1980 LPGA Championship

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1980 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJune 5–8, 1980
LocationMason, Ohio
Course(s)Jack Nicklaus Golf Center
Grizzly Course [1]
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length6,313 yards (5,773 m)[2]
Cut151 (+7)
Prize fund$150,000
Winner's share$22,500
Champion
South Africa Sally Little
285 (−3)
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Jack Nicklaus Golf Center is located in the US
Jack Nicklaus Golf Center
Jack Nicklaus Golf Center
Location in the United States
Jack Nicklaus Golf Center is located in Ohio
Jack Nicklaus Golf Center
Jack Nicklaus Golf Center
Location in Ohio

The 1980 LPGA Championship was the 26th LPGA Championship, played June 5–8 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Center at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, a suburb northeast of Cincinnati.

Sally Little won the first of her two major titles, three strokes ahead of runner-up Jane Blalock.[3][4]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Donna Caponi Young  United States 1979 72 73 72 72 289 +1 T3
Nancy Lopez-Melton  United States 1978 67 72 78 77 294 +6 T19
Kathy Ahern  United States 1972 72 75 73 78 298 +10 T31
Sandra Post  Canada 1968 76 74 73 78 301 +13 T45
Marlene Hagge  United States 1956 72 79 75 77 303 +15 T54

Source:[5]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Betty Burfeindt  United States 1976 76 80 156 +12
Judy Kimball  United States 1962 76 83 159 +15
Kathy Whitworth  United States 1967, 1971, 1975 83 78 161 +17
Louise Suggs  United States 1957 82 80 162 +18

Source:[6]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, June 8, 1980

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Sally Little  South Africa 69-70-73-73=285 −3 22,500
2 Jane Blalock  United States 70-69-75-74=288 E 14,700
T3 Donna Caponi Young  United States 72-73-72-72=289 +1 6,810
JoAnne Carner  United States 71-75-70-73=289
Beth Daniel  United States 72-70-73-74=289
Dot Germain  United States 76-70-72-71=289
Barbara Moxness  United States 70-71-74-74=289
8 Jo Ann Washam  United States 72-73-71-74=290 +2 4,350
9 Vicki Fergon  United States 73-74-70-74=291 +3 4,050
T10 Amy Alcott  United States 73-71-75-73=292 +4 3,168
Jerilyn Britz  United States 69-76-74-73=292
Lori Garbacz  United States 73-74-74-71=292
Sandra Palmer  United States 72-71-68-81=292
Hollis Stacy  United States 70-76-73-73=292

Source:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nancy at home in championship". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). AP, UPI wires. June 6, 1980. p. 3C.
  2. ^ "Blalock, Little catch Melton". St. Petersburg Times. (Florida). Associated Press. June 7, 1980. p. 6C.
  3. ^ "Little captures first big crown". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. June 9, 1980. p. 16.
  4. ^ "Little turns break at nine into first major golf title". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). UPI. June 9, 1980. p. 4C.
  5. ^ a b "LPGA scores". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. June 9, 1980. p. 18.
  6. ^ "Will the wind blow Blalock to LPGA win?". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire services. June 7, 1980. p. 2B.

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Coordinates: 39°20′56″N 84°16′41″W / 39.349°N 84.278°W / 39.349; -84.278