Ahern in 1972
|Full name||Kathy Ahern|
May 7, 1949|
|Died||June 6, 1996
Fountain Hills, Arizona
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1967-1991)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships
|Western Open||24th: 1967|
|Women's PGA C'ship||Won: 1972|
|U.S. Women's Open||T2: 1972|
|du Maurier Classic||DNP|
Kathy Ahern (May 7, 1949 – July 6, 1996) was an American professional golfer.
Ahern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She joined the LPGA Tour direct from high school in 1967 and won three tournaments on it, including one major championship, the 1972 LPGA Championship. Her other wins came at the 1970 Southgate Ladies Open and the 1972 George Washington Classic. She had an excellent short game.
She played little in the 1980s but remained a presence around the tour and sometimes caddied for 1988 LPGA Championship winner Sherri Turner. She died at the age of 47 at her mother's home in Fountain Hills, Arizona after a five-year battle against breast cancer.
LPGA Tour wins (3)
|LPGA Tour major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (2)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Aug 23, 1970||Southgate Ladies Open||−5 (72-72-67=211)||3 strokes||Judy Rankin|
|2||Jun 11, 1972||Eve-LPGA Championship||+1 (75-73-76-69=293)||6 strokes||Jane Blalock|
|3||Jul 9, 1972||George Washington Classic||−6 (78-68-67=213)||1 stroke||Sandra Haynie|
|1972||Eve-LPGA Championship||+1 (75-73-76-69=293)||6 strokes||Jane Blalock|
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