Winners: Jocelyne Bourassa, Golf
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.
- 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 holding a golf trophy.
Collection: Canadian Golf Hall of Fame & Museum