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1980 - Dan Halldorson finishes at 13-under-par 275 to win the Pensacola Open by two strokes over Gary Hallberg and Mike Sullivan.

Amy Alcott finishes at 12-under-par 280 to win the Inamori Classic by four strokes over Beth Daniel and Patty Hayes.

1986 - Ernie Gonzalez edges Joey Sindelar by one stroke to win the rain-shortened Pensacola Open at 14-under-par 128.

On the Senior PGA Tour, Dale Douglass wins the Fairfield Barnett Classic.

1997 - David Duval defeats Duffy Waldorf and Grant Waite in a playoff to capture the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill for his first career PGA Tour victory. The three players had tied after 72 holes at 13-under- par 271.

On the Senior PGA Tour, Dave Eichelberger posts an 11-under-par 205 to win the Transamerica by four strokes over Dewitt Weaver, John Jacobs, Terry Dill, and Frank Conner.


BORN ON THIS DAY

Harvey Penick, whose "Little Red Book" is one of the best-selling golf books of all time, was born in Austin, Texas in 1904. He was a popular teacher in Texas, coaching outstanding players such as Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Kathy Whitworth, Betsy Rawls, and Sandra Palmer. He died days before Crenshaw won the1995 Masters

Sally Little, winner of 15 LPGA Tour events, including three major championships, was born in Capetown, South Africa, in 1951.

Steve Lowery, PGA Tour member and winner of the 1994 Sprint International, was born in Birmingham, Ala., in 1960.

Becky Iverson, member of the winning 2000 U.S. Solheim Cup team, was born in Escanaba, Mich., in 1967.

Cristie Kerr, LPGA Tour member, was born in Miami, Fla., in 1977.

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