1970 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1970 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 2–5, 1970
Location Muskogee, Oklahoma
Course(s) Muskogee Country Club
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,210 yards (5,678 m)[1]
Prize fund $30,000
Winner's share $5,000
Champion
United States Donna Caponi
287 (+3)
Muskogee is located in the US
Muskogee
Muskogee
Location in the United States
Muskogee  is located in Oklahoma
Muskogee 
Muskogee 
Location in Oklahoma

The 1970 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 25th U.S. Women's Open, held July 2–5 at Muskogee Country Club in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Defending champion Donna Caponi won the second of her four major titles, one stroke ahead of runners-up Sandra Haynie and Sandra Spuzich. Caponi's four-foot (1.3 m) putt for a double bogey on the final hole hung on the lip before falling to avoid a Monday playoff.[2] She was the second of seven to successfully defend the championship, following Mickey Wright in 1959. Caponi entered the final round with a four-stroke lead and shot a 77 (+6).[1][2]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Donna Caponi  United States 1969 69 70 71 77 287 +3 1
Sandra Spuzich  United States 1966 72 72 70 74 288 +4 T2
Carol Mann  United States 1965 69 70 77 76 292 +8 8
Betsy Rawls  United States 1951, 1953,
1957, 1960
72 75 77 71 295 +11 T14
Murle Lindstrom  United States 1962 73 76 73 76 298 +14 T21
Patty Berg  United States 1946 74 75 76 75 300 +16 31
Mickey Wright  United States 1958, 1959,
1961, 1964
71 78 79 78 306 +22 37

Source:[2][3]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, July 5, 1970

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Donna Caponi  United States 69-70-71-77=287 +3 5,000
T2 Sandra Haynie  United States 71-72-71-74=288 +4 2,000
Sandra Spuzich  United States 72-72-70-74=288
T4 Kathy Whitworth  United States 71-71-76-71=289 +5 1,100
Sandra Palmer  United States 73-71-71-74=289
6 Sharon Miller  United States 70-77-74-69=290 +6 900
7 Jo Ann Prentice  United States 72-75-70-74=291 +7 850
8 Carol Mann  United States 69-70-77-76=292 +8 800
T9 Clifford Ann Creed  United States 73-73-74-73=293 +9 725
Shirley Englehorn  United States 70-74-74-75=293

Source:[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Caponi extends lead in Women's Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. July 5, 1970. p. 5B. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Miss Caponi golf champ". Milwaukee Journal. press dispatches. July 6, 1970. p. 12, part 2. 
  3. ^ a b "Donna Caponi drops four-foot putt to win U.S. Women's Open". Youngstown Vindicator. Ohio. Associated Press. Jul 6, 1970. p. 13. 

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