Gallery: Top Sacramento-area golf competition recap as 2015 U.S. Senior Open preparation continues
Tom Lehman, left, winner of multiple events on the PGA Tour as well as the 1996 British Open, on May 7, 2014, joins Dan Spector in unveiling a poster touting the 2015 Senior U.S. Open, which will be played at Del Paso Country Club in June. Spector, a member of Del Paso, Sacramento's first private country club, is serving as local chair of the tournament. Lehman is scheduled to play.
USGA official Matt Sawicki, left, and Del Paso course superintendent Mark McKinney strategize hole locations at the Del Paso Country Club on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Arden-Arcade, Calif.
TOP SACRAMENTO-AREA COMPETITIONS: 1)1982 U.S. Women's Open at Del Paso Country Club The event was one of three USGA championships that Del Paso has hosted. Janet Alex earned her only professional win at the Open in 1982. Above, golf pros Kevin Sutherland, left, Patty Sheehan, Nick Watney and Juli Inkster play an exhibition round in 2006 to commemorate the reopening of the course after a two-year, $10 million renovation.
2) 1941 Sacramento Pro Invitational at Haggin Oaks Sam Snead, shown above kicking up his leg at golf great Byron Nelson as he is introduced at the 1998 Masters in Augusta, Ga., won the Sacramento event - one of the first competitions limited to PGA Tour winners.
3) 1970s Swing at Cancer at Del Paso Bob Hurst, above, founded the annual one-day event that attracted the best men's players and was the catalyst for the senior tour.
4) 1942 Red Cross Charity Match at Haggin Oaks Bing Crosby, Babe Ruth, California Gov. Culbert Olson and Bob Hope, shown reacting to a shot during a pro-am golf tournament in 1979 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, all competed in the one-day exhibition.
5) 1938 Sacramento Open at Haggin Oaks At this event, Ben Hogan, shown in 1941 at Colonial in Texas, finished third, pocketing $350 for his first paycheck as a pro.
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Kelly Robbins gets a hug from her mother Margie Robbins on the 18th green after Kelly sunk a long put to win the Twelve Bridges Classic in 1996.
7) 1987 Rancho Murieta Senior Gold Rush Orville Moody won the inaugural event.
Annika Sorenstram plays the Pro-Am at Twelve Bridges in Loomis.
9) 1957 U.S. Women's Amateur at Del Paso JoAnne Gunderson (later JoAnne Carner) won as a precursor to a long and successful pro career. Pictured above, Carner reacts to missing a putt for par on the first hole during the third round of the LPGA Rochester International in 1995.
9) 1963 U.S. Amateur Public Links at Haggin Oaks Sacramentan Bob Lunn, who went on to record six PGA Tour wins and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, emerged victorious at this event.