Jerilyn Britz

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Jerilyn Britz
Personal information
Full nameJerilyn Britz
Born (1943-01-01) January 1, 1943 (age 78)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Nationality United States
CollegeMinnesota State University, Mankato
University of New Mexico
Turned professional1974
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1974–99)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT10: 1986
Women's PGA C'ship2nd/T2: 1979, 1981
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 1979
du Maurier ClassicT23: 1988

Jerilyn Britz (born January 1, 1943) was an American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. She won the 1979 U.S. Women's Open.

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Britz attended Minnesota State University, Mankato (then called Mankato State University) and the University of New Mexico. She is in the Minnesota State Maverick Athletic Hall of Fame.[1]

Britz spent five years working as a high school teacher and three years as a college instructor[1] before making her LPGA Tour debut at age 31 in 1974.[2]

During her 26-year career on the tour, Britz won twice. Her first win came in 1979 at a major championship, the U.S. Women's Open; the second was at the Mary Kay Classic in Texas in 1980. Britz also had two runner-up finishes in major championships, at the LPGA Championship in 1979 and 1981. Her best finish on the LPGA Tour money list was 14th in 1980, and she played her last tour event in 1999.

Britz finished fifth in the 1980 Women's Superstars competition.[1]

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 15, 1979 U.S. Women's Open E (70-70-75-69=284) 2 strokes United States Debbie Massey
United States Sandra Palmer
2 Sep, 28 1980 Mary Kay Classic −5 (70-68=139) Playoff United States Nancy Lopez

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1980 Mary Kay Classic United States Nancy Lopez Won with birdie on second extra hole

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
1979 U.S. Women's Open E (70-70-75-69=284) 2 strokes United States Debbie Massey, United States Sandra Palmer


  1. ^ a b c "Jerilyn Britz". LPGA. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Jerilyn Who?

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