Who's who in golf - Beth Daniel


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Name: - Beth Daniel
Country: - USA
Born : - October 14, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Original Home/Club: - Charleston, South Carolina
Occupation: - Professional golfer; TV commentator & analyst.
Turned Pro: - 1978

Roll of Honour

Majors (1). US Women's Amateur champion (1975, '77). Curtis Cup player (1976, '78). Solheim Cup player (1990, '92, '94, '96, 2000, '02, '03, '05). Solheim Cup captain (2009). Total professional wins (41), of which US LPGA Tour (33). LPGA Tour leading money winner (1980, '81, '90). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1999).


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During her time at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, Daniel enjoyed a highly successful amateur career, which culminated in two U.S. Women's Amateur titles and two Curtis Cup appearances. After turning professonal in 1978, she became the LPGA Tour's Rookie of the Year in 1979, and then leading money winner in 1980 and 1981 (and again in 1990). Her 33 LPGA Tour victories spanned from 1979 to 2003, and eight Solheim Cup appearances from the inuagural match in 1990 through to 2005. She captained the USA Solheim Cup team in 2009.


Top tournaments won by Beth Daniel

2003Wmn AmericaCanadian Women's OpenPoint Grey G&CC275 (-13)$195,000
Played as the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open (July 10-13). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA). [Point Grey G&CC, Vancouver, BC].
1995Wmn AmericaBoston Five ClassicBlue Hill CC271 (-17)$67,500
Played as the PING/Welch's Championship (Aug 10-13). Second-placed Colleen Walker (USA) and Meg Mallon (USA) finished 3 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Blue Hill CC, Canton, nr Boston, MA].
1995Wmn AmericaJCPenney ClassicInnisbrook Resort257 (-27)$162,500
Played as the JCPenney Classic (Nov 30-Dec 3; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Davis Love III (USA) & Beth Daniel (USA) won their second JCPenney Classic with a tournament record 27-under 257. Second-place: Robert Gamez (USA) & Helen Alfredsson (Swe). [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
1994Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA70.90n/a
Daniel (USA) won her third Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Laura Davies (Eng) was second with 70.91; Dottie Pepper (USA) was third with 70.98.
1994Wmn AmericaLPGA Corning ClassicCorning CC278 (-10)$75,000
Played as the LPGA Corning Classic. Second-placed Stephanie Farwig (USA) and Nancy Ramsbottom (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA). [Corning CC, Corning, nr Elmira, New York].
1994Wmn AmericaOldsmobile ClassicWalnut Hills, Mich.268 (-20)$90,000
Played as the Oldsmobile Classic. Lisa Kiggens (USA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Walnut Hills CC, East Lansing, Michigan].
1994Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA48 ptsn/a
Daniel (USA) won her third LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
1994Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipNaples Natl.274 (-14)$105,000
Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Elaine Crosby (USA) finished 3 shots behind Daniel. [Naples National GC, Naples, Florida].
1994Wmn AmericaSybase ClassicWykagyl CC276 (-8)$97,500
Played as the JAL Big Apple Classic presented by Golf Magazine. Daniel (USA) beat Laura Davies (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to claim her 30th LPGA Tour win. [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].
1991Wmn AmericaMcDonald's ChampionshipDuPont CC273 (-11)$112,500
Played as the McDonald's Championship. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) and Sally Little (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA). [DuPont CC, Wilmington, Delaware].
1991Wmn AmericaPhar-Mor at InverraryInverrary CC209 (-7)$75,000
Played as the Phar-Mor at Inverrary. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 2 shots behind Daniel (USA). [East course, Inverrary CC, Ft Lauderdale, FL].
1990Wmn AmericaGiant Eagle LPGA ClassicSquaw Creek CC207 (-9)$60,000
Played as the inaugural Phar-Mor in Youngstown. Daniel (USA) beat Patty Sheehan (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Squaw Creek CC, Vienna, Ohio].
1990Wmn AmericaHawaiian Ladies OpenKo Olina GC210 (-6)$52,500
Played as the Orix Hawaiian Ladies Open. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) and Amy Benz (USA) finished 3 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].
1990Wmn AmericaJCPenney ClassicInnisbrook Resort266 (-18)$100,000
Played as the JCPenney Classic (Nov 29-Dec 2; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second placed Jay Haas (USA) & Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 5 shots behind the winning team of Davis Love III (USA) & Beth Daniel (USA). [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
1990Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA70.54n/a
Daniel (USA) won her second straight Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1990Wmn AmericaMercury TitleholdersKillearn CC271 (-17)$150,000
Played as the inaugural Centel Classic. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA), who recorded her 25th LPGA Tour win. [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, Florida].
1990Wmn AmericaMinnesota LPGA ClassicEdinburgh USA203 (-13)$56,250
Played as the inaugural Northgate Classic. Second-placed Christa "Chris" Johnson (USA) and Penny Hammel (USA) finished 6 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Edinburgh USA GC, Brooklyn Pk, nr Minneapolis, Minnesota].
1990Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$863,578see Score
Daniel (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1990 Money List, with earnings of $863,578 on the Tour. Patty Sheehan (USA) was second with $732,618; Betsy King (USA) was third with $543,844.
1990Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA82 ptsn/a
Daniel (USA) won her second LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
1990Wmn AmericaState Farm ClassicRail GC203 (-13)$45,000
Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Susan Sanders (USA) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Daniel (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
1990Wmn MajorsUS Women's PGABethesda CC280 (-4)$150,000
The Mazda LPGA Championship (36th) (July 26-29). Second-placed Rosie Jones (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA), who recorded her first and only major championship win. [Bethesda CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1990Wmn AmericaWomen's Kemper OpenWailea GC283 (-1)$75,000
Played as the Women's Kemper Open. Rosie Jones (USA) and Laura Davies (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Daniel, who recorded back-to-back LPGA Tour titles. [Blue course, Wailea GC, Maui, Hawaii].
1989Wmn AmericaGtr Washington OpenBethesda CC205 (-8)$45,000
Played as the Greater Washington Open. Second-placed Sherri Turner (USA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Bethesda CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
1989Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA70.38n/a
Daniel (USA) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour.
1989Wmn AmericaSafeco ClassicMeridian Valley CC273 (-15)$45,000
Played as the Safeco Classic. Second-placed Cindy Rarick (USA) finished 6 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Meridian Valley CC, Kent, nr Seattle, WA].
1989Wmn AmericaSan Jose ClassicAlmaden G&CC205 (-11)$48,750
Played as the Konica San Jose Classic. Second-placed Pat Bradley (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA). [Almaden G&CC, San Jose, California].
1989Wmn AmericaState Farm ClassicRail GC203 (-13)$41,250
Played as the Rail Charity Golf Classic. Second-placed Alice Ritzman (USA) and defending champion Betsy King (USA) finished 3 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Rail GC, Springfield, Illinois].
1988Wmn AsiaNichirei Ladies CupCC The Lakes139$20,000
Played as the Nichirei Ladies Cup (Oct 28-30; individual low score prize within the US-Japan team match). Rosie Jones (USA) finished in second place behind Daniel (USA). [CC The Lakes, Kasama, Ibaraki, Japan].
1985Wmn AmericaInamori ClassicFairbanks Ranch CC286 (-2)$26,250
Played as the Kyocera Inamori Classic. Second-placed Pat Meyers (USA) finished 2 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Fairbanks Ranch CC, Ranch Sante Fe, nr San Diego, CA].
1983Wmn AmericaMcDonald's ChampionshipWhite Manor CC286 (-2)$52,500
Played as the McDonald's Kids Classic. Daniel (USA) beat defending champion JoAnne Carner (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [White Manor CC, Malvern, nr Philadelphia, PA].
1982Wmn AmericaBirmingham ClassicGreen Valley CC203 (-13)$15,000
Played as the Birmingham Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA), who recorded her 10th LPGA Tour win. [Green Valley CC, Birmingham, Alabama].
1982Wmn AmericaColumbia Savings ClassicColumbine CC276 (-12)$30,000
Played as the Columbia Savings Classic. Second-placed Patty Sheehan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Columbine CC, Littleton, nr Denver, CO].
1982Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlHillcrest GC, AZ278 (-10)$15,000
Played as the American Express Sun City Classic. Daniel (USA) beat Carole Jo Callison (USA, formerly Skala, née Kabler) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Hillcrest GC, Sun City West, Phoenix, AZ].
1982Wmn AmericaSarasota ClassicBent Tree CC, FL276 (-12)$22,500
Played as the Bent Tree Ladies Classic. Second-placed and defending champion Amy Alcott (USA) finished 4 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Bent Tree CC, nr Sarasota, Florida].
1982Wmn AmericaWUI ClassicMeadow Brook, NY276 (-12)$18,750
Played as the WUI Classic. Martha Nause (USA) and Ayako Okamoto (Jpn) finished 8 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, Long Island, NY].
1981Wmn AmericaJCPenney ClassicBardmoor CC270 (-18)$50,000
Played as the JCPenney Mixed Team Classic (Dec 3-6; two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second placed Vance Heafner (USA) & Cathy Morse (USA) finished 2 shots behind winning team of Tom Kite (USA) & Beth Daniel (USA). [Bardmoor CC, Largo, FL].
1981Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$206,978see Score
Daniel (USA) won her second straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 1981 season earnings of $206,978 on the Tour. JoAnne Carner (USA) was second on the money list, just $329 behind Daniel.
1981Wmn AmericaOrlando ClassicRio Pinar CC281 (-7)$15,000
Played as the Florida Lady Citrus. Daniel (USA) beat Donna Caponi (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. Patty Sheehan (USA), Cindy Hill (USA) and Patti Rizzo (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Rio Pinar CC, Orlando, Florida].
1981Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipShaker Heights284 (-4)$50,000
Played as the World Championship of Women's Golf. Second-placed Jan Stephenson (Aus) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Daniel (USA). [Shaker Heights CC, nr Cleveland, Ohio].
1980Wmn AmericaColumbia Savings ClassicColumbine CC276 (-12)$22,500
Played as the Columbia Savings LPGA Classic. Second-placed Jane Blalock (USA) and Sandra Post (USA) finished 6 shots behind Daniel (USA). [Columbine CC, Littleton, nr Denver, CO].
1980Wmn AmericaGolden Lights Ch'ship287$18,750
Played as the Golden Lights Championship. Nancy Lopez and JoAnn Washam finished in second place behind Daniel.
1980Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$231,001see Score
Daniel (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1980 Money List, with earnings of $231,001 on the Tour. Donna Caponi (USA) was second on the money list.
1980Wmn AmericaPatty Berg Classic210$15,000
Played as the Patty Berg Golf Classic. Hollis Stacy finished in second place behind Daniel.
1980Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA78 ptsn/a
Daniel (USA) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
1980Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipCountry Club, Cleveland282 (-6)$46,500
Played as the inaugural World Series of Women's Golf. Second-placed Nancy Lopez (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daniel (USA). [The Country Club, Pepper Pike, nr Cleveland, OH].
1979Wmn AmericaPatty Berg Classic208$15,000
Played as the Patty Berg Golf Classic. Hollis Stacy finished in second place behind Daniel.
1979Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAxx
Daniel (USA) won the LPGA Tour 1979 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.
1977Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Women)Cincinnati CC3 & 1n/a
The US Women's Amateur Championship (77th). Daniel (USA) beat Cathy Sherk (Can) 3 and 1 in the final. [Cincinnati CC, Cincinnati, OH].
1975Wmn AmateurUS Amateur (Women)Brae Burn CC, MA3 & 2n/a
The US Women's Amateur Championship (75th). Daniel (USA) beat Donna Horton (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [Brae Burn CC, West Newton, Mass.].

 

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