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LPGA News

Kraft Nabisco Championship
Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California
March 25-28, 2004


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The first LPGA major of 2004 also was the first, and long-deserved, major for the winner, Korean-born Grace Park. This was her fifth title, having won once in each year since she joined the LPGA Tour in 2000 and with 19 top-10s last year it was only a matter of time before she scooped a major.

But it wasn't easy going. Seventeen year old Aree Song shared the overnight lead with Park and was not going to give up without a fight and indeed was two strokes ahead at one point in the final round. Park fought back and as they approached the 18th she had turned the tables and held a two shot lead herself. Song, knowing she had to make eagle to stand a chance, did so in style with a 30 foot putt into the heart of the hole, leaving Park needing to make her six foot birdie putt for a one stroke victory.

She duly obliged and wasted no time before celebrating her 11 under par win with the traditional jump into the lake, hence the bath robe she is wearing in the photo.

Karrie Webb played four very solid rounds in testing conditions finishing with a final round of 69 to take third spot with a 9 under par total of 279. Aree Song wasn't the only teenager making a big impression at Mission Hills. Fourteen year old Michelle Wie came in fourth with 281 and picked up the award for low scoring amateur.

Annika Sorenstam's dream of a major grand slam were dashed on Friday when she carded a 76 in the windy conditions and, despite two rounds of 69 at the weekend, she could only manage a share of thirteenth position. There's always next year.

Final Scores - Kraft Nabisco Championship - Par 72 - 6,460 yards (5,907 metres)

Pos.

Player Name

To Par

Scores

Total

1

Grace Park

-11

72-69-67-69

277

2

Aree Song

-10

66-73-69-70

278

3

Karrie Webb

-9

68-71-71-69

279

4

Michelle Wie (Amateur)

-7

69-72-69-71

281

T5

Cristie Kerr

-6

71-71-71-69

282

T5

Catriona Matthew

-6

67-75-70-70

282

7

Mi-Hyun Kim

-5

71-70-71-71

283

T8

Lorena Ochoa

-4

67-76-74-67

284

T8

Candie Kung

-4

69-75-71-69

284

T8

Christina Kim

-4

72-72-70-70

284

T8

Rosie Jones

-4

67-73-71-73

284

T8

Jung Yeon Lee

-4

69-69-71-75

284

T13

Annika Sorenstam

-3

71-76-69-69

285

T13

Hee-Won Han

-3

72-71-71-71

285

T13

Stacy Prammanasudh

-3

71-71-69-74

285

T16

Laura Davies

-2

71-77-70-68

286

T16

Se Ri Pak

-2

72-73-72-69

286

T16

Karen Stupples

-2

70-76-68-72

286

T16

Young Kim

-2

74-72-67-73

286

T16

Carin Koch

-2

70-72-71-73

286

T16

Wendy Doolan

-2

70-69-72-75

286

 

LPGA Tour - ADT Official Money List - March 28 2004

Pos.

Player Name

Prize Money

1

Grace Park

$407,948

2

Annika Sorenstam

$206,420

3

Cristie Kerr

$202,219

4

Aree Song

$187,848

5

Karen Stupples

$154,194

6

Wendy Doolan

$143,356

7

Karrie Webb

$138,385

8

Jung Yeon Lee

$121,569

9

Lorena Ochoa

$119,311

10

Lorie Kane

$100,684

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