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1962 LPGA Championship

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Dates  October 4–7, 1962
Course(s)  Stardust Country Club
Format  Stroke play – 72 holes
Location  Las Vegas, Nevada
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
Par  71
1962 LPGA Championship

The 1962 LPGA Championship was the eighth LPGA Championship, held October 4–7 at Stardust Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Judy Kimball, age 24, shot a final round 72 (+1) to win her only major title, four strokes ahead of runner-up Shirley Spork. The winner's share was $2,300 and second place earned $1,850. Kimball's 282 set a new record for the championship, three strokes ahead of Louise Suggs' 285 in 1957. Two-time defending champion Mickey Wright fell short in search of her third consecutive LPGA Championship; she finished thirteen strokes back in eighth place, but won her fourth LPGA Championship the following year.

It was the second of six consecutive LPGA Championships at Stardust, which opened the previous year. After several ownership and name changes, it became Las Vegas National Golf Club in 1998.

Past champions in the field

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Final leaderboard

Sunday, October 7, 1962

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References

1962 LPGA Championship Wikipedia


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