Winners: Jocelyne Bourassa, Golf

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Jocelyne Bourassa with her trophies

Jocelyne Bourassa showing two golf trophies.
Date: 1962-1973
Collection: Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

1972 - Feature Story

The brilliant Quebec amateur golfer, fresh from winning the 1971 Canadian Women’s Amateur title, turned professional in 1972 and made an immediate impact on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour. She finished 19th on the tour’s money list and was named both rookie of the year and most colourful player by her peers. Along the way, she had her career-best scoring average (75.2) and lost the Southgate Open in Prairie Village, Kansas, in a playoff to Kathy Whitworth, one of Whitworth’s 88 LPGA wins. The strong season foreshadowed Bourassa’s victory the next year in La Canadienne, the earlier version of the Canadian Women’s Open, in Montreal. 

Career Highlights

  • 1973Winner of first Canadian LPGA event, La Canadienne
  • 1972Bobbie Rosenfeld Award (Canada's female athlete of the year)
  • 1971Ontario Amateur Champion
  • 1965, 1971Canadian Ladies' Amateur Championship
  • 1963, 1969, 1971Quebec Amateur Champion
Jocelyne Bourassa  with a golf trophy

Jocelyne Bourassa holding a golf trophy.
Date: 1963-1973
Collection: Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

Jocelyne Bourassa smiling

Jocelyne Bourassa at a golf course.
Date: 1970’s
Collection: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

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