Welch's/Fry's Championship

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The Welch's/Fry's Championship was a golf tournament for professional female golfers that was part of the LPGA Tour from 1981 to 2004. It was played at the Randolph Golf Course in Tucson, Arizona. From 1981 to 2002, it was played on the North Course and in 2003 and 2004 it was played on the Dell Urich Course.

It had several different title sponsors during its history.

Tournament names through the years:

  • 1981-1982: Arizona Copper Classic
  • 1983: Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Open
  • 1984: Tucson Conquistadores Open
  • 1985-1987: Circle K Tucson Open
  • 1988-1990: Circle K LPGA Tucson Open
  • 1991-1996: Ping/Welch's Championship
  • 1997-2002: Welch's/Circle K Championship
  • 2003-2004: Welch's/Fry's Championship

The last tournament was held from March 11 through March 14, 2004.

Winners[edit]

Year Champion Country Score Purse Winner's
Share
2004 Karen Stupples  England 258 (-22) $800,000 $120,000
2003 Wendy Doolan  Australia 259 (-21) $800,000 $120,000
2002 Laura Diaz  United States 270 (-18) $800,000 $120,000
2001 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 265 (-23) $750,000 $112,500
2000 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 269 (-19) $700,000 $105,000
1999 Juli Inkster  United States 273 (-15) $625,000 $93,750
1998 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 274 (-14) $500,000 $75,000
1997 Donna Andrews  United States 273 (-15) $500,000 $75,000
1996 Liselotte Neumann  Sweden 276 (-12) $450,000 $67,500
1995 Dottie Pepper  United States 278 (-10) $450,000 $67,500
1994 Donna Andrews  United States 276 (-12) $425,000 $63,750
1993 Meg Mallon  United States 272 (-16) $400,000 $60,000
1992 Brandie Burton  United States 277 (-11) $400,000 $60,000
1991 Chris Johnson  United States 273 (-15) $350,000 $52,500
1990 Colleen Walker  United States 276 (-12) $300,000 $45,000
1989 Lori Garbacz  United States 274 (-14) $300,000 $45,000
1988 Laura Davies  England 278 (-10) $300,000 $45,000
1987 Betsy King  United States 281 (-7) $200,000 $45,000
1986 Penny Pulz  Australia 276 (-12) $200,000 $30,000
1985 Amy Alcott  United States 279 (-9) $175,000 $26,250
1984 Chris Johnson  United States 272 (-16) $150,000 $22,500
1983 Jan Stephenson  Australia 207 (-9) $150,000 $22,500
1982 Ayako Okamoto  Japan 281 (-7) $125,000 $18,750
1981 Nancy Lopez  United States 278 (-14) $125,000 $18,750

Tournament record[edit]

Year Player Score Round Course
1998 Kristi Albers 62 (-10) 2nd round Randolph Golf Course (North), par 72
2003 Meg Mallon 60 (-10) 2nd round Randolph Golf Course (Dell Ulrich), par 70
2004 Sarah Lee 60 (-10) 1st round Randolph Golf Course (Dell Ulrich), par 70

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