Jerilyn Britz (born January 1, 1943) was an American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. She won the 1979 U.S. Women's Open.

Jerilyn Britz
Personal information
Born (1943-01-01) January 1, 1943 (age 81)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeMankato State College
University of New Mexico
Turned professional1974
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1974–99)
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Chevron ChampionshipT10: 1986
Women's PGA C'ship2nd/T2: 1979, 1981
U.S. Women's OpenWon: 1979
du Maurier ClassicT23: 1988

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Britz attended Mankato State College and the University of New Mexico. She is in the Minnesota State Maverick Athletic Hall of Fame.[1]

Britz spent five years working as a high school teacher and three years as a college instructor[1] before making her LPGA Tour debut at age 31 in 1974.[2]

During her 26-year career on the tour, Britz won twice. Her first win came in 1979 at a major championship, the U.S. Women's Open; the second was at the Mary Kay Classic in Texas in 1980. Britz also had two runner-up finishes in major championships, at the LPGA Championship in 1979 and 1981. Her best finish on the LPGA Tour money list was 14th in 1980, and she played her last tour event in 1999.

Britz finished fifth in the 1980 Women's Superstars competition.[1]

Professional wins edit

LPGA Tour wins (2) edit

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 Jul 15, 1979 U.S. Women's Open E (70-70-75-69=284) 2 strokes   Debbie Massey
  Sandra Palmer
2 Sep, 28 1980 Mary Kay Classic −5 (70-69=139) Playoff   Nancy Lopez

LPGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1980 Mary Kay Classic   Nancy Lopez Won with birdie on second extra hole

Major championships edit

Wins (1) edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runners-up
1979 U.S. Women's Open E (70-70-75-69=284) 2 strokes   Debbie Massey,   Sandra Palmer

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Jerilyn Britz". LPGA. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Jerilyn Who?

External links edit