1996 LPGA Championship

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1996 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates May 9–12, 1996
Location Wilmington, Delaware
Course(s) DuPont Country Club
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
(reduced to 54 holes)
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,386 yards (5,839 m)[1]
Cut 148 (+6)
Prize fund $1.2 million
Winner's share $180,000
Champion
England Laura Davies
213 (Even)
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Wilmington is located in the US
Wilmington
Wilmington
Location in the United States
DuPont CC is located in Delaware
DuPont CC
DuPont CC
Location in Delaware

The 1996 LPGA Championship was the 42nd LPGA Championship, played May 9–12 at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

Laura Davies won the second of her two LPGA Championship titles at even par, one stroke ahead of runner-up Julie Piers.[2] It was the third of Davies' four major titles. Rain and wind hampered play; the first round was delayed until Friday and the second round was not completed until Sunday morning; the championship was reduced to 54 holes and ended on Sunday.[3] It was the first women's major in twelve years to have a winning score of par or above, last at the U.S. Women's Open in 1984.[4]

This was the third of eleven consecutive LPGA Championships at DuPont Country Club.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 Total To par Finish
Laura Davies  England 1994 72 71 70 213 E 1
Meg Mallon  United States 1991 69 75 73 217 +4 T10
Patty Sheehan  United States 1983, 1984, 1993 72 74 71 217 +4 T10
Betsy King  United States 1992 72 72 74 218 +5 T14
Nancy Lopez  United States 1978, 1985, 1989 70 73 76 219 +6 T18
Kelly Robbins  United States 1995 69 71 79 219 +6 T18
Beth Daniel  United States 1990 72 72 76 220 +7 T26
Jane Geddes  United States 1987 71 74 75 220 +7 T26
Pat Bradley  United States 1986 76 70 77 223 +10 T51

Source:[5]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year won R1 R2 Total To par
Sally Little  South Africa 1980 72 77 149 +7
Sherri Turner  United States 1988 73 78 151 +9

Source:[5]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, May 12, 1996

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Laura Davies  England 72-71-70=213 E 180,000
2 Julie Piers  United States 72-72-70=214 +1 111,711
T3 Jane Crafter  United States 75-68-72=215 +2 72,461
Penny Hammel  United States 73-72-70=215
T5 Judy Dickinson  United States 71-74-71=216 +3 37,800
Shirley Furlong  United States 70-73-73=216
Juli Inkster  United States 70-73-73=216
Hiromi Kobayashi  Japan 71-70-75=216
Val Skinner  United States 73-69-74=216
T10 Kristi Albers  United States 72-71-74=217 +4 22,342
Michelle Dobek  United States 72-75-70=217
Meg Mallon  United States 69-75-73=217
Patty Sheehan  United States 72-74-71=217

Source:[2][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McDonald's LPGA". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). May 13, 1996. p. 3C. 
  2. ^ a b "Davies does not wither in weather". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. May 13, 1996. p. 27. 
  3. ^ "More bad weather". Sunday Star-News. (Wilmington, North Carolina). Associated Press. May 12, 1996. p. 8C. 
  4. ^ "Davies repeats at McDonald's". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). Associated Press. May 13, 1996. p. 3C. 
  5. ^ a b c "KPMG Women's PGA Championship (LPGA Championship)". LPGA. 1996. Retrieved April 11, 2018. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°47′20″N 75°33′50″W / 39.789°N 75.564°W / 39.789; -75.564