Moss Creek Women's Invitational

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The Moss Creek Women's Invitational was a golf tournament in South Carolina on the LPGA Tour from 1976 to 1985.[1][2] It was played at the Moss Creek Plantation on Hilton Head Island.

When first announced in January 1976, it was titled the "Ladies Masters" and sponsors planned to pattern the event after the Masters Tournament.[3] A little over a month later, the LPGA announced the tournament's name was being changed to the Women's International.[4] This happened after Masters Tournament officials contacted the tournament's sponsor and threatened to go to court unless the word Masters was removed from the tournament title.[5]

Sally Little, an eventual winner of 15 LPGA events (including two majors), won the inaugural Women's International by one shot over Jan Stephenson. Needing to get up and down from a bunker at the final green to force a playoff, she holed out from 75 feet (23 m) for her first win as a professional.[6][7]

Winners[edit]

Moss Creek Women's Invitational
CPC International
CPC Women's International
Women's International

References[edit]

  1. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1970-1979
  2. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1980-1989
  3. ^ "Ladies' Masters added to LPGA slate in May". Youngstown Vindicator. (Ohio). Associated Press. January 8, 1976. p. 22.
  4. ^ Ladies' Masters changes name
  5. ^ Stonger, Karl (April 4, 1976). "LPGA is denied Masters name". The Robesonian. (Lumberton, North Carolina). Associated Press. p. 2B.
  6. ^ Timms, Leslie (May 10, 1976). "Sand trap shot wins for Little". Spartanburg Herald. (South Carolina). p. B1.
  7. ^ "Little's dream shot bounces in". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. May 10, 1976. p. 2B.

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