PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Defending champion Suzann Pettersen looks to make tournament history as the headliner in the LPGA Portland Classic starting Thursday at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club.
The 33-year-old Norwegian hopes to join Nancy Lopez as the tournament's only three-time champion. Pettersen won the Portland tournament in 2011 and 2013. Lopez claimed her titles in 1985, 1987 and 1992.
Pettersen rallied with a final-round 5-under 67 to defeat Stacy Lewis by two strokes in the 2013 Portland tournament.
The Portland Classic, renamed after Safeway dropped out as its title sponsor after an 18-year stint, started in 1972 and is the longest-running non-major tournament on the LPGA Tour.