Jocelyne Bourassa

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Jocelyne Bourassa
Personal information
Born (1947-05-30) May 30, 1947 (age 69)
Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)
Nationality  Canada
College Université de Montréal
Turned professional 1972
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1972–79)
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
Titleholders C'ship T17: 1972
Women's PGA C'ship T6: 1975
U.S. Women's Open T9: 1972, 1975
du Maurier Classic CUT: 1979
Achievements and awards
Canadian Golf Hall of Fame 1996
LPGA Rookie of the Year 1972

Jocelyne Bourassa, CM (born May 30, 1947)[1] is a former Canadian professional golfer on the LPGA Tour who had a distinguished amateur career.

Amateur career[edit]

Bourassa was born in Shawinigan, Quebec. She studied Physical Education at the Université de Montréal where she was a member of the volleyball, basketball, skiing and track and field teams.

Bourassa won the Quebec Junior golf championship in 1963, 1964, and 1965. In 1965, she also captured the Canadian Women's Amateur. She repeated as the national amateur champion in 1971 then turned professional in 1972.

Professional career[edit]

Bourassa won LPGA Rookie of the Year honors in 1972.[2] The following year she won the first-ever La Canadienne golf championship.[1]


Bourassa won the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award in 1972 as Canada's best female athlete.

Bourassa was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1972.[3]

Bourassa was elected to the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame in 1992, the Quebec Golf Hall of Fame in 1995, and the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1996.[4]

Amateur wins (15)[edit]

this list may be incomplete

  • 1963 Quebec Junior, Quebec Amateur
  • 1964 Quebec Junior
  • 1965 Quebec Junior, Canadian Women's Amateur
  • 1967 Eastern Province Championship, Scottish Girls Open Stroke Play Championship
  • 1968 Eastern Province Championship
  • 1969 Eastern Province Championship, Quebec Amateur
  • 1970 Eastern Province Championship, World Amateur Championships (individual)
  • 1971 Canadian Women's Amateur, Ontario Amateur, New Zealand Women's Amateur, Quebec Amateur

Professional wins (1)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jun 17, 1973 La Canadienne[1] −5 (68-73-73=214) Playoff United States Sandra Haynie
United States Judy Rankin

Note: Bourassa won the La Canadienne (which became the du Maurier Classic) before it became a major championship.

LPGA Tour playoff record (1-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1972 Southgate Ladies Open United States Kathy Whitworth Lost to par on fifth extra hole
2 1973 La Canadienne United States Sandra Haynie
United States Judy Rankin
Won with birdie on third extra hole
Rankin eliminated with par on first


  1. ^ a b c "LPGA Tour Biography" (PDF). Retrieved January 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jocelyne Bourassa wins at Montreal". Bangor Daily News. June 19, 1973. Retrieved January 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ Order of Canada - Jocelyne Bourassa
  4. ^ Canadian Golf Hall of Fame profile

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