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PING/Welch's Championship

The PING/Welch's Championship was an annual golf tournament for professional female golfers on the LPGA Tour. Founded in 1980 as the Boston Five Classic, it took place every year in the Boston, Massachusetts area from 1980 through 1997. It was played at the Ferncroft Country Club in Danvers from 1980 to 1990 and at the Blue Hill Country Club in Canton from 1991 to 1997.

The tournament has had a variety of sponsors during its history. Its last title sponsors were Ping, a brand of golf equipment and Welch's, a North American producer of fruit juices.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1980-1990: Boston Five Classic
  • 1991: LPGA Bay State Classic
  • 1992: Welch's Classic
  • 1993-1996: PING/Welch's Championship
  • 1997: Welch's Championship

Winners

Year Champion Country Score Tournament
Location
Purse Winner's
Share
1997 Liselotte Neumann 23x15px Sweden 276 (-12) Blue Hill Country Club $550,000 $82,500
1996 Emilee Klein 23x15px United States 277 (-15) Blue Hill Country Club $500,000 $75,000
1995 Beth Daniel 23x15px United States 271 (-17) Blue Hill Country Club $450,000 $67,500
1994 Helen Alfredsson 23x15px Sweden 274 (-14) Blue Hill Country Club $450,000 $67,500
1993 Missie Berteotti 23x15px United States 276 (-12) Blue Hill Country Club $450,000 $67,500
1992 Dottie Pepper 23x15px United States 278 (-10) Blue Hill Country Club $425,000 $63,750
1991 Juli Inkster 23x15px United States 275 (-13) Blue Hill Country Club $400,000 $60,000
1990 Barb Mucha 23x15px United States 277 (-11) Ferncroft Country Club $350,000 $52,500
1989 Amy Alcott 23x15px United States 272 (-16) Ferncroft Country Club $350,000 $52,500
1988 Colleen Walker 23x15px United States 274 (-14) Ferncroft Country Club $300,000 $45,000
1987 Jane Geddes 23x15px United States 277 (-11) Ferncroft Country Club $300,000 $45,000
1986 Jane Geddes 23x15px United States 281 (-17) Ferncroft Country Club $275,000 $41,250
1985 Judy Clark 23x15px United States 280 (-8) Ferncroft Country Club $225,000 $33,750
1984 Laurie Rinker 23x15px United States 286 (-2) Ferncroft Country Club $225,000 $33,750
1983 Patti Rizzo 23x15px United States 277 (-11) Ferncroft Country Club $175,000 $26,250
1982 Sandra Palmer 23x15px United States 281 (-7) Ferncroft Country Club $175,000 $26,250
1981 Donna Caponi 23x15px United States 276 (-12) Ferncroft Country Club $150,000 $22,500
1980 Dale Lundquist 23x15px United States 276 (-12) Ferncroft Country Club $150,000 $22,500

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