2003 LPGA Championship

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2003 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
Dates June 5–8, 2003
Location Wilmington, Delaware
Course(s) DuPont Country Club
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par 71
Length 6,408 yards (5,859 m)
Cut 146 (+4)
Prize fund $1.6 million
Winner's share $240,000
Champion
Sweden Annika Sörenstam
278 (−6), playoff
DuPont CC is located in the US
DuPont CC
DuPont CC
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] It was the first of three consecutive LPGA Championships for Sorenstam and the fifth of her ten major titles.

Two weeks earlier, Sörenstam played against men at the Colonial, a PGA Tour event in Fort Worth, Texas.[2]

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

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:[3][4]

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. ^ "Pressure pays for Sorenstam". Toledo Blade. Ohio. Associated Press. June 9, 2003. p. C3. 
  2. ^ Ferguson, Doug (May 24, 2003). "'It was worth every step'". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. p. C1. 
  3. ^ "McDonald's LPGA Championship". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. June 9, 2003. p. C4. 
  4. ^ "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