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Buffalo, New York
1968 Vare Trophy
Carol Mann joined the LPGA Tour in 1961 and during her career carded 38 wins, including two major championships, the 1964 Women’s Western Open and the 1965 U.S. Women’s Open. The Buffalo, New York native won the Vare Trophy in 1968 and was the Tour’s leading money winner in 1969. She ranks 12th in career wins on the LPGA Tour and made $506,666 in career earnings.
Mann served as the LPGA’s president from 1973 to 1976 and won the 1976 Babe Zaharias Award. In 1977, she was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as well as the LPGA Hall of Fame and was elected to the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. The PGA of America recognized Mann with the First Lady of Golf Award in 2008 and she was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Maryland State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012. Carol also served as an analyst covering men’s and women’s golf for ABC, ESPN, and NBC.
Her amateur career saw victories at the 1958 Western Junior and 1958 Chicago Junior as well as a win at the 1960 Chicago Women’s Amateur. Mann attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.