Jocelyne Bourassa, the only Quebecer to have won an LPGA tournament, died Wednesday.
The woman from Shawinigan, nicknamed
the great lady of golf, was 74 years old.
Golf Québec made the announcement in a press release.
Ms. Bourassa won several amateur tournaments before joining the professional women’s circuit in 1972.
His inaugural year on the LPGA Tour earned him the Most Outstanding Rookie title.
In 1973, she triumphed in the first edition of the La Canadienne tournament, which would later become the Canadian Women’s Open.
After her illustrious career, she continued to be involved in Quebec and Canadian golf.