1957 LPGA Tour

The 1957 LPGA Tour was the eighth season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 11 to October 21. The season consisted of 25 official money events. Patty Berg and Betsy Rawls won the most tournaments, five each. Berg led the money list with earnings of $16,272.

There was only one first-time winner in 1957, Wiffi Smith.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1957 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 13 Sea Island Open Georgia   Mickey Wright (2) 220 4,488 880
Jan 20 Tampa Open Florida   Betsy Rawls (22) 298 4,488 880
Jan 27 Lake Worth Open Florida   Betsy Rawls (23) 214 4,488 880
Feb 3 Havana Open Cuba   Patty Berg (43) 210 4,488 880
Feb 10 Serbin Open Florida   Fay Crocker (6) 143 3,500 630
Feb 17 St. Petersburg Open Florida   Mary Lena Faulk (2) 279 4,488 880
Mar 3 Jacksonville Open Florida   Mickey Wright (3) 295 5,000 880
Mar 16 Titleholders Championship Georgia   Patty Berg (44) 296 5,000 1,000
Apr 14 Dallas Open Texas   Wiffi Smith (1) 285 6,670 1,316
Apr 21 Babe Zaharias Open Texas   Marlene Hagge (12) 222 4,640 882
Apr 28 Women's Western Open Alabama   Patty Berg (45) 291 5,000 1,000
May 5 Peach Blossom Open South Carolina   Betsy Rawls (24) 213 4,488 880
May 12 Smokey Open Tennessee   Beverly Hanson (9) 295 7,500 1,350
May 26 Land of Sky Open North Carolina   Beverly Hanson (10) 286 6,478 1,316
Jun 2 Triangle Round Robin Virginia   Fay Crocker (7) +51 9,600 1,500
Jun 10 LPGA Championship Pennsylvania   Louise Suggs (38) 285 6,750 1,316
Jun 29 U.S. Women's Open New York   Betsy Rawls (25) 299 6,820 1,800
Jul 28 Wolverine Open Michigan   Mickey Wright (4) 284 7,500 1,392
Aug 11 All American Open Illinois   Patty Berg (46) 302 15,000 6,000
Aug 11 World Championship Illinois   Patty Berg (47) 302 15,000 6,000
Aug 18 Colonial Open Mississippi   Betty Dodd (2) 215 4,587 880
Sep 30 Reno Open Nevada   Betsy Rawls (26) 143 (−1) 3,500
Oct 6 United Voluntary Services Open California   Wiffi Smith (2) 221 4,744 831
Oct 7 Heart of America Invitational Missouri   Louise Suggs (39) 220 4,382 880
Oct 21 Lawton Open Oklahoma   Marlene Hagge (13) 216 4,489 800

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Country
Money winner Patty Berg (3)   United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Louise Suggs   United States

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