Kathy Guadagnino

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Kathy Guadagnino
Personal information
Full nameKathy Baker Guadagnino
Born (1961-03-20) March 20, 1961 (age 57)
Albany, New York
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality United States
CollegeUniversity of Tulsa
South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary
Turned professional1983
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1983-1999)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA InspirationT11: 1989
Women's PGA C'shipT26: 1995
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 1985
du Maurier ClassicT8: 1993

Kathy Guadagnino (born March 20, 1961) is an American professional golfer. Up to 1987, she played under her maiden name of Kathy Baker.

She was born in Albany, New York. She attended the University of Tulsa and South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary and was the low amateur at the 1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore.[1] In 1982, while attending Tulsa, Guadagnino won the AIAW national individual intercollegiate golf championship, as well as the inaugural NCAA individual title, while leading her team to both the AIAW and NCAA national titles.

She joined the LPGA Tour and in 1985, she was a surprise winner of the U.S. Women's Open at Baltusrol Golf Club.[2][3] Guadagnino's only other LPGA Tour title came at the Konica San Jose Classic in 1988. Her best money list finish was 13th in 1985; she retired from the tour after the 1999 season.

Amateur wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

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
1 Jul 14, 1985 U.S. Women's Open −8 (70-72-68-70=280) 3 strokes United States Judy Clark
2 Oct 2, 1988 Konica San Jose Classic −9 (69-71-67=207) 1 stroke United States Cathy Marino

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1985 U.S. Women's Open −8 (70-72-68-70=280) 3 strokes United States Judy Clark

Team appearances[edit]



  1. ^ "Scoreboard:Dinah Shore". Spokane Chronicle. Associated Press. April 4, 1983. p. 17.
  2. ^ McDermott, Barry (July 22, 1985). "Opening in high style". Sports Illustrated. p. 28.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Sally (July 15, 1985). "Baker shakes off pressure to win Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Washington Post). p. 1C.

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