1973 LPGA Championship

The 1973 LPGA Championship was the 19th LPGA Championship, held June 7–10 at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Massachusetts, southeast of Worcester.

1973 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesJune 7–10, 1973
LocationSutton, Massachusetts
Course(s)Pleasant Valley Country Club
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play – 72 holes
Statistics
Par73
Length6,130 yards (5,605 m)[1][2]
Field55 after cut[3]
Cut159 (+13)
Prize fund$35,000
Winner's share$5,250
Champion
United States Mary Mills
288 (−4)
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Sutton is located in the United States
Sutton
Sutton
Pleasant Valley Country Club  is located in Massachusetts
Pleasant Valley Country Club 
Pleasant Valley Country Club 

Mary Mills, the 1964 champion, won her second LPGA Championship, a stroke ahead of runner-up Betty Burfeindt.[4][5] She entered the final round one stroke behind the three co-leaders;[6] and carded a three-under 70 to gain her third and final major title.

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Mary Mills   United States 1964 73 73 72 70 288 −4 1
Kathy Whitworth   United States 1967, 1971 71 75 71 74 291 −1 3
Sandra Haynie   United States 1965 75 73 76 75 299 +7 T11
Betsy Rawls   United States 1959, 1969 81 76 73 72 302 +10 T22
Marlene Hagge   United States 1956 73 77 76 78 304 +12 T24
Gloria Ehret   United States 1966 73 77 76 79 305 +13 T26
Judy Kimball   United States 1962 76 73 80 78 307 +15 T31
Kathy Ahern   United States 1972 73 77 76 83 309 +17 T37

Source:[7][8]

Final leaderboardEdit

Sunday, June 10, 1973

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Mary Mills   United States 73-73-72-70=288 −4 5,250
2 Betty Burfeindt   United States 76-73-70-70=289 −3 3,900
3 Kathy Whitworth   United States 71-75-71-74=291 −1 2,950
T4 Jane Blalock   United States 77-71-69-75=292 E 2,175
Donna Caponi Young   United States 74-73-73-72=292
6 Chako Higuchi   Japan 71-71-75-76=293 +1 1,625
7 Debbie Austin   United States 74-74-72-74=294 +2 1,425
T8 Susie Berning   United States 73-76-71-76=296 +4 1,238
Sandra Palmer   United States 74-74-71-77=296
10 Sherry Wilder   United States 73-77-73-75=298 +6 1,075

Source:[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Whitworth shares LPGA lead". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). UPI. June 8, 1973. p. 3-D.
  2. ^ "2 tied in LPGA event". Palm Beach Post. Florida. June 8, 1973. p. D4.
  3. ^ "Japanese star grabs lead". Palm Beach Post. Florida. Associated Press. June 9, 1973. p. D3.
  4. ^ "Hot Mary Mills wins LPGA title". Palm Beach Post. (Florida). Associated Press. June 11, 1973. p. D3.
  5. ^ "Mary Mills charges to win LPGA title". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. /(Florida). UPI. June 11, 1973. p. 3-C.
  6. ^ "Three tied for LPGA lead". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). UPI. June 10, 1973. p. 2C.
  7. ^ a b "Women's golf scores". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). June 11, 1973. p. 19.
  8. ^ a b "Ladies PGA". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). June 11, 1973. p. 6B.

External linksEdit

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