2003 LPGA Tour

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The 2003 LPGA Tour was the 54th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from March 13 to November 23. The season consisted of 31 official money events. Annika Sörenstam won the most tournaments, six. She also led the money list with earnings of $2,029,506, becoming the first player to earn over $2,000,000 in a season.

There were five first-time winners in 2003: Shi Hyun Ahn, Hee-Won Han, Candie Kung, Hilary Lunke, and Angela Stanford.

The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 2003 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 16 Welch's/Fry's Championship United States Arizona Australia Wendy Doolan (2) 259 (−21) 800,000 120,000
Mar 23 Safeway PING United States Arizona South Korea Se Ri Pak (19) 265 (−23) 1,000,000 150,000
Mar 30 Kraft Nabisco Championship United States California France Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (2) 281 (−7) 1,600,000 240,000
Apr 6 The Office Depot Championship United States California Sweden Annika Sörenstam (43) 211 (−5) 1,500,000 225,000
Apr 19 LPGA Takefuji Classic United States Nevada Taiwan Candie Kung (1) 204 (−12) 1,100,000 165,000
Apr 27 Chick-fil-A Charity Championship United States Georgia South Korea Se Ri Pak (20) 200 (−16) 1,350,000 202,500
May 4 Michelob Light Open at Kingsmill United States Virginia South Korea Grace Park (4) 275 (−9) 1,600,000 240,000
May 12 Asahi Ryokuken International Championship United States South Carolina United States Rosie Jones (13) 273 (−15) 1,300,000 195,000
May 25 LPGA Corning Classic United States New York United States Juli Inkster (29) 264 (−24) 1,000,000 150,000
Jun 1 Kellogg-Keebler Classic United States Illinois Sweden Annika Sörenstam (44) 199 (−17) 1,200,000 180,000
Jun 8 McDonald's LPGA Championship United States Delaware Sweden Annika Sörenstam (45) 278 (−6) 1,600,000 240,000
Jun 15 Giant Eagle LPGA Classic United States Ohio Australia Rachel Teske (7) 204 (−12) 1,000,000 150,000
Jun 22 Wegmans Rochester LPGA United States New York Australia Rachel Teske (8) 277 (−11) 1,200,000 180,000
Jun 29 ShopRite LPGA Classic United States New Jersey United States Angela Stanford (1) 197 (−16) 1,300,000 195,000
Jul 6 U.S. Women's Open United States Oregon United States Hilary Lunke (1) 283 (−1) 3,100,000 560,000
Jul 13 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open Canada Canada United States Beth Daniel (33) 275 (−13) 1,300,000 195,000
Jul 20 Sybase Big Apple Classic United States New York South Korea Hee-Won Han (1) 273 (−11) 950,000 142,500
Jul 26 Evian Masters France France United States Juli Inkster (30) 265 (−21) 2,100,000 315,000
Aug 3 Weetabix Women's British Open England England Sweden Annika Sörenstam (46) 278 (−10) 1,600,000 254,880
Aug 10 Wendy's Championship for Children United States Ohio South Korea Hee-Won Han (2) 199 (−17) 1,100,000 165,000
Aug 17 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic United States Ohio South Korea Se Ri Pak (21) 271 (−13) 1,000,000 150,000
Aug 24 Wachovia LPGA Classic United States Pennsylvania Taiwan Candie Kung (2) 274 (−14) 1,200,000 180,000
Aug 31 State Farm Classic United States Illinois Taiwan Candie Kung (3) 202 (−14) 1,200,000 180,000
Sep 7 John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic United States Oklahoma Australia Karrie Webb (29) 200 (−10) 1,000,000 150,000
Sep 28 Safeway Classic United States Oregon Sweden Annika Sörenstam (47) 201 (−15) 1,200,000 180,000
Oct 5 Longs Drugs Challenge United States California Sweden Helen Alfredsson (5) 275 (−13) 1,000,000 150,000
Oct 12 Samsung World Championship United States Texas Sweden Sophie Gustafson (4) 274 (−14) 800,000 200,000
Nov 2 CJ Nine Bridges Classic South Korea South Korea South Korea Shi Hyun Ahn (1*) 204 (−12) 1,250,000 187,500
Nov 9 Mizuno Classic Japan Japan Sweden Annika Sörenstam (48) 192 (−24) 1,130,000 169,500
Nov 16 Mobile LPGA Tournament of Champions United States Alabama United States Dorothy Delasin (4) 280 (−8) 750,000 122,000
Nov 23 ADT Championship United States Florida United States Meg Mallon (15) 281 (−7) 1,000,000 215,000

* – non-member at time of win

Leaders[edit]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 2,029,506 17
2 Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1,611,928 26
3 Grace Park  South Korea 1,417,702 26
4 Hee-Won Han  South Korea 1,111,860 27
5 Juli Inkster  United States 1,028,205 21
6 Candie Kung  Taiwan 938,079 30
7 Rachel Teske  Australia 924,667 27
8 Beth Daniel  United States 917,654 22
9 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 823,740 24
10 Rosie Jones  United States 808,785 20

Full 2003 Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Annika Sörenstam (6)  Sweden
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Se Ri Pak  South Korea
Player of the Year Annika Sörenstam (6)  Sweden
Rookie of the Year Lorena Ochoa  Mexico

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