1980 LPGA Tour

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The 1980 LPGA Tour was the 31st season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from February 1 to November 9. The season consisted of 38 official money events. Donna Caponi and JoAnne Carner won the most tournaments, five each. Beth Daniel led the money list with earnings of $231,000.

There were five first-time winners in 1980: Barbara Barrow, Dot Germain, Dale Lundquist, Tatsuko Ohsako, and Donna White.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1980 season.[1] "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 ($) 1st prize ($)
Feb 4 Whirlpool Championship of Deer Creek Florida United States JoAnne Carner (25) 282 (-10) 100,000 15,000
Feb 10 Elizabeth Arden Classic Florida United States Jane Blalock (25) 283 (-5) 100,000 15,000
Feb 17 S&H Golf Classic Florida United States Dot Germain (1) 209 (-7) 100,000 15,000
Feb 24 Bent Tree Ladies Classic Florida United States JoAnne Carner (26) 280 (-8) 100,000 15,000
Mar 2 Sun City Classic Arizona Australia Jan Stephenson (4) 275 (-13) 100,000 15,000
Mar 9 Sunstar Classic California United States JoAnne Carner (27) 207 (-9) 125,000 18,750
Mar 16 Honda Civic Golf Classic California United States JoAnne Carner (28) 279 (-9) 150,000 22,500
Mar 23 LPGA National Pro-Am Nevada United States Donna Caponi (15) 286 (-2) 200,000 30,000
Mar 30 Women's Kemper Open California United States Nancy Lopez (18) 284 (E) 150,000 22,500
Apr 6 Colgate-Dinah Shore Winner's Circle California United States Donna Caponi (16) 275 (-13) 250,000 37,500
Apr 13 American Defender/WRAL Classic North Carolina United States Amy Alcott (10) 206 (-10) 100,000 15,000
Apr 20 Florida Lady Citrus Florida United States Donna White (1) 283 (-9) 100,000 15,000
Apr 27 Birmingham Classic Alabama United States Barbara Barrow (1) 210 (-6) 100,000 15,000
May 4 CPC Women's International South Carolina United States Hollis Stacy (7) 279 (-9) 100,000 15,000
May 11 Lady Michelob Georgia United States Pam Higgins (3) 208 (-11) 100,000 15,000
May 18 Coca-Cola Classic New Jersey United States Donna White (2) 217 (-2) 125,000 18,750
May 25 Corning Classic New York United States Donna Caponi (17) 281 (-7) 100,000 15,000
Jun 1 Golden Lights Championship New York United States Beth Daniel (2) 287 (-1) 125,000 18,750
Jun 8 LPGA Championship Ohio South Africa Sally Little (6) 285 (-3) 150,000 22,500
Jun 15 Boston Five Classic Massachusetts United States Dale Lundquist (1) 276 (-12) 150,000 22,500
Jun 22 Lady Keystone Open Pennsylvania United States JoAnne Carner (29) 207 (-9) 100,000 15,000
Jun 29 The Sarah Coventry New York United States Nancy Lopez (19) 283 (-9) 125,000 18,750
Jul 6 Mayflower Classic Indiana United States Amy Alcott (11) 275 (-13) 150,000 22,500
Jul 13 U.S. Women's Open Tennessee United States Amy Alcott (12) 280 (-4) 140,000 20,047
Jul 20 Greater Baltimore Golf Classic Maryland United States Pat Bradley (6) 206 (-13) 100,000 15,000
Jul 27 WUI Classic New York South Africa Sally Little (7) 284 (-4) 125,000 18,750
Aug 3 West Virginia LPGA Classic West Virginia Canada Sandra Post (7) 211 (-5) 100,000 15,000
Aug 10 Peter Jackson Classic Canada United States Pat Bradley (7) 277 (-11) 150,000 22,500
Aug 17 Patty Berg Golf Classic Minnesota United States Beth Daniel (3) 210 (-9) 100,000 15,000
Aug 24 Columbia Savings LPGA Classic Colorado United States Beth Daniel (4) 276 (-12) 150,000 22,500
Sep 1 Rail Charity Golf Classic Illinois United States Nancy Lopez (20) 275 (-13) 125,000 18,750
Sep 7 World Series of Women's Golf Ohio United States Beth Daniel (5) 282 (-6) 150,000 46,500
Sep 7 Barth Classic Indiana United States Sandra Spuzich (5) 212 (-4) 100,000 15,000
Sep 14 United Virginia Bank Classic Virginia United States Donna Caponi (18) 277 (-11) 100,000 15,000
Sep 21 ERA Real Estate Classic Kansas United States Donna Caponi (19) 283 (-9) 100,000 15,000
Sep 28 Mary Kay Classic Texas United States Jerilyn Britz (2) 139 (-1)^ 150,000 22,500
Oct 12 Inamori Golf Classic California United States Amy Alcott (13) 280 (-12) 150,000 22,500
Nov 9 Mazda Japan Classic Japan Japan Tatsuko Ohsako (1) 213 (-9) 225,000 26,250

^ - weather-shortened tournament

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Beth Daniel  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Amy Alcott  United States
Player of the Year Beth Daniel  United States
Rookie of the Year Myra Blackwelder  United States

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