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She was so excited when it all soaked in and couldn’t stop talking about becoming a grandmother.
Motherly Advice When Ashley was nearing her due date, Nancy decided to give her a little motherly advice along with experience.
In 1982 she married her second husband, baseball star and Albany native Ray Knight.
Although she took time off in 1983 for her first pregnancy, she won twice both that year and in 1984.
I am sitting here in awe of Nancy Lopez who is now embarking on a new journey… I even made my parents take me to the event in Minneapolis to see her and get an autograph…it says, “Katie, keep on playing, Nancy Lopez-Melton (yes…it was a while ago!!!
I remember growing up, as an aspiring young golfer, and looking up to Nancy Lopez thinking she was simply the best of the best…and she was and still is in my mind and many golf minds of the world.
She delivered her second child in 1986 and the following year became the youngest inductee into the LPGA Hall of Fame.
In 1988 she became only the fourth woman golfer to surpass million in career earnings. Injuries and family responsibilities limited Lopez's playing time in the 1990s, though she won six tournaments during the decade, the last in 1997 at age forty.
Let’s go a little deeper so you really see what kind of player Nancy was growing up.She also won the Vare Trophy, which recognizes the lowest stroke average per round; Lopez's average was 71..The following year she won eight events and captured her second Vare Trophy with a stroke average of 71.2.In 1985 she not only won her second LPGA Championship but also her third LPGA player of the year and AP female athlete of the year awards.She set a record for both yearly earnings, at 6,472, and scoring average, at 70.73.