Blalock, Jane (1945–)

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Blalock, Jane (1945–)

American golfer. Born Sept 19, 1945, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; graduate of Rollins College.

Joined LPGA tour (1969) and was Rookie of the Year; won 5 LPGA tourneys, including the Colgate-Dinah Shore Classic (1972); won 3 major tournaments (1974) and was 2nd in the Vare Trophy for low-scoring average with 73.11 strokes per round; won Colgate Triple Crown (1975); following a win at McDonald's championship, was the 7th player in LPGA history to cross the $1 million mark in career earnings (1983); won the Women's Kemper Open and the Mazda Japan Classic (1985); won 29 LPGA tournaments during 15-year professional career; founded The Jane Blalock Co., a Boston-based sports management agency (1987); created LPGA Golf Clinics for Women; was instrumental in the formation of the LPGA Senior Women's Golf Association (2000).