Patty Jordan

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WNY LPGA Veteran Tour Winner

An outstanding athlete in five different sports at Eden High School, Patty Jordan was also the number one player on the boys’ varsity golf team for four straight years. Selected All Western New York twice for volleyball, Jordan was named the winner of the top female athlete in the Erie County Interscholastic Conference by the Buffalo News, and won the Ron Jaworski scholarship as Western New York’s outstanding girl athlete in 1978. As an amateur golfer, she won the Women’s Buffalo Interclub Golf Association Junior Girls’ Championship two consecutive years – 1976 and 1977 – and the 1977 Erie County Junior Girls’ Championship.

Having earned a scholarship to Wake Forest University, Jordan played golf on the women’s team all four years; her college career was noteworthy with wins in the 1979 James Madison Invitational and the 1980 North Carolina AIAW State Championship. After graduation, she played in numerous amateur tournaments before joining the LPGA Tour in 1986.

In her 13 years on the LPGA Tour, Jordan played in 230 events including 3 US Opens, earned 5 top 25 finishes, and won the Ocean State Open in 1988. Patty received the 2000 LPGA ‘Samaritan Award’ which acknowledges humanitarian and charitable efforts by an LPGA player.