Keeping Portland Legendary
Nancy Lopez was just 22 years old when she partnered with Jo Ann Washam to win her first Portland championship in 1979 at Portland Golf Club. She won her first individual Portland title in 1985 at Riverside Country Club, and then a second just two years later, in 1987, at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. It was in 1992, again at Columbia Edgewater, when Lopez became the only LPGA player to win Portland’s annual tour event for a third time.
Nancy Lopez is a legend, her three Portland victories only scratching the surface of a professional career that spans nearly three decades. She has amassed 48 LPGA tour wins, including three major championships. She was LPGA Rookie of the Year in 1978, and has been named LPGA Player of the Year four times. She has represented the United States as both a player and a captain in Solheim Cup competition, and she was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1987.
Before, during and in the years following her storied professional career, Nancy Lopez has been a bold and effective champion. In addition to her individual championships, she has been a champion for women’s golf, for the players of the LPGA tour, and for the game itself.
This summer, Lopez is back in Portland at Columbia Edgewater Country Club to support the Cambia Portland Classic. Now in its 46th year, the Cambia Portland Classic is the longest running non-major event on the LPGA tour and the premier annual professional golf tournament in the Pacific Northwest.
Lopez will join thousands of area golf fans who hope to witness more history.
There have been five two-time Portland winners, including Suzann Pettersen and Hall of Famers Kathy Whitworth, Joanne Carner and Annika Sorenstam. However to date, no one has equaled Lopez’ feat of winning three times.
This year, two-time defending Portland Classic champion Brooke Henderson, as well as Pettersen, will be returning to Columbia Edgewater seeking to join Lopez as the event’s only other three-time winner. Henderson is looking to equal the feat with three consecutive wins – which has never been accomplished. Having won the 2015 Portland Classic at age 17, Henderson defended her title last year at age 18, and is now seeking her third victory, all before the age of 20.
The Cambia Portland Classic is where history is made. Where living legends meet the future of the game. Where the most outstanding women golfers inspire, excite and amaze.
Bring your family and friends to beautiful Columbia Edgewater Country Club – August 31 through September 3 – for the Cambia Portland Classic. Keeping Portland engaged!