Jo Ann Prentice

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Jo Ann Prentice
Personal information
Born (1933-02-09) February 9, 1933 (age 84)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height 5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)
Nationality  United States
Career
Turned professional 1956
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 6
Best results in LPGA major championships
Western Open T2: 1966
Titleholders C'ship 4th: 1963
ANA Inspiration 71st: 1983
Women's PGA C'ship T3: 1964
U.S. Women's Open T2: 1962
du Maurier Classic T44: 1979

Jo Ann Prentice (born February 9, 1933)[1] is an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour.

Prentice was born in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] She turned professional in 1956.[1]

Prentice joined the LPGA tour in 1957 and won six times[2] between 1965 and 1974.[3][4]

Prentice was elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1991, and is one of only eight golfers in it.[5]

Amateur wins[edit]

this list is incomplete

  • 1954 Alabama Women's Amateur

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (6)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 28, 1965 All State Ladies' Invitational +2 (74-72=146) 1 stroke United States Kathy Whitworth
2 May 15, 1967 Dallas Civitan Open −3 (67-71-68-75=281) 1 stroke United States Judy Kimball
3 Oct 30, 1972 Corpus Christi Civitan Open Even (69-69-72=210) Playoff United States Sandra Palmer
United States Kathy Whitworth
4 Jan 7, 1973 Burdine's Invitational −4 (69-71-72=212) 1 stroke United States Beth Stone
5 Apr 21, 1974 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle +1 (71-71-74-73=289) Playoff United States Jane Blalock
United States Sandra Haynie
6 May 12, 1974 American Defender-Raleigh Classic −7 (65-72=137) 2 strokes United States Laura Baugh

Note: Prentice won the Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle (now known as the Kraft Nabisco Championship) before it became a major championship.

LPGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1972 Corpus Christi Civitan Open United States Sandra Palmer
United States Kathy Whitworth
Won with birdie on tenth extra hole
Whitworth eliminated with birdie on third hole
2 1974 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle United States Jane Blalock
United States Sandra Haynie
Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Haynie eliminated with par on second hole
3 1974 Lady Errol Classic United States Jane Blalock Lost to birdie on first extra hole

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 153. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ LPGA All-Time Winners List Archived 2010-12-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1960-69 Archived 2011-06-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1970-79 Archived 2010-01-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Alabama Sports Hall of Fame - Birmingham, Alabama - Where Heroes Live Forever - Prentice". ashof.org. Retrieved November 2, 2016. 

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