Women’s professional golf achievements from Western Pennsylvania

Posted July 16, 2017 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

1982 U.S. Women's Open Champion, Janet Anderson. Photo "A Century of Golf in Western Pennsylvania," Western Pennsylvania Golf Association

Janet Anderson is the only woman from Western Pennsylvania to win the U.S. Women’s Open Championship. In 1982, she shot 70-73-72-68—283 at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, Calif., for a six-stroke victory over Joanne Carner, Beth Daniel, Sandra Haynie and Donna White.

Anderson played the LPGA Tour for a decade. After her rookie year in 1978, Golf Digest named her Rookie of the Year. Her best seasons were 1981 and 1982, when she finished 16th and 13th on the money list. She finished t-3 in the 1982 LPGA Championship.

A native of West Sunbury in Butler County, Anderson attended Slippery Rock University where she played tennis and lacrosse. She was a quarterfinalist in the 1977 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Cincinnati Country Club.

Missy Berteotti played the LPGA Tour from 1986-99. She won the 1993 Ping Welch’s Championship at Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, Mass. Her 73-66-69-68—276 tied her with Dottie Pepper. She birdied the fifth hole of a hole-by-hole playoff to win the title.

Berteotti's LPGA Tour winnings exceeded $1,000,000 and she recorded a top ten finish in each LPGA major.

Berteotti attended the University of Miami prior to turning professional in 1985. She won three straight Women’s Golf Association of Western Pennsylvania Championships from 1982-1984, and reached the quarter-finals in the 1984 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle, Wash.