The Office Depot hosted by Amy Alcott
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 Dates: Thursday, April 12th through Saturday, April 14th
 Site: The Wilshire Country Club, Los Angeles, California
 Course Architect: Norman Macbeth (1919)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,349
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 385 Yds         10 - Par 4 362 Yds
               2 - Par 5 515 Yds         11 - Par 4 393 Yds
               3 - Par 4 331 Yds         12 - Par 3 167 Yds
               4 - Par 3 185 Yds         13 - Par 5 502 Yds
               5 - Par 4 379 Yds         14 - Par 4 329 Yds
               6 - Par 5 436 Yds         15 - Par 5 519 Yds
               7 - Par 3 142 Yds         16 - Par 4 359 Yds
               8 - Par 4 373 Yds         17 - Par 4 404 Yds
               9 - Par 4 413 Yds         18 - Par 3 155 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,159 Yds               36 3,190 Yds
 
 Annual: 5th
 Defending Champion: Grace Park
 Runner-Up: Pat Hurst, Juli Inkster
 Tournament Record: 269 (Karrie Webb, 1998)
 54-Hole Record: 202 (Karrie Webb, 1998)
 36-Hole Record: 134 (Karrie Webb, Catrin Nilsmark, 1998, Grace Park, 2000)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Meg Mallon, 1998)
 9-Hole Record: 29 (Liselotte Neumann, 1998)
 Total Purse: $800,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $120,000; 2nd Place - 74,474; 3rd Place - 54,346
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Grace Park             274               Kate Golden             280
 Pat Hurst              275               Karen Stupples          281
 Juli Inkster           275               Mhairi McKay            282
 Kristal Parker         278               Moira Dunn              282
 Michelle McGann        279               Dale Eggeling           282
                                          Cristie Kerr            282
 
         Past The Office Depot hosted by Amy Alcott Winners and Runners-Up
         -----------------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Grace Park (274) -- Pat Hurst, Juli Inkster
 1999 -- #Rachel Hetherington (137) -- Leta Lindley, Helen Alfredsson, K. Webb
 1998 -- Karrie Webb (269) -- Meg Mallon
 1997 -- Karrie Webb (276) -- Lorie Kane, Cathy Johnston-Forbes, Nanci Bowen
 
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called Susan G. Komen International (1997), City of Hope Myrtle
       Beach Classic (1998-99), Kathey Ireland Greens.com LPGA Classic (2000).
 
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Grace Park          - Defending champ, won Office Depot event in Florida
 Helen Alfredsson    - Currently 43rd on money list with no top-10's
 Brandie Burton      - Has made the cut in all 7 events entered, 4 top-10's
 Laura Davies        - Only one top-10 finish this year in 5 events played
 Sophie Gustafson    - Won earlier this year, 6th on money list, 2 top-10's
 Pat Hurst           - A perfect 8-for-8 in cuts made with 3 top-10 finishes
 Juli Inkster        - 22nd on money list with a pair of top-10 results
 Rosie Jones         - Competing in only her 4th event in 2001, 1 top-10
 Betsy King          - Only 5 cuts made in 8 tries, 104th on money list
 Michelle McGann     - Half of her six cuts made have resulted in top-10's
 Se Ri Pak           - A win and two seconds in 5 events, 3rd on money list
 Dottie Pepper       - Two seconds, two thirds in six tournaments
 Annika Sorenstam    - Three straight wins, including Nabisco Championship
 Rachel Teske        - 15th on money list with 7 cuts made in 7 events
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Annika Sorenstam
 Darkhorse   - Becky Iverson
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Dottie Pepper) - Finished tied for 2nd
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Michelle McGann) - Missed the cut
 
 NOTES:
     Grace Park led from wire-to-wire to register her first career win, as she
 defeated Pat Hurst and Juli Inkster by one shot. Park held a one-shot lead
 after each of the first three rounds. Inkster had taken the lead by as many as
 three shots on the back nine, but suffered bogeys on the final two holes while
 Park made birdies on 16 and 17 to gain the win. Park secured the win with a
 four-foot par putt on the final hole. Hurst made a 10-foot birdie on the 18th
 hole to tie Inkster for second. The purse was increased by $50,000 from last
 year. For the fourth time in the five-year history of the event, the name of
 the tournament has changed. Wachesaw Plantation East in Myrtle Beach, South
 Carolina had hosted this event since its inception in 1997. The tournament is
 now a 54-hole event beginning on Thursday and has been moved to Los Angeles,
 California. Due to the Easter holiday, the event will conclude on Saturday.
 Annika Sorenstam is attempting to make history this week, as she seeks her
 fourth straight win. The only players in the LPGA annals to win four
 consecutive events were Mickey Wright in 1962 and 1963 and Kathy Whitworth in
 1969. Sorenstam began her streak by winning the Welch's/Circle K Championship
 and then followed that up with a brilliant performance at the Standard
 Register Ping where she defeated Se Ri Pak by two shots. The victory included
 an LPGA record score of 59. The streak increased to three when she cruised to
 a three-shot win at the Nabisco Championship. Nancy Lopez holds the record for
 most consecutive wins in tournaments participated with five. Lopez won three
 straight and then skipped a week before winning the next two events. The LPGA
 Tour remains in California next week for the Longs Drugs Challenge where Juli
 Inkster will defend her title.

 

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