Neha Patil

1963 Titleholders Championship

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Dates  April 25–29, 1963
Course(s)  Augusta Country Club
Format  Stroke play – 72 holes
Location  Augusta, Georgia
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
Par  72
1963 Titleholders Championship

The 1963 Titleholders Championship was the 24th Titleholders Championship, held April 25–29 at Augusta Country Club in Augusta, Georgia. Two-time defending champion Mickey Wright came from three strokes back on Sunday to tie Marilynn Smith and force the second consecutive playoff at the event.

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Tied after nine holes in the 18-hole playoff on Monday, Smith fell three strokes behind, then Wright double-bogeyed the par-3 14th and Smith birdied the 16th to tie. All even on the 18th green, Wright missed a 12-foot (3.7 m) par putt while Smith sank hers from 8 feet (2.4 m) to take her first major title. It was the first of two consecutive wins in the championship for Smith, age 34, which were her only two major titles.

Wright was the 36-hole leader at 146 (+2), a stroke ahead of Smith.

Final leaderboard

Sunday, April 28, 1963

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Playoff

Monday, April 29, 1963

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References

1963 Titleholders Championship Wikipedia


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