Bourassa, Jocelyn (1947–)

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Bourassa, Jocelyn (1947–)

Canadian golfer. Born May 30, 1947, in Shawinigan South, Quebec, Canada; attended University of Montreal.

Considered the "godmother" of Canadian women's golf, won the Canadian Open (1965, 1971), and the New Zealand Amateur (1971); was the 1st woman to be named French-Canadian athlete of the year (1972); turned pro and was Rookie of the Year (1972); won La Canadienne Open, later known as the du Maurier Classic, in its inaugural year (1973), and received Canada's highest honor, a medal presented by the queen; coached at Arizona State University (1979–80); served as director of the du Maurier Classic and the Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open. Inducted into Canadian Golf Hall of Fame (1996).