Firstar LPGA Classic
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
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News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
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 Dates: Friday, May 19th through Sunday, May 21st

 Site: Country Club of the North, Beavercreek, Ohio

 Course Architect: Jack Nicklaus (1993)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,331

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 341 yds         10 - Par 4 368 yds

               2 - Par 3 159 yds         11 - Par 5 484 yds

               3 - Par 5 505 yds         12 - Par 4 379 yds

               4 - Par 4 396 yds         13 - Par 3 135 yds

               5 - Par 4 362 yds         14 - Par 4 359 yds

               6 - Par 4 377 yds         15 - Par 5 500 yds

               7 - Par 3 149 yds         16 - Par 4 358 yds

               8 - Par 5 489 yds         17 - Par 3 170 yds

               9 - Par 4 403 yds         18 - Par 4 397 yds

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                    36 3,181 yds               36 3,150 yds

 

 Annual: 7th

 Defending champion: Rosie Jones

 Runner-Up: Becky Iverson, Jan Stephenson

 Tournament Record: 199 (Meg Mallon, Dottie Pepper, 1998)

 36-Hole Record: 131 (Meg Mallon, 1998)

 Course Record: 63 (Dottie Pepper, 1998)

 9-Hole Record: 29 (Juli Inkster, 1998)

 Total Purse: $650,000

 Shares: 1st Place - $97,500; 2nd Place - 60,510; 3rd Place - 44,156

 

                              1999 Finish

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 Player              Score                   Player               Score

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

 Rosie Jones *        207                    Leta Lindley          208

 Becky Iverson        207                    Hollis Stacy          208

 Jan Stephenson       207                    Nancy Scranton        208

 Mi Hyun Kim          208                    Kris Monaghan         209

 Jill McGill          208                    Four players at       210

 

 * - Won in playoff.

 

          Past Firstar LPGA Classic Winners and Runners-up

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

 

 1999 -- *Rosie Jones (207) -- Becky Iverson, Jan Stephenson

 1998 -- *Meg Mallon (199) -- Dottie Pepper

 1997 -- Colleen Walker (203) -- Terry-Jo Myers

 1996 -- Laura Davies (204) -- Maggie Will-Halpin, Pat Hurst

 1995 -- Chris Johnson (210) -- Juli Inkster

 1994 -- *Maggie Will-Halpin (210) -- Jill Briles-Hinton, Alicia Dibos

 

 * - Won in Playoff

 

 Note: Formerly called Children's Medical Center LPGA Classic (1994),

       Star Bank LPGA Classic (1995-98).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Rosie Jones         - Defending Champion, 45th on money list with 1 top-10

 Tina Barrett        - Has made 10 of 12 cuts this year with 2 top-10's

 Laura Davies        - 8th in scoring with 5 top-10's and two victories

 Maria Hjorth        - 22nd on money list with a pair of top-10 results

 Meg Mallon          - 19 of 35 rounds under par this year, 5 to-10's

 Michelle McGann     - Tied for 3rd last week with final round of 69

 Se Ri Pak           - Has played just seven events with two top-10's

 Dottie Pepper       - Withdrew after opening round of 69 last week

 Annika Sorenstam    - Has one win and five top-10's in just eight events

 Charlotta Sorenstam - Won earlier this year for first career LPGA win

 Sherri Steinhauer   - Leads tour with eight top-10's in 13 tournaments

 Karrie Webb         - World number-one, has 4 wins and 7 top-10's in 7 events

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