2008 LPGA Corning Classic champion Leta Lindley received the Heather Farr Player Award on Monday. Lindley, a 35-year-old mother of two, spent 14 years and 294 events without a victory on the LPGA. At the 2008 LPGA Corning Classic - her 295th career event - with her two children on the 18th green, Lindley defeated Jeong Jang in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff.
"I was so surprised and honored to receive the Heather Farr Player Award," Lindley said. "I did not know Heather personally, but growing up in Southern California and then in Arizona, I followed her career closely. In fact, over the past few years I've looked at this award as something I one day hoped to achieve."
In 1994, the LPGA established the Heather Farr Player Award to celebrate the life of Farr, an LPGA Tour player who died on Nov. 20, 1993, following a four-and-a-half-year battle with breast cancer. The award recognizes an LPGA Tour player who possesses the qualities for which Farr is so fondly remembered.