"Andy, The magazine looks great - you've done a good job. Concise and to the point... Regards, Mel"

Mel Sole has 30 years experience teaching golf and is co-founder of Ritson-Sole Golf Schools, USA
www.ritson-sole.com

 

 

Other Golf News This Week

LPGA News

Welch's/Fry's Championship, Randolph North Golf Complex, Tucson, Arizona

After five years on the LPGA Tour, Karen Stupples has recorded her first Tour victory and what a way to do it. Her four round total of 258, 22 strokes underpar is the all time LPGA lowest score. She started the final day one shot ahead of Grace Park and fellow Englishwoman, Laura Davies. She maintained that lead for the first 12 holes and then eagled the 13th to start pulling away, finishing 5 strokes clear of Park and Jung Yeon Lee who both ended on 263. Laura Davies shot a one over par 71 on the final day to drop back to a share of fifth place. Stupples had warmed up well for the start of the season by finishing second to Annika Sorenstam two weeks ago in Australia at the ANZ Ladies Masters. Sorenstam holds the LPGA record for the lowest score on a par-72 course with 261 over 4 days.


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Final Scores - Welch's/Fry's Championship - 6,176 Yards - Par 70

Pos.

Name

To Par

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Total

1

Karen Stupples

-22

63

66

66

63

258

T2

Jung Yeon Lee

-17

60

70

67

66

263

T2

Grace Park

-17

69

66

61

67

263

4

Stacy Prammanasudh

-15

66

69

63

67

265

T5

Shi Hyun Ahn

-13

69

69

66

63

267

T5

Aree Song

-13

71

64

65

67

267

T5

Laura Davies

-13

65

65

66

71

267

T8

Mi-Hyun Kim

-12

67

70

65

66

268

T8

Se Ri Pak

-12

67

70

64

67

268

T8

Seol-An Jeon

-12

65

67

67

69

268

Full Scoreboard can be found at www.lpga.com

 

Champions Tour News

SBC Classic, Valencia Country Club, Valencia, California

Gill Morgan notched up his 23rd Champions Tour victory at the SBC Classic this weekend. It is the ninth straight season he has scored at least one win, a feat only achieved twice before in the history of the over-50s Tour by Hale Irwin and Miller Barber. He finished two shots clear of Larry Nelson and jumped to the top of the 2004 CT money list and the Charles Schwab Cup standings ahead of Craig Stadler and Fuzzy Zoeller.

Peter Jacobsen, in his debut Champions Tour event since turning 50 years older earlier this month came in third after carding a final round 67.


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Final Scores - SBC Classic - Par 72 - 6575 yards

Pos.

Name

To Par

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Total

1

Gil Morgan

-14

67

66

69

202

2

Larry Nelson

-12

68

68

68

204

3

Peter Jacobsen

-11

67

71

67

205

T4

Joe Inman

-10

72

70

64

206

T4

Graham Marsh

-10

72

69

65

206

6

Tom Purtzer

-9

68

71

68

207

T7

Gary McCord

-8

71

70

67

208

T7

Bruce Fleisher

-8

73

67

68

208

T7

Allen Doyle

-8

69

70

69

208

T7

Craig Stadler

-8

67

72

69

208

T7

Hale Irwin

-8

69

70

69

208

T7

Mark James

-8

68

70

70

208

Champions Tour Money List - March 14 2004

Rank This Week

Rank Last Week

Player

Events

Money

1

8

Gil Morgan

5

$495,121

2

2

Craig Stadler

4

$417,200

3

1

Fuzzy Zoeller

5

$416,762

4

7

Larry Nelson

5

$409,500

5

3

Ed Fiori

5

$366,550

6

5

Bruce Fleisher

5

$344,971

7

9

Graham Marsh

6

$332,315

8

4

Dana Quigley

6

$332,270

9

6

Mark McNulty

3

$303,814

10

11

Tom Purtzer

5

$259,802

Full Results and Money List can be found at www.pgatour.com

 

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