Des Moines | Inducted 2007 | Category: Amateur Golfer

Betsy Bro dominated women’s golf in Iowa for a decade. She won the Women’s State Amateur five times between 1983 and 1992, and the Des Moines City title seven times between 1988 and 1994.  Her success preceded her stay in Iowa, and continued after she left. Bro, the daughter of famed amateur Neil Croonquist, won the Minnesota State Amateur in 1980. She also played in the 1977 U.S. Women’s Open, as well as three U.S.  Women’s Amateurs, and was a quarterfinalist in the North and South Amateur at Pinehurst.

After leaving Iowa, Bro won four Arizona State Amateur titles the stroke play championship in 1997 and the match-play championship in 1996, 1997 and 2000. She was also a semifinalist in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur in 1999. Bro resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Courtesy of Rick Brown)

Career Highlights

1983,’85, ’86, ’87, ‘92     Iowa Women’s State Amateur Champion

1988-1994     Des Moines City Women’s Champion

1980     Minnesota State Women’s Amateur

1999     U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur semifinalist

Played in the 1977 U.S. Women’s Open and 3 U.S. Women’s Amateurs

North and South Women’s Amateur Quarterfinalist

4 Arizona State Women’s Amateur titles (Stroke Play and 3 Match Play)

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