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Golf

Joanne Gunderson Carner

Inducted: 1994

Considered by many as the nationís top woman golfer, she won 42 titles in LPGA competition. She was a five-time United States amateur champion. She began her remarkable amateur and professional golf career in Kirkland and is a member of the LPGA Hall of Fame.

 

Chuck Congdon

Inducted: 1978

Recognized as one of the State's great teaching and playing golf professionals. Credited with teaching 10 National champions. Winner of several major golf championships including the Canadian Open and numerous regional titles.

Rod Funseth

Inducted: 1999

Spokane native Rod Funseth was a three-time PGA tour winner, qualifying as an exempt player for 17 straight years from 1963-1979. One of the long hitters of his time, he won the Phoenix Open in 1965, the Los Angeles Open in 1973 and the Greater Hartford Open in 1978 with a 264, the lowest 71-hole score of the year. He finished in a three-way tie for second in the 1978 Masters. He joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1983, winning three titles.

Harry Givan

Inducted: 1970

Winner of every Northwest amateur golfing honor during his distinguised career, he also vanquished the professionals to capture many open tournaments. Highlight of his clubswinging years, however, was his selection to the United States Walker Cup team in 1933.

Pat Lesser-Harbottle

Inducted: 1999

Recognized as one of the all-time woman amateur golf greats, her career honors include U.S. Junior champion in 1950, National Collegiate champion in 1953, U.S. National Amateur champion in 1955, Western Amateur winner in 1955, member of the prestigious Curtis Cup team, three time PNGA winner, member of the Seattle U. menís team, PNGA Hall of Fame and holder of over 50 titles in a half-century of competition.

Anne Quast Sander

Inducted: 1997

Truly one of the nation's foremost woman amateur golfers. Her distinguised career includes numerous state, national and world title's including the Woman's British Amateur championship in 1980, the USGA Woman's title in 1958-61-63, the USGA Woman's Senior Amateur championship in 1987-89-90 and an eight-year member of the prestigious Curtis Cup team.

Ken Still

Inducted: 1994

Winner of three major pro golf championships and a member of the Ryder Cup team, the Tacoma native is considered one of the stateís top all-time golfers. Over a four-decade career, his national titles include the Florida Citrus Open and the Milwaukee Open in 1969 and the Kaiser International in 1970.

Marvin "Bud" Ward

Inducted: 1963

He grew up in Elma and Olympia and vaulted into the national golfing prominence by winning back-to-back U.S. Amateur titles before finally turning professional in California. By that time, he had swept the boards clean in Pacific Northwest competition, in addition to gaining a berth on the U.S. Walker Cup team.

Jack Westland

Inducted: 1983

A charter member of the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame. The Everett native won the Washington State Amateur title three times, the PNGA championship four times, the 1929 French Amateur, two Walker Cup matches and the 1931 U.S. Amateur. He later served as a U.S. Congressman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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