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Dana Open stats: Who are the past winners of the esteemed golf competition?

The Dana Open, which is currently sponsored by Marathon, was established nearly four decades ago in 1984. Presently, it is an important tournament in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour lineup. The annual competition is typically held in the serene suburb of Sylvania, Ohio, northwest of Toledo. 

The event traces its roots back to PGA Tour caddie and Toledo native, Judd Silverman, who aspired to host a women’s professional golf event in his city of birth. To ensure the success of the event, he garnered the support of sponsors and the help of Jamie Farr, a well-known actor and also a Toledo local. Farr not only lent his fame to the tournament but also brought along several celebrity associates.

The competition has contributed more than $13 million to children’s charities located in Southern Michigan and Northwest Ohio over the years. Between 2004 and 2010, the tournament was headlined by Owens Corning, a global leader in fiberglass production, based out of Toledo, as the title sponsor.

The company later took on the role of a presenting sponsor in 2012. The American retail giant Kroger, one of the country’s largest supermarket chains headquartered in Cincinnati, has also been a long-term sponsor, supporting the event since 1997. A significant change in the event’s sponsorship occurred on January 8, 2013, when Marathon Petroleum took over from Jamie Farr as the title sponsor and has been a long-standing supporter of the tournament since then.

Lesser known facts about the Dana Open

In 1999, the Dana Open saw the most extensive playoff in LPGA history, with six players vying for the title. These contenders included Sherri Steinhauer, Carin Koch, Karrie Webb, Kelli Kuehne, Mardi Lunn, and the eventual winner, Se Ri Pak. Pak emerged victorious in the sudden death round by nailing a birdie putt from ten feet and defended her previous year’s title.

In 2007, Pak etched her name in the history of LPGA Tour by clinching the Dana Open trophy for the fifth time. This feat propelled her into a league of LPGA players who have won the same tournament on five occasions. Other golfers who have secured multiple victories at the Farr include Penny Hammel, who won in 1985 and 1989, Kelly Robbins, winner in 1994 and 1997, and Lydia Ko, who claimed victory in 2014 and 2016.

Who are the past winners of the Dana Open?

With the 2023 edition set to kick off from July 13 to 16, let’s take a look at the past winners of the Dana Open.

YearWinner (Country)Winning ScoreTo parMargin
2022Gaby López (Mexico)67-70-66-63=266−181 stroke
2021Nasa Hataoka (Japan)61-69-64=194−196 strokes
2020Danielle Kang (United States)64-67-70-68=269−151 stroke
2019Kim Sei-young (South Korea)67-64-66-65=262−222 strokes
2018Thidapa Suwannapura (Thailand)65-69-71-65=270−14Playoff
2017In-Kyung Kim (South Korea)65-67-68-63=263−214 strokes
2016Lydia Ko (New Zealand)68-66-67-69=270−14Playoff
2015Chella Choi (South Korea)73-66-65-66=270−14Playoff
2014Lydia Ko (New Zealand)67-67-70-65=269−151 stroke
2013Beatriz Recari (Spain)69-65-67-66=267−171 stroke
2012So Yeon Ryu (South Korea)67-68-67-62=264−207 strokes
2010Na Yeon Choi (South Korea)64-67-68-71=270−14Playoff
2009Eunjung Yi (South Korea)68-66-61-71=266−18Playoff
2008Paula Creamer (United States)60-65-70-73=268−162 strokes
2007Se Ri Pak (South Korea)63-68-69-67=267−173 strokes
2006Mi Hyun Kim (South Korea)68-66-67-65=266−18Playoff
2005Heather Bowie (United States)72-66-69-67=274−10Playoff
2004Meg Mallon (United States)66-69-74-68=277−71 stroke
2003Se Ri Pak (South Korea)69-67-64-71=271−132 strokes
2002Rachel Teske (Australia)67-73-64-66=270−142 strokes
2001Se Ri Pak (South Korea)70-62-69-68=269−152 strokes
2000Annika Sörenstam (Sweden)70-67-66-71=274−10Playoff
1999Se Ri Pak (South Korea)68-69-68-71=276−8Playoff
1998Se Ri Pak (South Korea)71-61-63-66=261−239 strokes
1997Kelly Robbins (United States)67-64-67-67=265−198 strokes
1996Joan Pitcock (United States)68-66-70=204−91 stroke
1995Kathryn Marshall (Scotland)67-71-67=205−81 stroke
1994Kelly Robbins (United States)69-70-65=204−9Playoff
1993Brandie Burton (United States)68-66-67=201−121 stroke
1992Patty Sheehan (United States)70-73-66=209−41 stroke
1991Alice Miller (United States)69-66-70=205−8Playoff
1990Tina Purtzer (Canada)67-72-66=205−84 strokes
1989Penny Hammel (United States)69-66-71=206−72 strokes
1988Laura Davies (England)69-70-69-69=277−113 strokes
1987Jane Geddes (United States)71-73-69-67=280−82 strokes
1985Penny Hammel (United States)72-69-72-65=278−101 stroke
1984Lauri Peterson (United States)68-72-65-73=278−102 strokes

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