"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

Safeway International presented by Coca-Cola
Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club, Superstition, Arizona
March 18-21, 2004

Annika Sorenstam made it two wins from two starts this season when she lifted the Safeway International title, her 49th LPGA win, with a four stroke margin over nearest rival Cristie Kerr. Sorenstam's 25-foot putt on the 18th was the perfect end to a difficult day where her two-under-par 70 gave her a final total of 270, 18-under for the week. This was her first LPGA Tour start in 2004 after winning the ANZ Ladies Masters a couple of weeks ago in Australia and clearly made the point that she is in good form for the first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, later this week.

It was a hot four days at Superstition Mountain and the high winds on the final day made the conditions much tougher than during the earlier rounds. After scoring 72-67-70 on the first 3 days, teenage amateur, Michelle Wie posted a 5-over par 77 to finish on a two-under-par total of 286 and a share of 19th place.


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Final Scores - Safeway International - Par 72 - 6,620 yards (6053 metres)

Pos.

Player Name To Par

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Total

1

Annika Sorenstam

-18

67

65

68

70

270

2

Cristie Kerr

-14

70

63

70

71

274

T3

Lorena Ochoa

-11

69

67

69

72

277

T3

Grace Park

-11

72

65

68

72

277

T5

Se Ri Pak

-9

67

68

70

74

279

T5

Shi Hyun Ahn

-9

69

67

66

77

279

7

Laura Davies

-7

71

66

68

76

281

T8

Brandie Burton

-5

69

71

71

72

283

T8

Lorie Kane

-5

68

70

72

73

283

T8

Donna Andrews

-5

67

69

74

73

283

T8

Michele Redman

-5

74

67

69

73

283

T8

Wendy Ward

-5

71

71

68

73

283

 

LPGA Tour - ADT Official Money List - March 21 2004

Rank

Player

Money

1

Annika Sorenstam

$180,000.00

2

Grace Park

$131,204.00

3

Karen Stupples

$125,815.00

4

Cristie Kerr

$115,600.00

5

Jung Yeon Lee

$77,086.00

6

Lorena Ochoa

$72,829.00

7

Shi Hyun Ahn

$71,327.00

8

Se Ri Pak

$61,935.00

9

Laura Davies

$60,377.00

10

Stacy Prammanasudh

$44,271.00

Full Scoreboard and Money List can be found at
www.lpga.com

 

Champions Tour News

Toshiba Senior Classic
Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, California
March 18-21, 2004

Tom Purtzer won the showdown with joint overnight leader, Morris Hatalsky, by one shot with his final round 67 giving him a 15-under total of 198. Hatalsky, who pulled back Purtzer's first round lead which he had  established with an 11-under-par 60, gave Purtzer a run for his money and was leading for a few holes around the turn. But Purtzer edged away to a 3 stroke lead and even though he bogeyed the 17th his par on the last was enough to win.

This win takes Tom Purtzer up from tenth to second place on the Money List and he also holds second spot in the Charles Schwab Cup points. It also makes it 3 straight top-tens from his last 3 starts.


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Final Scores - Toshiba Senior Classic - Par 71 - 6598 yards (6033 metres)

Pos.

Name

To Par

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Total

1

Tom Purtzer

-15

60

71

67

198

2

Morris Hatalsky

-14

65

66

68

199

3

John Jacobs

-13

67

65

68

200

4

Keith Fergus

-12

66

66

69

201

5

Bruce Fleisher

-11

68

67

67

202

T6

Lonnie Nielsen

-10

67

69

67

203

T6

David Eger

-10

66

69

68

203

T6

D.A. Weibring

-10

69

65

69

203

T9

John Bland

-9

66

73

65

204

T9

Leonard Thompson

-9

67

70

67

204

T9

Dana Quigley

-9

70

67

67

204

 

Champions Tour Money List - March 21 2004

Rank

Last Week

Player

Events

Money

1

1

Gil Morgan

6

$525,841

2

10

Tom Purtzer

6

$499,802

3

2

Craig Stadler

5

$447,920

4

3

Fuzzy Zoeller

6

$428,940

5

6

Bruce Fleisher

6

$421,771

6

4

Larry Nelson

6

$418,332

7

8

Dana Quigley

7

$373,870

8

5

Ed Fiori

6

$368,470

9

7

Graham Marsh

7

$341,147

10

9

Mark McNulty

4

$310,534

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

 

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