WUI Classic

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WUI Classic
Tournament information
Location Jericho, New York
Established 1977
Course(s) Meadow Brook Club
Par 72
Length 6,347 yards (5,804 m)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund $125,000
Month played July – August
Final year 1982
Tournament record score
Aggregate 276 Beth Daniel (1982)
To par –12 Beth Daniel (1982)
Final champion
United States Beth Daniel

The WUI Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour for six seasons, from 1977 to 1982.[1][2] It was played at three different courses on Long Island, New York. The last four were played at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho.

The tournament sponsor was Western Union International.[3][4][5][6]

Hall of famer Judy Rankin successfully defended her title in 1979 for her 26th and final tour win.[7][8]

Tournament locations[edit]

Years Venue Location
1977 Colonie Hill Country Club Hauppauge, New York
1978 North Hills Country Club Manhasset, New York
1979–82 Meadow Brook Club Jericho, New York

Winners[edit]

WUI Classic
Long Island Charity Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1970-1979 Archived January 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1980-1989 Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Ranking breaks slump despite nervous family". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. wire services. August 14, 1979. p. 2B. 
  4. ^ "Little captures Jericho tourney". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. South Carolina. Associated Press. July 28, 1980. p. B1. 
  5. ^ "Donna Caponi finishes first in Western Union International". Bangor Daily News. Maine. Associated Press. July 20, 1981. p. 23. 
  6. ^ "Daniel wins with LPGA record 276". Argus-Press. Owosso, Michigan. August 16, 1982. p. 18. 
  7. ^ "Drought over for Rankin". Reading Eagle. Pennsylvania. Associated Press. August 14, 1979. p. 24. 
  8. ^ "Rankin discovers gold at end of the rainbow". The Bulletin. Bend, Oregon. UPI. August 14, 1979. p. 13.