1986 LPGA Championship

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1986 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesMay 29 – June 1, 1986
LocationMason, Ohio
Course(s)Jack Nicklaus Golf Center
Grizzly Course
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par72
Length6,242 yards (5,708 m)
Cut148 (+4)
Prize fund$300,000
Winner's share$45,000
Champion
United States Pat Bradley
277 (−11)
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Jack Nicklaus Golf Center is located in the United States
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 1986 LPGA Championship was held May 29 to June 1 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Center at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, a suburb northeast of Cincinnati. Played on the Grizzly Course, this was the 32nd edition of the LPGA Championship.

Entering the final round four strokes behind,[1][2] Pat Bradley birdied the last hole for a 68 to win by a stroke over runner-up Patty Sheehan.[3] It was the fifth of her six major championships, the second of three in 1986,[4] and completed the career grand slam. With the win, Bradley became the first to surpass $2 million in earnings on the LPGA Tour.[3][5]

Defending champion Nancy Lopez did not compete; she gave birth to her second daughter a few days earlier.[2][6]

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Patty Sheehan  United States 1983, 1984 72 70 69 67 280 −10 2
Jan Stephenson  Australia 1982 70 73 74 73 290 +2 T33

Source:[3]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Louise Suggs  United States 1957 84 80 164 +20
Sally Little  South Africa 1980 75

Source:[7][8]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, June 1, 1986

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Pat Bradley  United States 67-72-70-68=277 −11 45,000
2 Patty Sheehan  United States 72-70-69-67=278 −10 27,750
T3 Juli Inkster  United States 70-72-68-69=279 −9 18,000
Ayako Okamoto  Japan 66-70-69-74=279
5 Muffin Spencer-Devlin  United States 72-67-74-68=281 −7 12,750
6 Cindy Mackey  United States 70-70-68-74=282 −6 10,500
7 Myra Blackwelder  United States 71-71-71-70=283 −5 8,850
8 Penny Pulz  United States 71-71-70-72=284 −4 7,800
T9 Sharon Barrett  United States 72-70-69-74=285 −3 6,353
Connie Chillemi  United States 68-74-75-68=285
Lori Garbacz  United States 65-74-74-72=285

Source:[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Okamoto near major win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 1, 1986. p. 7B.
  2. ^ a b "Bradley comes from 4 strokes behind to win LPGA title". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. June 2, 1986. p. 13.
  3. ^ a b c d Hackenberg, Dave (June 2, 1986). "Bradley's dramatic birdie wins LPGA Championship". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). p. 22.
  4. ^ "Bradley tallies to take LPGA". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. June 2, 1986. p. C1.
  5. ^ a b "Bradley halfway to a grand slam". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. June 2, 1986. p. 3B.
  6. ^ "Lopez gives birth to daughter". Gadsden Times. (Alabama). Associated Press. May 27, 1986. p. D3.
  7. ^ "Garbacz tops LPGA major". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. May 30, 1986. p. 5D.
  8. ^ "She feels and is under par". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. May 31, 1986. p. 4C.

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