Longs Drugs Challenge
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Preivew of this years tournament
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News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
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News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
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 Dates: Thursday, April 19th through Sunday, April 22nd
 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: 6th
 Defending Champion: Juli Inkster
 Runner-Up: Brandie Burton
 Tournament Record: 273 (Kelly Robbins, Val Skinner, 1996)
 54-Hole Record: 203 (Juli Inkster, 2000)
 36-Hole Record: 135 (Annika Sorenstam, 1996)
 Course Record: 64 (Kelly Robbins, Amy Fruhwirth, 1996)
 9-Hole Record: 30 (Amy Fruhwirth, 1996)
 Total Purse: $800,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $120,000; 2nd Place - 74,474; 3rd Place - 54,346
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Juli Inkster           275               Becky Iverson           286
 Brandie Burton         280               Annika Sorenstam        286
 Carin Koch             281               Cindy Figg-Currier      287
 Rachel Teske           284               Dottie Pepper           288
 A.J. Eathorne          285               Kate Golden             288
                                          Kris Tschetter          288
 
              Past Longs Drugs Challenge Winners and Runners-Up
              -------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Juli Inkster (275) -- Brandie Burton
 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
                          ---------------------------
 
 Juli Inkster        - Two-time defending champion, 3 top-10s in 6 events
 Brandie Burton      - 13th on money list with 4 top-10s in eight tourneys
 Laura Davies        - Only 1 top-10 this season, 33rd on money list
 Sophie Gustafson    - 6th on money list with one win and two top-10s
 Pat Hurst           - Trying to rebound after last week's collapse
 Mi Hyun Kim         - Lost in a playoff last week to Annika at Office Depot
 Catriona Matthew    - Only top-10 finish in 2001 was a win in Hawaii
 Janice Moodie       - Tied for 2nd at Nabisco, 8th on money list, 3 top-10s
 Liselotte Neumann   - Contended last week until final round of 76 for 5th
 Se Ri Pak           - Has a first and two seconds in only six tournaments
 Grace Park          - 7th on money list with one win and two top-10s
 Pearl Sinn          - Tied for 10th last week for first top-10 of the season
 Annika Sorenstam    - Won last week for her fourth straight victory
 Charlotta Sorenstam - Has made 6 of 9 cuts this year with one top-10 finish
 Rachel Teske        - Perfect 8-for-8 in cuts made with a pair of top-10s
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Juli Inkster
 Darkhorse   - Dorothy Delasin
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Annika Sorenstam) - Finished 1st
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Becky Iverson) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
     History in the making this week when Annika Sorenstam tees it up on
 Thursday, as she tries for her fifth straight win. A victory by Sorenstam will
 tie Nancy Lopez for five consecutive wins. Lopez won five consecutive events
 in tournaments played in 1978. Sorenstam would also establish an LPGA mark by
 winning five consecutive events, as Lopez took a week off and did not play in
 one scheduled event prior to her winning her fourth and fifth-straight
 tournaments. Last year, four shots off the pace when Friday's second round
 began, Juli Inkster carded rounds of 67-66-72 to cruise to a five-shot win to
 successfully defend her title at this event. Inkster's third-round total of
 203 set a new tournament record, enabling her to become the first two-time
 winner of this event. Brandie Burton finished alone in second after shooting a
 Sunday 74 while Carin Koch, who opened with three straight 69s, also shot 74
 to finish fourth. Sorenstam, who finished tied for sixth, also has a victory
 and two third-place finishes at this tournament. Inkster will attempt to
 become the seventh player in LPGA history to win the same event three straight
 seasons. 17 of the top-20 money winners on this year's list are scheduled to
 compete this week. The purse was increased by $100,000 from last year. Twelve
 Bridges Golf Club has hosted this event since its inception in 1996. The first
 two years of the event were finished in playoffs. The LPGA moves to Texas next
 week for the Kathy Ireland Championship Honoring Harvey Penick where Laura
 Davies will defend her title.

 

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