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Jenny Lee Smith

Jenny Lee Smith with the AIG Women

A trailblazer of women's professional golf, Jenny Lee Smith claimed the first ever AIG Women's Open at Fulford in 1976.

With a total of 299, the 27-year-old Smith, who was an amateur at the time, claimed the trophy and leading amateur prize. The Smyth Salver would be introduced as the prize for the leading amateur three years later in 1979.

Smith had been a part of two Curtis Cup teams prior to turning professional, as well as claiming her historic victory at Fulford. After turning professional in 1977, Smith initially played on the LPGA Tour before joining in its infancy, what is now the Ladies European Tour.

Smith won the LET Order of Merit twice in 1981 and 1982, and also had many more close calls at the AIG Women's Open in its first decade, finishing 5th in 1979 and in 1980 before a 3rd place in 1981.

Smith's closest call however came in 1982 at Royal Birkdale. Smith made a phenomenal run at the end of her final round, eagling the 15th before holing a 40-foot birdie putt on 18. It wasn't quite enough however, as she finished just one shot shy of Marta Figueras-Dotti.