Penny Hammel (born March 24, 1962) is an American professional golfer, who joined the LPGA Tour in 1985.
|Born||March 24, 1962|
Decatur, Illinois, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Residence||Delray Beach, Florida|
|College||University of Miami|
|Former tour(s)||LPGA Tour (1985–2006)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T8: 1986|
|Women's PGA C'ship||T3: 1996|
|U.S. Women's Open||T3: 1989|
|du Maurier Classic||T4: 1989|
|Women's British Open||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
Player of the Year
|LPGA Rookie of the Year||1985|
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.
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.
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|
|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|
Futures Tour wins (4)Edit
- 1984 (4) Candlestone Classic, Dave Mason Golf Classic, Tiger Point Classic II, Val Ward Cadillac Classic
- Curtis Cup (representing the United States): 1984 (winners)