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SAMSUNG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RELATED STORIES





 Dates: October 12th - October 15th
 Site: BIGHORN Golf Club, Palm Desert, California
 Course Architect: Tom Fazio (1998)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,462
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 376 yds   10 - Par 4 397 yds
               2 - Par 4 395 yds   11 - Par 4 378 yds
               3 - Par 5 473 yds   12 - Par 5 508 yds
               4 - Par 4 410 yds   13 - Par 3 187 yds
               5 - Par 4 346 yds   14 - Par 4 328 yds
               6 - Par 3 147 yds   15 - Par 5 538 yds
               7 - Par 5 470 yds   16 - Par 3 165 yds
               8 - Par 3 162 yds   17 - Par 4 411 yds
               9 - Par 4 416 yds   18 - Par 4 355 yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,195 yds         36 3,267 yds
 
 Annual: 26th
 Defending Champion: Annika Sorenstam
 Runner-Up: Paula Creamer
 Tournament Record: 266 (Annika Sorenstam, 2002)
 54-Hole Record: 200 (Grace Park, 2004)
 36-Hole Record: 129 (Grace Park, 2004)
 Course Record: 62 (Grace Park, 2004)
 Total Purse: $875,000
 Shares: 1st $215,000; 2nd $140,000; 3rd $93,000
 
 2005 Finish
 -----------
 
 Player                Score  
 ------                ----- 
 Annika Sorenstam       270 
 Paula Creamer          278 
 Gloria Park            279 
 Natalie Gulbis         281 
 Meena Lee              281 
 
 Past Samsung World Championship Winners
 ---------------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  Annika Sorenstam (270) -- Paula Creamer
 2004  Annika Sorenstam (270) -- Grace Park
 2003  Sophie Gustafson (274) -- Beth Daniel, Rachel Teske
 2002  Annika Sorenstam (266) -- Cristie Kerr
 2001  Dorothy Delasin (277) -- Se Ri Pak, Karrie Webb
 2000  Juli Inkster (274) -- Annika Sorenstam
 1999  Se Ri Pak (280) -- Karrie Webb
 1998  Juli Inkster (275) -- Annika Sorenstam
 1997  *Juli Inkster (280) -- Kelly Robbins, Helen Alfredsson
 1996  Annika Sorenstam (274) -- Helen Alfredsson
 1995  *Annika Sorenstam (282) -- Laura Davies
 1994  Beth Daniel (274) -- Elaine Crosby
 1993  Dottie Pepper (283) -- Donna Andrews, Michelle McGann, Meg Mallon,
                              Sherri Steinhauer
 1992  Not Held
 1991  Meg Mallon (216) -- Dottie Pepper
 1990  Cathy Gerring (278) -- Beth Daniel
 1989  Betsy King (275) -- Pat Bradley, Patty Sheehan
 1988  Rosie Jones (279) -- Liselotte Neumann
 1987  Ayako Okamoto (282) -- Betsy King
 1986  Pat Bradley (279) -- Nancy Lopez, Betsy King
 1985  *Amy Alcott (274) -- Patty Sheehan
 1984  Nancy Lopez (281) -- JoAnne Carner
 1983  JoAnne Carner (282) -- Ayako Okamoto
 1982  JoAnne Carner (284) -- Ayako Okamoto
 1981  Beth Daniel (284) -- Jan Stephenson
 1980  Beth Daniel (282) -- Nancy Lopez
 
 * - Won in Playoff
 
 Note: Formerly called Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
       (1980-84), Nestle World Championship (1985-89), Trophee Urban-World
       Championship of Women's Golf (1990), Daikyo World Championship
       of Women's Golf (1991), World Championship of Women's Golf (1993-94).



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