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McDonald's LPGA Championship
Dupont Country Club, Wilmington, Delaware
June 10-13, 2004
Annika Retains LPGA Championship
Annika Sorenstam may not win all four LPGA majors this season as she had hoped, but missing out on the first one hasn't lessened her resolve to reaffirm her dominance of Ladies Golf. She held a slim one stroke lead after 36 holes when the weather prevented play on Saturday and left her facing another Sunday marathon at the McDonald's LPGA Championship. Last year she lifted the trophy after 34 holes on the final day and this year she retained her title thanks mainly to her Sunday morning third round of 7-under par 64. Sorenstam's one over par final round of 72 in the afternoon was more than enough to ward off the challange from runner-up, rookie, Shi Hyun Ahn who never got closer than 2 shots. Ahn's final round 66 left her three shots behind Sorenstam's winning total of 271. This was Annika Sorenstam's seventh major title and the third of the four majors that she has retained. Her winnings take her over the $1million mark for the 2004 season.


Annika Sorenstam with the 2004 McDonald's LPGA Championship trophy.
(Getty Images)

Final Scores - McDonald's LPGA Championship - Par 71 - 6,408 yds (5,859 mtrs)

Pos.

Player

To Par

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Total

1

Annika Sorenstam

-13

68

67

64

72

271

2

Shi Hyun Ahn

-10

69

70

69

66

274

3

Grace Park

-8

68

70

70

68

276

T4

Angela Stanford

-6

69

71

67

71

278

T4

Gloria Park

-6

67

72

68

71

278

T6

Christina Kim

-5

74

69

64

72

279

T6

Juli Inkster

-5

70

66

70

73

279

T8

Wendy Doolan

-4

73

70

65

72

280

T8

Soo-Yun Kang

-4

69

68

71

72

280

T8

Lorena Ochoa

-4

71

67

67

75

280

 

ADT Money List - June 14, 2004 - after McDonald's LPGA Championship

Pos.

Player

Prize Money

1

Annika Sorenstam

$1,020,213

2

Grace Park

$770,730

3

Lorena Ochoa

$577,753

4

Cristie Kerr

$500,750

5

Se Ri Pak

$496,540

6

Mi-Hyun Kim

$374,044

7

Karrie Webb

$366,024

8

Jennifer Rosales

$355,480

9

Shi Hyun Ahn

$331,820

10

Juli Inkster

$290,559

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

 

Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am
National Golf Club of Kansas City, Parkville, Missouri
June 11-13, 2004
Allen Doyle wins 36-hole Bayer Advantage


Allen Doyle (library image)
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Overnight rain and gale force winds on Saturday night toppled television towers and scattered debris over the Kansas City course making play on Sunday impossible. The damage was so severe that the organizers reduced the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am to 36 holes and presented the trophy to Allen Doyle who held the lead after two rounds. Rounds of 65 and 66 gave Doyle his first victory of 2004 by one shot over Champions Tour "Rookie" Jerry Pate who had been hoping for the chance to secure his first title since turning 50 at the end of 2003.

This victory makes it nine wins on the Champions Tour for 57 year old Doyle. His earnings move him up into the top ten on the 2004 Champions Tour Money List.

Final Scores - Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am
Par 72 - 6,900 yards (6,309 metres)

Pos.

Player

To Par

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Total

1

Allen Doyle

-13

65

66

-

131

2

Jerry Pate

-12

67

65

-

132

T3

Mark James

-9

66

69

-

135

T3

Bob Gilder

-9

67

68

-

135

T3

David Eger

-9

67

68

-

135

T3

Andy Bean

-9

65

70

-

135

7

John Harris

-8

65

71

-

136

8

Bruce Summerhays

-7

72

65

-

137

T9

Jose Maria Canizares

-6

68

70

-

138

T9

Dana Quigley

-6

69

69

-

138

Champions Tour Money List - June 14, 2004
after
Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am

Pos.

Last week

Player

# of Events

Prize Money

1

1

Gil Morgan

14

$1,083,781

2

2

Hale Irwin

12

$1,008,788

3

3

Larry Nelson

13

$827,554

4

4

Bruce Fleisher

14

$812,031

5

5

Craig Stadler

10

$759,819

6

6

Tom Jenkins

14

$725,553

7

7

D.A. Weibring

13

$704,252

8

8

Tom Purtzer

11

$666,495

9

9

Dana Quigley

15

$615,406

10

23

Allen Doyle

14

$605,122

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

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Ryder Cup Qualifying Standings

Based on the most up-to-date information available as at  June 14, 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

Garcia strengthened his position by moving up to second place on the World Ryder Cup Points List, otherwise no change from last week.

Europe

USA

Padraig HARRINGTON (Ire)

Tiger Woods

Sergio Garcia (Sp) Phil Mickelson
Darren CLARKE (N.Ire) Davis Love III

Miguel Angel JIMÉNEZ (Sp)

Jim Furyk

Fredrik JACOBSON (Swe)

Kenny Perry

Paul CASEY (Eng)

David Toms

Lee WESTWOOD (Eng)

Chad Campbell

Brian DAVIS (Eng)

Jerry Kelly

Joakim Haeggman (Swe)

Steve Flesch

Ian POULTER (Eng)

Jay Haas

The teams will be finalized in August and the 35th Ryder Cup Matches will be held 17-19 September 2004, at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

 

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