Columbia Savings LPGA National Pro-Am Tournament

This was a onetime tournament on the LPGA Tour, played in the Denver, Colorado, area from the early 1970s until the mid-late 1980s. Every one of its champions was an LPGA star and major championship winner. (It was also known for many years as the National Jewish Hospital Open.)

First played: 1972

Last played: 1987

Sandra Haynie won it two of its first three years, and other multiple winners included JoAnne Carner, Beth Daniel and Pat Bradley. No golfer managed to get a third victory, though.

The tournament was 54 holes for roughly the first half of its time on the LPGA Tour, then expanded to 72 holes for about the second half of its tenure. The 54-hole scoring record was 206, set by Sandra Palmer in 1976. The 72-hole scoring record was 276, recorded by Beth Daniel twice, in 1980 and 1982.

Two-time champ Bradley tied a then-LPGA record for lowest score on nine holes with a 28 in 1984. That was not one of her winning years, however. Bradley was just the second player in LPGA history to record that score over her front nine or back nine.

Also known as: National Jewish Hospital Open, Columbia Savings Classic, LPGA National Pro-Am

Winners of the Columbia Savings LPGA National Pro-Am

1987 — Christa Johnson, 277
1986 — Amy Alcott, 283
1985 — Pat Bradley, 284
1984 — Betsy King, 281
1983 — Pat Bradley, 277
1982 — Beth Daniel, 276
1981 — JoAnne Carner, 278
1980 — Beth Daniel, 276
1979 — Sally Little, 209
1978 — Kathy Whitworth, 211
1977 — JoAnne Carner, 210
1976 — Sandra Palmer, 206
1975 — Judy Rankin, 207
1974 — Sandra Haynie, 213
1973 — Sandra Palmer, 210
1972 — Sandra Haynie, 207

Golf Courses: The tournament was played at multiple courses in the Denver area, including Glenmoor Country Club, Lone Tree Golf Club, Columbine Country Club and Green Gables Country Club.

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