Spokane Women's Open

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Spokane Women's Open
Tournament information
Location Spokane, Washington
Established 1959
Course(s) Esmeralda Golf Club
Par 72 (70 in 1963)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
(54 holes in 1963)
Prize fund $9,000
Month played August/September
Final year 1963
Tournament record score
Aggregate 275 Mickey Wright (1962)
To par -13 Mickey Wright (1962)
Final champion
United States Kathy Whitworth

The Spokane Women's Open was a professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour from 1959 to 1963, played in Spokane, Washington.[1][2] It was held at the recently constructed Esmeralda Golf Course, a municipal facility in northeast Spokane. Originally a 72-hole event at par-72,[3][4] it was reduced to 54 holes at par-70 for its final edition.[5]

Winners[edit]

Year Dates Champion Country Winning
score
To par Margin
of victory
Runner-up Purse
($)
Winner's
share ($)
1963 Sep 6 - 8 Kathy Whitworth  United States 67-70-73=210 E 2 strokes United States Marilyn Smith 9,000 1,250
1962 Aug 31 - Sep 3 Mickey Wright  United States 68-68-70-69=275 -13 9 strokes United States Kathy Whitworth 9,000 1,250
1961 Aug 24 - 27 Mickey Wright  United States 72-72-67-69=280 -8 4 strokes United States Betsy Rawls 7,500 1,247
1960 No tournament
1959 Aug 20 - 23 Beverly Hanson  United States 73-70-70-74=287 -1 2 strokes United States Louise Suggs
United States Mickey Wright
7,500 1,247

References[edit]

  1. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1950-1959
  2. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1960-1969
  3. ^ Spokane Daily Chronicle - Confident Mickey Wright posts record-breaking win - 1962-09-04 - p.11
  4. ^ Spokesman-Review - Mickey Wright: 68-68-70-69-275 - 1962-09-04 - p.12
  5. ^ Spokane Daily Chronicle - Miss Whitworth wins golf title - 1963-09-09 - p.14

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