Lady Carling Open (Baltimore) on the LPGA Tour

The Lady Carling Open was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour, played from the early 1960s until the early 1980s. It is also remembered under one its later names, the Greater Baltimore Golf Classic. It was a 54-hole tournament.

First played: 1962

Last played: 1980

Kathy Whitworth won the first one and added three more trophies later, for four victories total. The only golfer to win back-to-back titles here was Judy Rankin (1973-74).

Pat Bradley set the tournament scoring record of 206 in 1980, the last year it was played. ... Nancy Lopez's win in the 1978 tournament (then called the Greater Baltimore Golf Classic) was the first in her record-setting, 5-tournament win streak. ... Clifford Ann Creed got the first of her 11 career wins here, in 1964.

The name "Lady Carling Open" was used for several other LPGA tournaments, some of which were even played in the same years. They are usually distinguished from one another by including their location, such as "Danbury Lady Carling Open" for the one that took place in Danbury, Conn. Probably the best-known of those other Lady Carlings was the tournament perhaps better-remembered as the Lady Tara or Lady Michelob Classic, played in Atlanta.

Also known as: Lady Carling Open was the longest-running name; also called Kelly Girls Open, Sight Open, Baltimore Classic and Greater Baltimore Golf Classic.

Winners of the Lady Carling Open (Baltimore)

1980 — Pat Bradley, 206
1979 — Pat Meyers, 210
1978 — Nancy Lopez, 212
1977 — Jane Blalock, 209
1975-76 — Not played
1974 — Judy Rankin, 144 (36 holes due to weather)
1973 — Judy Rankin, 215
1972 — Carol Mann, 210
1971 — Kathy Whitworth, 210
1970 — Shirley Englehorn, 210
1969 — Susie Berning, 213
1968 — Kathy Whitworth, 214
1967 — Mickey Wright, 207
1966 — Kathy Whitworth 214
1965 — Carol Mann, 211
1964 — Clifford Ann Creed, 217
1963 — Marlene Hagge, 208
1962 — Kathy Whitworth, 215

Golf Courses: Pine Ridge Golf Course in Timonium, Md., for most of its life; also, Turf Valley Country Club in Ellicott City, Md.

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