Golf anyone….

JoAnne Gunderson Carner

JoAnne Gunderson Carner born in Kirkland, April 4, 1939. Golfing was life for “The Great Gundy” and her 43 victories on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour earned her an induction in the World Golf Hall of Fame. A student at Arizona State University, JoAnn won the national intercollegiate individual golf championship. Between 1956 and 1968, JoAnne Carner dominated amateur golf, accumulating five U.S. Women’s Amateur titles. In 1969, Ms. Carner won the Burdine’s Invitational the last amateur to win an LPGA Tour until 2012. Ms. Carner’s golf career continued when she won two U.S. Women’s Opens in 1971 and 1976. She was a pioneer for women in professional sports, the second player in history to cross the $1 million mark in career earnings, a long career into the 1990’s, and in 2004 she competed in 10 tournaments and became the oldest player to qualify for the LPGA Tour at 65. Breaking the barriers of sports, encouraging other women to play to their passion.