November 23, 2015

Only one true contender, Aaron Baddeley, emerged to challenge Ms. Blalock and his link to the Granite State isn’t exactly rock solid: He was born in Lebanon, near the Vermont border, but moved to Australia when he was two. Years later he won the 1999 Australian Open as an amateur and successfully defended the title in 2000 after he had turned professional. Three PGA Tour wins have followed, most recently in 2011. But he’s no match for our winner. Born in Portsmouth, Blalock won the New Hampshire Amateur five consecutive times from 1965-69. She turned pro that year and in a 17-year LPGA career won 27 times. No majors to her credit, though she did win the Dinah Shore Colgate Winner’s Circle in 1972 before it carried “major” status.