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Colleen Walker, 56, golfer

Colleen Walker celebrated at the du Maurier Classic.

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Colleen Walker celebrated at the du Maurier Classic.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Colleen Walker, the former ­LPGA Tour player who won tournaments nine times during her 23-year career, died Tuesday night after her second battle with cancer. She was 56 and died at her home in Valrico.

Ms. Walker was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2003. Late last year, cancer resurfaced in her hips and pelvis and spread through her body.

Ms. Walker played the LPGA Tour from 1982 to 2004. She had a career-high three victories in 1992 and won her lone major title in 1997 in the du Maurier Classic in Canada.

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