Other Golf News This Week

Wie Watch: Michelle Wie just failed to retain her U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links title on Sunday, losing to 15 year old Ya-Ni Tseng of Taiwan on the last hole of the 36-hole matchplay final. Wie is scheduled to play in the U.S. Women's Open this week.

British Open Qualifying: In the first year that the Royal & Ancient has held qualifying the Open Championship outside the British Isles they have been let down badly. Of 120 entries for the qualifying tournament held at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland, only 68 players bothered to turn up and play. The R&A are considering what action to take but players that failed to show without a valid reason could be banned from next year's British Open.

Qualifiers from Congressional included Steve Elkington, Rod Pampling, Bo Van Pelt, Matt Goggin, Tim Herron, Hunter Mahan, Aaron Baddeley, Skip Kendall, Glen Day, Bob Estes and Cameron Beckman with medallist honours going to Spike McRoy and Swedes, Mathias Gronberg and Carl Petterson who all shot 9-under 134 over the two rounds.

At Sunningdale, Colin Montgomerie claimed one of the remaining places in a playoff after failing to win automatic exemption for the first time since 1989. Mark Foster, Paul Broadhurst and Nicolas Colsaerts shared medalist honors with 36 hole totals of 9-under 134. Other qualifiers include Paul McGinley, Kenneth Ferrie, Euan Little, Simon Wakefield, Miles Tunnicliff, Christian Cevaer, Klas Eriksson, Gary Emerson, Eduardo Romero, Marten Olander, Peter Hedblom, Maarten Lafeber, and Warren Bennett. Among those who failed to qualify were Justin Rose,  Jesper Parnevik and former Masters champions Bernhard Langer, Jose Maria Olazabal and Ian Woosnam.

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LPGA News

Wegmans Rochester LPGA
Locust Hill Country Club, Pittsford, NY
June 24-27, 2004
Saiki wins by Four Strokes
38 year old Kim Saiki won her first LPGA title on Sunday after 13 years on the Ladies Tour. Saiki held a one shot lead over Rosie Jones at the start of play but lost it after two holes. The pair then took turns holding the lead until the 14th hole which Saiki birdied while Jones took a double bogey. Saiki kept her cool and finally put an end to her 272 tournament winless streak with a par on the final hole.

Mi Hyun Kim shot a 69 to take a share of second place with Jones and Annika Sorenstam recorded another top ten with tied seventh place, eights shots behind the winner.


Kim Saiki with the trophy.
(Getty Images)

Next week the Ladies fight it out at the U.S. Women's Open, the third of this year's LPGA Tour majors. So far in 2004 Grace Park and Annika Sorenstam have won one major each.

Final Scores - Wegmans Rochester LPGA - Par 72 - 6,200 yds (5,669 mtrs)

Pos.

Player

To Par

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Rnd 4

Total

1

Kim Saiki

-14

66

69

68

71

274

T2

Mi Hyun Kim

-10

72

67

70

69

278

T2

Rosie Jones

-10

69

68

67

74

278

4

Brandie Burton

-8

73

71

70

66

280

T5

Jeong Jang

-7

72

68

73

68

281

T5

Patricia Meunier-Lebouc

-7

73

71

65

72

281

T7

Laura Davies

-6

70

73

71

68

282

T7

Suzann Pettersen

-6

72

74

68

68

282

T7

Paula Marti

-6

72

69

70

71

282

T7

Annika Sorenstam

-6

72

66

71

73

282

T7

Candie Kung

-6

67

68

73

74

282

 

ADT Money List - June 28, 2004 - after Wegmans Rochester LPGA

Pos.

Player

Prize Money

1

Annika Sorenstam

$1,054,654

2

Grace Park

$770,730

3

Cristie Kerr

$695,750

4

Lorena Ochoa

$581,069

5

Mi-Hyun Kim

$568,138

6

Se Ri Pak

$501,840

7

Jennifer Rosales

$404,978

8

Karrie Webb

$404,561

9

Juli Inkster

$387,354

10

Shi Hyun Ahn

$346,516

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

 

Bank of America Championship
Nashawtuc Country Club, Concord, Massachusetts
June 25-27, 2004
8-under Sunday clinches Victory for Stadler


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Tom Purtzer held the lead after the first and second rounds of the Bank of America Championship but a par final round was not enough to stop Craig Stadler, who started the day four strokes back, then shot a 64 to win by four shots over Purtzer, D.A. Weibring and Tom Kite.

Victory here gave Stadler his second win of 2004 and his fifth since he joined the Champions Tour. His day was made complete as he watched his son Kevin win his first tournament on the Nationwide Tour at the Lake Erie Charity Classic. The win earns Kevin Stadler exemption on the Nationwide Tour through 2005 but also puts him well on the way to gaining his PGA Tour card for next year.

Final Scores - Bank of America Championship
Par 72 - 6,729 yards (6,153 metres)

Pos.

Player

To Par

Rnd 1

Rnd 2

Rnd 3

Total

1

Craig Stadler

-15

68

69

64

201

T2

D.A. Weibring

-11

70

70

65

205

T2

Tom Kite

-11

67

69

69

205

T2

Tom Purtzer

-11

65

68

72

205

T5

Dana Quigley

-10

68

70

68

206

T5

Doug Tewell

-10

69

68

69

206

T5

John Jacobs

-10

68

67

71

206

8

Jerry Pate

-9

68

68

71

207

T9

Bruce Summerhays

-7

74

68

67

209

T9

Tom Jenkins

-7

70

69

70

209

T9

Des Smyth

-7

70

69

70

209

T9

Mike McCullough

-7

67

71

71

209

T9

Jay Sigel

-7

68

69

72

209

Champions Tour Money List - June 28, 2004
after
Bank of America Championship

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

5

Craig Stadler

11

$992,319

4

3

Larry Nelson

14

$830,654

5

4

Bruce Fleisher

15

$823,708

6

7

D.A. Weibring

14

$817,918

7

8

Tom Purtzer

12

$780,162

8

6

Tom Jenkins

15

$762,753

9

9

Dana Quigley

16

$679,473

10

10

Allen Doyle

15

$629,989

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 28, 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

Following his win at the Open de France, Jean-Francois Remesy has now entered the running for a place in the European Ryder Cup Team, at the expense of Brian Davis.

Europe

USA

Sergio Garcia (Sp) Tiger Woods

Padraig HARRINGTON (Ire)

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

Jean-Francois REMESY (Fr) Chad Campbell

Lee WESTWOOD (Eng)

Steve Flesch

Ian POULTER (Eng)

Fred Funk

Joakim Haeggman (Swe)

Jeff Maggert

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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