1988 LPGA Tour

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The 1988 LPGA Tour was the 39th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from February 4 to November 6. The season consisted of 34 official money events. Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Betsy King, Nancy Lopez, and Ayako Okamoto won the most tournaments, three each. Sherri Turner led the money list with earnings of $350,851.

There were eight first-time winners in 1988: Mei-Chi Cheng, Shirley Furlong, Patty Jordan, Ok-Hee Ku, Terry-Jo Myers, Martha Nause, Liselotte Neumann, and Sherri Turner. Ku was the first South Korean winner, winning the Standard Register Turquoise Classic.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1988 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 7 Mazda Classic Florida United States Nancy Lopez (37) 283 (-5) 200,000 30,000
Feb 14 Sarasota Classic Florida United States Patty Sheehan (18) 282 (-6) 225,000 33,750
Feb 27 Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Open Hawaii Japan Ayako Okamoto (12) 213 (-3) 300,000 45,000
Mar 6 Women's Kemper Open Hawaii United States Betsy King (12) 280 (-8) 300,000 45,000
Mar 20 Circle K LPGA Tucson Open Arizona England Laura Davies (2) 278 (-10) 300,000 45,000
Mar 27 Standard Register Turquoise Classic Arizona South Korea Ok-Hee Ku (1) 281 (-7) 350,000 52,500
Apr 3 Nabisco Dinah Shore California United States Amy Alcott (27) 274 (-14) 500,000 80,000
Apr 10 San Diego Inamori Golf Classic California Japan Ayako Okamoto (13) 272 (-12) 225,000 33,750
Apr 17 AI Star/Centinela Hospital Classic California United States Nancy Lopez (38) 210 (-6) 400,000 60,000
Apr 24 USX Golf Classic Florida United States Rosie Jones (2) 275 (-13) 225,000 33,750
May 1 Sara Lee Classic Tennessee United States Patti Rizzo (3) 207 (-9) 335,000 50,250
May 8 Crestar Classic Virginia United States Juli Inkster (9) 209 (-7) 300,000 45,000
May 15 Chrysler-Plymouth Classic New Jersey United States Nancy Lopez (39) 204 (-12) 250,000 37,500
May 22 Mazda LPGA Championship Ohio United States Sherri Turner (1) 281 (-7) 350,000 52,500
May 29 LPGA Corning Classic New York United States Sherri Turner (2) 273 (-15) 325,000 48,750
Jun 5 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic Ohio England Laura Davies (3) 277 (-11) 275,000 41,250
Jun 12 Rochester International New York Taiwan Mei-Chi Cheng (1) 287 (-1) 300,000 45,000
Jun 19 Lady Keystone Open Pennsylvania United States Shirley Furlong (1) 205 (-11) 300,000 45,000
Jun 26 McDonald's Championship Delaware United States Kathy Postlewait (3) 276 (-8) 500,000 75,000
Jul 3 du Maurier Ltd. Classic Canada South Africa United States Sally Little (15) 279 (-9) 500,000 75,000
Jul 10 Mayflower Classic Indiana United States Terry-Jo Myers (1) 276 (-8) 400,000 60,000
Jul 17 Boston Five Classic Massachusetts United States Colleen Walker (2) 274 (-14) 300,000 45,000
Jul 24 U.S. Women's Open Maryland Sweden Liselotte Neumann (1) 277 (-7) 400,000 70,000
Jul 31 Greater Washington Open Maryland Japan Ayako Okamoto (14) 206 (-7) 225,000 33,750
Aug 7 Planters Pat Bradley International North Carolina United States Martha Nause (1) 14 points 400,000 62,500
Aug 21 Atlantic City Classic New Jersey United States Juli Inkster (10) 206 (-7) 225,000 33,750
Aug 28 Nestle World Championship Georgia United States Rosie Jones (3) 279 (-9) 250,000 81,500
Aug 28 Ocean State Open Rhode Island United States Patty Jordan (1) 211 (-5) 150,000 22,500
Sep 5 Rail Charity Golf Classic Illinois United States Betsy King (13) 207 (-9) 250,000 33,750
Sep 11 Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship Oregon United States Betsy King (14) 213 (-3) 250,000 37,500
Sep 18 Safeco Classic Washington United States Juli Inkster (11) 278 (-10) 225,000 33,750
Sep 26 Santa Barbara Open California United States Rosie Jones (4) 212 (-4) 300,000 45,000
Oct 2 Konica San Jose Classic California United States Kathy Guadagnino (2) 207 (-9) 300,000 45,000
Nov 6 Mazda Japan Classic Japan United States Patty Sheehan (19) 206 (-10) 450,000 67,500

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner Sherri Turner  United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Colleen Walker  United States
Player of the Year Nancy Lopez (4)  United States
Rookie of the Year Liselotte Neumann  Sweden

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