State Farm 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
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 
 
 

 Dates: Thursday, August 30th through Sunday, September 2nd
 Site: The Rail Golf Club, Springfield, Illinois
 Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones (1974)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,403
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 367 Yds         10 - Par 4 366 Yds
               2 - Par 3 183 Yds         11 - Par 4 391 Yds
               3 - Par 5 506 Yds         12 - Par 4 378 Yds
               4 - Par 4 370 Yds         13 - Par 5 491 Yds
               5 - Par 4 399 Yds         14 - Par 3 135 Yds
               6 - Par 5 505 Yds         15 - Par 4 372 Yds
               7 - Par 3 167 Yds         16 - Par 3 168 Yds
               8 - Par 4 335 Yds         17 - Par 5 531 Yds
               9 - Par 4 363 Yds         18 - Par 4 376 Yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 3,195 Yds               36 3,208 Yds
 
 Annual: 26th
 Defending Champion: Laurel Kean
 Runner-Up: Mi Hyun Kim, Dina Ammaccapane
 Tournament Record: 271 (Hollis Stacy, 1977)
 54-Hole Record: 197 (Pat Bradley, 1991)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Laura Davies, 1994)
 Course Record: 62 (Laura Davies, 1991; Kathryn Marshall, 1997)
 Total Purse: $1,000,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $150,000; 2nd Place - 93,092; 3rd Place - 67,932
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Laurel Kean            198               Heather Daly-Donofrio   208
 Mi Hyun Kim            204               Pearl Sinn              208
 Dina Ammaccapane       204               Michelle McGann         208
 Pat Hurst              205               Shani Waugh             208
 Lorie Kane             207               Nine players at         209
 
                 Past State Farm Classic Winners and Runners-Up
                 ----------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Laurel Kean (198) -- Mi Hyun Kim, Dina Ammaccapane
 1999 -- Mi Hyun Kim (204) -- Pearl Sinn, Janice Moodie
 1998 -- Pearl Sinn (200) -- Michele Redman
 1997 -- *Cindy Figg-Currier (200) -- Kris Tschetter, Lorie Kane
 1996 -- *Michelle McGann (202) -- Laura Davies, Barb Whitehead
 1995 -- *Mary Beth Zimmerman (206) -- Emilee Klein
 1994 -- Barb Mucha (203) -- Kim Shipman
 1993 -- *Helen Dobson (203) -- Dottie Pepper
 1992 -- *Nancy Lopez (199) -- Laura Davies
 1991 -- Pat Bradley (197) -- Danielle Ammaccapane
 1990 -- Beth Daniel (203) -- Susan Sanders
 1989 -- Beth Daniel (203) -- Betsy King, Alice Ritzman
 1988 -- Betsy King (207) -- Margaret Ward
 1987 -- Rosie Jones (208) -- Nancy Lopez
 1986 -- *Betsy King (205) --Alice Ritzman, Cathy Kratzert
 1985 -- Betsy King (205) -- Janet Anderson
 1984 -- Cindy Hill (207) -- Jane Crafter, Lori Garbacz, Betsy King
 1983 -- *Lauri Peterson (210) -- Judy Ellis
 1982 -- JoAnne Carner (205) -- Susie McAllister
 1981 -- JoAnne Carner (205) -- Kyle O'Brien
 1980 -- Nancy Lopez (275) -- JoAnne Carner
 1979 -- Jo Ann Washam (275) -- Silvia Bertolaccini
 1978 -- Pat Bradley (276) -- Sharon Miller
 1977 -- Hollis Stacy (271) -- Betty Burfeindt
 1976 -- *Sandra Palmer (213) -- JoAnne Carner, Mary Lou Crocker, Michelle
                                 Walker
 
 * - Won in Playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Classic (1976-77),
       Rail Charity Golf Classic (1978-92), State Farm Rail Classic
       (1993-2000).
 
                           Top Contenders in the Field
                           ---------------------------
 
 Laurel Kean         - Defending champion, only 12 cuts made in 23 events
 Helen Alfredsson    - Has made 20 of 22 cuts this year, only 2 top-10's
 Laura Diaz          - 9th on the money list with four runner-up finishes
 Moira Dunn          - Contended last week until Sunday 72 tying for 2nd
 Sophie Gustafson    - 13th on money list with one win and 3 top-10's
 Pat Hurst           - Has finished in the top-10 seven times in 21 events
 Rosie Jones         - Two-time winner this year, 10th on money list
 Lorie Kane          - Has made the cut in 19 of 20 events with 10 top-10's
 Mi Hyun Kim         - Has finished 1st and 2nd the last 2 years, 12 top-10's
 Betsy King          - Shot final round of 67 last week to tie for 14th
 Annika Sorenstam    - Leads LPGA in scoring, wins, money, top-10's
 Kris Tschetter      - Only 4 missed cuts this year, 35th on money list
 Wendy Ward          - Has finished in the top-10 in 7 of 21 events, 1 win
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Annika Sorenstam
 Darkhorse   - Michelle McGann
 
 Last week's Pick to Win (Rachel Teske) - Finished tied for 14th
 Last week's Darkhorse (Tammie Green) - Finished tied for 33rd
 
 NOTES:
      For the first and only time in LPGA Tour history, a Monday qualifier
 captured an event, when Laurel Kean won last year's State Farm Classic. Kean
 won a two-hole playoff in the Monday qualifier just to earn a spot in the
 event and then went out and carded three straight 66's to cruise to a six-shot
 margin over 1999 champ Mi Hyun Kim and Dina Ammaccapane. With the win, her
 lone LPGA victory, Kean became the fourth straight first-time winner at this
 event and ninth overall in the 25-year history of the tournament. For the first
 time since 1980, the tournament becomes a 72-hole event. The last time this
 event was held for four days, Nancy Lopez defeated JoAnne Carner for her 20th
 career win. The total purse was increased by $100,000 from last year. The purse
 has increased every year since 1990. There have been five multiple winners of
 this event with Betsy King as the only three-time winner. Beth Daniel, King and
 Carner are the only back-to-back winners of this event. King has three wins and
 two runner-up finishes at this event. This tournament has always been held at
 the Rail Golf Club since its inception in 1976. Next week, the LPGA Tour moves
 to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the inaugural Williams Championship.
 
 
 

 

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