LPGA Michelob Light 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, July 13th through Sunday, July 15th
 Site: Fox Run Golf Club, St. Louis, Missouri
 Course Architect: Gary Kern
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,452
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 378 Yds         10 - Par 4 364 Yds
               2 - Par 4 365 Yds         11 - Par 3 173 Yds
               3 - Par 4 419 Yds         12 - Par 4 382 Yds
               4 - Par 3 159 Yds         13 - Par 5 468 Yds
               5 - Par 4 389 Yds         14 - Par 4 405 Yds
               6 - Par 5 530 Yds         15 - Par 3 147 Yds
               7 - Par 4 314 Yds         16 - Par 5 463 Yds
               8 - Par 3 193 Yds         17 - Par 4 410 Yds
               9 - Par 5 489 Yds         18 - Par 4 404 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,236 Yds               36 3,216 Yds
 
 Annual: 8th
 Defending Champion: Lorie Kane
 Runner-Up: Kristi Albers
 Tournament Record: 276 (Vicki Fergon, 1996)
 54-Hole Record: 202 (Vicki Fergon, 1996)
 36-Hole Record: 134 (Vicki Fergon, 1996; Lorie Kane, 2000)
 18-Hole Record: 63 (Vicki Fergon, 1996)
 9-Hole Record: 31 (Robin Walton, 1995; Patti Liscio, Vicki Fergon, 1996;
                    Donna Andrews, 1998; Tina Barrett, Nancy Scranton, 1999;
                    Jeong Jang, Jenny S. Park, Catriona Matthew, 2000)
 Total Purse: $800,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $120,000; 2nd Place - 74,474; 3rd Place - 54,346
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Lorie Kane             205               Rosie Jones             209
 Kristi Albers          208               Dorothy Delasin         210
 Karrie Webb            209               A.J. Eathorne           210
 Pat Hurst              209               Jeong Jang              210
 Sally Dee              209               Three players at        211
 
         Past Michelob Light Classic Winners and Runners-up
         --------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Lorie Kane (205) -- Kristi Albers
 1999 -- *Annika Sorenstam (278) -- Tina Barrett
 1998 -- *#Annika Sorenstam (208) -- Donna Andrews
 1997 -- Annika Sorenstam (277) -- Hiromi Kobayashi
 1996 -- Vicki Fergon (276) -- Patt Liscio, Pat Hurst
 1995 -- Annika Sorenstam (278) -- Jan Stephenson
 1994 -- Liselotte Neumann (278) -- Elaine Crosby, Pearl Sinn
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called GHP Heartland Classic (1994-95), Michelob Light
       Heartland Classic (1996).
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Lorie Kane          - Defending champion, one win and 8 top-10's this year
 Jane Crafter        - Opened with a pair of 69's last week but finished 72-72
 Maria Hjorth        - Finished 2nd last week after final round of 64
 Juli Inkster        - A perfect 13-for-13 in cuts made this year with 1 win
 Rosie Jones         - Has a victory and 6 top-10's in just 12 tournaments
 Kelli Kuehne        - Has missed the cut in only 4 events in 2001, 2 top-10's
 Liselotte Neumann   - Only one top-10 finish this season in 15 tournaments
 Kelly Robbins       - Posted three of last week's four rounds in the 60's
 Annika Sorenstam    - Five-time winner this yr with tour-leading 10 top-10's
 Rachel Teske        - Shot 69-68 over the weekend to tie for 20th last week
 Karrie Webb         - Finished out of the top-10 last week for the 5th time
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Annika Sorenstam
 Darkhorse   - Kris Tschetter
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Webb or A.Sorenstam) - Finished tied for 23rd & 47th
 Last week's Darkhorse (The Field) - Se Ri Pak finished 1st
 
 NOTES:
     One shot off the pace after round one, Lorie Kane carded rounds of 66-71
 to post a three-shot win last year and register her first career LPGA win.
 Kane, who now has four career wins, defeated Kristi Albers by three and Karrie
 Webb, Pat Hurst, Sally Dee and Rosie Jones by four. Webb closed to within two
 of Kane, but bogeyed the 17th hole and finished with a round of 68. Kane's 36-

 hole total of 134 tied the tournament record set by Vicki Fergon in 1996. Last
 year's maiden win snapped a streak of nine runner-up finishes. Annika
 Sorenstam has won this event four times in the events seven-year history. Last
 year, Sorenstam finished tied for 17th, eight shots behind Kane. This is the
 second straight year in which Fox Run Golf Club is hosting this tournament.
 Forest Hills Country Club had hosted this event since its inception in 1994.
 Next week the LPGA Tour moves to New York for the Sybase Big Apple Classic
 where Sorenstam will defend her title.

 

 

 

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