First Union Betsy King Classic
First Union Betsy King 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
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 
 
 

 Dates: Thursday, August 23rd through Sunday, August 26th
 Site: Berkleigh Country Club, Kutztown, Pennsylvania
 Course Architect: Robert White (1926)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,197
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 362 yds         10 - Par 4 370 yds
               2 - Par 4 380 yds         11 - Par 4 380 yds
               3 - Par 3 185 yds         12 - Par 3 135 yds
               4 - Par 4 380 yds         13 - Par 5 495 Yds
               5 - Par 5 492 yds         14 - Par 4 360 yds
               6 - Par 3 181 yds         15 - Par 3 160 yds
               7 - Par 4 350 yds         16 - Par 5 485 yds
               8 - Par 4 302 yds         17 - Par 4 375 yds
               9 - Par 4 330 yds         18 - Par 5 475 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    35 2,962 yds               37 3,235 yds
 
 Annual: 6th
 Defending Champion: Michele Redman
 Runner-Up: Meg Mallon, Jean Bartholomew
 Tournament Record: 270 (Annika Sorenstam, 1996)
 54-Hole Record: 202 (Annika Sorenstam, 1996; Michele Redman, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 134 (Laura Davies, 1996; Michele Redman, 2000)
 Course Record: 63 (Tina Barrett, 2000)
 9-Hole Record: 30 (Kim Bauer, 1997; Tina Barrett, 2000)
 Total Purse: $800,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $120,000; 2nd Place - 74,474; 3rd Place - 54,346
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Michele Redman         202               Tina Barrett            207
 Meg Mallon             205               Catriona Matthew        208
 Jean Bartholomew       205               Jennifer Feldott        208
 Lorie Kane             206               Leta Lindley            208
 Mi Hyun Kim            207               Five players at         209
 
          Past First Union Betsy King Classic Winners and Runners-Up
          ----------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Michele Redman (202) -- Meg Mallon, Jean Bartholomew
 1999 -- Mi Hyun Kim (280) -- Jenny Lidback, Beth Daniel, Helen Dobson
 1998 -- *Rachel Teske (274) -- Annika Sorenstam
 1997 -- Annika Sorenstam (274) -- Kelly Robbins
 1996 -- Annika Sorenstam (270) -- Laura Davies
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called CoreStates Betsy King Classic (1996).
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Michele Redman      - Defending champion, 14th on money list, 8 top-10's
 Helen Alfredsson    - Won WPGA Championship of Europe in July, 2 top-10's
 Beth Daniel         - 19th on money list with three third-place finishes
 Wendy Doolan        - Won Champions Classic earlier this year, 25th in money
 Pat Hurst           - 27th on money list, made 18 of 20 cuts with 6 top-10's
 Mi Hyun Kim         - Won this event in 1999, finished tied for 5th in 2000
 Betsy King          - Tournament host, only top-10 this year is a win in NJ
 Meg Mallon          - Has made 17 of 18 cuts in 2001 with 5 top-10 finishes
 Catriona Matthew    - One of two top-10 money leaders playing this week
 Mhairi McKay        - 29th on money list with six top-10's in 22 events
 Rachel Teske        - Has one win and 3 top-five's this year, 12th in money
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Rachel Teske
 Darkhorse   - Tammie Green
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Karrie Webb) - Finished tied for 15th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Kelli Kuehne) - Finished tied for 10th
 
 NOTES:
      Michele Redman carded a final-round 68 to earn a three-shot victory
 over Meg Mallon and Jean Bartholomew. It was the second win of her career and
 her only win in 2000. Redman, trailing by five shots after round one, shot a
 second-round 66 to take a one-shot lead into Sunday over opening round leader
 Tina Barrett, who shot an even-par 72. Barrett, who opened the event with a
 course-record 63, could do no better than 72 again on Sunday to tie for fifth.
 Redman tied the 36-hole mark of 134 set by Laura Davies in 1996 and equaled
 the 54-hole record of 202 set by Annika Sorenstam in 1996. Sorenstam is the
 only player in tournament history to post four rounds in the 60's when she won
 in 1996 and is the only two-time winner of this event. Sorenstam was also
 runner-up in 1998. This is the sixth year of the tournament and for the first
 four years was a four-day event, while last year, it was trimmed down to 54
 holes. This season it returns to the 72-hole format. Tournament host Betsy
 King shot rounds of 72-71-72 to tie for 41st. Last year, the par-3 third hole
 proved to be the most difficult with a scoring average of 3.267 while the
 par-5 18th was the easiest at 4.788. The four hardest holes on the course were
 on the front nine (3, 7, 2 and 6 in order of difficulty). Overall, the course
 played to a scoring average of 72.513 for the week. Only four of the top-15
 players on the money list are competing this week. Next week, the LPGA Tour
 moves to Illinois for the State Farm Classic where Laurel Kean will defend her
 title.

 

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