1987 LPGA Tour

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The 1987 LPGA Tour was the 38th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 29 to November 8. The season consisted of 33 official money events. Jane Geddes won the most tournaments, five. Ayako Okamoto led the money list with earnings of $466,034.

There were seven first-time winners in 1987: Laura Davies, Rosie Jones, Yuko Moriguchi, Cindy Rarick, Deb Richard, Jody Rosenthal, and Colleen Walker.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1987 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 ($) 1st prize ($)
Feb 1 Mazda Classic Florida United States Kathy Postlewait (2) 286 (-2) 200,000 30,000
Feb 8 Sarasota Classic Florida United States Nancy Lopez (35) 281 (-7) 200,000 30,000
Feb 21 Tsumura Hawaiian Ladies Open Hawaii United States Cindy Rarick (1) 207 (-9) 300,000 45,000
Mar 1 Women's Kemper Open Hawaii United States Jane Geddes (3) 276 (-12) 300,000 45,000
Mar 8 GNA/Glendale Federal Classic California United States Jane Geddes (4) 286 (-2) 250,000 37,500
Mar 22 Circle K Tucson Open Arizona United States Betsy King (8) 281 (-7) 200,000 30,000
Mar 29 Standard Register Turquoise Classic Arizona United States Pat Bradley (22) 286 (-2) 300,000 45,000
Apr 5 Nabisco Dinah Shore California United States Betsy King (9) 283 (-5) 500,000 80,000
Apr 12 Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic California Japan Ayako Okamoto (8) 275 (-13) 200,000 30,000
Apr 19 Santa Barbara Open California Australia Jan Stephenson (14) 215 (-1) 300,000 45,000
May 3 S&H Golf Classic Florida United States Cindy Hill (2) 271 (-17) 225,000 33,750
May 10 United Virginia Bank Golf Classic Virginia United States Jody Rosenthal (1) 209 (-7) 250,000 37,500
May 17 Chrysler-Plymouth Classic New Jersey Japan Ayako Okamoto (9) 215 (-4) 225,000 33,750
May 24 Mazda LPGA Championship Ohio United States Jane Geddes (5) 275 (-13) 350,000 52,500
May 31 LPGA Corning Classic New York United States Cindy Rarick (2) 275 (-13) 275,000 41,250
Jun 7 McDonald's Championship Delaware United States Betsy King (10) 278 (-6) 500,000 75,000
Jun 14 Mayflower Classic Indiana United States Colleen Walker (1) 278 (-10) 350,000 52,500
Jun 21 Lady Keystone Open Pennsylvania Japan Ayako Okamoto (10) 208 (-8) 300,000 45,000
Jun 28 Rochester International New York United States Deb Richard (1) 280 (-8) 300,000 45,000
Jul 5 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Ohio United States Jane Geddes (6) 280 (-8) 225,000 33,750
Jul 12 du Maurier Ltd. Classic Canada United States Jody Rosenthal (2) 272 (-16) 400,000 60,000
Jul 19 Boston Five Classic Massachusetts United States Jane Geddes (7) 277 (-11) 300,000 45,000
Jul 26 U.S. Women's Open New Jersey England Laura Davies (1*) 285 (-3) 325,000 55,000
Aug 2 Columbia Savings LPGA National Pro-Am Colorado United States Christa Johnson (4) 277 (-11) 250,000 37,500
Aug 9 Henredon Classic North Carolina United States Mary Beth Zimmerman (3) 206 (-10) 300,000 45,000
Aug 16 MasterCard International Pro-Am New York United States Val Skinner (3) 212 (-4) 225,000 33,750
Aug 23 Atlantic City LPGA Classic New Jersey United States Betsy King (11) 207 (-6) 225,000 33,750
Aug 30 Nestle World Championship Georgia Japan Ayako Okamoto (11) 282 (-6) 250,000 81,500
Sep 7 Rail Charity Classic Illinois United States Rosie Jones (1) 208 (-8) 200,000 30,000
Sep 13 Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship Oregon United States Nancy Lopez (36) 210 (-6) 225,000 33,750
Sep 20 Safeco Classic Washington Australia Jan Stephenson (15) 277 (-11) 225,000 33,750
Sep 27 Konica San Jose Classic California Australia Jan Stephenson (16) 205 (-11) 300,000 45,000
Nov 8 Mazda Japan Classic Japan Japan Yuko Moriguchi (1*) 206 (-10) 350,000 52,500

* - non-member at time of win

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Ayako Okamoto  Japan
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Betsy King  United States
Player of the Year Ayako Okamoto  Japan
Rookie of the Year Tammie Green  United States

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