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Encyclopedia > Nancy Lopez

Nancy Lopez (born January 6, 1957 in Torrance, California) is one of the most accomplished women in the history of professional women's golf. She won the United States Girls Junior Amateur Golf Championship in 1972 and again in 1974. In her rookie year on the LPGA Tour, she won nine tournaments, and was named Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in the same season. This feat has not been repeated to date. January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location of Torrance in the County of Los Angeles Country United States State California County Los Angeles County, California Mayor Frank Scotto Area    - City 20. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The United States Girls Junior Championship is a golf championship organized by the United States Golf Association for girls under the age of eighteen. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...


Lopez was inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987. // The World Golf Hall of Fame is located in St. ...


She is also known as Nancy Lopez-Knight, since her marriage to former Major League baseball player Ray Knight. From 1980 to 1981 she competed as Nancy Lopez-Melton. A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... Ray Knight (born December 28, 1952 in Albany, Georgia) is a former right-handed Major League Baseball player in the 1970s and 80s. ...


Nancy Lopez resides in Albany, Georgia. Nickname: The Artesian City Location in the state of Georgia Country United States State Georgia County Dougherty Mayor Willie Adams, Jr. ...

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Amateur career

Lopez won the New Mexicon Women's Amateur at the age of 12 and went on to win the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship twice, in 1972 and in 1974. She won the Western Junior three times and the Mexican Amateur in 1975. In 1975, Lopez qualified for the U.S. Women's Open as an amateur and finished in a tie for second. 1976, as a student at the University of Tulsa, she won the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Championship and was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup and World Amateur teams. At the University of Tulsa, Lopez was named a 1976 All-American and the university’s Female Athlete of the Year. The United States Girls Junior Championship is a golf championship organized by the United States Golf Association for amateur girls under the age of eighteen, first held in 1949. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women was founded in 1971 to govern collegiate womens athletics in the United States and to administer national championships. ... The Curtis Cup is the best known team tournament for women amateur golfers. ...


Professional career

Lopez has won a total of 48 official LPGA tournaments and 4 unofficial events. She was a member of the United States Solheim Cup team in 1990 and 2005, serving as captain in 2005. The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. ...


LPGA victories

LPGA Majors are shown in bold. The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The Wegmans LPGA is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The State Farm Classic is a golf tournament for professional female golfers that is part of the LPGA Tour. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winners Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The Wegmans LPGA is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The Mizuno Classic is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the United States LPGA Tour, jointly sanctioned the LPGA of Japan Tour. ... The Samsung World Championship is an annual golf tournament, originating in 1981, for professional female golfers which takes place every October on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The Safeway Classic is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The Safeway Classic is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The ShopRite LPGA Classic was an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The State Farm Classic is a golf tournament for professional female golfers that is part of the LPGA Tour. ... The Safeway Classic is an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. ... The Floridas Natural Championship Hosted by Nancy Lopez was a golf tournament for professional female golfers that was part of the LPGA Tour from 1992 through 2006. ... Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...


Results in LPGA majors

Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP 1 T10 T19
U.S. Women's Open T18 T2LA CUT 2 T9 T11 T7
du Maurier Classic DNP DNP DNP T59 DNP 2 T6
Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP T6 T16 T11 DNP T33 T5 T18 CUT
LPGA Championship T5 T35 T21 T14 1 DNP T28 T24 1 T14
U.S. Women's Open WD T7 DNP T35 T4 DNP T21 T12 2 T14
du Maurier Classic T2 T9 WD T8 DNP DNP T21 T45 9 DNP
Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Kraft Nabisco Championship T30 CUT T8 T9 T3 T15 T23 T13 T21 T43
LPGA Championship DNP T18 T25 WD T18 T18 T37 T44 WD T65
U.S. Women's Open DNP T16 T7 T35 T28 CUT 2 CUT CUT T46
du Maurier Classic DNP DNP DNP T22 DNP T2 DNP T27 DNP DNP
Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Kraft Nabisco Championship T63 CUT CUT WD CUT DNP
LPGA Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Women's Open CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
Women's British Open ^ DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001.
LA = Low Amateur
DNP = did not play.
CUT = missed the half=way cut.
"T" = tied
WD = withdrew
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish. The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winners Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Canadian Womens Open is a professional golf tournament for women once known as La Canadienne, later the Peter Jackson Classic, du Maurier Classic, and the du Maurier Ltd Classic, (also Classique du Maurier Ltee) until tobacco restrictions came into force in Canada. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winners Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Canadian Womens Open is a professional golf tournament for women once known as La Canadienne, later the Peter Jackson Classic, du Maurier Classic, and the du Maurier Ltd Classic, (also Classique du Maurier Ltee) until tobacco restrictions came into force in Canada. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winners Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Canadian Womens Open is a professional golf tournament for women once known as La Canadienne, later the Peter Jackson Classic, du Maurier Classic, and the du Maurier Ltd Classic, (also Classique du Maurier Ltee) until tobacco restrictions came into force in Canada. ... The Kraft Nabisco Championship (originally the Colgate/Dinah Shore Winners Circle Championship) is one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA Tour. ... The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ... The U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship is one of the LPGAs major championships along with the LPGA Championship, the Womens British Open, and the Kraft Nabisco Championship. ... The Womens British Open, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Weetabix Womens British Open, is one of the leading events in womens professional golf, being the only tournament which is classified as a major by both the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. ...


Accolades

4-time LPGA Player of the Year (1978-79,85,88); Rookie of Year (1978); 3-time winner of LPGA Championship; reached Hall of Fame by age 30 with 35 victories; 48 career wins. The LPGA Championship, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the McDonalds LPGA Championship, is the second-longest running tournament in the history of the Ladies Professional Golf Association surpassed only by the U.S. Womens Open. ...


In 1998, Lopez was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. The Bob Jones Award is the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. ... The logo of the USGA The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ...


See also

This table lists players with 20 or more wins on the LPGA Tour as of March 19, 2006. ... This article lists all the women who have won the LPGA Tours past and present major championships by number of victories. ...

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