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Penny Hammel
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

5’5”...Started playing golf at the age of 7...Credits her father Richard Hammel as having the most influence on her career...Enjoys racquetball, tennis and going to the beach.


  • In 2003, best finish was a tie for 14th at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
  • In 2002, best finish was a tie for seventh at the Safeway Classic.
  • In 2001, tied for second, her best finish since 1997, at the YourLife Vitamins LPGA Classic.
  • In 2000, best finish was a tie for 19th at the Wegmans Rochester International.
  • In 1999, best finish was a tie for 16th at the Wegmans Rochester International; recorded her third LPGA career hole-in-one during the first round of the Sara Lee Classic.
  • In 1998, finished fourth at the LPGA Corning Classic for her best finish of the season; fired a career-low 64 during the opening round of the JAL Big Apple Classic, where she tied for ninth.
  • In 1997, captured her fourth career title at the Rochester International.
  • In 1996, tied for second at the Weetabix Women’s British Open and tied for third at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
  • In 1995, recorded her second LPGA career hole-in-one during the third round of the McCall’s LPGA Classic at Stratton Mountain, where she posted a season-best tie for 18th.
  • In 1994, top finish was a tie for 16th at the Children’s Medical Center LPGA Classic.
  • In 1993, best finish was a tie for 16th at the Las Vegas LPGA at Canyon Gate.
  • In 1991, won the Desert Inn LPGA International.
  • In 1990, recorded four top-10 finishes, including a tie for second at the Northgate LPGA Classic.
  • In 1989, won the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic for a second time; posted six additional top-10 finishes.
  • In 1988, best finish was a tie for fifth at the Cellular One-PING Golf Championship.
  • In 1987, recorded a fourth-place finish at both the Standard Register Turquoise Classic, where she made the first hole-in-one of her LPGA career, and the Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic.
  • In 1986, best finish was a tie for sixth at the LPGA National Pro-Am.
  • In 1985, won her first career title at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic and earned LPGA Rookie of the Year honors.
  • In 1984, tied for 39th at the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn non-exempt status for the 1985 season.

    Hammel’s junior credits include victories in 1979 at the PGA Junior, Junior Orange Bowl, U.S. Girls’ Junior and Illinois Junior championships. In 1983, she was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship and the low amateur at the Florida Women’s Open. As a member of the University of Miami women’s golf team, Hammel won the 1983 NCAA individual championship, and her team won the title in 1984. Hammel was a 1983-84 All-American and a member of the 1984 U.S. Curtis Cup Team.

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