1970 LPGA Tour

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The 1970 LPGA Tour was the 21st season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from February 12 to October 25. The season consisted of 21 official money events. Shirley Englehorn won the most tournaments, four. Kathy Whitworth led the money list with earnings of $30,235.

There were two first-time winners in 1970: Kathy Ahern and Jane Blalock.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1970 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 15 Burdine's Invitational Florida United States Carol Mann (29) 216 (E) 40,000 6,000
Mar 22 Orange Blossom Classic Florida United States Kathy Whitworth (54) 216 (E) 18,500 2,775
Apr 19 Raleigh Ladies Invitational North Carolina United States Sandra Haynie (18) 212 (-4) 16,500 2,475
May 3 Shreveport Kiwanis Invitational Louisiana United States Sandra Haynie (19) 214 (-2) 15,000 2,250
May 10 Dallas Civitan Open Texas United States Betsy Rawls (53) 214 (+1) 25,000 3,750
May 17 Johnny Londoff Chevrolet Tournament Missouri United States Shirley Englehorn (8) 216 (E) 22,000 3,075
May 24 Bluegrass Invitational Kentucky United States Donna Caponi (3) 214 (-2) 20,000 3,000
May 31 O'Sullivan Ladies Open Virginia United States Shirley Englehorn (9) 210 (-6) 15,000 1,150
Jun 7 Lady Carling Open Maryland United States Shirley Englehorn (10) 210 (-9) 22,500 3,375
Jun 13 LPGA Championship Massachusetts United States Shirley Englehorn (11) 285 (-7) 30,000 4,500
Jun 21 George Washington Golf Classic Pennsylvania United States Judy Rankin (2) 212 (-7) 25,000 3,750
Jun 28 Len Immke Buick Open Ohio United States Mary Mills (7) 216 (E) 20,000 3,000
Jul 5 U.S. Women's Open Oklahoma United States Donna Caponi (4) 287 (-1) 30,000 5,000
Jul 19 Springfield Jaycee Open Ohio United States Judy Rankin (3) 209 (-10) 20,000 3,000
Aug 9 Lady Carling Open Georgia United States Jane Blalock (1) 221 (+2) 20,000 3,000
Aug 16 Cincinnati Open Ohio United States Betsy Rawls (54) 210 (-6) 20,000 3,000
Aug 23 Southgate Ladies Open Kansas United States Kathy Ahern (1) 211 (-5) 20,000 3,000
Sep 13 Wendell-West Open Washington United States JoAnne Carner (2) 214 (-2) 40,000 6,000
Sep 26 Lincoln-Mercury Open California United States Judy Rankin (4) 217 (-2) 23,000 3,450
Oct 18 Quality Chek'd Classic Texas United States Kathy Whitworth (55) 205 (-11) 15,000 2,250
Oct 25 Women's Golf Charities Open Texas United States Marilynn Smith (20) 214 (-2) 17,500 2,625

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Kathy Whitworth (5)  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Kathy Whitworth (5)  United States
Player of the Year Sandra Haynie  United States
Rookie of the Year JoAnne Carner  United States

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