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The 1994 LPGA Championship was the 40th LPGA Championship, played May 12–15 at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

1994 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesMay 12–15, 1994
LocationWilmington, Delaware
Course(s)DuPont Country Club
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par71
Length6,386 yards (5,839 m)[1]
Cut151 (+9)
Prize fund$1.1 million
Winner's share$165,000
Champion
England Laura Davies
279 (−5)
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Wilmington  is located in the United States
Wilmington 
Wilmington 
Location in the United States
DuPont CC is located in Delaware
DuPont CC
DuPont CC
Location in Delaware

Laura Davies shot a final round 68 to win the first of her two LPGA Championship titles, three strokes ahead of runner-up Alice Ritzman.[1][2] It was the second of her four major titles.

This was the first of eleven consecutive LPGA Championships at DuPont, which had hosted the McDonald's Championship, a regular tour event, the previous seven seasons. McDonald's sponsored the LPGA Championship for sixteen editions, from 1994 through 2009.[3]

Davies had won the regular tour event at DuPont the previous year for consecutive victories at the course.

Contents

Past champions in the fieldEdit

Made the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Pat Bradley   United States 1986 73 73 70 67 283 −1 T3
Beth Daniel   United States 1990 72 74 68 71 285 +1 T7
Patty Sheehan   United States 1983, 1984, 1993 72 68 72 73 285 +1 T7
Meg Mallon   United States 1991 71 71 69 75 286 +2 T11
Betsy King   United States 1992 74 73 71 71 289 +5 T17
Jan Stephenson   Australia 1982 75 76 74 74 299 +15 T63

Source:[1][4]

Missed the cutEdit

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Jane Geddes   United States 1987 74 79 153 +11
Sherri Turner   United States 1988 79 76 155 +13
Sally Little   South Africa 1980 78 78 156 +14
Nancy Lopez   United States 1978, 1985, 1989 WD

Source:[4]

  • Lopez played fourteen holes in the first round, then withdrew because of back pain.[5]

Final leaderboardEdit

Sunday, May 15, 1994

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Laura Davies   England 70-72-69-68=279 −5 165,000
2 Alice Ritzman   United States 68-73-71-70=282 −2 102,402
T3 Pat Bradley   United States 73-73-70-67=283 −1 54,660
Elaine Crosby   United States 76-71-69-67=283
Hiromi Kobayashi   Japan 72-73-71-67=283
Liselotte Neumann   Sweden 74-73-67-69=283
T7 Amy Alcott   United States 71-75-70-69=285 +1 27,676
Beth Daniel   United States 72-74-68-71=285
Patty Sheehan   United States 72-68-72-73=285
Sherri Steinhauer   United States 75-70-72-68=285

Source:[1][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Davies outdistances field for LPGA Championship". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). wire reports. May 16, 1994. p. 4C.
  2. ^ "Nervous Davies wins by 3 strokes". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. May 16, 1994. p. 23.
  3. ^ Somnambulo, El (June 11, 2009). "The Rise and Demise of the McDonald's LPGA Tournament". Delaware Liberal. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "KPMG Women's PGA Championship (LPGA Championship)". LPGA. 1994. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Brennan, Christine (May 13, 1994). "An odd couple shares LPGA's first-round lead". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Washington Post). p. 1B.

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