Mizuno Classic
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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
Golf Today report of last years event
 Dates: Friday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 5th
 Site: Seta Golf Club (North Course), Otsu-Shiga, Japan
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,423
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 490 Yds         10 - Par 4 355 Yds
               2 - Par 4 376 Yds         11 - Par 4 390 Yds
               3 - Par 4 373 Yds         12 - Par 3 170 Yds
               4 - Par 4 400 Yds         13 - Par 4 366 Yds
               5 - Par 3 147 Yds         14 - Par 4 360 Yds
               6 - Par 5 483 Yds         15 - Par 4 370 Yds
               7 - Par 4 390 Yds         16 - Par 3 190 Yds
               8 - Par 4 360 Yds         17 - Par 5 483 Yds
               9 - Par 3 180 yds         18 - Par 5 540 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,199 Yds               36 3,224 Yds
 
 Annual: 28th
 Defending Champion: Maria Hjorth
 Runner-Up: Laura Davies, Ok-Hee Ku, Aki Nakano, Fumiko Muraguchi
 Tournament Record: 201 (Maria Hjorth, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Debbie Massey, 1991)
 18-Hole Record: 64 (Pat Bradley, 1983; Jane Blalock, 1985; Elaine Crosby, 1989;
                     Debbie Massey, 1990; Lorie Kane, 1998)
 Course Record: 64 (Maria Hjorth, 1999)
 Total Purse: $850,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $127,500; 2nd Place - 79,129; 3rd Place - 57,742
 
                             1999 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Maria Hjorth           201               Carin Koch              207
 Laura Davies           206               Helen Dobson            207
 Ok-Hee Ku              206               Jenny Lidback           207
 Aki Nakano             206               Sherri Turner           208
 Fumiko Muraguchi       206               Woo-Soon Ko             208
                                          Sherri Steinhauer       208
                                          Rachel Hetherington     208
 
               Past Mizuno Classic Winners and Runners-Up
               ------------------------------------------
 
 1999 -- Maria Hjorth (201) -- L.Davies, Ok-Hee Ku, Aki Nakano, F.Muraguchi
 1998 -- *Hiromi Kobayashi (205) -- Tina Barrett
 1997 -- Liselotte Neumann (205) -- Lorie Kane
 1996 -- *Mayumi Hirase (212) -- Laura Davies
 1995 -- Woo-Soon Ko (207) -- Hiromi Kobayashi, Toshimi Kimura
 1994 -- *Woo-Soon Ko (206) -- Betsy King
 1993 -- Betsy King (205) -- Jane Geddes
 1992 -- *Betsy King (205) -- Helen Alfredsson
 1991 -- Liselotte Neumann (211) -- Dottie Pepper, Caroline Keggi
 1990 -- #Debbie Massey (133) -- Danielle Ammaccapane, Caroline Keggi
 1989 -- Elaine Crosby (205) -- Dawn Coe
 1988 -- *Patty Sheehan (206) -- Liselotte Neumann
 1987 -- Yuko Morguchi (206) -- Ayako Okamoto
 1986 -- *Ai-Yu Tu (213) -- Mary Beth Zimmerman, Becky Pearson, Cathy Kratzert
 1985 -- Jane Blalock (206) -- Ai-Yu Tu
 1984 -- Nayoko Yoshikawa (210) -- Ayako Okamoto, Lauri Peterson
 1983 -- Pat Bradley (206) -- Laurie Rinker
 1982 -- Nancy Lopez (207) -- Amy Alcott
 1981 -- Patty Sheehan (213) -- Beth Daniel
 1980 -- Tatsuko Ohsako (213) -- Pat Bradley
 1979 -- Amy Alcott (211) -- Sandra Post
 1978 -- *Michiko Okada (216) -- Nancy Lopez, Ai-Yu Tu
 1977 -- Debbie Massey (220) -- Hollis Stacy
 1976 -- Donna Caponi (217) -- Chako Higuchi
 1975 -- Shelley Hamlin (218) -- Hollis Stacy
 1974 -- Chako Higuchi (218) -- Sayoko Matsui
 1973 -- Jan Ferraris (216) -- Chako Higuchi
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain Shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called LPGA Japan Classic (1973-75), Mizuno Japan Classic
       (1976-79), Mazda Japan Classic (1980-92), Toray Japan Queens Cup
       (1993-97), Japan Classic (1998).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Maria Hjorth        - Defending champion, only two top-10's this year
 Sophie Gustafson    - Two-time winner this year, 15th on money list
 Rachel Hetherington - Made 19 of 26 cuts with six top-10 finishes
 Mayumi Hirase       - Won this event in 1996, made 6 of 8 cuts this year
 Lorie Kane          - Two wins this year, 7th on money list, 11 top-10's
 Cristie Kerr        - Has finished second twice this season, 13th in money
 Woo-Soon Ko         - Two-time winner of this event, 9th last year
 Grace Park          - 17th on money list with one win and one second
 Nancy Scranton      - Won earlier this year for third career LPGA win
 Annika Sorenstam    - Five-time winner this season, 2nd on money list
 Charlotta Sorenstam - Captured first career victory earlier this season
 

 

 

 

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