States
CollegeCortland State University
Turned professional1969
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1969-1981)
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour4
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Titleholders C'shipDNP
ANA InspirationT50: 1986
Women's PGA C'shipWon: 1976
U.S. Women's Open5th: 1972
du Maurier ClassicCUT: 1979, 1980

Betty Burfeindt (born July 20, 1945 in New York City) is a retired American golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She attended Cortland State University in New York and her rookie season on tour was 1969.

Burfeindt won four times on tour, and her last was her only major championship, the LPGA Championship in 1976, in which she finished one stroke ahead of runner-up Judy Rankin.[2][3] Her two best years were 1972 and 1973, with consecutive fourth-place finishes on the money list. Burfeindt's last season on tour was 1981, and although just 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) in height, she was one of the longest hitters on the LPGA Tour in the 1970s.[1]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 Apr 23, 1972 Birmingham Centennial Classic 71-70-71=212 −4 2 strokes United States Murle Breer
2 May 7, 1972 Sealy LPGA Classic 67-70-76-69=282 −10 4 strokes United States Kathy Ahern
3 Aug 12, 1973 Child & Family Services Open 74-70-68=212 −7 3 strokes United States Debbie Austin
United States Laura Baugh
4 May 30, 1976 LPGA Championship 71-72-73-71=287 −5 1 stroke United States Judy Rankin

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1973 Pompano Beach Classic United States Sandra Palmer Lost to birdie on first extra hole
2 1973 Birmingham Classic United States Clifford Ann Creed
United States Gloria Ehret
Ehret won with birdie on first extra hole

Major championship[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score To par Margin Runner-up
1976 LPGA Championship 1 stroke lead 71-72-73-71=287 −5 1 stroke United States Judy Rankin


  1. ^ a b Liska, Jerry (August 13, 1978). "BB surges home with closing 68 for LPGA title". Schenectady Gazette. New York. Associated Press. p. 28.
  2. ^ "Berfeindt wins LPGA tournament at Baltimore". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. May 31, 1976. p. 34.
  3. ^ "LPGA: Burfeindt slips by Rankin". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. UPI. May 31, 1976. p. 6C.

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