Gloria Jean Ehret (born August 23, 1941) is a former American professional golfer best known for winning the 1966 LPGA Championship.[1]

Gloria Ehret
Personal information
Full nameGloria Jean Ehret
Born (1941-08-23) August 23, 1941 (age 82)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeSt. Petersburg Junior College
Turned professional1965
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (joined 1965)
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Western OpenT10: 1966
Titleholders C'ship15th: 1966
Women's PGA C'shipWon: 1966
U.S. Women's OpenT2: 1973

Early life and education edit

Ehret was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She attended St. Petersburg Junior College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Golf career edit

Ehret turned professional in 1965. She finished fifth in the LPGA Championship in her rookie season and won it the following year. After over six years on tour without another victory, she won the Birmingham Classic in 1973.[2] Her most lucrative year on the LPGA Tour was 1978 when she earned $42,470.60, placed 22nd on the final money list, and had three 2nd or T-2 finishes.[3]

Amateur wins (4) edit

  • 1963 Tri-State Amateur Championship
  • 1964 Tri-State Amateur Championship, International Four-Ball, Connecticut State Amateur

Professional wins (3) edit

LPGA Tour wins (2) edit

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Sep 25, 1966 LPGA Championship −2 (70-70-67-75=282) 3 strokes   Mickey Wright
2 Apr 29, 1973 Birmingham Classic +1 (73-75-69=217) Playoff   Betty Burfeindt
  Clifford Ann Creed

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1966 Glass City Classic   Sandra Haynie Lost to birdie on third extra hole
2 1972 Bluegrass Invitational   Kathy Cornelius Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 1973 Birmingham Classic   Betty Burfeindt
  Clifford Ann Creed
Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 1974 Lawson's LPGA Open   Sandra Haynie Lost to par on fourth extra hole
5 1978 Natural Light Lady Tara Classic   Janet Coles
  Hollis Stacy
Coles won with birdie on third extra hole
Stacy eliminated by par on first hole

Other wins (1) edit

Major championships edit

Wins (1) edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1966 LPGA Championship −2 (70-70-67-75=282) 3 strokes   Mickey Wright

References edit

  1. ^ Ehret captures LPGA crown
  2. ^ Sudden win for Ehret
  3. ^ "Gloria Ehret bio from LPGA Tour's official site" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2007.

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