Penny Hammel

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Penny Hammel
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1962-03-24) March 24, 1962 (age 52)
Decatur, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality  United States
Residence Delray Beach, Florida
College University of Miami
Turned professional 1984
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1985–2006)
Professional wins 8
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 4
Symetra Tour 4
Best results in LPGA major championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T8: 1986
LPGA Championship T3: 1996
U.S. Women's Open T3: 1989
du Maurier Classic T4: 1989
Women's British Open DNP
Achievements and awards
Futures Tour
Player of the Year
LPGA Rookie of the Year 1985

Penny Hammel (born March 24, 1962) is an American professional golfer, who joined the LPGA Tour in 1985.

Amateur career[edit]

Hammel was born in Decatur, Illinois. She won several amateur tournaments including the 1979 U.S. Girls' Junior. In the 1979 PGA Junior Championship she finished five strokes ahead of her closest opponent. As a member of the University of Miami women's golf team, Hammel won the 1983 NCAA Women's Golf Championship, and her team won the title in 1984. She was a 1983-84 All-American and a member of the 1984 U.S. Curtis Cup team.

Professional career[edit]

Hammel turned professional in 1984 and played on the Futures Tour, winning four times. She was named the Player of the Year.

Hammel joined the LPGA tour in 1985 and won the Rolex Rookie of the Year award. She eventually went on to win a total of four victories on the Tour during her career.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (4)[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 4, 1985 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic –10 (72-69-72-65=278) 1 stroke United States Nancy Lopez
2 Jul 9, 1989 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic –7 (69-66-71=206) 2 strokes United States Nancy Lopez, Sweden Liselotte Neumann, United States Hollis Stacy
3 Mar 17, 1991 Desert Inn LPGA International –5 (71-74-66=211) 1 stroke United States Beth Daniel
4 Jun 24, 1997 Rochester International –9 (71-70-70-68=279) 1 stroke United States Nanci Bowen, United States Tammie Green, United States Dottie Pepper

Futures Tour wins (4)[edit]

  • 1984 (4) Candlestone Classic, Dave Mason Golf Classic, Tiger Point Classic II, Val Ward Cadillac Classic

Team appearances[edit]


  • Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1984 (winners)

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