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1956 LPGA Championship

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Dates  June 21–24, 1956
Format  Stroke play – 72 holes
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
Par  75
1956 LPGA Championship
Location  Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Course(s)  Forest Lake Country Club

The 1956 LPGA Championship was the second LPGA Championship, held June 21–24 at Forest Lake Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb northwest of Detroit.

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Marlene Hagge, age 22, won her only major title in a sudden death playoff over runner-up Patty Berg, who missed a bogey putt on the first playoff hole to stay alive. The two were co-leaders after 54 holes and both shot 76 (+1) in the final round to tie at 291 (−9), five strokes ahead of third-place finisher Betty Jameson. Defending champion Beverly Hanson finished ten strokes back, tied for sixth.

The course hosted its second major two years later, the U.S. Women's Open in 1958.

Past champion in the field

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Final leaderboard

Sunday, June 24, 1956

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Playoff

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References

1956 LPGA Championship Wikipedia


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