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 Dates: Thursday, March 15th through Sunday, March 18th
 Site: Moon Valley Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
 Course Architect: Dick Wilson (1959), Bob Cupp (redesign, 2000)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,459
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 349 Yds       10 - Par 5 534 Yds
               2 - Par 3 169 Yds       11 - Par 3 157 Yds
               3 - Par 4 336 Yds       12 - Par 4 394 Yds
               4 - Par 5 511 Yds       13 - Par 5 506 Yds
               5 - Par 3 136 Yds       14 - Par 4 355 Yds
               6 - Par 4 393 Yds       15 - Par 3 177 Yds
               7 - Par 4 401 Yds       16 - Par 4 414 Yds
               8 - Par 5 476 Yds       17 - Par 4 360 Yds
               9 - Par 4 383 Yds       18 - Par 4 408 Yds
                   -------------            -------------
                    36 3,154 Yds             36 3,305 Yds
 
 Annual: 22nd
 Defending Champion: Charlotta Sorenstam
 Runner-up: Karrie Webb
 Tournament Record: 274 (Karrie Webb, 1999)
 54-Hole Record: 205 (Patty Sheehan, Dawn Coe-Jones, 1993;
                      Liselotte Neumann, 1998; Karrie Webb, 1999)
 36-Hole Record: 135 (Allison Finney, 1989; Kelly Robbins, Barb Mucha, 1997;
                      Traci Hanson, 1999; Annika Sorenstam, 2000)
 18-Hole Record: 64 (Charlotta Sorenstam, 2000 - Legacy Golf Resort)
 Course Record: 64 (Juli Inkster, 1998)
 9-Hole Record: 30 (Barb Bunkowsky, 1991; Marta Figueras-Dotti, 1992;
                    Dawn Coe-Jones, 1993; Jill Briles-Hinton, 1994;
                    Maria Hjorth, Kim Williams, 1998; Tracy Hanson, 1999)
 Total Purse: $1,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $150,000; 2nd Place - 93,092; 3rd Place - 67,932
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Charlotta Sorenstam    276               Joan Pitcock            283
 Karrie Webb            278               Betsy King              283
 Annika Sorenstam       281               Hiromi Kobayashi        283
 Leta Lindley           282               Jane Geddes             283
 Carin Koch             282               Mi Hyun Kim             283
 
          Past Standard Register PING Winners and Runners-Up
          --------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Charlotta Sorenstam (276) -- Karrie Webb
 1999 -- Karrie Webb (274) -- Lorie Kane
 1998 -- *Liselotte Neumann (279) -- Rosie Jones
 1997 -- *Laura Davies (277) -- Kelly Robbins
 1996 -- Laura Davies (284) -- Kristal Parker
 1995 -- Laura Davies (280) -- Beth Daniel
 1994 -- Laura Davies (277) -- Beth Daniel, Elaine Crosby
 1993 -- Patty Sheehan (275) -- Dawn Coe-Jones, Kris Tschetter
 1992 -- Danielle Ammaccapane (279) -- Kristi Albers
 1991 -- Danielle Ammaccapane (283) -- Meg Mallon, Barb Munkowsky
 1990 -- Pat Bradley (280) -- Ayako Okamoto
 1989 -- Allison Finney (282) -- Beth Daniel
 1988 -- Ok-Hee Ku (281) -- Dottie Pepper, Ayako Okamoto
 1987 -- Pat Bradley (286) -- Chris Johnson
 1986 -- Mary Beth Zimmerman (278) -- Donna Caponi, Cathy Kratzert
 1985 -- *Betsy King (280) -- Patty Sheehan
 1984 -- Chris Johnson (276) -- Lauri Peterson
 1983 -- #Anne-Marie Palli (205) -- Lynn Adams
 1982 -- *Beth Daniel (278) -- Carole Jo Callison
 1981 -- Patty Hayes (277) -- Sandra Palmer
 1980 -- Jan Stephenson (275) -- M.J. Smith
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 Note: Formerly called Sun City Classic (1980-81), American Express Sun
       City Classic (1982), Samaritan Turquoise Classic (1983-85), Standard
       Register Turquoise Classic (1986-90).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Charlotta Sorenstam  - Defending champion, no top-10's in six events this year
 Brandie Burton       - 14th on money list with three top-10 finishes
 Laura Davies         - Perfect 3-for-3 on LPGA Tour in cuts made with 1 top-10
 Sophie Gustafson     - Defeated Karrie Webb at last week's Australian Open
 Maria Hjorth         - Faded last week after opening rounds of 69-69
 Pat Hurst            - 20th on money list, has made the cut in all 6 events
 Juli Inkster         - Has recorded two top-10 finishes in 3 tournaments
 Lorie Kane           - 2nd on money list with one win and four top-10 finishes
 Meg Mallon           - Posted a pair of top-10 finishes in three tournaments
 Michelle McGann      - Finished tied for 2nd last week with final round of 64
 Se Ri Pak            - Recorded 4 rounds in the 60's last week to tie for 2nd
 Dottie Pepper        - Shot final round of 67 to tie for 2nd last week
 Kelly Robbins        - Has made the cut in all 5 events entered, 1 top-10
 Annika Sorenstam     - Won last week's Welch's event, 3 top-5's in 3 events
 Karrie Webb          - World number-one, has finished 2nd twice on LPGA Tour
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Karrie Webb
 Darkhorse   - Laura Diaz
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Annika Sorenstam) - Finished 1st
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Danielle Ammaccapane) - Finished tied for 10th
 
 NOTES:
      Tied for the lead with the top two players in the  world  (Karrie
 Webb  and  Annika  Sorenstam)  after three rounds, Charlotta Sorenstam
 carded a final round of 68 to defeat Webb by two shots and her  sister
 Annika  by  five  as  she  captured her maiden LPGA victory. Charlotta
 moved into contention with a 18-hole record tying 64 during round two.
 Charlotta  and  Webb  were  tied  for  the  lead with just three holes
 remaining, however Webb shanked her bunker shot on  16  leading  to  a
 bogey  and  Charlotta  birdied  the  final  hole  for  the  two-stroke
 advantage. Sister Annika struggled with her second straight  round  of
 73  to  finish alone in third, five strokes back. Hiromi Kobayashi was
 the only player in the field  to  post  all  four  rounds  under  par,
 leading  her  to a tie for sixth place finish. The purse was increased
 by $150,000 from last year. Laura Davies won this event four  straight
 years  from  1994-97,  but  tied  for  25th  last year. The tournament
 returns to Moon Valley Country Club after a one-year hiatus for course
 renovations.  Moon Valley Country Club had hosted this tournament from
 1987 through 1999, but the event was held at  Legacy  Golf  Resort  in
 2000. Arizona Biltmore Country Club was the tournament host in 1983-86
 and Hillcrest Golf Club held the event the first three  years  of  its
 existence  (1980-82).  This is the final tune-up for next week's first
 "major" of the season, the Nabisco  Championship  where  Webb  is  the
 defending champion.

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