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Penny Hammel (born March 24, 1962) is an American professional golfer, who joined the LPGA Tour in 1985.

Penny Hammel
Personal information
Born (1962-03-24) March 24, 1962 (age 57)
Decatur, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality United States
ResidenceDelray Beach, Florida
CollegeUniversity of Miami
Turned professional1984
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1985–2006)
Professional wins8
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour4
Symetra Tour4
Best results in LPGA major championships
ANA InspirationT8: 1986
Women's PGA C'shipT3: 1996
U.S. Women's OpenT3: 1989
du Maurier ClassicT4: 1989
Women's British OpenDNP
Achievements and awards
Futures Tour
Player of the Year
LPGA Rookie of the Year1985

Amateur careerEdit

Hammel was born in Decatur, Illinois. She won several amateur tournaments including the 1979 U.S. Girls' Junior. In the 1979 PGA Junior Championship she finished five strokes ahead of her closest opponent. As a member of the University of Miami women's golf team, Hammel won the 1983 NCAA Women's Golf Championship, and her team won the title in 1984. She was a 1983-84 All-American and a member of the 1984 U.S. Curtis Cup team.

Professional careerEdit

Hammel turned professional in 1984 and played on the Futures Tour, winning four times. She was named the Player of the Year.

Hammel joined the LPGA tour in 1985 and won the Rolex Rookie of the Year award. She eventually went on to win a total of four victories on the Tour during her career.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (4)Edit

LPGA Tour wins (4)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 4, 1985 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic –10 (72-69-72-65=278) 1 stroke   Nancy Lopez
2 Jul 9, 1989 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic –7 (69-66-71=206) 2 strokes   Nancy Lopez
  Liselotte Neumann
  Hollis Stacy
3 Mar 17, 1991 Desert Inn LPGA International –5 (71-74-66=211) 1 stroke   Beth Daniel
4 Jun 24, 1997 Rochester International –9 (71-70-70-68=279) 1 stroke   Nanci Bowen
  Tammie Green
  Dottie Pepper

Futures Tour wins (4)Edit

  • 1984 (4) Candlestone Classic, Dave Mason Golf Classic, Tiger Point Classic II, Val Ward Cadillac Classic

Team appearancesEdit


  • Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1984 (winners)

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