Bonnie Bryant (golfer)
October 5, 1943 |
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|College||College of the Sequoias|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1971-1983)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T52: 1983|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T10: 1974|
|U.S. Women's Open||T14: 1974|
|du Maurier Classic||77th: 1980|
Bryant was born in Tulare, California. She did not take up golf until age 20, learning from Vic Lombardi, a National League pitcher for Brooklyn and Pittsburgh. Prior to taking up golf, she played five years of AAA-fast pitch softball.
Bryant joined the LPGA Tour in 1971. She won once on the LPGA Tour. Her win came at the 1974 Bill Branch LPGA Classic in Fort Myers, Florida. She shot a 7-under-par, 209 to claim the $5,700 first prize. She also lost to Nancy Lopez in a five-way sudden death playoff at the 1979 Coca-Cola Classic.
Professional wins (1)
LPGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runners-up|
|1||Nov 17, 1974||Bill Branch LPGA Classic||−7 (71-71-67=209)||3 strokes|| Maria Astrologes
LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)
|1||1979||Coca-Cola Classic|| Nancy Lopez
Jo Ann Washam
|Lopez won with birdie on second extra hole
Bryant, Stacy, and Washam eliminated with birdie on first hole
- Doug Smiley (November 22, 1974). "A Lefty Breaks Through". Golf World.
- Ruthan Brodsky (April 23, 1991). "Swinging from the South Side". Golf for Women.
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