"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

Chick-Fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez
Eagle's Landing Country Club, Stockbridge, GA
April 29 - May 2, 2004
Debut Title for Jennifer Rosales at Chick-Fil-A
One event which wasn't plagued by weather delays was the Chick-Fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez, although overnight showers allowed for the use of preferred lies on Sunday. The early rounds were dominated by teenager, Aree Song, who celebrated her 18th birthday on Saturday by holding on to the lead and looked like taking the record as the youngest player to win an LPGA Tour event. However, it was all change on Sunday when Jennifer Rosales of the Phillipines put in a bogey-free round of 65 to come from 4 shots back and clinch her debut LPGA title with a 14 under par total of 274. Song carded a disappointing 78 to drop back into a share of 23rd place. Grace Park was one of four players who shared the runner-up spot, one shot behind the winner on 275, but her winnings were enough to take her to the top of the ADT money list above Annika Sorenstam who finished with a share of tenth place on 278.


Jennifer Rosales (Getty Images)

Final Scores - Chick-Fil-A Charity Championship - Par 72 - 6,394 yards (5,846 metres)

Pos.

Player

To Par

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Total

1

Jennifer Rosales

-14

70

70

69

65

274

T2

Jung Yeon Lee

-13

71

66

73

65

275

T2

Rosie Jones

-13

72

66

70

67

275

T2

Becky Morgan

-13

67

72

68

68

275

T2

Grace Park

-13

66

70

71

68

275

6

Mi-Hyun Kim

-12

70

67

69

70

276

T7

Natalie Gulbis

-11

70

66

72

69

277

T7

Rachel Teske

-11

70

69

68

70

277

T7

Se Ri Pak

-11

68

71

68

70

277

T10

Kate Golden

-10

73

71

70

64

278

T10

Michele Redman

-10

70

68

70

70

278

T10

Lorena Ochoa

-10

68

71

68

71

278

T10

Annika Sorenstam

-10

71

69

67

71

278

 

ADT Money List - May 3, 2004

Pos.

Player

Earnings

1

Grace Park

$502,572.00

2

Annika Sorenstam

$497,166.00

3

Cristie Kerr

$376,081.00

4

Jennifer Rosales

$288,562.00

5

Mi-Hyun Kim

$263,572.00

6

Jung Yeon Lee

$232,763.00

7

Aree Song

$218,260.00

8

Karen Stupples

$206,153.00

9

Lorena Ochoa

$177,328.00

10

Catriona Matthew

$173,222.00

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

 

Champions Tour News

Bruno's Memorial Classic
Greystone Golf & Country Club, Hoover, Alabama
April 30 - May 2, 2004

Fleisher wins by Seven


Library Photo - Getty Images

Bruce Fleisher, last year's runner-up at this event, went one better on Sunday with a comfortable seven stroke victory at the Bruno's Memorial Classic, his second win in 2004 and his 18th career win on the Champions Tour.

After the start of Sunday's round was postponed until the afternoon in order to allow the overnight rain to dry up, Fleisher took his 4 shot lead and continued his dominance of the tournament. When he birdied 13, 14 and 15 it was clear that nobody was going to catch him. He finished with a four under par 68 for a total of 200.

Bruce Lietzke shot a 5 under 67 to move up into a share of second place on 207 with D.A. Weibring (71) and defending champion, Tom Jenkins (71) was a shot further back in fourth.

Final Scores - Bruno's Memorial Classic - Par 72 - 6,992 yards (6,393 metres)

Pos.

Player

To Par

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Total

1

Bruce Fleisher

-16

64

68

68

200

T2

Bruce Lietzke

-9

69

71

67

207

T2

D.A. Weibring

-9

68

68

71

207

4

Tom Jenkins

-8

71

66

71

208

T5

Tom Kite

-7

70

71

68

209

T5

Morris Hatalsky

-7

70

71

68

209

T5

Larry Nelson

-7

68

70

71

209

T8

Walter Hall

-6

68

75

67

210

T8

Mike Hill

-6

70

71

69

210

T8

Jay Sigel

-6

70

67

73

210

 

Champions Tour Money List - May 3, 2004

Rank

Last Week

Player

# of Events

Official Prize Money

1

1

Gil Morgan

9

$813,691

2

6

Bruce Fleisher

9

$740,455

3

2

Tom Purtzer

9

$648,415

4

3

Craig Stadler

7

$584,020

5

5

Larry Nelson

9

$579,115

6

4

Hale Irwin

8

$570,182

7

9

Tom Jenkins

10

$541,497

8

8

Dana Quigley

10

$487,012

9

7

Fuzzy Zoeller

8

$486,773

10

10

Ed Fiori

9

$434,670

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

Ryder Cup Qualifying Standings

As at May 3, 2004 the qualifying players for the Ryder Cup Matches to be played in September are shown in the table below. For more information about Ryder Cup qualification visit these links:

European Team Qualification          USA Team Qualification

Europe

USA

Padraig HARRINGTON (Ire)

Tiger Woods

Miguel Angel JIM…NEZ (Sp)

Phil Mickelson

Darren CLARKE (N.Ire)

Davis Love III

Fredrik JACOBSON (Swe)

Jim Furyk

Lee WESTWOOD (Eng)

Kenny Perry

Brian DAVIS (Eng)

Chad Campbell

Ian POULTER (Eng)

David Toms

RaphaŽl JACQUELIN (Fr)

Jerry Kelly

Paul CASEY (Eng)

Chris Riley

Carlos RODILES (Sp)

Jonathan Kaye

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