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Amy Alcott sent home from hospital

Hall of Fame golfer Amy Alcott was released from a hospital today after chest pains forced her to miss the final round of the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic.

She will need to follow up with her doctor once she returns home, Flower Hospital spokeswoman Colleen Grubb said.

''I do believe more tests will be needed, but they won't be done here,'' Grubb said.

The 45-year-old star from Santa Monica, Calif., requested that hospital officials not disclose information about her symptoms and diagnosis.

Alcott began feeling chest pains before Sunday's final round of the tournament. She had been scheduled to tee off after shooting rounds of 71, 72 and 71 to stand at 1-over-par 214.

Alcott was inducted into the LPGA and World Golf halls of fame in 1999. She has won 29 LPGA tournaments, including five majors, in her 27-year career.

She said this week she was cutting back on her schedule.

''I was a player who played a full schedule for 22 years,'' she told The (Toledo) Blade. ''The last few years I have just kind of cut back because I was tired of traveling, and a little bit burned out. And I was kind of reassessing my life.''

The Farr was just her seventh tournament this year.

Se Ri Pak won the tournament by two strokes, her third victory in the event in the last four years.

 


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