1969 LPGA Tour

The 1969 LPGA Tour was the 20th season since the LPGA Tour officially began in 1950. The season ran from January 16 to November 2. The season consisted of 29 official money events. Carol Mann won the most tournaments, eight. She also led the money list with earnings of $49,152.

1969 LPGA Tour season
DurationJanuary 16, 1969 (1969-01-16) – November 2, 1969 (1969-11-02)
Number of official events29
Most wins8 United States Carol Mann
Money leaderUnited States Carol Mann
Player of the YearUnited States Kathy Whitworth
Rookie of the YearUnited States Jane Blalock
1968
1970

There were two first-time winners in 1969: Donna Caponi and JoAnne Carner, who would win 43 LPGA events in her career.

The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament resultsEdit

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1969 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 19 Burdine's Invitational Florida   JoAnne Carner (1*) (am) 216 (E) 35,000 5,200
Mar 17 Orange Blossom Open Florida   Kathy Whitworth (47) 216 (+3) 15,000 2,250
Mar 23 Port Charlotte Invitational Florida   Kathy Whitworth (48) 218 (-1) 15,000 2,250
Mar 30 Port Malabar Invitational Florida   Kathy Whitworth (49) 210 (-3) 17,500 2,625
Apr 20 Lady Carling Open Georgia   Kathy Whitworth (50) 212 (-4) 17,500 2,625
Apr 27 Raleigh Ladies Invitational North Carolina   Carol Mann (21) 212 (-4) 15,000 2,250
May 4 Shreveport Kiwanis Club Invitational Louisiana   Sandra Haynie (15) 214 (-2) 15,000 2,250
May 11 Dallas Civitan Open Texas   Carol Mann (22) 209 (-4) 22,000 3,225
May 18 St. Louis Women's Invitational Missouri   Sandra Haynie (16) 208 (-5) 16,000 2,400
May 25 Bluegrass Invitational Kentucky   Mickey Wright (81) 216 (E) 15,750 2,325
Jun 2 O'Sullivan Ladies Open Virginia   Murle Lindstrom (4) 208 (-5) 15,000 2,250
Jun 8 Lady Carling Open Maryland   Susie Berning (6) 213 (-6) 20,000 3,000
Jun 15 Patty Berg Classic Massachusetts   Kathy Whitworth (51) 214 (-5) 25,000 3,750
Jun 22 Pabst Ladies Classic Ohio   Susie Berning (7) 211 (-5) 30,000 4,500
Jun 29 U.S. Women's Open Florida   Donna Caponi (1) 294 (+2) 31,040 5,000
Jul 13 Ladies' Supertest Open Canada   Sandra Haynie (17) 216 (-3) 22,000 3,300
Jul 20 Danbury Lady Carling Open Connecticut   Carol Mann (23) 215 (-1) 20,000 3,000
Jul 27 LPGA Championship New York   Betsy Rawls (52) 293 (+1) 35,000 5,250
Aug 3 Buckeye Savings Invitational Ohio   Sandra Spuzich (2) 213 (+3) 20,000 3,000
Aug 10 Stroh's-WBLY Open Ohio   Marlene Hagge (25) 216 (-2) 20,000 3,000
Aug 17 Southgate Ladies Open Kansas   Carol Mann (24) 217 (+1) 20,000 3,000
Aug 24 Tournament of Champs Canada   Carol Mann (25) 216 (-3) 20,000 3,000
Sep 7 Molson's Canadian Open Canada   Carol Mann (26) 212 (-4) 25,500 3,750
Sep 14 Wendell-West Open Washington   Kathy Whitworth (52) 213 (-3) 22,000 3,225
Sep 21 Lincoln-Mercury Open California   Donna Caponi (2) 214 (-2) 20,500 3,000
Oct 5 Mickey Wright Invitational California   Carol Mann (27) 212 (-7) 20,000 3,000
Oct 19 Quality Chek'd Classic Texas   Mary Mills (6) 213 (-3) 15,000 2,250
Oct 26 Corpus Christi Civitan Open Texas   Carol Mann (28) 212 (+2) 15,000 2,250
Nov 2 River Plantation Women's Open Texas   Kathy Whitworth (53) 213 (E) 17,500 2,625

am - amateur
* - non-member at time of win

AwardsEdit

Award Winner Country
Money winner Carol Mann   United States
Scoring leader (Vare Trophy) Kathy Whitworth (4)   United States
Player of the Year Kathy Whitworth (4)   United States
Rookie of the Year Jane Blalock   United States

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