Judy Kimball

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Judy Kimball
Personal information
Full nameJudy Kimball Simon
Born (1938-06-17) June 17, 1938 (age 80)
Sioux City, Iowa
Nationality United States
CollegeUniversity of Kansas, 1960
Turned professional1961
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1961–88)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Western OpenT2: 1964
Titleholders C'shipT2: 1966
ANA InspirationDNP
Women's PGA C'shipWon: 1962
U.S. Women's OpenT11: 1963
du Maurier ClassicCUT: 1981

Judy Kimball Simon (born June 17, 1938) is an American professional golfer, best known for winning the LPGA Championship in 1962, a women's major championship.

Amateur career[edit]

Born in Sioux City, Iowa,[1] Kimball graduated from the University of Kansas in 1960. She was Iowa State Amateur champion in 1958 and a semifinalist in the 1959 Trans-Miss and the 1960 Western Amateur. She was also the low amateur at the Waterloo Women's Open Invitational in 1958.

Professional career[edit]

Kimball turned professional in 1961 and won three LPGA tournaments, including the LPGA Championship in 1962. She was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame in 1993[2] and the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.[3]

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1958 Iowa State Women's Amateur

Professional wins[edit]

LPGA Tour wins (3)[edit]

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 Jul 30, 1961 American Women's Open 73-75-73-74=295 −5 2 strokes United States Betsy Rawls
2 Oct 7, 1962 LPGA Championship 70-69-71-72=282 −2 4 strokes United States Shirley Spork
3 Jul 25, 1971 O'Sullivan Ladies Open 71-68-72=211 −5 1 stroke Australia Margie Masters

Other wins (2)[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1962 LPGA Championship −2 (70-69-71-72=282) 4 strokes United States Shirley Spork

See also[edit]