Monday, June 9, 2003

Sorenstam wins fifth major title


Jacobs cops Sr. PGA Championship

The Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. - Annika Sorenstam faced this kind of pressure at Colonial, only this time she didn't miss the cut - she won a major.

Three weeks after testing her game on the PGA Tour, Sorenstam came up with clutch shots down the stretch Sunday and was flawless in the playoff, making a routine par on the toughest hole to beat Grace Park and win the LPGA Championship.

Sorenstam won her fifth major among 45 career wins, and she had to work harder than ever.

Leading by four shots going into the final round at waterlogged DuPont Country Club, she closed with a 1-over 72 and had to make a par on No. 18 in regulation with a 7-wood from the first cut of rough just to get into a playoff.

"She kept the pressure on me," Sorenstam said of Park. "I made it when I needed to."

Park came up short of the 18th green in the playoff and missed a 12-foot par putt that would have extended the playoff. Sorenstam, who hit a 6-iron into 20 feet, tapped in her par putt and skipped across the green and into the arms of caddie Terry McNamara.

The reason she became the first woman in 58 years to play on the PGA Tour was to elevate her game for moments like this.

Sorenstam won't get any style points for this one, but she'll take it. The McDonald's LPGA Championship is one of two majors she had never won.

A victory this summer in the Women's British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes would make her the fourth woman in the modern era to complete the career Grand Slam.

Park also came through in her first time in contention at a major championship. She was seven strokes behind when she arrived Sunday to complete the rain-delayed third round and finished off a 70 to creep closer to Sorenstam.

SENIOR PGA: John Jacobs shot a 2-under 68 in the final round to claim a two-stroke victory over Bobby Wadkins at Newtown Square, Pa.

Jacobs, 58, birdied the 15th and 16th holes to pull away from Wadkins in the first major championship of the Champions Tour season. Bruce Lietzke and defending champion Fuzzy Zoeller tied for third, three shots behind the oldest player to win the Senior PGA since 61-year-old Pete Cooper won in 1976.

The winner, who finished at 4-under 276 , seized control when he sank a long birdie putt on the par-4 15th to move to 3-under.

He then two-putted for a birdie on the par-5 16th to open a two-stroke lead over Wadkins, who three-putted for par on the 16th.

"It wasn't the first time I three-putted, and it won't be the last," said Wadkins, the Senior PGA runner-up for the second straight year. "But it might have come at the worst time ever."

PGA TOUR: Rory Sabbatini's steady back nine, marred only by a three-putt bogey at the final hole, gave him a 68 and a one-shot lead after three rounds of the rain-delayed FBR Capital Open in Potomac, Md.

Sabbatini is 11-under par with a 202 total, but he has to come back today as he aims for a second career PGA Tour win. The final two rounds of the tournament were moved back a day by rain.

BRITISH MASTERS: Greg Owen of England won by three strokes at Meriden, England, for his first victory in six years on the PGA European Tour. He closed with a 1-under-par 71 for a 14-under 274 total at Forest of Arden. Ian Poulter (70) and Christian Cevaer (68) shared second at 277.

PGA Tour

FBR Capital Open Scores

Sunday

At TPC at Avenel

Potomac, MD

Purse: $4.5 million

Yardage: 6,987; Par: 71

Completed Third Round

Final round will be Monday

Rory Sabbatini68-66-68-202
Niclas Fasth68-68-67-203
Duffy Waldorf71-68-66-205
Fred Funk70-70-66-206
Padraig Harrington70-70-66-206
Chris DiMarco71-68-67-206
J.L. Lewis71-67-68-206
Rich Beem67-70-69-206
Tom Gillis68-68-70-206
Marco Dawson72-68-67-207
Bernhard Langer70-68-69-207
Hal Sutton68-69-70-207
Notah Begay III67-69-71-207
John Huston69-72-67-208
Todd Fischer73-68-67-208
Joe Durant69-70-69-208
Scott Laycock71-67-70-208
Glen Hnatiuk68-70-70-208
Woody Austin71-67-70-208
Patrick Sheehan68-69-71-208
Davis Love III70-71-68-209
Cliff Kresge70-69-70-209
Paul Lawrie68-71-70-209
Alex Cejka69-74-66-209
Hidemichi Tanaka69-70-70-209
David Duval74-62-73-209
John Maginnes72-66-72-210
Brad Elder72-69-70-211
Tim Herron73-69-69-211
Brett Quigley74-67-70-211
Mark O'Meara73-70-68-211
Danny Ellis70-69-72-211
Dan Forsman72-72-67-211
Mike Grob70-74-67-211
Jay Don Blake69-72-71-212
Craig Parry70-71-71-212
Carlos Franco71-70-71-212
Craig Barlow72-70-70-212
Bob Estes72-70-70-212
Pat Bates71-73-68-212
Charles Howell III69-69-74-212
Jason Gore70-72-71-213
Jonathan Kaye72-70-71-213
Joel Edwards69-71-73-213
Brent Schwarzrock71-67-75-213
John Riegger71-73-69-213
Garrett Willis69-75-69-213
Richard Johnson70-72-72-214
Andrew Magee70-70-74-214
Scott Simpson71-72-71-214
Joey Sindelar71-72-71-214
Cameron Beckman76-67-71-214
Brandt Jobe74-70-70-214
Kirk Triplett70-71-74-215
Jose Maria Olazabal72-69-74-215
Robert Gamez66-74-75-215
Troy Matteson69-71-75-215
Chip Sullivan72-72-71-215
Aaron Barber71-70-75-216
Andy Miller74-68-74-216
Per-Ulrik Johansson73-70-73-216
Jonathan Byrd74-70-72-216
Robert Allenby71-73-72-216
John Senden74-70-72-216
Tim Clark75-69-72-216
David Peoples74-70-73-217
Kenneth Staton75-69-73-217
Briny Baird70-73-75-218
Bill Glasson75-69-74-218
Harrison Frazar70-72-77-219
Darron Stiles69-71-79-219
Steven Alker69-71-79-219
Mike Sposa71-72-76-219
Bob Burns71-72-76-219
Frank Lickliter II73-70-76-219
Matt Kuchar73-71-76-220
Todd Barranger71-72-79-222
Stuart Appleby74-70-78-222

LPGA Tour

McDonald's LPGA Championship Scores

Sunday

At Dupont Country Club

Wilmington, Del.

Purse: $1.6 million

Yardage: 6,408; Par: 71

Final Round

x-won on first playoff hole.

x-Annika Sorenstam, $240,00070-64-72-72-278
Grace Park, $147,93469-72-70-67-278
Rosie Jones, $85,71873-68-72-71-284
Rachel Teske, $85,71869-70-74-71-284
Beth Daniel, $85,71871-71-70-72-284
Young-A Yang, $41,87373-74-69-69-285
Joanne Mills, $41,87368-73-75-69-285
Young Kim, $41,87370-73-72-70-285
Becky Morgan, $41,87373-70-70-72-285
Kate Golden, $41,87372-70-68-75-285
P. Meunier-Lebouc, $24,03775-69-72-70-286
Jennifer Rosales, $24,03774-68-74-70-286
Suzann Pettersen, $24,03770-71-75-70-286
Angela Jerman, $24,03773-72-69-72-286
Jeong Jang, $24,03772-73-69-72-286
Akiko Fukushima, $24,03772-68-74-72-286
Michele Redman, $24,03774-70-69-73-286
Wendy Ward, $24,03768-69-75-74-286
Hee-Won Han, $24,03767-69-74-76-286
Natalie Gulbis, $16,71971-69-78-69-287
Karen Stupples, $16,71973-73-71-70-287
Tina Barrett, $16,71976-69-71-71-287
Lorena Ochoa, $16,71972-72-71-72-287
Michelle Ellis, $16,71973-70-71-73-287
Donna Andrews, $16,71973-70-70-74-287
Kelli Kuehne, $16,71973-73-65-76-287
D. Ammaccapane, $13,76974-72-74-68-288
Angela Stanford, $13,76972-73-71-72-288
Meg Mallon, $13,76974-69-70-75-288
Deb Richard, $11,98775-71-74-69-289
Tracy Hanson, $11,98771-77-70-71-289
Laura Diaz, $11,98773-70-75-71-289
Mi-Hyun Kim, $11,98772-72-71-74-289
Moira Dunn, $10,36778-70-72-70-290
Cristie Kerr, $10,36774-69-75-72-290
Lorie Kane, $10,36772-75-70-73-290
Catriona Matthew, $8,97072-73-75-71-291
Hilary Lunke, $8,97072-70-75-74-291
Jan Stephenson, $8,97074-72-69-76-291
Juli Inkster, $8,97071-72-71-77-291
Terry-Jo Myers, $7,93774-73-75-70-292
Jill McGill, $7,93776-72-71-73-292
Pat Hurst, $7,93773-73-74-73-293
Giulia Sergas, $7,93773-72-75-73-293
V. Goetze-Ackerman, $7,93773-74-72-74-293
Marisa Baena, $6,15573-74-77-70-294
Brandie Burton, $6,15577-70-75-72-294
Jung Yeon Lee, $6,15576-70-75-73-294
Leslie Spalding, $6,15572-73-76-73-294
Se Ri Pak, $6,15572-74-72-76-294
Joanne Morley, $5,34674-72-77-72-295
Yu Ping Lin, $5,34674-74-74-73-295
Kathryn Marshall, $5,34677-70-75-73-295
Kim Saiki, $4,94172-74-80-70-296
Dorothy Delasin, $4,94171-71-79-75-296
Jane Crafter, $4,37470-76-80-71-297
Dawn Coe-Jones, $4,37474-74-76-73-297
Karrie Webb, $4,37472-72-78-75-297
Wendy Doolan, $4,37472-75-74-76-297
J. Gallagher-Smith, $4,37472-72-77-76-297
Fiona Pike, $3,96973-74-76-75-298
Heather Bowie, $3,88874-73-76-76-299
Marnie McGuire, $3,80774-72-78-76-300
Michelle McGann, $3,64572-76-77-76-301
Marcy Hart, $3,64571-75-79-76-301
Mitzi Edge, $3,64573-74-76-78-301
Liselotte Neumann, $3,40274-73-81-76-304
Dottie Pepper, $3,40273-74-80-77-304
Marilyn Lovander, $3,40274-74-77-79-304
Kim Williams, $3,24073-72-78-83-306

Champions Tour

Senior PGA Championship Scores

Sunday

At Aronimink Golf Club

Newtown Square, Pa.

Purse: $2 million

Yardage: 6,928; Par 70

Final Round

x-PGA Club Pro

John Jacobs, $360,00068-69-71-68-276
Bobby Wadkins, $216,00068-72-68-70-278
Bruce Lietzke, $116,00075-67-70-67-279
Fuzzy Zoeller, $116,00069-70-70-70-279
Doug Tewell, $71,00069-73-69-69-280
Des Smyth, $71,00071-70-65-74-280
Vicente Fernandez, $58,00069-71-72-69-281
Gil Morgan, $58,00070-66-73-72-281
Allen Doyle, $58,00069-67-73-72-281
Larry Nelson, $42,60069-74-69-70-282
Bruce Fleisher, $42,60071-71-74-66-282
Mark McCumber, $42,60071-71-72-68-282
Tom Kite, $42,60070-68-74-70-282
Bob Gilder, $42,60077-67-70-68-282
Craig Stadler, $3,00070-69-75-69-283
Hale Irwin, $33,00073-73-72-65-283
Jay Sigel, $24,00073-68-72-71-284
Dana Quigley, $24,00071-70-75-68-284
Dick Mast, $24,00073-68-70-73-284
Wayne Levi, $24,00070-69-73-72-284
Ray Floyd, $24,00071-72-70-71-284
Tom Watson, $24,00071-73-73-67-284
David Eger, $24,00074-70-70-70-284
John Harris, $16,50069-74-69-73-285
Seiji Ebihara, $16,50072-66-75-72-285
Bill Rogers, $14,50072-71-74-69-286
Jose M. Canizares, $14,50071-68-73-74-286
John Bland, $12,75072-71-72-72-287
Morris Hatalsky, $12,75069-71-75-72-287
John Chillas, $12,75071-70-75-71-287
Stewart Ginn, $12,75071-74-71-71-287
Andy Bean, $11,25070-73-74-71-288
Tom Jenkins, $11,25071-71-77-69-288
Mike McCullough, $9,30071-72-76-70-289
x-Mike San Filippo, $9,30068-70-78-73-289
Ted Goin, $9,30071-73-74-71-289
John Schroeder, $9,30073-72-72-72-289
Tom Wargo, $9,30075-70-74-70-289
Jim Dent, $9,30076-70-73-70-289
Pat McDonald, $7,35073-72-74-71-290
Eamonn Darcy, $7,35076-69-73-72-290
Ed Dougherty, $7,35070-76-73-71-290
Gary McCord, $7,35073-73-71-73-290
Delroy Cambridge, $6,15071-72-78-70-291
x-Ed Sabo, $6,15076-68-73-74-291
Hugh Baiocchi, $6,15073-71-72-75-291
Danny Edwards, $6,15072-73-76-70-291
Bobby Walzel, $5,25074-69-77-72-292
D.A. Weibring, $5,25074-69-77-72-292
Mark Hayes, $4,60073-69-78-73-293
Leonard Thompson, $4,60073-71-77-72-293
Andy North, $4,60074-72-71-76-293
Dave Stockton, $4,27576-67-76-75-294
Denis Durnian, $4,27571-72-76-75-294
Lanny Wadkins, $4,27572-75-75-72-294
David Graham, $4,27573-74-71-76-294
x-Wally Young, $4,10072-71-72-80-295
Dave Barr, $4,10070-71-80-74-295
Dave Eichelberger, $4,10073-73-78-71-295
Jim Thorpe, $3,97571-76-73-76-296
Takaaki Fukuzawa, $3,97572-75-74-75-296
Jim Colbert, $3,92572-72-77-76-297
Christy O'Connor Jr., $3,87574-71-76-77-298
x-Bob Ralston, $3,87575-70-80-73-298
Bob Murphy, $3,87574-72-73-79-298
x-Bobby Heins, $3,82573-73-78-75-299
Tommy Aaron, $3,77572-70-79-79-300
John Morgan, $3,77570-76-75-79-300
Terry Gale, $3,77579-68-73-80-300
x-Roy Vucinich, $3,712.5072-73-79-78-302
x-Tommy Price, $3,712.5073-72-82-75-302




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