Sport

Cathy Panton-Lewis

2011 Inductee

One of the UK’s greatest golfers, Cathy Panton-Lewis represented Scotland as an amateur from the age of 16 and in 1976, while an undergraduate at the University, became the British Amateur Champion, thus earning a place in the British World Cup Amateur Team.

That same year, she won the coveted Scottish Sportswoman of the Year title.

In 1978, she turned professional, and in 1979 participated – and won the Order of Merit - in the inaugural Professionals Ladies European tour. Over the next nine years she won 14 European Tour championships, including the European Championship (twice), the Irish Open, the Portuguese Open (twice) and the Scottish Open. Contributing to the development of her sport, she was the executive director of the McDonald’s WPGA Championship of Europe from 1996 to 1999, and is an Advanced Fellow Professional of the PGA. She has continued to play – and win – on the seniors tour.

While at University, Cathy was awarded her Blue in 1974/75 and won the Eva Bailey Cup (best female sports performer) in 1975/76. She also won the Scottish Universities Championships in 1977 and was selected for the GB & NI team which played Europe in the Vagliano Trophy.