Bonnie Bryant (golfer)

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Bonnie Bryant
Personal information
Born (1943-10-05) October 5, 1943 (age 73)
Tulare, California
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
College College of the Sequoias
Status Professional
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1971-1983)
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
Titleholders C'ship DNP
ANA Inspiration T52: 1983
Women's PGA C'ship T10: 1974
U.S. Women's Open T14: 1974
du Maurier Classic 77th: 1980

Bonnie Bryant (born October 5, 1943) is an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She is the only player in LPGA Tour history to win a tournament left-handed.

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.[1] Her win came at the 1974 Bill Branch LPGA Classic[2] 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.[3]

Professional wins (1)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

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 United States Maria Astrologes
United States Jane Blalock
United States Shelley Hamlin
United States Hollis Stacy

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1979 Coca-Cola Classic United States Nancy Lopez
United States Hollis Stacy
United States Jo Ann Washam
United States Mickey Wright
Lopez won with birdie on second extra hole
Bryant, Stacy, and Washam eliminated with birdie on first hole

References[edit]

  • 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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