Longs Drugs Challenge
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Thursday, April 13th through Sunday, April 16th

 Site: Twelve Bridges Golf Club, Lincoln, California

 Course Architect: Richard Phelps (1994)

 Par: 72

 Yardage: 6,389

 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 370 Yds         10 - Par 4 404 Yds

               2 - Par 5 480 Yds         11 - Par 4 370 Yds

               3 - Par 4 350 Yds         12 - Par 5 451 Yds

               4 - Par 3 137 Yds         13 - Par 3 156 Yds

               5 - Par 4 400 Yds         14 - Par 4 375 Yds

               6 - Par 5 491 Yds         15 - Par 3 170 Yds

               7 - Par 4 403 Yds         16 - Par 4 348 Yds

               8 - Par 3 159 Yds         17 - Par 5 560 Yds

               9 - Par 4 380 Yds         18 - Par 4 385 Yds

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

                    36 3,170 Yds               36 3,219 Yds

 

 Annual: 5th

 Defending Champion: Juli Inkster

 Runner-Up: Sherri Steinhauer

 Tournament Record: 273 (Kelly Robbins, Val Skinner, 1996)

 54-Hole Record: 207 (Annika Sorenstam, Cindy Schreyer, Barb Mucha, 

1996)36-Hole

 Course Record: 64 (Kelly Robbins, Amy Fruhwirth, 1996)

 9-Hole Record: 30 (Amy Fruhwirth, 1996)

 Total Purse: $700,000

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

 

                             1999 Finish

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 Player                Score              Player                 Score

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

 Juli Inkster           280               Pearl Sinn              286

 Sherri Steinhauer      284               Susie Redman            286

 Annika Sorenstam       285               Jill McGill             286

 A.J. Eathorne          285               Hiromi Kobayashi        287

 Wendy Doolan           285               Cindy Figg-Currier      287

 

              Past Longs Drugs Challenge Winners and Runners-Up

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 1999 -- Juli Inkster (280) -- Sherri Steinhauer

 1998 -- Donna Andrews (278) -- Carin Koch

 1997 -- *Annika Sorenstam (285) -- Pamela Kometani

 1996 -- *Kelly Robbins (273) -- Val Skinner

 

 * - Won in playoff

 

 Note: Formerly called Twelve Bridges LPGA Classic (1996).

 

                      Top Contenders in the Field

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 Juli Inkster        - Defending champion, has 3 top-five finishes in 5 events

 Tina Barrett        - Leads tour in driving accuracy, 23rd on money list

 Rachel Hetherington - Off to a slow start this year at 42nd on money list

 Maria Hjorth        - 4th in birdies, 16th on money list with two top-10's

 Pat Hurst           - Has made the cut in five of six events, 3 top-10's

 Chris Johnson       - 17th on money list, has made the cut in all 8 events

 Lorie Kane          - Has three top-10's this year, made 7 of 9 cuts

 Se Ri Pak           - 39th on money list with just one top-10 in 5 events

 Dottie Pepper       - Has three top-10's in six events with one runner-up finish

 Annika Sorenstam    - 2nd in scoring and money, has one win and 3 top-five's

 Charlotta Sorenstam - Won Standard Register Ping, 4th on money list

 Sherri Steinhauer   - 5th in scoring, five top-10 finishes in nine events

 Kris Tschetter      - Struggling this year making only 4 of 7 cuts, no top-10's

 

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