Ladies Irish Open
Played as the Women's Irish Open (Sept 22-25; last played in 2012).
Played as the Ladies Irish Open supported by Failte Ireland (Aug 3-5; next played in 2022). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind Catriona Matthew (Scot). [Killeen Castle GC, Dunsany, Co. Meath].
Played as the Ladies Irish Open supported by Failte Ireland (Aug 5-7). Second-placed Azahara Muñoz (Esp) finished 6 shots behind Pettersen (Swe), who carded a final round 8-under-par 64. [Killeen Castle GC, Dunsany, Co. Meath].
Played as the AIB Ladies Irish Open (Aug 6-8). Second-placed Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) and In-kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe). [Killeen Castle GC, Dunsany, Co. Meath].
Played as the AIB Ladies Irish Open (June 26-28). Second-placed Gwladys Nocera (Fra), Florentyna Parker (Eng) and Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind Luna (Italy), who won her second Ladies European Tour title and first for five years. [Portmarnock Hotel & Links, nr Dublin, Ireland].
Played as the AIB Ladies Irish Open (July 11-13; last played in 2003). Second-placed Marianne Skarpnord (Nor) finished 5 shots behind Pettersen (Nor). [Portmarnock Hotel & Links, nr Dublin, Ireland].
Played as the Ladies Irish Open (June 13-15; next played in 2008). Second-placed Laura Davies (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Gustafson (Swe). [Mahony's Point course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as the Ladies Irish Open (May 10-12). Tinning (Den) beat Suzann Pettersen (Nor) with a par at the first playoff hole, to become the first Danish winner in women's professional golf. [Lackabane course, Killarney G&FC, Co. Kerry].
Played as the Waterford Crystal Ladies Irish Open (Aug 24-26). Second-placed and defending champion Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Carriedo (Esp). [Faithlegg GC, nr Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland].
Played as the Waterford Crystal Ladies Irish Open (June 8-11). Second-placed Marine Monnet (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Gustafson (Swe), who recorded her fifth Ladies European Tour win. [Faithlegg GC, nr Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland].
Played as the Donegal Irish Ladies Open (Sept 2-5). Mendiburu (Fra) beat Raquel Carriedo (Esp), Laura Davies (Eng) and Elisabeth Esterl (Ger) in a playoff, to record second European Ladies' PGA Tour win. [Letterkenny GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland].
Played as the Donegal Irish Ladies Open (Sept 4-6). Gustafson (Swe) beat Iben Tinning (Den) at the first playoff hole, to record her second European Ladies' PGA Tour win. Play was abandoned early on the final day due to high winds; a playoff was deemed possible between Gustafson and Tinning, who were tied after 54 holes. [Glashedy Links, Ballyliffin GC, Co. Donegal, Ireland].
Played as the Guardian Irish Open (June 26-29). Second-placed Laura Navarro (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Meunier-Lebouc (Fra), who recorded her second win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [Luttrellstown Castle G&CC, Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland].
Played as the Guardian Irish Open (July 25-28). Second-placed Trish Johnson (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Nicholas (Eng). [Citywest Resort GC, Saggart, nr Dublin, Ireland].
Played as the Guardian Irish Holidays Open (July 27-30). Second-placed Asa Gottmo (Swe) finished 16 shots behind defending champion Davies (Eng), who recorded her 20th win on the Women's Professional Golf European Tour. [St Margaret's G&CC, St Margaret's, Co. Dublin].
Played as the Holiday Ireland Women's Open (July 28-31; last played in 1986). Second-placed Helen Wadsworth (Wales) and Carin Hjalmarsson (later Carin Koch) finished 8 shots behind Davies (Eng). [St Margaret's G&CC, St Margaret's, Co. Dublin].
Played as the British Midland Ladies Irish Open (June 5-8; next played in 1994). Second-placed Liselotte Neumann (Swe) finished 6 shots behind Thomson (Scot). [City of Derry GC, nr Londonderry, N. Ireland].
Ladies Irish Open not played in 1985.
Played as the Smirnoff Ladies Irish Open (Oct 11-14; co-sponsored by the American LPGA Tour and British/European WPGA Tour ... after some "political" wrangling between the two organisations). Second-placed Becky Pearson (USA) and Pat Bradley (USA) finished 2 shots behind 45-year-old Whitworth (USA). [Clandeboye GC, Bangor, N.Ireland].
Played as the Smirnoff Irish Women's Open (May 19-21). Panton (Scot) beat Beverly Lewis (Eng), Muriel Thomson (Scot) and Susan Moon (USA) at the first playoff hole. [Portstewart GC, Portstewart, nr Coleraine, N.Ireland].
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