1962 LPGA Championship

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1962 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates October 4–7, 1962
Location Las Vegas, Nevada
Course(s) Stardust Country Club
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,000 yards (5,490 m)[1]
Field 30 players[2]
Cut none
Prize fund $15,000
Winner's share $2,300
Champion
United States Judy Kimball
282 (−2)
Stardust CC is located in United States
Stardust CC
Stardust CC
Location in the United States

The 1962 LPGA Championship was the eighth LPGA Championship, held October 4–7 at Stardust Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Judy Kimball, age 24, shot a final round 72 (+1) to win her only major title, four strokes ahead of runner-up Shirley Spork.[1][2] The winner's share was $2,300 and second place earned $1,850.[2] Kimball's 282 set a new record for the championship, three strokes ahead of Louise Suggs' 285 in 1957. Two-time defending champion Mickey Wright fell short in search of her third consecutive LPGA Championship; she finished thirteen strokes back in eighth place,[2] but won her fourth LPGA Championship the following year.

It was the second of six consecutive LPGA Championships at Stardust, which opened the previous year. After several ownership and name changes, it became Las Vegas National Golf Club in 1998.[3]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Mickey Wright  United States 1958, 1960, 1961 77 75 73 70 295 +11 8
Marlene Hagge  United States 1956 76 74 74 73 297 +13 T11
Betsy Rawls  United States 1959 81 73 72 75 301 +17 T15

Source:[2]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, October 7, 1962

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Judy Kimball  United States 70-69-71-72=282 −2
2 Shirley Spork  United States 75-68-71-72=286 +2
3 Mary Lena Faulk  United States 73-74-71-69=287 +3
T4 Carol Mann  United States 74-72-71-73=290 +6
Kathy Whitworth  United States 73-71-75-71=290
6 Kathy Cornelius  United States 71-73-74-73=291 +7
7 Marilynn Smith  United States 77-76-73-68=294 +10
8 Mickey Wright  United States 77-75-73-70=295 +11
T9 Jo Ann Prentice  United States 74-73-76-73=296 +12
Jackie Pung  United States 77-75-72-72=296

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Judy Kimball's 72 wins LPGA title". Wilmington (NC) News. UPI. October 8, 1962. p. 10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Olcott, William (October 8, 1962). "Judy Kimball sets record at Las Vegas". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "History". Las Vegas National Golf Club. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 

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