LPGA Tour player Jo Ann Washam passes

Updated: January 3, 2020

The Pacific Northwest lost a golf legend when Jo Ann Washam of Auburn died at the age of 69. Washam was a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour and played golf at Washington State University.

Washam was a multi-sport athlete playing both golf and basketball at Washington State. She played in national championship tournaments for both teams at WSU.

On the LPGA Tour, Washam won the 1979 Women’s Kemper Open and made two holes in one in the event. She finished ninth on the money list in 1980 with $107,062. She also won two team events – with Chi Chi Rodriguez and Nancy Lopez.