Judy Kimball Simon (born June 17, 1938) is an American professional golfer, best known for winning the LPGA Championship in 1962, a women's major championship.

Judy Kimball
Personal information
Full nameJudy Kimball Simon
Born (1938-06-17) June 17, 1938 (age 86)
Sioux City, Iowa, U.S.
Sporting nationality United States
CollegeUniversity of Kansas, 1960
Turned professional1961
Former tour(s)LPGA Tour (1961–88)
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
LPGA Tour3
Best results in LPGA major championships
(wins: 1)
Western OpenT2: 1964
Titleholders C'shipT2: 1966
Chevron ChampionshipDNP
Women's PGA C'shipWon: 1962
U.S. Women's OpenT11: 1963
du Maurier ClassicCUT: 1981

Amateur career


Born in Sioux City, Iowa,[1] Kimball graduated from the University of Kansas in 1960. She was Iowa State Amateur champion in 1958 and a semifinalist in the 1959 Trans-Miss and the 1960 Western Amateur. She was also the low amateur at the Waterloo Women's Open Invitational in 1958.

Professional career


Kimball turned professional in 1961 and won three LPGA tournaments, including the LPGA Championship in 1962. She was inducted into the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame Archived March 25, 2012, at the Wayback Machine in 1993[2] and the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.[3]

Amateur wins

  • 1958 Iowa State Women's Amateur

Professional wins


LPGA Tour wins (3)

LPGA Tour major championships (1)
Other LPGA Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
1 Jul 30, 1961 American Women's Open 73-75-73-74=295 −5 2 strokes   Betsy Rawls
2 Oct 7, 1962 LPGA Championship 70-69-71-72=282 −2 4 strokes   Shirley Spork
3 Jul 25, 1971 O'Sullivan Ladies Open 71-68-72=211 −5 1 stroke   Margie Masters

Other wins (2)


Major championships


Wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
1962 LPGA Championship −2 (70-69-71-72=282) 4 strokes   Shirley Spork

See also



  1. ^ "Today in Golf History - June 17". golfonline.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved May 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Iowa Golf Hall of Fame profile". iowagolf.org. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008.
  3. ^ "Judy Kimball, Sioux City, 1997". Des Moines Register. Archived from the original on February 13, 2009.