|Full name||Donna Horton White|
April 7, 1954 |
Kinston, North Carolina
|Height||5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)|
|College||University of Florida|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1977–1992)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|ANA Inspiration||T14: 1984|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T12: 1982|
|U.S. Women's Open||T2: 1982|
|du Maurier Classic||4th: 1984|
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. In the U.S. Women's Amateur, she was a semi-finalist in 1973, runner-up in 1975 and winner in 1976. She also won the 1976 Trans-National Amateur. She was a member of the winning Curtis Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy teams in 1976.
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. 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.
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. 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. White retired after the 1992 season, with total career winnings of $908,589.
She married Mike White; he also 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.
LPGA Tour wins (3)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Apr 20, 1980||Florida Lady Citrus||−9 (70-73-70-70=283)||1 stroke||Jane Blalock|
|2||May 18, 1980||Coca-Cola Classic||−2 (75-70-72=217)||Playoff||Debbie Massey|
|3||Feb 13, 1983||Sarasota Classic||−4 (71-69-76-68=284)||1 stroke|| JoAnne Carner
LPGA Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||1980||Coca-Cola Classic||Debbie Massey||Won with par on first extra hole|
|2||1983||Rochester International|| Ayako Okamoto
|Okamoto won with birdie on third extra hole|
- Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1976 (winners)
- Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 1976 (winners)
- 1971 U.S. Girls' Junior Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- 1973 U.S. Women's Amateur Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- 1975 U.S. Women's Amateur Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- 1976 U.S. Women's Amateur Archived March 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- LPGA biography Archived January 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
- LPGA All-Time Winners List Archived December 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- Betsy King of the hill in du Maurier Classic
- Bush, Larry (September 22, 2009). "Larry Bush: LPGA teaching arm grew under Benson". Retrieved July 12, 2013.