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1968 LPGA Championship

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Dates  June 20–24, 1968
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
Par  73
Location  Sutton, Massachusetts
Format  Stroke play – 72 holes
1968 LPGA Championship
Course(s)  Pleasant Valley Country Club

The 1968 LPGA Championship was the fourteenth LPGA Championship, held June 20–24 at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Massachusetts, southeast of Worcester.

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In an 18-hole Monday playoff, Sandra Post won her only major title, defeating defending champion and LPGA president Kathy Whitworth by seven strokes. Post turned 20 earlier in the month and this was the first of her eight victories on the LPGA Tour. It was the only women's major won by a Canadian for 48 years, until 18-year-old Brooke Henderson won this event in 2016.

This was the second consecutive LPGA Championship held at Pleasant Valley, and the second of seven in an eight-year stretch.

Past champions in the field

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Final leaderboard

Sunday, June 23, 1968

Defending champion Kathy Whitworth sank a three-foot (0.9 m) putt on the final hole to tie Sandra Post and force a Monday playoff. Both shot even-par 73 on Sunday to finish at 294 (+2).

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Playoff

Monday, June 24, 1968

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Scorecard

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References

1968 LPGA Championship Wikipedia


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