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1970 LPGA Championship

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Dates  June 11–15, 1970
Tour(s)  LPGA Tour
Par  73
Location  Sutton, Massachusetts
Format  Stroke play – 72 holes
1970 LPGA Championship
Course(s)  Pleasant Valley Country Club

The 1970 LPGA Championship was the 16th LPGA Championship, held June 11–15 at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Massachusetts, southeast of Worcester.


In an 18-hole Monday playoff, Shirley Englehorn won her only major title, defeating 1967 champion Kathy Whitworth by four strokes. Englehorn bogeyed the second hole and parred the rest for a 74 (+1). Three years earlier Pleasant Valley, Whitworth had bested Englehorn by a stroke in 1967, after the pair had co-led after 54 holes. It was Englehorn's fourth consecutive victory during the 1970 season. Defending champion Betsy Rawls tied for 26th, 21 strokes back.

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

Past champions in the field


Final leaderboard

Sunday June 14, 1970

Whitworth had a four-stroke lead after 58 holes, but Englehorn was four-under on the back nine on Sunday, including a birdie on the final hole to force the Monday playoff.



Monday, June 15, 1970

No birdies were scored in the playoff: both bogeyed the second hole and Whitworth had another at the ninth to fall one back at the turn. She had a double bogey at the twelfth and dropped three back, while Englehorn had seventeen pars on the way to a one-over 74 for a four-stroke win and the title.



1970 LPGA Championship Wikipedia

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