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A golf champion gets the nod of history


In the late 1950s and well into the ’60s, a number of Idaho athletes were at the edge of dominating their respective sports.

Shirley Englehorn, from Caldwell, Idaho, at the west end of the Boise Valley, was one of them.

She won 11 times on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour and posted another win, not part of the tour.

She was born in 1940 and turned pro in 1958, winning her first tournament, the Eastern Open, by a three-stroke margin in 1962.

Her career was closely watched by everyone at the Idaho Statesman, where Publisher James Brown spent the evening hours checking the wire...

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