Carole Jo Kabler

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Carole Jo Kabler
Personal information
Born (1938-06-13) June 13, 1938 (age 79)
Eugene, Oregon
Nationality  United States
Career
College University of Oregon
Portland State
Turned professional 1970
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 4
Best results in LPGA major championships
Western Open DNP
Titleholders C'ship DNP
ANA Inspiration T52: 1984
Women's PGA C'ship 3rd: 1976
U.S. Women's Open T7: 1982
du Maurier Classic CUT: 1982

Carole Jo Kabler (born June 13, 1938)[1] is an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. She also competed under her married names: Carole Jo Skala, Carole Jo Callison, and Carole Jo Whitted.

Kabler was born in Eugene, Oregon. She had an outstanding amateur career, winning the Oregon Girls' Junior twice (1954, 1955) and the Oregon Women's Open four times (1955, 1961, 1962, 1965), along with several other wins. In 1955 she won the U.S. Girls' Junior[2] and in 1957 was a semi-finalist in the U.S. Women's Amateur.[3]

Skala turned professional in 1970.[1] She won four times on the LPGA Tour[4] (competing as Carole Jo Skala) between 1973 and 1974.[5]

Kabler married Michael Skala in 1958. They divorced in 1980.[6] In 1981, she married Verne Callison (1918–1993), a two-time winner of the U.S. Amateur Public Links.[6][7] In 1995, she married John Whitted, Jr.[6] She was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Hall of Fame in 2009.[8]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 15, 1973 George Washington Classic –5 (76-68-70=214) 1 stroke United States Sandra Haynie
United States Kathy McMullen
2 Jun 30, 1974 Peter Jackson Ladies Classic –11 (68-71-69=208) 3 strokes United States JoAnne Carner
3 Jul 28, 1974 Wheeling Ladies Classic –4 (69-70-73=212) 4 strokes United States Jane Blalock
4 Oct 6, 1974 Sacramento Union Ladies Classic –6 (73-71-69=213) 4 strokes United States Jane Blalock
United States Cathy Duggan

Note: Kabler won the Peter Jackson Ladies Classic (which became the du Maurier Classic) before it became a major championship.

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1982 American Express Sun City Classic United States Beth Daniel Lost to birdie on second extra hole

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. pp. 172–3. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ 1955 U.S. Girls' Junior Archived 2012-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 1957 U.S. Women's Amateur Archived 2012-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ LPGA All-Time Winners List
  5. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1970-79
  6. ^ a b c "Birdies to Bull's-eyes". The Sacramento Bee. Sacramento, California. p. F1. 
  7. ^ "Callison-McAllister Take Lead". TimesDaily. Florence, Alabama. United Press International. October 3, 1981. p. 16. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  8. ^ Four Inducted Into Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine.