Welchs/Circe K Championship
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 Dates: Thursday, March 9th through Sunday, March 12th

 Site: Randolph North Golf Course, Tucson, Arizona

 Course Architect: William Bell (1925)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,222

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 354 Yds       10 - Par 4 351 Yds

               2 - Par 4 345 Yds       11 - Par 3 187 Yds

               3 - Par 5 493 Yds       12 - Par 4 361 Yds

               4 - Par 4 402 Yds       13 - Par 5 470 Yds

               5 - Par 4 408 Yds       14 - Par 4 378 Yds

               6 - Par 3 140 Yds       15 - Par 3 152 Yds

               7 - Par 4 375 Yds       16 - Par 5 490 Yds

               8 - Par 3 169 Yds       17 - Par 4 360 Yds

               9 - Par 4 329 Yds       18 - Par 5 458 Yds

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                    35 3,015 Yds             37 3,207 Yds

 

 Annual: 20th

 Defending Champion: Juli Inkster

 Runner-up: Dottie Pepper

 Tournament Record: 272 (Meg Mallon, 1993; Chris Johnson, 1984)

 Course Record: 62 (Kristi Albers, 1998)

 9-Hole Record: 29 (Helen Alfredsson, 1998; Tracy Hanson, 1999)

 Total Purse: $700,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $105,000; 2nd Place - 65,165; 3rd Place - 47,552


                             1999 Finish

                             -----------


 Player                Score              Player                 Score

 ------                -----              ------                 -----

 Juli Inkster           273               Hollis Stacy            276

 Dottie Pepper          274               Nancy Scranton          276

 Catriona Matthew       275               Karrie Webb             277

 Ashli Price-Bunch      276               Helen Alfredsson        277

 Tammie Green           276               Michele Redman          278

                                          Dale Eggeling           278

         Past Welch's/Circle K Championship Winners and Runners-Up

         ---------------------------------------------------------

 1999 -- Juli Inkster (273) -- Dottie Pepper

 1998 -- Helen Alfredsson (274) -- Liselotte Neumann, Dana Dormann

 1997 -- Donna Andrews (273) -- Tina Barrett

 1996 -- Liselotte Neumann (276) -- Cathy Johnston-Forbes

 1995 -- Dottie Pepper (278) -- Cindy Rarick, Annika Sorenstam

 1994 -- Donna Andrews (276) -- Brandie Burton, Judy Dickinson

 1993 -- Meg Mallon (272) -- Betsy King

 1992 -- Brandie Burton (277) -- Dale Eggeling, Beth Daniel

 1991 -- Chris Johnson (273) -- Kris Tschetter

 1990 -- Colleen Walker (276) -- P.Bradley, K.Rogerson, H.Drew, B.King

 1989 -- Lori Garbacz (274) -- Nancy Lopez

 1988 -- Laura Davies (278) -- Robin Walton

 1987 -- Betsy King (281) -- Jan Stephenson

 1986 -- Penny Pulz (276) -- Betsy King

 1985 -- Amy Alcott (279) -- Betsy King

 1984 -- Chris Johnson (272) -- Patty Hayes

 1983 -- Jan Stephenson (207) -- Amy Alcott

 1982 -- *Ayako Okamoto (281) -- Sally Little

 1981 -- Nancy Lopez (278) -- Pat Bradley


 * - Won in playoff.


 Note: Formerly called Arizona Copper Classic (1981-82), Tucson

       Conquistadores Open (1983-84), Circle K LPGA Tucson Open (1985-90),

       PING/Welch's Championship (1991-96).


                      Top Contenders in the Field

                      ---------------------------


 Juli Inkster         - Defending champion, 3rd in scoring (70.13)

 Helen Alfredsson     - Tied for 8th last year at this tournament

 Brandie Burton       - 15th on money list with a second-place finish

 Laura Davies         - Won in Los Angeles earlier this year, 2nd in money

 Sally Dee            - Has posted a pair of top-10's in four events

 Rachel Hetherington  - Has one top-10 finish in 3 events, 43rd on money list

 Lorie Kane           - 3rd on money list with 3 top-10's in six tournaments

 Kelli Kuehne         - Returns to Tour after time off to marry Jay Humphrey

 Janice Moodie        - Has made the cut in all 6 events with 3 top-10's

 Liselotte Neumann    - Won this event in 1996 and second in 1998

 Se Ri Pak            - Playing in only third event on Tour this year

 Dottie Pepper        - 33rd on money list with one top-10, 3 for 3 in cuts made

 Annika Sorenstam     - Lost in a playoff last week to world number-one Webb

 Charlotta Sorenstam  - Has posted a pair of top-10's this year, 22nd in money

 Sherri Steinhauer    - Leads LPGA Tour with five top-10 finishes in 6 events

 

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