Kathy Ireland Championship Honouring Harvey Penick
Kathy Ireland Championship Honouring Harvey Penick
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 Dates: Thursday, April 26th through Sunday, April 29th
 Site: Onion Creek Club (Original and North Courses), Austin, Texas
 Course Architect: Jimmy Demaret and Jimmie Connolly (1974),
                   Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore (1995)
 Par: 70
 Yardage: 6,067
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 498 yds         10 - Par 4 381 yds
               2 - Par 3 131 yds         11 - Par 3 164 yds
               3 - Par 4 337 yds         12 - Par 4 342 yds
               4 - Par 4 404 yds         13 - Par 4 380 yds
               5 - Par 4 369 yds         14 - Par 4 388 yds
               6 - Par 3 161 yds         15 - Par 4 416 yds
               7 - Par 5 545 yds         16 - Par 4 386 yds
               8 - Par 3 156 yds         17 - Par 3 144 yds
               9 - Par 4 375 yds         18 - Par 5 490 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    35 2,976 yds               35 3,091 yds
 
 Annual: 3rd 
 Defending Champion: Laura Davies
 Runner-Up: Dottie Pepper
 Tournament Record: 267 (Akiko Fukushima, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 196 (Akiko Fukushima, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Akiko Fukushima, 1999)
 Course Record: 62 (Beth Daniel, 1999)
 9-Hole Record: 29 (Beth Daniel, 1999)
 Total Purse: $900,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $135,000; 2nd Place - 83,783; 3rd Place - 61,139 
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Laura Davies           275               Kelly Robbins           279
 Dottie Pepper          277               Dawn Coe-Jones          279
 Moira Dunn             278               Sherri Steinhauer       279
 Alison Nicholas        278               Seven players at        280
 Susie Redman           278               
                                          
 Past Kathy Ireland Championship Honoring Harvey Penick Winners and 
Runners-Up
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 2000 -- Laura Davies (275) -- Dottie Pepper
 1999 -- Akiko Fukushima (267) -- Charlotta Sorenstam, Mi Hyun Kim
 
 Note: Formerly called Philips Invitational Honoring Harvey Penick (1999-2000).
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Laura Davies      - Defending champion, missed 3 cuts in 2001, 1 top-10
 Helen Alfredsson  - Tied for 9th last week, but failed to crack 71
 Sophie Gustafson  - Opened with 75-74 in California and tied for 32nd
 Rosie Jones       - Shot final round of 70 last week to tie for 4th
 Lorie Kane        - Has five top-10's in just 8 events this year with 1 win
 Mi Hyun Kim       - 69-71 over the weekend last week to tied for 7th
 Meg Mallon        - 33rd on money list in 5 events with 2 top-10's
 Michelle McGann   - Finished 32nd last week with two rounds of 74
 Se Ri Pak         - Won last week's rain-shortened Longs Drugs Challenge
 Grace Park        - Failed to break par last week as she tied for 68th
 Dottie Pepper     - 2nd at this event last year, 4 top-5's in 7 events
 Michele Redman    - Contended last week until Sunday 73 (finished 3rd)
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Dottie Pepper
 Darkhorse   - Catriona Matthew
 
 Last week's Pick to win (Juli Inkster) - Finished tied for 51st
 Last week's Darkhorse (Dorothy Delasin) - Finished tied for 25th
 
 NOTES:
     England's Laura Davies struggled to a final-round, two-over 72 in windy
 conditions but still managed to post a two-shot victory over Dottie Pepper in
 last year's event at the par-70 Onion Creek Club. Davies, who captured her
 first LPGA title at the 1987 U.S. Women's Open prior to becoming a member of
 the LPGA Tour, won for the second time in 2000 and the 19th time in her LPGA
 career. The $127,500 winner's check helped Davies become the ninth LPGA 
 player to amass over $5 million in career earnings. The big-hitting Brit
 hoisted her first trophy of the 2000 season at the Los Angeles Women's 
 Championship. Should she successfully defend her title this week, Davies 
 would earn the requisite number of points to qualify for the LPGA Tour Hall 
 of Fame. Her best showing of this year came in the second event of the 
 season, as she managed a tie for fifth at the Memorial of Naples tournament
 in January. Although Annika Sorenstam, who saw her streak of consecutive wins
 end at four this past weekend, will take a well-deserved break. The 
 144-player field will include Se Ri Pak, who triumphed this past week in
 California for her second win of the year. The Korean also bagged the 
 season-opening event in Orlando. Japan's Akiko Fukushima led from start to 
 finish to notch her breakthrough victory in the inaugural edition of the 
 event at Onion Creek in 1999. American-born players are 0-10 thus far on the
 LPGA Tour this season. This is the second LPGA event sponsored by Kathy 
 Ireland. Ireland lent her name to last year's Kathy Ireland Greens.com LPGA 
 Classic in Myrtle Beach. This is the LPGA Tour's lone stop in Texas. This 
 event, sponsored by Philips for its first two years, honors legendary golf 
 teacher and Austin resident Harvey Penick, who passed away in 1995. The purse
 was increased $50,000 from last year to $900,000. The LPGA Tour will make its 
 way east to Georgia next week for the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted 
 by Nancy Lopez. Sweden's Sophie Gustafson is the defending champion.
 
 

 

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