1998 LPGA Championship

The 1998 LPGA Championship was the 44th LPGA Championship, played May 14–17 at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware. This was the second of four major championships on the LPGA Tour in 1998.

1998 LPGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesMay 14–17, 1998
LocationWilmington, Delaware
Course(s)DuPont Country Club
Tour(s)LPGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par71
Length6,386 yards (5,839 m)[1]
Field139 players, 72 after cut
Cut146 (+4)
Prize fund$1.3 million
Winner's share$195,000
Champion
South Korea Se Ri Pak
273 (−11)
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Wilmington  is located in the United States
Wilmington 
Wilmington 
DuPont CC is located in Delaware
DuPont CC
DuPont CC

Twenty-year-old rookie Se Ri Pak led wire-to-wire to win the first of her five majors, three strokes ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Lisa Hackney.[2][3] Less than two months later, Pak won the next major, the U.S. Women's Open.

The DuPont Country Club hosted this championship for eleven consecutive seasons, from 1994 through 2004.

Final leaderboard edit

Sunday, May 17, 1998

Place Player Score To par Money ($)
1   Se Ri Pak 65-68-72-68=273 −11 195,000
T2   Donna Andrews 71-67-69-69=276 −8 104,666
  Lisa Hackney 70-66-69-71=276
T4   Wendy Ward 71-67-69-70=277 −7 62,145
  Karrie Webb 71-73-67-66=277
T6   Christa Johnson 69-71-67-71=278 −6 39,467
  Emilee Klein 72-67-68-71=278
  Meg Mallon 71-69-68-70=278
T9   Catrin Nilsmark 69-73-70-67=279 −5 29,110
  Kelly Robbins 69-71-68-71=279

Source:[1][4]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "LPGA Championship: final scores". Wilmington Morning Star. (North Carolina). May 18, 1998. p. 4C.
  2. ^ Diaz, Jaime (May 25, 1998). "The whole Pak-age". Sports Illustrated. p. G3.
  3. ^ "Upstart surprises LPGA field with 1st major title". Wilmington Morning Star. (North Carolina). Associated Press. May 18, 1998. p. 5C.
  4. ^ "KPMG Women's PGA Championship (LPGA Championship)". LPGA. 1998. Retrieved July 27, 2017.

External links edit

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