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LPGA 2005 SOLHEIM CUP
Beth Daniel, left, hugs her U.S. teammate Juli Inkster after Inkster made a birdie on the 9th hole during the second session of the second day of the 2005 Solheim Cup, September 10, 2005, at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, IN. At the end of the second day, the U.S. and Europe are tired 8-8. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)
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Beth Daniel (born October 14, 1956 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1979 and won 33 LPGA Tour events, including one major championship, during her career.

Daniel played her collegiate golf at Furman University and was on the 1976 national championship team that included future LPGA players Betsy King, Sherri Turner and Cindy Ferro. Daniel won the U.S. Women's Amateur in 1975 and 1977, and was on the U.S. Curtis Cup teams in 1976 and 1978 (going 4-0 in 1976). She turned pro at the end of 1978 and joined the LPGA Tour in 1979.

Daniel's first victory came in 1979 year at the Patty Berg Classic, and she went on to win the LPGA Rookie of the Year award. Over the next five years, when Nancy Lopez was at her most dominant, Daniel still managed to win 13 tournaments, including four in 1980 when she was named LPGA Tour Player of the Year. Daniel led the Tour in wins in 1982, 1990 and 1994. She also led in scoring three times, including in 1989 when she became the second golfer in Tour history to record a scoring average below 71.00.

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