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St. Petersburg Women's Open

 

The St. Petersburg Women's Open was a golf tournament that ran from the early days of the LPGA Tour, the mid-1950s, until the late 1980s. It was played in Florida and was often known, in its first few decades, as the Orange Blossom Open or Orange Blossom Classic.

The biggest winner in this tournament was Kathy Whitworth, who won it five times. She was the first golfer to win the same tournament five times on the LPGA Tour.

There are many multiple winners in the event's history; those who won in back-to-back years, in addition to Whitworth, are Marilynn Smith, Jane Blalock and Hollis Stacy.

First played: 1954

Last played: 1989

Also known as: Carried many different names over the years, including St. Petersburg Orange Classic, St. Petersburg Orange Blossom Open, Orange Blossom Open, Orange Blossom Classic, S&H Golf Classic and USX Golf Classic

Winners of the St. Petersburg Women's Open
1989 - Betsy King
1988 - Rosie Jones
1987 - Cindy Hill
1986 - Pat Bradley
1985 - Alice Miller
1984 - Vicki Fergon
1983 - Hollis Stacy
1982 - Hollis Stacy
1981 - JoAnne Carner
1980 - Dot Germain
1979 - Jane Blalock
1978 - Jane Blalock
1977 - Judy Rankin
1976 - JoAnne Carner
1975 - Amy Alcott
1974 - Kathy Whitworth
1973 - Sandra Haynie
1972 - Carol Mann
1971 - Jan Ferraris
1970 - Kathy Whitworth
1969 - Kathy Whitworth
1968 - Kathy Whitworth
1967 - Marilynn Smith
1966 - Marilynn Smith
1965 - Kathy Whitworth
1964 - Mary Lena Faulk
1963 - Mickey Wright
1962 - Louise Suggs
1961 - Mickey Wright
1960 - Beverly Hanson
1959 - Louise Suggs
1958 - Betsy Rawls
1957 - Mary Lena Faulk
1956 - Kathy Cornelius
1955 - Patty Berg
1954 - Beverly Hanson

Golf Courses: Sunset Golf and Country Club, Pasadena Golf Club and Seminole Lakes Country Club, all in the St. Petersburg, Fla., area.

 

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