Brandie Burton

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Brandie Burton
Personal information
Full nameBrandie Burton
Born (1972-01-08) January 8, 1972 (age 49)
San Bernardino, California
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality United States
Career
CollegeArizona State University
Turned professional1990
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1991)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour5
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 2)
ANA InspirationT3: 1992, 1995
Women's PGA C'shipT10: 1992
U.S. Women's OpenT3: 1996
du Maurier ClassicWon: 1993, 1998
Women's British OpenT15: 2001
Achievements and awards
LPGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
1991
LPGA Heather Farr
Player Award
2000

Brandie Burton (born January 8, 1972) is an American professional golfer. In October 2019 her induction into the Southern California Golf Association Hall of Fame was announced, noting that she competed in five Solheim Cups, recorded 88 top 10 finishes and became the youngest female golfer to surpass $1 million in career earnings. [1]

Amateur career[edit]

Burton was born in San Bernardino, California. She graduated from Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California in 1990. She won several amateur tournament including the 1989 U.S. Girls' Junior.[2] She also was runner-up in the 1989 U.S. Women's Amateur to Vicki Goetze.[2] She played on the U.S. Curtis Cup team in 1990.[2] She played college golf at Arizona State University for one year (1989/1990), winning six tournaments.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Burton turned professional in 1990[3] and earned her 1991 LPGA Tour through qualifying school.[2] She was LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1991.[2] She has won five times on the tour, including two majors, the 1993 and 1998 du Maurier Classics.[2] Her best finish on the money list is 3rd in 1993. She was a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup team in 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000.[2]

Amateur wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (5)[edit]

Legend
LPGA Tour major championships (2)
Other LPGA Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Mar 15, 1992 PING/Welch's Championship −11 (71-69-69-68=277) 1 stroke United States Beth Daniel
United States Dale Eggeling
2 Jul 4, 1993 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic −12 (68-66-67=201) 1 stroke United States Hollis Stacy
3 Aug 29, 1993 du Maurier Classic −11 (71-70-66-70=277) Playoff United States Betsy King
4 Sep 19, 1993 Safeco Classic −14 (68-68-73-65=274) 1 stroke United States Rosie Jones
5 Aug 2, 1998 du Maurier Classic −18 (68-64-66-72=270) 1 stroke Sweden Annika Sörenstam

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1992 Sara Lee Classic United States Amy Benz
United States Maggie Will
Will won with par on first extra hole
2 1993 du Maurier Classic United States Betsy King Won with birdie on first extra hole
3 1996 Edina Realty LPGA Classic Sweden Carin Koch
Sweden Liselotte Neumann
England Suzanne Strudwick
Neumann won with birdie on third extra hole

Major championships[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1993 du Maurier Classic −11 (71-70-66-70=277) Playoff1 United States Betsy King
1998 du Maurier Classic −18 (68-64-66-72=270) 1 stroke Sweden Annika Sörenstam

1Won in playoff by Burton 3-4.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1990 (winners)

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fore: The Magazine of the SCGA, "SCGA to Induct Burton, Novak into Hall of Fame," Fall 2019, p. 90
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h LPGA Tour biography Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "People in Sports". Eugene Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. August 3, 1990. p. 3C. Retrieved May 17, 2010.

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