1979 LPGA Tour

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The 1979 LPGA Tour was the 30th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from February 15 to November 3 and consisted of 35 official money events. Nancy Lopez won the most tournaments, eight, and led the money list with earnings of $197,489.

There were five first-time winners in 1979: Jerilyn Britz, Beth Daniel, Vicki Fergon, Pat Meyers, and Penny Pulz. This was the first year that the Peter Jackson Classic (now called the Canadian Women's Open) was classified as an LPGA major.

Hall of famer Judy Rankin gained her 26th victory in August, which was her final tour win.

The Women's Kemper Open saw the first ever five-way playoff in LPGA Tour history.[1] It was won by JoAnne Carner. Later in the year, The Coca-Cola Classic, was also decided in a five-way playoff.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1979 season.[2] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Feb 18 Elizabeth Arden Classic Florida United States Amy Alcott (6) 285 (–3) 100,000 15,000
Feb 25 Orange Blossom Classic Florida United States Jane Blalock (21) 205 (–11) 75,000 11,250
Mar 4 Bent Tree Classic Florida South Africa Sally Little (3) 278 (–10) 100,000 15,000
Mar 11 Sunstar Classic California United States Nancy Lopez (10) 280 (–8) 100,000 15,000
Mar 18 Honda Civic Classic California United States JoAnne Carner (23) 281 (–7) 150,000 22,500
Mar 25 Sahara National Pro-Am Nevada United States Nancy Lopez (11) 274 (–12) 100,000 15,000
Apr 1 Women's Kemper Open California United States JoAnne Carner (24) 286 (+2) 150,000 22,500
Apr 8 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle California Canada Sandra Post (4) 276 (–12) 250,000 37,500
Apr 22 Florida Lady Citrus Florida United States Jane Blalock (22) 286 (–6) 100,000 15,000
Apr 29 Otey Crisman Classic Alabama United States Jane Blalock (23) 205 (–11) 100,000 15,000
May 6 Women's International South Carolina United States Nancy Lopez (12) 282 (–6) 80,000 12,000
May 13 Lady Michelob Georgia Canada Sandra Post (5) 210 (–6) 100,000 15,000
May 20 Coca-Cola Classic New Jersey United States Nancy Lopez (13) 216 (–3) 100,000 15,000
May 27 Corning Classic New York Australia Penny Pulz (1) 284 (+4) 100,000 15,000
Jun 3 Golden Lights Championship New York United States Nancy Lopez (14) 280 (–8) 100,000 15,000
Jun 10 LPGA Championship Ohio United States Donna Caponi (14) 279 (–9) 150,000 22,500
Jun 17 The Sarah Coventry New York United States Jane Blalock (24) 280 (–12) 100,000 15,000
Jun 24 Lady Keystone Open Pennsylvania United States Nancy Lopez (15) 212 (–4) 100,000 15,000
Jul 1 Lady Stroh's Open Michigan United States Vicki Fergon (1) 284 (–4) 150,000 22,500
Jul 8 Mayflower Classic Indiana United States Hollis Stacy (6) 213 (–3) 100,000 15,000
Jul 15 U.S. Women's Open Connecticut United States Jerilyn Britz (1) 284 (E) 125,000 19,000
Jul 22 Greater Baltimore Classic Maryland United States Pat Meyers (1) 210 (–9) 75,000 11,250
Jul 29 Peter Jackson Classic Canada United States Amy Alcott (7) 285 (–7) 150,000 22,500
Aug 5 Colgate European Open England United States Nancy Lopez (16) 282 (–14) 110,000 15,000
Aug 13 WUI Classic New York United States Judy Rankin (26) 288 (–4) 100,000 15,000
Aug 19 Barth Classic Indiana South Africa Sally Little (4) 208 (-8) 100,000 15,000
Aug 26 Patty Berg Classic Minnesota United States Beth Daniel (1) 208 (–11) 100,000 15,000
Sep 3 Rail Charity Classic Illinois United States Jo Ann Washam (3) 275 (–13) 100,000 15,000
Sep 9 Columbia Savings Classic Colorado South Africa Sally Little (5) 209 (–7) 100,000 15,000
Sep 23 ERA Real Estate Classic Kansas Canada Sandra Post (6) 284 (–8) 100,000 15,000
Sep 30 Mary Kay Classic Texas United States Nancy Lopez (17) 274 (–14) 130,000 19,500
Oct 7 Wheeling Classic West Virginia United States Debbie Massey (2) 219 (+3) 100,000 15,000
Oct 14 United Virginia Bank Classic Virginia United States Amy Alcott (8) 286 (–2) 100,000 15,000
Oct 29 Colgate Far East Open Philippines Argentina Silvia Bertolaccini (3) 213 (–6) 110,000 16,500
Nov 3 Mizuno Japan Classic Japan United States Amy Alcott (9) 211 (–11) 125,000 18,750

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Nancy Lopez (2)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Nancy Lopez (2)  United States
Player of the Year Nancy Lopez (2)  United States
Rookie of the Year Beth Daniel  United States

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