Former Women's Open champion Spuzich dies at 78

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INDIANAPOLIS - Sandra Spuzich, the 1966 U.S. Women's Open champion who won six other LPGA titles, has died. She was 78.

Conkle Funeral Homes and the U.S. Golf Association said Spuzich died Oct. 6 at her Indianapolis home.

Spuzich won the Women's Open at Hazeltine in Minnesota for her first tour title, beating Carol Mann by a stroke. In 1982, Spuzich won the Corning Classic and Mary Kay Classic at age 45 to become the oldest player in LPGA history to win twice in a season, a record that still stands.

Spuzich is survived by her longtime partner, former LPGA player Joyce Kazmierski.