LPGA Tour Patty Berg Classic Golf Tournament

The Patty Berg Classic was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour in the 1970s that was played near St. Paul, Minnesota. The event paid homage to LPGA legend Patty Berg, who was born in Minneapolis.

First played: 1973

Last played: 1980

The LPGA Patty Berg Classic was a 54-hole tournament, stroke play. The tournament record of 206 was set by Jo Ann Washam in 1975.

JoAnne Carner, winner in 1974, finished second one year later, just missing the back-to-back. Beth Daniel pulled off back-to-back wins, however, in the event's final two years, with Hollis Stacy the runner-up both times. Laura Baugh, who never won an LPGA Tour event, was runner-up here twice, in 1974 and 1977.

Also known as: In its first two years, 1973-74, the tournament was named the St. Paul Open. In its final year, it was named the Patty Berg Golf Classic.

Winners of the Patty Berg Classic

1973 — Sandra Palmer, 209
1974 — JoAnne Carner, 212
1975 — Jo Ann Washam, 206
1976 — Kathy Whitworth, 212
1977 — Bonnie Lauer, 212
1978 — Shelley Hamlin, 208
1979 — Beth Daniel, 208
1980 — Beth Daniel, 210

Golf course: All eight years it was played, the LPGA Patty Berg Classic took place at Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minnesota. That course had previously been the site of the PGA Tour's St. Paul Open, as well as the 1932 PGA Championship and 1954 PGA Championship.

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