Judy Kimball

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Judy Kimball
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Judy Kimball Simon
Born (1938-06-17) June 17, 1938 (age 78)
Sioux City, Iowa
Nationality  United States
College Kansas University (1960)
Turned professional 1961
Retired 1988
Former tour(s) LPGA Tour (1961–88)
Professional wins 5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour 3
Other 2
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Western Open T2: 1964
Titleholders C'ship T2: 1966
ANA Inspiration DNP
Women's PGA C'ship Won: 1962
U.S. Women's Open T11: 1963
du Maurier Classic CUT: 1981

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

Amateur career[edit]

Kimball was born in Sioux City, Iowa.[1] She graduated from Kansas University 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]

She 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 Margin of
1 Jul 30, 1961 American Women's Open −5 (73-75-73-74=295) 2 strokes United States Betsy Rawls
2 Oct 7, 1962 LPGA Championship −2 (70-69-71-72=282) 4 strokes United States Shirley Spork
3 Jul 25, 1971 O'Sullivan Ladies Open −5 (71-68-72=211) 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]