JoAnne CarnerJoAnne Carner
(Born April 4, 1939) -- Prominent LPGA
professional of the 1970s and 1980s following an outstanding amateur career in the 1950s and 1960s. Carner first broke into the headlines in 1956 when, as a 17-year-old, she reached the finals of the U.S. Women's Amateur in the same year she won the Girls Junior Amateur. She went on to win the Amateur five times (in 1957, 1960, 1962, 1966, and 1968) and reach the final round a total of seven times. Carner competed four times on the Curtis Cup team (1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964) and was undefeated in five singles matches. After winning the Burdine's Invitational on the LPGA Tour as an amateur in 1969, Carner made the decision to turn pro in 1970 and has since won an astonishing 42 victories on the LPGA Tour, including the U.S. Women's Open in 1971 and 1976. Carner led the money list in 1974, 1982, and in 1983 at the age of 44.