Kathy Ahern

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Kathy Ahern
— Golfer —
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Ahern in 1972
Personal information
Full name Kathy Ahern
Born (1949-05-07)May 7, 1949
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died June 6, 1996(1996-06-06) (aged 47)
Fountain Hills, Arizona
Nationality  United States
Turned professional 1967
Retired 1991
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1967-1991)
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 3
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Western Open 24th: 1967
Titleholders C'ship DNP
ANA Inspiration DNP
Women's PGA C'ship Won: 1972
U.S. Women's Open T2: 1972
du Maurier Classic DNP

Kathy Ahern (May 7, 1949 – July 6, 1996) was an American professional golfer.

Ahern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She joined the LPGA Tour direct from high school in 1967 and won three tournaments on it, including one major championship, the 1972 LPGA Championship. Her other wins came at the 1970 Southgate Ladies Open and the 1972 George Washington Classic. She had an excellent short game.

She played little in the 1980s but remained a presence around the tour and sometimes caddied for 1988 LPGA Championship winner Sherri Turner. She died at the age of 47 at her mother's home in Fountain Hills, Arizona after a five-year battle against breast cancer.[1]

Professional wins

LPGA Tour wins (3)

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 23, 1970 Southgate Ladies Open −5 (72-72-67=211) 3 strokes United States Judy Rankin
2 Jun 11, 1972 Eve-LPGA Championship +1 (75-73-76-69=293) 6 strokes United States Jane Blalock
3 Jul 9, 1972 George Washington Classic −6 (78-68-67=213) 1 stroke United States Sandra Haynie

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1972 Eve-LPGA Championship +1 (75-73-76-69=293) 6 strokes United States Jane Blalock


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