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Lopez, Nancy

(1957–  ) golfer; born in Torrance, Calif. After an outstanding career in amateur golf, she turned professional in 1977 and won the Ladies' Professional Golf Association (LPGA) championship the following year. She was voted LPGA player of the year four times (1978–79, 1985, 1988). She was married to former baseball star, Ray Knight.
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Given that the LPGA Tour's rookie also claimed the Rookie of the Year award last month, Park became the tour's second player to win Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year awards and the money title in the same season, following Nancy Lopez in 1978.
Legends of the LPGA, including Nancy Lopez and Sally Little, gather in friendly international competition at this tournament Nov.
1979 _ Amy Alcott shoots a 7-under 285 to beat Nancy Lopez in the Peter Jackson Classic, later named The du Maurier Classic.
The twentieth-and twenty-first-century athletes selected by these criteria to be included here as "icons"--many but not all from the United States--include Stacy Allison (first American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest), Bonnie Blair (goldmedal winner in speed skating at the 1988 Olympics), Cara-Beth Burnside (champion skate-and snowboarder), Gertrude Ederle (first woman to swim the English Channel), Florence Griffith Joyner (world-record holder in 100-meter and 200-meter dash), Julie Krone (one of the first women jockeys to compete professionally at major race tracks), Nancy Lopez (who "did for women's golf what Arnold Palmer had done for men's," p.
The highlight of a 20-year career was winning the US Open in 1997 in a close finish against the then world number one Nancy Lopez by a single shot.
With the help of Janelle Tobar, Michelle Quan, Nancy Lopez, Jamie Wynn and Stephanie Velasquez, Taft (9-3-5, 3-0-2) was able to hold off an ECR attack that had scored 14 goals in its first four league matches.
From golf's finest and most challenging courses, to the golf legends of the past century (including Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, Tiger Woods, Annika Sorenstam, and more), to cherished artifacts and stories highlighting great moments, Sports Illustrated: The Golf Book is a "must-have" compendium for golf fans.
Sorenstam (2004-05) and Nancy Lopez (1978) hold the tour record with five straight victories in events entered, but neither of those came in consecutive weeks.
It focuses not only on modern day athletes but also touches on athletes such as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Nancy Lopez, Martina Navratilova, Wilma Rudolph and Billie Jean King.
Her credentials in the US, especially her US Women's Open victory against Nancy Lopez, who had 20,000-plus fans supporting her in Portland that day, shows that she has the grit and ability to win in these circumstances against the odds.
Other course winners taking part Nancy Lopez, Chris Johnson, Juli Inkster, Mi Hyun Kim, Soo-Yun Kang
Nancy Lopez never uses a tee someone has discarded.