1955 LPGA Championship

The 1955 LPGA Championship was the first edition of the LPGA Championship, held July 15–17 at Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

1955 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJuly 15–17, 1955
LocationFort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.
Course(s)Orchard Ridge Country Club
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 54 holes
Match play - 36 holes (final)
Statistics
Par75
Prize fund$6,000
Winner's share$1,200
Champion
United States Beverly Hanson
220 (−5), 4&3
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Orchard Ridge CC is located in the United States
Orchard Ridge CC
Orchard
Ridge CC
Location in the United States
Orchard Ridge CC is located in Indiana
Orchard Ridge CC
Orchard
Ridge CC
Location in Indiana

The championship's format was three rounds of stroke play,[1] followed by match play on Sunday to determine the final standings.[2] The championship match was played over 36 holes and the other matches were over 18 holes. Rain washed out play on Thursday and delayed the start to late morning on Friday;[3] 36 holes were played on Saturday.[4]

Beverly Hanson won the first of her three major championships at 4 & 3 over runner-up Louise Suggs.[4][5]

Final leaderboardEdit

Sunday, July 17, 1955

Place Player Country Score To par Match
play
Money ($)
1 Beverly Hanson   United States 70-75-75=220 −5 4&3 1,200
2 Louise Suggs   United States 74-74-75=223 −2 800
3 Fay Crocker   Uruguay 71-75-78=224 −1 2&1 650
4 Jackie Pung   United States 72-77-75=224 −1 525
5 Mary Lena Faulk   United States 75-75-75=225 E 1 up 475
6 Betty Hicks   United States 73-76-77=226 +1 400
7 Pat O'Sullivan   United States 73-77-79=229 +4 2&1 350
8 Bonnie Randolph   United States 75-72-79=226 +1 300
9 Betty Jameson   United States 75-78-77=230 +5 6&5 250
10 Peggy Kirk Bell   United States 77-74-78=229 +4 225

Source:[4][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hanson, Suggs Play for Title". Abilene Reporter-News. Texas. July 17, 1955. p. 1-D.
  2. ^ "Hanson Wins Fem Golf Title". Abilene Reporter-News. Texas. July 18, 1955. p. 2-A.
  3. ^ "Beverly Hanson leads LPGA Championships with five-under 70". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. Associated Press. July 16, 1955. p. 16.
  4. ^ a b c "Hanson, Suggs duel for title". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. July 17, 1955. p. 1, sports.
  5. ^ a b "Hanson crushes Suggs in final". Palm Beach Post. Florida. Associated Press. July 18, 1955. p. 6.
  6. ^ "PGA playoff pits Hanson, Suggs in final". St. Petersburg Times. Florida. Associated Press. July 17, 1955. p. 2C.

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