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Tournament results: American Defender Classic

Results for the American Defender Classic are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1981
America
North Ridge CC
208 (-8)
$18,750
American Defender/WRAL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Caponi, Donna

Venue

North Ridge CC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

$18,750

Title sponsor

American Defender/WRAL

Played as the American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic. Second-placed Cathy Sherk (Can) finished 1 shot behind Caponi (USA). [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1980
America
North Ridge CC
206 (-10)
$15,000
American Defender/WRAL

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Alcott, Amy

Venue

North Ridge CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$15,000

Title sponsor

American Defender/WRAL

Played as the American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic. Second-placed Donna Caponi (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Alcott (USA). [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1978
America
North Ridge CC
206 (-10)
$8,250
American Defender

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Alcott, Amy

Venue

North Ridge CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$8,250

Title sponsor

American Defender

Played as the American Defender Classic. Alcott (USA) beat Hollis Stacy (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1977
America
North Ridge CC
206 (-10)
$7,500
American Defender

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

North Ridge CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$7,500

Title sponsor

American Defender

Played as the American Defender Classic. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Whitworth (USA). [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1976
America
Roberts, Sue
North Ridge CC
211 (-5)
$6,400
American Defender

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Roberts, Sue

Venue

North Ridge CC

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

$6,400

Title sponsor

American Defender

Played as the American Defender Classic. Second-placed Hollis Stacy (USA), Carole Jo Skala (USA, née Kabler), Kathy Whitworth (USA) and defending champion JoAnne Carner (USA) finished 1 shot behind Roberts (USA), who recorded the last of her four LPGA Tour wins. [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1975
America
North Ridge CC
206 (-10)
$5,700
American Defender

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Carner, JoAnne

Venue

North Ridge CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$5,700

Title sponsor

American Defender

Played as the American Defender Classic. Carner (USA) beat Judy Rankin (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [North Ridge CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1974
America
Prentice, Jo Ann
Raleigh CC
137 (-7)
$5,000
American Defender

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Prentice, Jo Ann

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

137 (-7)

Prize money

$5,000

Title sponsor

American Defender

Played as the American Defender Raleigh Classic. Second-placed Laura Baugh (USA) finished 2 shots behind Prentice (USA), who recorded the last of her six LPGA Tour wins. [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1973
America
Raleigh CC
217 (+1)
$4,500
American Defender

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rankin, Judy

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

217 (+1)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

American Defender

Played as the American Defender Raleigh Classic. Second-placed Chako Higuchi (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Rankin (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1972
America
Raleigh CC
212 (-4)
$4,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$4,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Golf Classic. Second-placed Marilynn Smith (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Whitworth (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1971
America
Raleigh CC
212 (-4)
$3,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$3,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Golf Classic. Second-placed Pam Barnett (USA) finished 5 shots behind Whitworth (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1970
America
Raleigh CC
212 (-4)
$2,475
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Haynie, Sandra

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$2,475

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Jo Ann Prentice (USA), Marilynn Smith (USA) and defending champion Carol Mann finished 3 shots place behind Haynie (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1969
America
Raleigh CC
212 (-4)
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

212 (-4)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Gloria Ehret (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1968
America
Raleigh CC
214 (-2)
$2,250
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$2,250

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed and defending champion Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 3 shots behind Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1967
America
Raleigh CC
215 (-1)
$1,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Whitworth, Kathy

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

215 (-1)

Prize money

$1,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Susie Maxwell (USA) finished 5 shots behind Whitworth (USA), who recorded her 30th LPGA Tour win. [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

1966
America
Raleigh CC
216 (E)
$1,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mann, Carol

Venue

Raleigh CC

Score

216 (E)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Raleigh Ladies Invitational. Second-placed Jo Ann Prentice (USA) and Kathy Whitworth (USA) finished 1 shot behind Mann (USA). [Raleigh CC, Raleigh, North Carolina].

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