Sandra Spuzich lifts her leg high and cheers after sinking a putt on the 4th hole during the final round of the 1966 U.S. Woman’s Open at Hazeltine National Golf Club on July 3, 1966, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 29-year-old won.
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Monday, October 12, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sandra Spuzich, the 1966 U.S. Women's Open champion who won six other LPGA Tour titles, has died. She was 78.

Conkle Funeral Homes and the U.S. Golf Association said Spuzich died Oct. 6 at her Indianapolis home.

Spuzich won the Women's Open at Hazeltine in Minnesota for her first tour title, beating Carol Mann by a stroke. In 1982, Spuzich won the Corning Classic and Mary Kay Classic at age 45 to became the oldest player in LPGA Tour history to win twice in a season, a record that still stands.

Spuzich is survived by her longtime partner, former LPGA Tour player Joyce Kazmierski.

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