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Encyclopedia > Kathy Cornelius

Kathy Cornelius is an American golfer who was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 27, 1932 and attended Florida Southern College. She turned pro in 1953 and married golf pro Bill Cornelius the same year. She joined the LPGA Tour in 1956 and won two events in her rookie season, including the United States Women's Open Championship, which was to be her only major championship. She won seven LPGA Tour titles in total and had her highest money list finish in 1973, when she came eighth. She made the top twenty of the money list twelve times in total (1957-65 and 1971-73). Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Florida Southern College is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ...


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Living in Florida, she began playing golf as a young girl and at age 15 made a splash at the 1950 United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship by eliminating six-time Champion Glenna Collett Vare in the opening round.
A student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, in 1956 Barbara McIntire came close to becoming the first amateur to win the U.S. Women's Open when she was tied with professional Kathy Cornelius at the end of regulation play but lost in the ensuing playoff.
In 1957, she won the first of her six North and South Women's Amateur Golf Championships then in 1959 at the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship she defeated the reigning champion Anne Quast in the quarter-finals and went on to win the tournament.
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