1969 U.S. Women's Open

The 1969 U.S. Women's Open was the 24th U.S. Women's Open, held June 26–29 at Scenic Hills Country Club in Pensacola, Florida.

1969 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
DatesJune 26–29, 1969
LocationPensacola, Florida
Course(s)Scenic Hills Country Club
Organized byUSGA
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par73
Prize fund$31,040
Winner's share$5,000
Champion
United States Donna Caponi
294 (+2)
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Donna Caponi, age 24, won the first of her two consecutive U.S. Women's Opens, one stroke ahead of runner-up Peggy Wilson.[1] It was the first of four major titles for Caponi and the first of 24 victories on the LPGA Tour.

Caponi was five strokes behind Ruth Jessen at the start of the final round, played in oppressive 108 °F (42 °C) heat and humidity.[2] After hitting her tee shot on the 72nd hole, there was a brief weather delay due to a thunderstorm and she returned with a birdie for a final round 69 (−4).[1]

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Murle Lindstrom   United States 1962 74 79 74 75 302 +10 T8
Mary Mills   United States 1963 75 80 74 75 302 +10 T8
Louise Suggs   United States 1949, 1952 76 78 75 73 302 +10 T8
Mickey Wright   United States 1958, 1959,
1961 1964
76 79 76 71 302 +10 T8
Sandra Spuzich   United States 1966 76 72 79 76 303 +11 T13
Susie Berning   United States 1968 78 78 75 73 304 +12 T16
Betsy Rawls   United States 1951, 1953,
1957, 1960
77 80 76 72 305 +13 T20
Carol Mann   United States 1965 77 78 77 75 307 +15 T26
Kathy Cornelius   United States 1956 80

Source:[1][2][3]

Final leaderboardEdit

Sunday, June 29, 1969

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Donna Caponi   United States 74-76-75-69=294 +2 5,000
2 Peggy Wilson   United States 71-76-75-73=295 +3 2,500
3 Kathy Whitworth   United States 76-78-69-73=296 +4 1,500
T4 Sybil Griffin   United States 73-76-77-72=298 +6 1,033
Ruth Jessen   United States 73-72-75-78=298
Jo Ann Prentice   United States 73-71-79-75=298
7 Shirley Englehorn   United States 72-76-77-76=301 +9 850
T8 Clifford Ann Creed   United States 76-76-75-75=302 +10 718
Murle Lindstrom   United States 74-79-74-75=302
Mary Mills   United States 75-80-71-76=302
Louise Suggs   United States 76-78-75-73=302
Mickey Wright   United States 76-79-76-71=302

Source:[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Donna Caponi wins U.S. Women's Open". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. June 30, 1969. p. 16.
  2. ^ a b c "'Watusi Kid' guessed right on good round". Reading Eagle. Pennsylvania. Associated Press. June 30, 1969. p. 30.
  3. ^ "U.S. Women's Open: First round leaders". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. June 27, 1969. p. 2B.

External linksEdit

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