Jo Ann Washam

Jo Ann Washam (May 24, 1950 – December 6, 2019)[1] was an American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour.

Jo Ann Washam
Personal information
Born(1950-05-24)May 24, 1950
Auburn, Washington
DiedDecember 6, 2019(2019-12-06) (aged 69)
King County, Washington
Height5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeWashington State University
Turned professional1973
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1973–1989)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
Chevron ChampionshipT9: 1983
Women's PGA C'ship3rd: 1975
U.S. Women's OpenT5: 1979
du Maurier ClassicT6: 1985

Washam was born in Auburn, Washington.[1][2] She played college golf and basketball at Washington State University,[2] where she also joined the women's fraternity Alpha Gamma Delta.[3] She was elected to the Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982.[4]

Washam won three times on the LPGA Tour[5] between 1975 and 1979.[6]

Washam died on December 6, 2019.[7]

Professional winsEdit

LPGA Tour winsEdit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 17, 1975 Patty Berg Classic −13 (69-69-68=206) 4 strokes   Jocelyne Bourassa
  JoAnne Carner
2 Sep 21, 1975 Portland Ladies Classic −4 (71-75-69=215) 1 stroke   Sandra Haynie
3 Sep 3, 1979 Rail Charity Classic −13 (69-71-68-67=275) 1 stroke   Silvia Bertolaccini

LPGA Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 1979 Coca-Cola Classic   Bonnie Bryant
  Nancy Lopez
  Hollis Stacy
  Mickey Wright
Lopez defeated Wright with birdie on second extra hole
Bryant, Stacy, and Washam eliminated by birdie on first hole

Other winsEdit


  1. ^ a b Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 197. ISBN 0-87000-225-2.
  2. ^ a b RALEY, DAN (2002-07-10). "From the Bunker: Washam gone from LPGA, but not forgotten". Retrieved 2021-05-30.
  3. ^ "Alpha Gamma Delta – Accomplished Alpha Gams". Alpha Gamma Delta. Archived from the original on 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2007-03-12.
  4. ^ "Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame Members" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2010-07-01.
  5. ^ LPGA All-Time Winners List Archived 2010-12-29 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1970-79 Archived 2010-01-02 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Smith, Craig (December 9, 2019). "Jo Ann Washam, three-time LPGA Tour winner from Auburn, dies at age 69". The Seattle Times. Retrieved December 9, 2019.

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