Donna White

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Donna White
Personal information
Full nameDonna Horton White
Born (1954-04-07) April 7, 1954 (age 68)
Kinston, North Carolina
Height5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeUniversity of Florida
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1977–1992)
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
Chevron ChampionshipT14: 1984
Women's PGA C'shipT12: 1982
U.S. Women's OpenT2: 1982
du Maurier Classic4th: 1984

Donna Horton White (born April 7, 1954), née Donna Horton, is an American former professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour for 15 years from 1977 to 1992.

Amateur career[edit]

White was born in Kinston, North Carolina. She had a successful amateur golf career, and was a semi-finalist in the 1971 U.S. Girls' Junior.[1] In the U.S. Women's Amateur, she was a semi-finalist in 1973,[2] runner-up in 1975[3] and winner in 1976.[4] She also won the 1976 Trans-National Amateur.[5] She was a member of the winning Curtis Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy teams in 1976.[5]

She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Mimi Ryan's Florida Gators women's golf team in Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) competition in 1975 and 1976.[5] During her time as a Gator golfer, she was a four-time collegiate medalist. She graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 1976, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1978.[6]

Professional career[edit]

White played on the LPGA Tour for 16 years (1977–1992). She won three Tour events, including the 1980 Florida Lady Citrus, the 1980 Coca-Cola Classic and the 1983 Sarasota Classic.[7] Her best finish in a LPGA major was a tie for second in the 1982 U.S. Women's Open. She also finished fourth at the 1984 du Maurier Classic after opening the final round one shot out of the lead.[8] White retired after the 1992 season, with total career winnings of $908,589.


She married Mike White; he also graduated from University of Florida, where he played baseball, in December 1976. He is a longtime school teacher in Belle Glade and she runs golf operations for Palm Beach County courses.[5][9]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Apr 20, 1980 Florida Lady Citrus −9 (70-73-70-70=283) 1 stroke United States Jane Blalock
2 May 18, 1980 Coca-Cola Classic −2 (75-70-72=217) Playoff United States Debbie Massey
3 Feb 13, 1983 Sarasota Classic −4 (71-69-76-68=284) 1 stroke United States JoAnne Carner
United States Nancy Lopez
United States Alice Miller

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1980 Coca-Cola Classic United States Debbie Massey Won with par on first extra hole
2 1983 Rochester International Japan Ayako Okamoto
United States Kathy Whitworth
Okamoto won with birdie on third extra hole

U.S. national team appearances[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 1971 U.S. Girls' Junior Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ 1973 U.S. Women's Amateur Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ 1975 U.S. Women's Amateur Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ 1976 U.S. Women's Amateur Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b c d LPGA biography Archived January 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  7. ^ LPGA All-Time Winners List Archived December 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Betsy King of the hill in du Maurier Classic
  9. ^ Bush, Larry (September 22, 2009). "Larry Bush: LPGA teaching arm grew under Benson". Retrieved July 12, 2013.

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