At the age of 10, Barbara Bunkowsky picked up a golf club and met her destiny. Twelve years later, the Burlington, Ontario native would leave Florida State as one of its finest golfers ever. Bunkowsky’s performance in the team’s first national championship is still talked about in Tallahassee golfing circles. She shot even par in the last round of the AIAW National Championship in Athens, GA. Her efforts were even more dramatic as she birdied the final five holes to seal the championship. The victory was a record fifth tournament win for the Lady Seminoles in 1981. She made a quick impact on the LPGA Tour and regularly ranked among the top money winners.