2003 LPGA Championship

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2003 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJune 5–8, 2003
LocationWilmington, Delaware
Course(s)DuPont Country Club
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par71
Length6,408 yards (5,859 m)
Field144 players, 70 after cut
Cut146 (+4)
Prize fund$1.6 million
Winner's share$240,000
Champion
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
278 (−6), playoff
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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 2003 LPGA Championship was the 49th LPGA Championship, played June 5–8 at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

Annika Sörenstam won in a playoff over Grace Park with a par on the first sudden death hole.[1][2] It was the first of three consecutive LPGA Championships for Sorenstam and the fifth of her ten major titles.

Two weeks earlier, Sörenstam played in a PGA Tour event, the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.[3]

The DuPont Country Club hosted this championship for eleven consecutive seasons, from 1994 through 2004.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Beth Daniel  United States 1990 71 71 70 72 284 E T3
Meg Mallon  United States 1991 74 69 70 75 288 +4 T27
Juli Inkster  United States 1999, 2000 71 72 71 77 291 +7 T37
Jan Stephenson  Australia 1982 74 72 69 76 291 +7 T37
Se Ri Pak  South Korea 1998, 2002 72 74 72 76 294 +10 T46
Karrie Webb  Australia 2001 72 72 78 75 297 +13 T56

Source:[4]

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Laura Davies  England 1994, 1996 75 74 149 +7
Kelly Robbins  United States 1995 74 76 150 +8
Christa Johnson  United States 1997 78 73 151 +9
Betsy King  United States 1992 76 75 151 +9
Sherri Turner  United States 1988 80 74 154 +12
Sally Little  South Africa 1980 71 85 156 +14
Nancy Lopez  United States 1978, 1985, 1989 77 79 156 +14
Jane Geddes  United States 1987 83 WD
Pat Bradley  United States 1986 DQ

Source:[4]

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, June 8, 2003

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 70-64-72-72=278 −6 Playoff
Grace Park  South Korea 69-72-70-67=278
T3 Beth Daniel  United States 71-71-70-72=284 E 85,718
Rosie Jones  United States 73-68-72-71=284
Rachel Teske  Australia 69-70-74-71=284
T6 Kate Golden  United States 72-70-68-75=285 +1 41,873
Young Kim  South Korea 70-73-72-70=285
Joanne Mills  Australia 68-73-75-69=285
Becky Morgan  Wales 73-70-70-72=285
Young-A Yang  South Korea 73-74-69-69=285

Source:[5][6]

Playoff[edit]

The sudden-death playoff began on the par-4 18th hole, where Park missed the green, chipped from the heavy rough to 12 feet (4 m) but failed to save par. Sörenstam had a 20-foot (6 m) for birdie, then tapped in for par to win.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 4 E 240,000
2 Grace Park  South Korea 5 +1 147,934
  • Sudden-death playoff played on hole 18.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamberger, Michael (June 16, 2003). "Sunday best". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Pressure pays for Sorenstam". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. June 9, 2003. p. C3.
  3. ^ Ferguson, Doug (May 24, 2003). "'It was worth every step'". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. C1.
  4. ^ a b "KPMG Women's PGA Championship (LPGA Championship)". LPGA. 2003. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "McDonald's LPGA Championship". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. June 9, 2003. p. C4.
  6. ^ "Wegmans LPGA Championship: 2003 results". LPGA. Archived from the original on May 14, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2012.

External links[edit]

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