Donna Horton White (born April 7, 1954), née Donna Horton, is a former American professional golfer who played on the LPGA Tour for 15 years from 1977 to 1992.
1 Amateur career,
2 Professional career,
4 LPGA Tour wins,
5 Team appearances,
6 See also,
8 External links,
White was born in Kinston, North Carolina. She had a successful amateur golf career, and was a semi-finalist in the 1971 U.S. Girls' Junior. In the U.S. Women's Amateur, she was a semi-finalist in 1973, runner-up in 1975 and winner in 1976. She also won the 1976 Trans-National Amateur. She was a member of the winning Curtis Cup and Espirito Santo Trophy teams in 1976.
She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Mimi Ryan's Florida Gators women's golf team in Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) competition in 1975 and 1976. During her time as a Gator golfer, she was a four-time collegiate medalist. She graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in health and human performance in 1976, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1978.
White played on the LPGA Tour for 16 years (1977-1992). She won three Tour events, including the 1980 Florida Lady Citrus, the 1983 Coca-Cola Classic and the 1983 Sarasota Classic. Her best finish in a LPGA major was a tie for second in the 1982 U.S. Women's Open. She also finished fourth at the 1984 du Maurier Classic after opening the final round one shot out of the lead. White retired after the 1992 season, with total career winnings of $908,589.
She married Mike White, who also went to the University of Florida, where he played baseball, in December 1976. He is a longtime school teacher in Belle Glade and she runs golf operations for Palm Beach County courses.
LPGA Tour wins:
Apr 20, 1980
Florida Lady Citrus
May 18, 1980
Feb 13, 1983
JoAnne Carner, Nancy Lopez, Alice Miller
LPGA Tour playoff record (1-1)
Won with par on first extra hole
Ayako Okamoto, Kathy Whitworth
Okamoto won with birdie on third extra hole
Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1976 (winners),
Espirito Santo Trophy (representing the United States): 1976 (winners)
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