Martha Nause

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Martha Nause
Personal information
Full name Martha Nause
Born (1954-09-10) September 10, 1954 (age 62)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality  United States
College St. Olaf College
Turned professional 1978
Retired 1999
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1978-1999)
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 3
Other 1
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
ANA Inspiration T6: 1991
Women's PGA C'ship T10: 1981
U.S. Women's Open 8th: 1987
du Maurier Classic Won: 1994
Achievements and awards
Heather Farr Player Award 1996

Martha Nause (born September 10, 1954 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is an American golfer. She attended St. Olaf College and her rookie year on the LPGA Tour was 1978. She won three times on the Tour, including one major championship, the 1994 du Maurier Ltd. Classic. Her best money list finish was 19th in 1988. Her last full season on the tour was 1999 and she later became a college golf coach. She has also played on the Women's Senior Golf Tour.

Nause was a long-time student of golf instructor Manuel de la Torre.

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 6, 1988 Planters Pat Bradley International 14 points 1 point United States Judy Dickinson
United States Debbie Massey
2 Aug 25, 1991 LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out –13 (68-73-69-65=275) 1 stroke United States Kris Monaghan
3 Aug 28, 1994 du Maurier Classic –9 (65-71-72-71=279) 1 stroke United States Michelle McGann

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1996 HealthSouth Inaugural United States Jane Geddes
Australia Karrie Webb
Webb won with par on fourth extra hole
Nause eliminated with par on first hole

Legends Tour wins (1)[edit]

  • 2006 HyVee Classic

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1994 du Maurier Classic –9 (65-71-72-71=279) 1 stroke United States Michelle McGann

Team appearances[edit]


  • Handa Cup (representing the United States): 2006 (winners)

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