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Lopez wins record fifth straight LPGA event

Updated: July 17, 2002, 12:33 PM ET
By Lisette Hilton | Special to ESPN.com

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June 18, 1978 - At the Bankers Trust Classic in Rochester, N.Y., Nancy Lopez was seeking to become the first to win five straight tournaments on the LPGA Tour.

Not only did Lopez have to overcome the pressure of the streak, she also had to overcome a mishap in the third round when her drive on the 10th hole struck a spectator. The man fell bleeding to the ground. A distraught Lopez stood next to him, held his hand and cried.

Unnerved, the 21-year-old ...

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