Debbie Austin

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Debbie Austin
Personal information
Born (1948-02-01) February 1, 1948 (age 69)
Oneida, New York
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Orlando, Florida
College Rollins College
Status Professional
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1968–87)
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 7
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
Titleholders C'ship T17: 1972
ANA Inspiration T38: 1984
Women's PGA C'ship 7th: 1973
U.S. Women's Open 8th: 1975
du Maurier Classic T17: 1981

Debbie Austin (born February 1, 1948) is an American professional golfer.

Austin was born in Oneida, New York. She first played on the LPGA Tour in 1968 and went on to win seven tournaments, including five in 1977 when she tied with Judy Rankin for most on tour. She won the Wills Qantas Australian Ladies Open in 1978. Her career was shortened by injury. She has held a variety of positions since the end of her tour career, including a stint as a coach for the Rollins College ladies' golf team in Winter Park, Florida. She spent several years associated with Westchester Country Club in New York. She resides in Orlando, Florida and is the former head coach of the Bishop Moore Catholic High School girls' golf team. She is now retired but plays regularly at her home course, Orange Tree Golf Club.

Professional wins (8)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 May 1, 1977 Birmingham Classic −9 (68-69-70=207) 1 stroke United States Debbie Massey
2 Jun 26, 1977 Hoosier Classic −9 (70-70-67=207) 2 strokes United States Judy Rankin
Australia Jan Stephenson
3 Jul 31, 1977 Pocono Northeast Classic −6 (71-73-69=213) 1 stroke Canada Sandra Post
4 Aug 14, 1977 Long Island Charity Classic −9 (73-69-66-71=279) 2 stroke United States Nancy Lopez
United States Kathy Whitworth
5 Aug 21, 1977 Wheeling Classic −7 (67-72-70=209) 1 stroke United States Hollis Stacy
6 Feb 12, 1978 American Cancer Society Classic −4 (68-72-72=212) 1 stroke United States Beth Solomon
Japan Nayoko Yoshikawa
7 Jul 12, 1981 Mayflower Classic −9 (68-69-68-74=279) 4 strokes United States Myra Blackwelder
United States Hollis Stacy

Other wins (1)[edit]

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