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Tournament History How it all began

The Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger  (JFOCC) has made the hopes and dreams come true for many NWO children. The tournament was first held in 1984 at Glengarry Country Club (presently Stone Oak Country Club) until 1988 when it moved to Highland Meadows Golf Club. In 1984 the purse was only $175,000 and 100 golfers played in the tournament. Since that first tournament, the growth of the event has been due to the support of many local businesses and strong community support.

The JFOCC began as a dream of Toledo native, Judd Silverman. He was living the life of a PGA caddy in 1982 when his aspirations to bring a ladies’ professional golf tournament to Toledo became a reality. Silverman contacted John Laupheimer, the 1984 LPGA commissioner and received approval to host an LPGA tournament in Toledo. He returned home and secured the tournament’s first 12 founding sponsors, who covered the purse that first year. Jamie Farr agreed to lend his name to the event and brought his celebrity friends to the tournament. The Toledo McDonald’s franchises underwrote the operating expenses with the agreement that a portion of the money raised would benefit the Ronald McDonald House.

The tournament has become a highlighted stop on the LPGA tour. It was voted 5th favorite of all the stops. The purse has grown substantially from that first year to $1,400,000.   The tournament has become a huge event in Northwest Ohio/Southeast Michigan attracting over 70,000 spectators.  The community support has grown significantly over the years and is the largest sporting event in the area.  The tournament attracts all ages to watch the greatest female golfers in the world compete.   

Since 1984, the tournament has donated millions of dollars to local children’s charities. Through the team work of over 1,500 volunteers and 400 local businesses, the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic is making a difference for children in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.

Past Champions

Year     Player Score   Course Purse             
1984 Lauri Peterson 278 (-10) Glengarry Country Club 175,000  
1985 Penny Hammel 278 (-10) Glengarry Country Club 175,000  
1986 Did not play        
1987 Jane Geddes 280 (-8) Glengarry Country Club 225,000    
1988 Laura Davies 277 (-11) Glengarry Country Club 275,000  
1989 Penny Hammel 206 (-7) Highland Meadows Golf Club 275,000   
1990 Tina Purtzer 205 (-8) Highland Meadows Golf Club 325,000     
1991 Alice Miller 205 (-8) Highland Meadows Golf Club 350,000      
1992 Patty Sheehan 209 (-4) Highland Meadows Golf Club 400,000  
1993 Brandie Burton 201 (-12) Highland Meadows Golf Club 450,000  
1994 Kelly Robbins 204 (-9) Highland Meadows Golf Club 500,000   
1995 Kathryn Marshall 205 (-8) Highland Meadows Golf Club 500,000   
1996 Joan Pitcock 204 (-9) Highland Meadows Golf Club 575,000  
1997 Kelly Robbins 265 (-19) Highland Meadows Golf Club 700,000  
1998 Se Ri Pak 261 (-23) Highland Meadows Golf Club 800,000    
1999 Se Ri Pak 276 (-8) Highland Meadows Golf Club 900,000    
2000 Annika Sorenstam 274 (-10) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000   
2001 Se Ri Pak 269 (-15) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000    
2002 Rachel Teske 270 (-14) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000   
2003 Se Ri Pak 271 (-13) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,000,000    
2004 Meg Mallon 277 (-7) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,100,000     
2005 Heather Bowie 274 (-10) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,200,000       
2006 Mi Hyun Kim 266 (-18) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,200,000   
2007 Se Ri Pak 267 (-17) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,300,000      
2008 Paula Creamer  268  (-16)  Highland Meadows Golf Club   1,300,000 
2009 Eunjung Yi 266 (-18) Highland Meadows Golf Club 1,300,000