Weetabix British Woman's Open
Weetabix British Woman's Open
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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 2nd through Sunday, August 5th
 Site: Sunningdale Golf Club (Old Course), Berkshire, England
 Course Architect: Willie Park, Jr. (1901)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,277
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 5 476 yds         10 - Par 4 455 yds
               2 - Par 5 475 yds         11 - Par 4 299 yds
               3 - Par 4 314 yds         12 - Par 5 410 yds
               4 - Par 3 144 yds         13 - Par 3 179 Yds
               5 - Par 4 390 yds         14 - Par 5 503 yds
               6 - Par 4 380 yds         15 - Par 3 215 yds
               7 - Par 4 385 yds         16 - Par 4 410 yds
               8 - Par 3 164 yds         17 - Par 4 400 yds
               9 - Par 4 267 yds         18 - Par 4 411 yds
                   -------------              -------------
                    36 2,995 yds               36 3,282 yds
 
 Annual: 25th
 Defending Champion: Sophie Gustafson
 Runner-Up: Kirsty Taylor, Liselotte Neumann, Becky Iverson, Meg Mallon
 Tournament Record: 269 (Karrie Webb, 1997 - 19-under-par - Par 72)
                    275 (Karen Lunn, 1993 - 17-under-par - Par 73)
 Course Record: 63 (Karrie Webb, 1997)
 Total Purse: $1,500,000
 Shares: 1st Place - $225,000; 2nd Place - 139,639; 3rd Place - 101,899
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Sophie Gustafson       282               Laura Philo             285
 Kirsty Taylor          284               Karrie Webb             286
 Liselotte Neumann      284               Janice Moodie           287
 Becky Iverson          284               Vicki Goetze-Ackerman   287
 Meg Mallon             284               Seven players at        288
 
         Past Weetabix Women's British Open Winners and Runners-Up
         ---------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Sophie Gustafson (282) -- Kirsty Taylor, Liselotte Neumann,
                                   Becky Iverson, Meg Mallon
         (Royal Birkdale Golf Club)
 1999 -- Sherri Steinhauer (283) -- Annika Sorenstam
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1998 -- Sherri Steinhauer (292) -- Sophie Gustafson
         (Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club)
 1997 -- Karrie Webb (269) -- Rosie Jones
         (Sunningdale Golf Club)
 1996 -- Emilee Klein (277) -- Penny Hammel, Amy Alcott
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1995 -- Karrie Webb (278) -- Jill McGill, Annika Sorenstam
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1994 -- Liselotte Neumann (280) -- Dottie Pepper, Annika Sorenstam
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1993 -- Karen Lunn (275) -- Brandie Burton
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1992 -- #Patty Sheehan (207) -- Corinne Dibnah
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1991 -- Penny Grice-Whittaker (284) -- Helen Alfredsson
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1990 -- *Helen Alfredsson (288) -- Jane Hill
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1989 -- Jane Geddes (274) -- Florence Descampe
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1988 -- *Corinne Dibnah (295) -- Sally Little
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1987 -- Alison Nicholas (296) -- Laura Davies, Muffin Spencer-Devlin
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1986 -- Laura Davies (283) -- Marta Figueras-Dotti, P.Conley
         (Royal Birkdale Golf Club)
 1985 -- Betsy King (300) -- Marta Figueras-Dotti
         (Moor Park Golf Club)
 1984 -- Ayako Okamoto (289)
         (Woburn Golf & Country Club)
 1983 -- Not Held
 1982 -- Marta Figueras-Dotti (296)
         (Royal Birkdale Golf Club)
 1981 -- Debbie Massey (295)
         (Northumberland Golf Club)
 1980 -- Debbie Massey (294)
         (Wontworth Club)
 1979 -- Allison Sheard (301)
         (Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club)
 1978 -- J.Melville (310)
         (Foxhills Golf & Country Club)
 1977 -- Vivien Saunders (306)
         (Lindrick Golf Club)
 1976 -- J. Lee Smith (299)
         (Fulford Golf Club)
 
 
 # - Rain shortened.
 
 Note: Previously called Ladies British Open Championship (1976-86).
 
                               Key Players to Watch
                               --------------------
 
                                 Finish Last Six Years
 Player                    1995  1996  1997  1998  1999  2000
 ------                    ----  ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
 Sophie Gustafson          dnp   mc    T-66  T-2   T-6   Won
 Liselotte Neumann         T-8   mc    T-12  T-57  T-14  T-2
 Kirsty Taylor             dnp   dnp   T-59  mc    T-17  T-2
 Becky Iverson             dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-2
 Meg Mallon                dnp   T-46  dnp   dnp   dnp   T-2
 Laura Diaz                dnp   dnp   dnp   T-47  T-14  6th
 Karrie Webb               Won   T-14  Won   5th   T-38  7th
 Janice Moodie             dnp   mc    T-27  4th   T-45  T-8
 Michelle McGann           dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-10
 Juli Inkster              dnp   dnp   T-12  T-11  dnp   T-10
 Annika Sorenstam          T-2   T-14  3rd   T-11  2nd   T-17
 Rosie Jones               dnp   T-7   2nd   dnp   T-14  T-17
 Kelly Robbins             dnp   dnp   dnp   mc    mc    T-20
 Brandie Burton            T-19  dnp   4th   T-2   dnp   T-20
 Rachel Teske              T-23  T-60  T-23  mc    dnp   T-20
 Michele Redman            dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   dnp   T-24
 Betsy King                dnp   dnp   T-10  T-6   dnp   T-32
 Maria Hjorth              dnp   T-25  mc    T-20  T-24  T-37
 Laura Davies              T-45  T-19  T-23  mc    T-38  T-37
 Helen Alfredsson          dnp   T-19  T-27  mc    mc    T-49
 Catrin Nilsmark           dnp   T-14  mc    10th  T-31  T-60
 Emilee Klein              T-45  Won   T-26  T-43  T-6   T-71
 Sherri Steinhauer         dnp   dnp   T-40  Won   Won   mc
 Cindy Flom                dnp   mc    dnp   mc    T-3   mc
 Carin Koch                dnp   T-67  T-19  T-29  T-12  mc
 Charlotta Sorenstam       dnp   dnp   T-10  T-43  T-45  mc
 Stefania Croce            T-34  T-46  T-55  mc    T-66  mc
 Beth Daniel               dnp   T-35  dnp   dnp   dnp   mc
 Se Ri Pak                 dnp   dnp   dnp   T-34  dnp   dnp
 Lorie Kane                dnp   dnp   dnp   T-52  dnp   dnp
 Dottie Pepper             dnp   T-35  dnp   wd    dnp   dnp
 
                   2001 Grand Slam Finishes
                   ------------------------
 
                       NABISCO   U.S. OPEN    McDONALD'S
 
 Annika Sorenstam         Won       T-16         5th
 Karrie Webb              T-2       Won          Won
 Janice Moodie            T-2       T-26         T-66
 Dottie Pepper            T-2       3rd          T-17
 Akiko Fukushima          T-2       mc           T-26
 Rachel Teske             T-2       mc           T-17
 Sophie Gustafson         T-7       11th         mc
 Brandie Burton           T-7       T-26         T-37
 Laura Diaz               T-9       mc           2nd
 Pat Hurst                T-9       T-34         T-17
 Laura Davies             T-11      mc           T-6
 Dorothy Delasin          T-11      T-19         T-61
 Se Ri Pak                T-11      2nd          T-39
 Mi Hyun Kim              T-15      T-26         T-8
 Carin Koch               T-15      mc           T-17
 Juli Inkster             T-15      T-12         T-15
 Liselotte Neumann        T-18      T-39         T-12
 Michele Redman           T-18      T-16         T-10
 Tammie Green             T-24      dnp          mc
 Maria Hjorth             T-24      T-19         T-3
 Kelly Robbins            T-24      T-12         T-17
 Meg Mallon               T-28      T-30         T-17
 Grace Park               T-28      T-39         T-30
 Rosie Jones              T-28      T-39         T-12
 Kelli Kuehne             35th      T-7          mc
 Charlotta Sorenstam      T-36      mc           T-54
 Lorie Kane               T-42      T-7          T-12
 Helen Alfredsson         46th      T-26         9th
 Donna Andrews            T-48      mc           T-54
 Beth Daniel              T-55      T-24         T-26
 Hiromi Kobayashi         T-63      dnp          mc
 Cristie Kerr             T-66      T-4          mc
 Dawn Coe-Jones           72nd      dnp          T-30
 Betsy King               74th      mc           T-54
 Barb Mucha               mc        mc           T-66
 Sherri Steinhauer        mc        T-50         mc
 Catriona Matthew         mc        T-4          T-30
 Michelle McGann          mc        mc           70th
 Kristi Albers            mc        T-7          mc
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Helen Alfredsson
 Darkhorse   - Janice Moodie
 
 Last week's Pick to win (Se Ri Pak) - Finished 3rd
 Last week's Darkhorse (Jackie Gallagher-Smith) - Finished tied for 37th
 
 NOTES:
      This year's event replaces the du Maurier Classic as the fourth major
 on the LPGA Tour. Two shots off the pace after Thursday's opening round last
 year, Sophie Gustafson carded rounds of 66-71 to open up a seven-shot lead
 with one round to play and despite a Sunday 75, she still captured the 2000
 edition of the Women's British Open. Kirsty Taylor, Liselotte Neumann, Becky
 Iverson and Meg Mallon finished two shots back in second. Holding a one-shot
 advantage on 18, Gustafson went for the green in two, but found the green-side
 bunker. She played out of the trap to five feet, with Mallon 15 feet away for
 eagle. Although an eagle for Mallon combined with a bogey for Gustafson would
 have forced a playoff, Mallon missed her attempt and Gustafson drained her
 putt to cement the victory. First round leader Karrie Webb finished alone in
 seventh after an opening 68, the only player in the field to break 70 in the
 first round. Webb is attempting to become only the third player in LPGA
 history to win three majors in one season, having already won the U.S. Women's
 Open and the LPGA Championship. Babe Zaharias captured three majors in 1950
 and in 1986 Pat Bradley won three majors and finished fifth at the Women's
 Open. This event has been part of the LPGA Tour since 1994. The purse was
 increased by $250,000 from last year to $1,500,000. Sherri Steinhauer, Karrie
 Webb and Debbie Massey are the only two-time winners of this event. Steinhauer
 and Massey are the only players to win the tournament in back-to-back years.
 Sunningdale Golf Club hosted this event in 1997 when Karrie Webb captured the
 event. Royal Birkdale Golf Club was the venue for this event last year, while
 Woburn Golf & Country Club has hosted the tournament 12 times. The LPGA Tour
 returns to the United States next week for the Wendy's Championship for
 Children at New Albany where Lorie Kane will defend her title.
 
 

 

 

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