The Canadian Press, Dave Chidley
August 27, 2014

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.

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