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 Dates: Thursday, May 24th through Sunday, May 27th
 Site: Corning Country Club, Corning, New York
 Course Architect: Tom Winton (1929)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,060
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 402 yds         10 - Par 4 364 yds
               2 - Par 5 446 yds         11 - Par 3 158 yds
               3 - Par 3 191 yds         12 - Par 5 465 yds
               4 - Par 4 355 yds         13 - Par 4 412 yds
               5 - Par 5 449 yds         14 - Par 5 510 yds
               6 - Par 4 307 yds         15 - Par 3 125 yds
               7 - Par 3 152 yds         16 - Par 4 304 yds
               8 - Par 4 345 yds         17 - Par 4 334 yds
               9 - Par 4 364 yds         18 - Par 4 377 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,011 yds               36 3,049 yds
 
 Annual: 23rd
 Defending Champion: Betsy King
 Runner-Up: Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Kelli Kuehne
 Tournament Record: 268 (Tammie Green, 1998)
 54-Hole Record: 201 (Patti Rizzo, 1985)
 36-Hole Record: 133 (Sherri Turner, 1985; Ok-Hee Ku, 1988)
 Course Record: 63 (Patty Sheehan, 1983; Sherri Turner, 1988)
 9-Hole Record: 30 (Helen Dobson, 1997)
 Total Purse: $900,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $135,000; 2nd Place - 83,783; 3rd Place - 61,139
 
                              2000 Finish
                              -----------
 
 Player               Score                  Player               Score
 ------               -----                  ------               -----
 Betsy King *          276                   Leslie Spalding       278
 Vicki Goetze-Ackerman 276                   Sherri Turner         280
 Kelli Kuehne          276                   Emilee Klein          281
 Pat Hurst             277                   Liz Earley            281
 A.J. Eathorne         277                   Three players at      282
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
            Past LPGA Corning Classic Winners and Runners-Up
            ------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- *Betsy King (276) -- Vicki Goetze-Ackerman, Kelli Kuehne
 1999 -- Kelli Kuehne (278) -- Rosie Jones
 1998 -- Tammie Green (268) -- Emilee Klein, Brandie Burton
 1997 -- *Rosie Jones (277) -- Tammie Green
 1996 -- Rosie Jones (276) -- Val Skinner
 1995 -- Alison Nicholas (275) -- Barb Mucha, Danielle Ammaccapane
 1994 -- Beth Daniel (278) -- Stephanie Farwig, Nancy Ramsbottom
 1993 -- *Kelly Robbins (277) -- Alison Nicholas
 1992 -- Colleen Walker (276) -- Alice Miller, Beth Daniel
 1991 -- Betsy King (273) -- Deb Richard
 1990 -- Pat Bradley (274) -- Patty Sheehan
 1989 -- Ayako Okamoto (272) -- Beth Daniel
 1988 -- Sherri Turner (273) -- JoAnne Carner, Ok-Hee Ku
 1987 -- Cindy Rarick (275) -- Patty Sheehan, Jane Geddes, Betsy King
 1986 -- Laurie Rinker (278) -- Pat Bradley, Beth Daniel
 1985 -- Patti Rizzo (272) -- Jane Crafter
 1984 -- JoAnne Carner (281) -- Ayako Okamoto
 1983 -- Patty Sheehan (272) -- Cindy Hill
 1982 -- Sandra Spuzich (280) -- Patty Sheehan
 1981 -- Kathy Hite (282) -- JoAnne Carner
 1980 -- Donna Caponi (281) -- Myra Van Hoose
 1979 -- Penny Pulz (284) -- Judy Rankin
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Betsy King       - Defending champion, 8 of 11 cuts made, no top-10's
 Brandie Burton   - 24th on money list with four top-10 finishes
 Laura Diaz       - Two-time runner-up this year, 11th on money list
 Sophie Gustafson - Won earlier this year, 4th on money list, 3 top-10's
 Maria Hjorth     - Made 10 of 13 cuts with 3 top-10's, 28th in money
 Pat Hurst        - Perfect 12-for-12 in cuts made, 6 top-10's
 Rosie Jones      - Has 1 win and 3 top-10's in only seven tournaments
 Lorie Kane       - 6th on money list with one win, has six top-10's
 Kelli Kuehne     - Won this event in 1999 and finished second last year
 Grace Park       - 16th on money list with one win and a pair of top-10's
 Dottie Pepper    - Has finished in the top-five seven times in 10 events
 Michele Redman   - 10th on money list, has five top-10's, only 1 missed cut
 Rachel Teske     - Has missed only 1 cut in 11 events, 21st on money list
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Rosie Jones
 Darkhorse   - A.J. Eathorne
 
 Last week's Pick to win (Annika Sorenstam) - Finished tied for 8th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Wendy Doolan) - Finished 1st
 
 NOTES:
      Betsy King sank a 10-foot putt for birdie on the second hole of a
 sudden-death playoff to beat defending champion Kelli Kuehne and Vicki
 Goetze-Ackerman and capture last year's event. The victory was King's
 second of the 2000 season and 33rd of her Hall-of-Fame career. The win
 enabled King to join Rosie Jones as the only two-time winners of this
 event. King, who also won this event in 1991, ran her all-time playoff
 record to 8-6. Kuehne had all but wrapped up her second-career win and
 first successful title defense when she double-bogeyed the 72nd hole to
 fall back into a three-way tie at 12-under-par 276 with King and Goetze-
 Ackerman. Kuehne had a chance to win the event in regulation, but her 12-
 foot par putt missed the mark. Jones is the only player to win this event
 in back-to-back years, accomplishing the feat in 1996-97. Jones has fared
 well at this event the last five years, winning twice, finishing second,
 10th, and 32nd last year. The purse was increased by $100,000 from last
 year and has increased seven straight years. This four-day event begins on
 Thursday. Corning Country Club has hosted this event since its inception in
 1979. This is the final tune-up for next week's second major of the season,
 the U.S. Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in North Carolina. Karrie
 Webb, the defending U.S Open champion, and Annika Sorenstam, winner of this
 year's Nabisco Championship, as well as the winner of the U.S. Open when it
 was last held at Pine Needles in 1996, will be on hand.
 

 

 

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