1963 LPGA Championship

The 1963 LPGA Championship was the ninth LPGA Championship, held October 10–13 at Stardust Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1963 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesOctober 10–13, 1963
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada
Course(s)Stardust Country Club
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play – 72 holes
Field47 players
Prize fund$16,500
Winner's share$2,450
United States Mickey Wright
294 (+10)
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Stardust CC is located in the United States
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Stardust CC is located in Nevada
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Stardust CC

After a second round 82 (+11), Mickey Wright shot 70 (−1) in both of the final two rounds to win her fourth and final LPGA Championship, two strokes ahead of runners-up Mary Lena Faulk, Mary Mills, and Louise Suggs.[1][2] Defending champion Judy Kimball finished six strokes back, in a tie for ninth place. It was Wright's second major title of the year and the eleventh of her thirteen career majors. It was her thirteenth tour victory of the 1963 season.[2][3]

It was the third of six consecutive LPGA Championships at Stardust, which opened two years earlier. After several ownership and name changes, it became Las Vegas National Golf Club in 1998.[4]

Final leaderboard edit

Sunday, October 13, 1963

Place Player Score To par Money ($)
1   Mickey Wright 72-82-70-70=294 +10 2,450
T2   Mary Lena Faulk 74-78-72-72=296 +12 1,533
  Mary Mills 73-76-75-72=296
  Louise Suggs 70-78-73-75=296
5   Ruth Jessen 77-83-67-71=298 +14 1,030
T6   Carol Mann 75-75-77-72=299 +15 770
  Betsy Rawls 74-73-76-76=299
  Kathy Whitworth 75-79-73-72=299
T9   Kathy Cornelius 73-75-75-77=300 +16 503
  Sandra Haynie 77-77-75-71=300
  Judy Kimball 73-81-73-73=300
  Marilynn Smith 76-77-71-76=300


References edit

  1. ^ a b "Mick rallies at Las Vegas". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. October 14, 1963. p. 8.
  2. ^ a b "Wright wins LPGA title". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. wire reports. October 14, 1963. p. 3B.
  3. ^ a b "Wright annexes top title". Palm Beach Post. Florida. Associated Press. October 13, 1963. p. 16.
  4. ^ "History". Las Vegas National Golf Club. Retrieved August 3, 2014.

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