1968 LPGA Tour

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The 1968 LPGA Tour was the 19th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from March 14 to December 1. The season consisted of 32 official money events. Carol Mann and Kathy Whitworth won the most tournaments, 10 each. Whitworth led the money list with earnings of $48,379.

There were three first-time winners in 1968: Sandra Post, the first Canadian winner, Judy Rankin, and Peggy Wilson.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1968 season.[1] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Mar 17 St. Petersburg Orange Blossom Open Florida United States Kathy Whitworth (37) 213 12,500 1,875
Mar 24 Port Malabar Invitational Florida United States Mickey Wright (77) 216 (+3) 10,000 1,500
Mar 31 Palm Beach County Open Florida United States Mickey Wright (78) 215 (-1) 12,500 1,875
Apr 14 O'Sullivan Open Virginia United States Marilynn Smith (19) 216 (+3) 12,500 1,875
Apr 21 Lady Carling Open Georgia United States Carol Mann (11) 200 (-16) 15,000 2,250
Apr 28 Raleigh Ladies Invitational North Carolina United States Carol Mann (12) 214 (-2) 15,000 2,250
May 5 Shreveport Kiwanis Club Invitational Louisiana United States Carol Mann (13) 217 (+1) 11,500 1,725
May 12 Tall City Open Texas United States Mickey Wright (79) 204 (-3) 17,500 2,625
May 26 Dallas Civitan Open Texas United States Kathy Whitworth (38) 209 (-4) 18,500 2,775
Jun 9 Bluegrass Ladies Invitational Kentucky United States Carol Mann (14) 210 (-6) 14,250 2,100
Jun 16 500 Ladies Classic Indiana United States Mickey Wright (80) 212 (-4) 15,500 2,250
Jun 23 LPGA Championship Massachusetts Canada Sandra Post (1) 294 (+2) 20,000 3,000
Jun 30 Lady Carling Open Maryland United States Kathy Whitworth (39) 214 (-2) 20,000 3,000
Jul 7 U.S. Women's Open Pennsylvania United States Susie Berning (5) 289 (+5) 25,000 5,000
Jul 14 Pabst Ladies Classic Ohio United States Carol Mann (15) 206 (-10) 28,000 4,200
Jul 21 Buckeye Savings Invitational Ohio United States Carol Mann (16) 209 (-7) 18,500 2,775
Jul 27 Supertest Canadian Open Canada United States Carol Mann (17) 213 (-6) 20,500 3,000
Aug 4 Gino Paoli Open Connecticut United States Kathy Whitworth (40) 215 (-1) 15,000 2,250
Aug 10 Concord Open New York United States Shirley Englehorn (7) 229 (-2) 28,500 4,275
Aug 18 Holiday Inn Classic Missouri United States Kathy Whitworth (41) 206 (-1) 15,685 2,260
Sep 1 Willow Park Ladies Invitational Canada United States Carol Mann (18) 205 (-8) 15,000 2,250
Sep 8 Pacific Ladies Classic Oregon United States Sandra Haynie (14) 213 (-3) 12,500 1,875
Sep 15 Shirley Englehorn Invitational Idaho United States Carol Mann (19) 208 (-5) 11,500 1,725
Sep 22 Kings River Open California United States Kathy Whitworth (42) 208 (-8) 15,000 2,250
Sep 29 Mickey Wright Invitational California United States Betsy Rawls (51) 208 (-8) 13,500 2,025
Oct 20 Quality Chek'd Classic Texas United States Carol Mann (20) 212 (-4) 12,500 1,875
Oct 27 River Plantation Invitational Texas United States Kathy Whitworth (43) 205 (-8) 12,500 1,875
Nov 3 Canyon Ladies Classic California United States Kathy Whitworth (44) 218 (+2) 22,750 3,300
Nov 10 Corpus Christi Civitan Open Texas United States Judy Rankin (1) 213 (+3) 12,500 1,875
Nov 17 Pensacola Ladies Invitational Florida United States Kathy Whitworth (45) 216 (-3) 12,500 1,875
Nov 24 Louise Suggs Invitational Florida United States Kathy Whitworth (46) 210 (-6) 12,500 1,875
Dec 1 Hollywood Lakes Open Florida United States Peggy Wilson (1) 209 (-7) 12,500 1,875

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Kathy Whitworth (4)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Carol Mann  United States
Player of the Year Kathy Whitworth (3)  United States
Rookie of the Year Sandra Post  Canada

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