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Penny Grice-Whittaker

Penny Grice-Whittaker with the AIG Women

Penny Grice Whittaker had been playing golf for exactly half of her life when she won the AIG Women's Open by three strokes in 1991, comfortably seeing off some of the the game's best players in Helen Alfredsson and Laura Davies.

The Sheffield native had taken up the game at the age of 13, and won the biggest event in Britain at the age of 26. Her win at Woburn was the high-water mark of a strong career on Tour that included wins in Australia, Belgium and France. All this followed a strong amateur career which included a Curtis Cup berth.

The Englishwoman's victory in 1991 was all the more impressive considering she dealt with a third round of 77. Three other rounds of 69 however, including in the final round, would see the job done and secure Grice-Whittaker's place in the annals of the AIG Women's Open as a Champion.