Royal Poinciana Invitational

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The Royal Poinciana Invitational was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour in 1961 and 1962.[1] It was played at Palm Beach Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The course was a par-3 course.

In 1961, the field consisted of 24 men and women, both amateurs and professionals.[2][3] The tournament was 54 holes and won by Louise Suggs by one stroke over local pro Dub Pagan.[4] Sam Snead was third, two shots behind.

In 1962, the field consisted of Sam Snead and 14 LPGA golfers and was played over 72 holes.[5] Snead won by five strokes over Mickey Wright, making him the only man to win an official LPGA Tour event.[6]

Winners[edit]

Royal Poinciana Plaza Invitational
Royal Poinciana Invitational

References[edit]

  1. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1960-1969
  2. ^ "Field of 24 Ready for $10,000 Royal Poinciana Meet Tuesday". Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, Florida). February 10, 1961. p. 5. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Royal Poinciana Meet Opens". Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, Florida). February 14, 1961. p. 8. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Louise Suggs Beats Snead, Other Pros". Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). AP. February 16, 1961. pp. 2–6. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Snead Needs Win And Boat". Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, Florida). February 6, 1962. p. 10. Retrieved September 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ "It's Sam In Rally By Five". Palm Beach Daily News (Palm Beach, Florida). February 8, 1962. p. 13. Retrieved September 15, 2010.