Corpus Christi Civitan Open

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Corpus Christi Civitan Open
Tournament information
Location Corpus Christi, Texas
Established 1967
Course(s) Pharaoh's CC (1967-1972)
Corpus Christi CC (1973)
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 1973
Final champion
Sharon Miller

The Corpus Christi Civitan Open was a golf tournament on the LPGA Tour from 1967 to 1973.[1][2] It was played in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Pharaoh's Country Club from 1967 to 1972 and at the Corpus Christi Country Club in 1973.

The 1968 Corpus Christi Civitan Open was the site of future World Golf Hall of Fame Judy Rankin's first ever LPGA Tour win. She defeated Sandra Spuzich in a playoff.[3]

At the 1972 Corpus Christi Civitan Open, it took ten holes of sudden death for Jo Ann Prentice to defeat Kathy Whitworth and Sandra Palmer. To this date it remains the longest sudden death playoff in LPGA history.[4]



  1. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1960-1969 Archived June 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ LPGA Tournament Chronology 1970-1979 Archived January 2, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Sports Brief
  4. ^ "All-Time Records" (PDF). LPGA. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-04-15. Retrieved 2010-07-05.