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Marilyn Palmer O'Connor

Born: December 17, 1946 in Vancouver, BC
Category: Amateur Golfer
Inducted: 1999
Club Affiliations: Elks Lodge and Golf Club and Country Hills Golf Club

Marilyn Palmer was born to be a golfer. The daughter of a golf professional, Marilyn grew up in British Columbia where she proceeded to win her first tournaments. After years as a provincial champion, Marilyn was also selected for no less than 12 national teams and competed as one of the members of the winning Commonwealth Games team in 1979. Marilyn relocated to Alberta in 1978 after marrying Don O'Connor. In her own opinion, her win of the 1986 Canadian Ladies' Amateur was the most exciting victory, coming as it did, later in her career.

Marilyn Palmer O'Connor's Record:

International:

  • New Zealand Foursome Champion with Jocelyne Bourassa 1971
  • International 4-Ball Championship 1972
  • LPGA Bluegrass Invitational - Low Amateur
  • LPGA Titleholders Championship - Low Amateur
  • Doherty Challenge Cup - Medallist
  • US Amateur - qualified 1972, 1973, 1975 & 1976
  • British Amateur - Qualified 1975

National:

  • Canadian Ladies' Amateur Championship - 1986
  • Canadian Ladies' Close - 1966
  • Canadian Ladies' Foursome - 1976

Teams:

  • World Amateur Team - 1968, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1986 (Placed second in 1978)
  • Commonwealth Team 1967, 1971, 1975, 1979
    (Won it in 1979)
  • Regional Pacific Northwest Golf Championship - 1973

Regional:

  • Pacific Northwest Golf Championship - 1973

Provincial:

  • BC Junior Champion - 1963, 1964, 1965
  • BC Ladies' Champion - 1965, 1966
  • Alberta Ladies' Champion - 1983, 85, 89, 90, 93, 94

Provincial teams:

  • BC Interprovincial Team - 16 time Member
  • Alberta Team Member - 12 times
  • BC Junior Team Member - 1
  • Alberta Western Canadian Team Member - 7 times

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