Carol Ellis

Carol Ellis, 78, of Roseville, Minn., has been a part of Minnesota golf since the 1960’s. Calling University Golf Club her home, Ellis won the 1963 Minnesota Women’s Public Golf Association’s Public Links Championship, finished runner-up in the 1966 Minnesota Women’s State Amateur Championship and participated in eight USGA Women’s Opens from 1964 to 1977, including a 43rd place finish in 1966 at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Turning professional in 1966, Ellis was a successful golf instructor, giving lessons in St. Paul at Harkins Range, the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, and at the University Golf Club into the early 1980’s. Nearing 50 later that decade, Ellis reapplied for her amateur status and went on to win three consecutive Minnesota State Senior titles in 1989, 1990 and 1991. She also qualified for three USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur and nine USGA Women Senior Amateur championships, including a 13th place finish at Pine Needles in 1991. 

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