Cathy Sherk

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Cathy Sherk
Personal information
Full name Cathy Sherk
Born (1950-06-17) June 17, 1950 (age 68)
Bancroft, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Nationality  Canada
Career
Turned professional 1979
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 3
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA Inspiration T48: 1983
Women's PGA C'ship T30: 1979
U.S. Women's Open T16: 1981
du Maurier Classic T16: 1979
Achievements and awards
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame 1995

Cathy Sherk (née Graham, born June 17, 1950) is a Canadian golf champion and professional golf coach and instructor.

Golfing career[edit]

Sherk was born in Bancroft, Ontario. She won the 1977 Canadian Women's Amateur and was runner-up to Beth Daniel at the U.S. Women's Amateur. The following year her performances earned her the 1978 No.1 World Amateur ranking by Golf Digest and she was named co-winner of the Velma Springstead Trophy as her country's outstanding female athlete. That year she successfully defended her Canadian championship and won the U.S. Women's Amateur, the North and South Women's Amateur and earned silver medal honors as a member of the Canadian team at the 1978 Espirito Santo Trophy.

In 1979, Sherk turned professional and joined the LPGA Tour where she finished the season in third place for Rookie-of-the-Year honors behind Beth Daniel. Married to Ric Sherk and wanting to spend time with him and their son Chris, she continued playing on the LPGA on a limited basis until 1983, her best finish coming at the 1981 American/Defender WRAL Classic when she finished runner-up to Donna Caponi.[1]

In Canada she was the 1986, 1987 and 1990 Women's CPGA champion. Active as a teacher of young golfers, she ran the Ontario Junior Girls Golf Camp and was National Coach of the Canadian Ladies Golf Association from 1995-1999. In 1995 she was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

  • 1988 Canadian PGA Women's Championship
  • 1990 Canadian PGA Women's Championship
  • 1991 Canadian PGA Women's Championship

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

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