Sandra Post

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Sandra Post, CM (born June 4, 1948) is a Canadian professional golfer. She was the first Canadian to play on the LPGA Tour.

Early years, junior and amateur golf

Born in Oakville, Ontario, Post was a youthful prodigy who learned her golf at the nearby Trafalgar Golf Club. She was competing in Ontario provincial events by age 13. She compiled an outstanding junior and amateur career that included winning the Ontario and Canadian Junior Girls Championships three times each.Golf in Canada: A History, by James A. Barclay, 1992, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto.

Wins pro major, LPGA Rookie of the Year

Bypassing college, Post turned professional in the spring of 1968, at age 19, joining the LPGA Tour. In her debut season on the LPGA Tour, Post became the then-youngest player to win an LPGA major championship, by capturing the LPGA Championship. Her 18-hole playoff victory over defending champion Kathy Whitworth, by 68 to 75, also marked the first victory in the Championship by a non-U.S. player. For her performance on the professional circuit, Post was voted the Tour's Rookie of the Year award. Post did not return to the winner's circle on the Tour until 1978; however, she challenged to win on many occasions during that ten-year period. In 1974, she won a non-Tour event in Asia.

Second on 1979 money list

Post hit her peak form from 1978 to 1981, winning seven of her eight career titles, and became one of the world's top players. She captured...
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