A native of Auburn, Wash., Jo Ann Washam won the club championship at Auburn Golf Course at age 13. She won the PNGA Junior Girls' Amateur in 1967, then won the PNGA Women's Amateur in 1970 and 1971. Washam attended Washington State University on an Evans Caddie Scholarship, the first woman from the Pacific Northwest to receive this scholarship. In 1982, Washam was inducted into the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame for both basketball and golf, being the school's first athlete to have played in national championships in two sports while a student. She played on the LPGA Tour for 17 years, from 1973 to 1990, winning three individual tour titles and two team titles (one with Nancy Lopez as her partner, and one with ChiChi Rodriguez as her partner). She is currently an LPGA teaching pro at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. and resides in Olympia, Wash.