1952 LPGA Tour

The 1952 LPGA Tour was the third season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 4 to October 28. The season consisted of 24 official money events. Betsy Rawls won the most tournaments, eight. Rawls led the money list with earnings of $14,505.

There was only one first-time winner in 1952, Marlene Bauer.

The tournament results are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1952 season.[1] "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score Purse ($) 1st prize ($)
Jan 6 Jacksonville Open Florida   Louise Suggs (10) 277 3,000 750
Jan 20 Tampa Open Florida   Louise Suggs (11) 293 3,500 1,000
Feb 17 Miami Weathervane Florida   Babe Zaharias (28) 145 3,000 750
Mar 2 Sarasota Open Florida   Marlene Bauer (1) 71 350
Mar 16 Titleholders Championship Georgia   Babe Zaharias (29) 299 2,100 1,000
Mar 30 New Orleans Women's Open Louisiana   Patty Berg (22) 299 3,925 1,000
Apr 12 Houston Weathervane Texas   Betsy Rawls (3) 140 3,000 750
Apr 14 Corpus Christi Tournament Texas   Betty Jameson (5) 74 375
Apr 28 Richmond Open California   Patty Berg (23) 210 3,000 750
Apr 30 Stockton Open California   Louise Suggs (12) 72 375
May 1 Bakersfield Open California   Marlene Bauer (2) (tie)
  Betty Jameson (6)
  Betsy Rawls (4)
  Babe Zaharias (30)
74 225
each
May 4 Fresno Open California   Babe Zaharias (31) 226 5,000 1,175
May 11 Seattle Weathervane Washington   Betsy Rawls (5) 139 3,000 750
Jun 1 New York Weathervane New York   Patty Berg (24) 148 3,000 750
Jun 4 Cross Country 144 Hole Weathervane various   Betsy Rawls (6) 590 5,000 5,000
Jun 8 Eastern Women's Open Pennsylvania   Betsy Rawls (7) 226 875
Jun 21 Women's Western Open Illinois   Betsy Rawls (8) 1 up 5,000 1,000
Jun 29 U.S. Women's Open Pennsylvania   Louise Suggs (13) 284 7,500 2,000
Aug 10 All American Open Illinois   Louise Suggs (14) 300 2,550 1,000
Aug 17 World Championship Illinois   Betty Jameson (7) 303 5,000
Sep 7 Carrollton Open Georgia   Betsy Rawls (9) 214 (−2) 3,000 750
Sep 10 Thomasville Open Georgia   Betsy Rawls (10) 74 375
Oct 19 Betty Jameson Open Texas   Louise Suggs (15) 212 875
Oct 28 Women's Texas Open Texas   Babe Zaharias (32) 7 & 6 300

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