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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
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 Dates: Thursday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 25th
 Site: Mission Hills Country Club (Dinah Shore Course), Rancho Mirage, CA
 Course Architect: Desmond Muirhead (1969)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,478
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 357 yds         10 - Par 4 381 yds
               2 - Par 5 504 yds         11 - Par 5 492 yds
               3 - Par 4 406 yds         12 - Par 4 379 yds
               4 - Par 4 382 yds         13 - Par 4 385 yds
               5 - Par 3 164 yds         14 - Par 3 148 yds
               6 - Par 4 352 yds         15 - Par 4 387 yds
               7 - Par 4 378 yds         16 - Par 4 390 yds
               8 - Par 3 168 yds         17 - Par 3 171 yds
               9 - Par 5 508 yds         18 - Par 5 526 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,219 yds               36 3,259 yds
 
 Annual: 31st
 Defending Champion: Karrie Webb
 Runner-Up: Dottie Pepper
 Tournament Record: 269 (Dottie Pepper, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 203 (Amy Alcott, 1988; Dottie Pepper, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 135 (Juli Inkster, 1989); Meg Mallon, 1999)
 Course Record: 63 (Mary Beth Zimmerman, 1997)
 9-Hole Record: 30 (Sandra Palmer, 1980)
 Total Purse: $1,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $225,000; 2nd Place - 139,639; 3rd Place - 101,899
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Karrie Webb            274               Helen Dobson            287
 Dottie Pepper          284               Chris Johnson           287
 Meg Mallon             285               Rosie Jones             288
 Cathy Johnston-Forbes  286               Kim Saiki               288
 Michele Redman         286               Four players at         289
 
         Past Nabisco Championship Winners and Runners-Up
         ------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Karrie Webb (274) -- Dottie Pepper
 1999 -- Dottie Pepper (269) -- Meg Mallon
 1998 -- Pat Hurst (281) -- Helen Dobson
 1997 -- Betsy King (276) -- Kris Tschetter
 1996 -- Patty Sheehan (281) -- Kelly Robbins, Meg Mallon, A.Sorenstam
 1995 -- Nanci Bowen (285) -- Susie Redman
 1994 -- Donna Andrews (276) -- Laura Davies
 1993 -- Helen Alfredsson (284) -- Amy Benz, Tina Barrett
 1992 -- *Dottie Pepper (279) -- Juli Inkster
 1991 -- Amy Alcott (273) -- Dottie Pepper
 1990 -- Betsy King (283) -- Kathy Postlewait, Shirley Furlong
 1989 -- Juli Inkster (279) -- Tammie Green, JoAnne Carner
 1988 -- Amy Alcott (274) -- Colleen Walker
 1987 -- *Betsy King (283) -- Patty Sheehan
 1986 -- Pat Bradley (280) -- Val Skinner
 1985 -- Alice Miller (275) -- Jan Stephenson
 1984 -- *Juli Inkster (280) -- Pat Bradley
 1983 -- Amy Alcott (282) -- Beth Daniel, Kathy Whitworth
 1982 -- Sally Little (278) -- Hollis Stacy, Sandra Haynie
 1981 -- Nancy Lopez (277) -- Carolyn Hill
 1980 -- Donna Caponi (275) -- Amy Alcott
 1979 -- *Sandra Post (276) -- Nancy Lopez
 1978 -- *Sandra Post (283) -- Penny Pulz
 1977 -- Kathy Whitworth (289) -- JoAnne Carner, Sally Little
 1976 -- Judy Rankin (285) -- Betty Burfeindt
 1975 -- Sandra Palmer (283) -- Kathy McMullen, Judy Rankin
 1974 -- *Jo Ann Prentice (289) -- Jane Blalock, Sandra Haynie
 1973 -- Mickey Wright (284) -- Joyce Kazmierski
 1972 -- Jane Blalock (213) -- Carol Mann, Judy Rankin
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 
 Note: Formerly called Colgate Dinah Shore (1972-81), Nabisco Dinah
       Shore (1982-99).
 
                         Key Players to Watch
                         --------------------
 
                                     Finish Last Nine Years
 Player               1992   1993   1994   1995   1996   1997  1998 1999 2000
 ------               ----   ----   ----   ----   ----   ----  ---- ---- ----
 Karrie Webb          dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-5    29th  T-7  3rd  Won
 Dottie Pepper        Won    T-30   T-19   T-11   T-23   T-11  T-9  Won  2nd
 Meg Mallon           5th    T-49   T-11   T-16   T-2    mc    T-16 2nd  3rd
 Michele Redman       dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    T-54   dnp   T-42 T-13 T-4
 C.Johnston-Forbes    mc     mc     mc     T-65   T-41   mc    mc   T-62 T-4
 Helen Dobson         dnp    dnp    mc     mc     mc     mc    2nd  T-29 T-6
 Chris Johnson        T-17   T-76   T-19   T-57   mc     T-35  mc   T-51 T-6
 Rosie Jones          T-32   T-62   dnp    T-52   T-10   mc    T-18 T-13 T-8
 Kim Saiki            dnp    dnp    dnp    mc     mc     mc    T-42 T-39 T-8
 Pat Hurst            dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    mc     T-16  Won  T-43 T-10
 Jenny Lidback        dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    mc     T-43  T-55 mc   T-10
 Wendy Doolan         dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp   mc   dnp  T-10
 Janice Moodie        dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp   dnp  T-7  T-15
 Se Ri Pak            dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp   dnp  T-13 T-15
 Kelly Robbins        dnp    dnp    T-6    T-27   T-2    T-3   T-42 4th  T-17
 Charlotta Sorenstam  dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp   dnp  5th  T-17
 Juli Inkster         2nd    T-40   dnp    T-16   T-19   T-16  T-24 6th  T-17
 Annika Sorenstam     dnp    dnp    mc     T-24   T-2    T-8   T-7  T-7  T-17
 Sherri Steinhauer    T-6    T-30   T-32   T-16   mc     T-48  T-9  T-10 T-17
 Nanci Bowen          dnp    dnp    dnp    Won    T-23   T-5   T-65 T-39 T-17
 Catriona Matthew     dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp   T-13 T-7  T-27
 Jane Geddes          T-17   T-49   T-19   T-27   T-23   T-11  T-33 T-33 T-27
 Alison Nicholas      dnp    dnp    mc     T-16   T-31   T-41  T-33 T-51 T-27
 Brandie Burton       T-3    T-8    T-6    T-3    T-5    T-48  T-50 dnp  T-31
 Susie Redman         dnp    T-65   mc     2nd    T-31   dnp   T-65 dnp  T-31
 Dawn Coe-Jones       T-32   T-5    T-36   9th    T-35   T-30  T-11 T-51 T-35
 Tina Barrett         T-32   T-2    mc     T-68   T-48   7th   T-33 T-51 T-35
 Laura Davies         mc     T-12   2nd    T-3    T-15   T-16  T-3  T-70 T-35
 Nancy Lopez          mc     T-8    T-9    T-3    T-15   T-23  T-13 T-21 T-43
 Beth Daniel          T-8    T-69   T-19   T-47   dnp    mc    72nd T-43 T-47
 Patty Sheehan        T-3    T-12   T-19   T-43   Won    63rd  T-42 T-73 T-47
 Kris Tschetter       T-8    T-60   T-32   T-27   9th    2nd   mc   T-13 T-53
 Donna Andrews        dnp    T-19   Won    T-73   T-23   T-11  T-5  T-21 T-53
 Mary Beth Zimmerman  T-39   mc     mc     T-43   T-62   T-8   T-55 mc   T-53
 Jan Stephenson       T-12   T-40   4th    T-73   78th   mc    T-40 dnp  T-53
 Helen Alfredsson     dnp    Won    T-48   mc     T-48   T-54  T-3  T-10 T-57
 Amy Fruhwirth        T-51   dnp    dnp    dnp    T-5    T-3   T-11 mc   T-57
 Rachel Teske         dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp   T-59 T-21 T-62
 Tammie Green         16th   T-12   3rd    T-7    mc     T-16  T-24 T-33 T-62
 Sherri Turner        mc     T-30   T-28   T-3    mc     T-48  mc   T-51 T-62
 Liselotte Neumann    T-26   T-40   T-11   T-32   T-10   T-16  T-5  T-58 72nd
 Maria Hjorth         dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp    dnp   dnp  T-10 mc
 Pat Bradley          T-17   T-12   T-19   T-16   T-23   T-35  T-42 T-13 mc
 Hiromi Kobayashi     dnp    dnp    T-32   T-37   T-31   T-8   T-33 T-21 mc
 Hollis Stacy         T-39   T-5    T-9    mc     8th    T-35  dnp  T-21 mc
 Amy Alcott           T-32   T-56   T-58   mc     T-23   T-57  T-40 T-33 mc
 Michelle McGann      T-8    T-19   5th    T-57   T-62   T-16  T-24 T-58 mc
 Betsy King           56th   T-2    T-48   T-11   mc     Won   T-61 77th mc
 Val Skinner          wd     T-30   T-28   T-37   T-10   T-43  T-64 T-79 mc
 
 mc - Missed Cut
 dnp - Did Not Play
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Dottie Pepper
 Darkhorse   - Michelle McGann
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Karrie Webb) - Finished tied for 7th
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Laura Diaz) - Finished tied for 19th
 
 NOTES:
 World number-one Karrie Webb led from start to finish, cruising to a 10-shot
 win over defending champion Dottie Pepper, as she captured her second
 career "major" title. Webb, the only player in the field to break par in
 all four rounds, led by only three at the halfway point over Pepper, but
 a third-round 67 put her eight clear of the 1999 champ. A final round of
 70 completed the impressive victory. Pepper, a two-time winner of this
 event, opened with a 68, but finished with three straight 72's. 1999 runner-up
 Meg Mallon, finished alone in third for her third top-five finish at this
 event in the last five years. With the win, Webb became the sixth wire-to-wire
 and first since Pat Hurst in 1998. Other players to accomplish that feat are:
 Amy Alcott in 1991, Juli Inkster in 1989, Sandra Post in 1978 and Sandra
 Palmer in 1975. 13-year old amateur Aree Song Wongluekiet was the low amateur
 in the field last year, tying for 10th while her sister Naree missed the cut.
 Aree's finish was the best ever by an amateur. Both Naree and Aree are in this
 year's field along with three other amateur's: Lorena Ochoa, Leigh Anne Hardin
 and Lisa Ferrero. Nine past champions are in the field this year: Alcott,
 Betsy King, Pepper, Helen Alfredsson, Juli Inkster, Nanci Bowen, Pat Hurst,
 Nancy Lopez and Patty Sheehan. When Pepper captured the event in 1999, she
 set an LPGA record for the lowest under-par score for a major when she 
 finished at 19-under par.During the four days, Pepper had two eagles, 19 
 birdies and just four bogeys. The purse was increased by $250,000 from last
 year. This is the first "major" on the LPGA Tour. The next major is the U.S.
 Open the first week of June. Webb has won three of the last five majors and
 has five top-10's in the last five. Webb recorded her second career 
 hole-in-one during last year's final round when she aced the fifth hole. 
 Sandra Post is the only player to win this event two straight years, 
 accomplishing the feat in 1978-79. The Nabisco Championship was designated
 as one of the LPGA Tour's four major championships in 1983. This event was 
 formerly called the Colgate Dinah Shore (1972-81) and the Nabisco Dinah 
 Shore (1982-99). Betsy King and Amy Alcott are the only three-time winners 
 of this tournament while Juli Inkster and Pepper have won it twice. The 
 LPGA Tour remains in California for the City of Hope LPGA Classic hosted
 by Amy Alcott, April 12-14 in Los Angeles where Grace Park will defend her
 title.

 

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