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This week’s tournaments

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on June 24, 2008 at 12:38 pm with No Comments »
June 24, 2008 12:38 pm

UNITED STATES WOMEN’S OPEN

Site: Edina, Minn.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Interlachen Country Club (6,789 yards, par 73).

Purse: TBA ($3.1 million in 2007). Winner’s share: TBA ($560,000 in 2007).

Television (all times PDT): ESPN (Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Friday, noon-4 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).

Last year: Cristie Kerr won at Pine Needles for her first major
title. She finished at 5-under 279, two strokes ahead of Lorena Ochoa
and Angela Park.

Last week: South Korea’s Eun-Hee Ji won the Wegmans LPGA for her
first LPGA Tour title, rallying to beat Norway’s Suzann Pettersen by
two strokes.

Notes: Ochoa has six victories in 12 starts this year. She won the
first major of the year, the Kraft Nabisco in April. … Annika
Sorenstam, in her final season on the tour, won the 1995, 1996 and 2006
tournaments. … Bobby Jones won the 1930 U.S. Open on the Donald
Ross-designed course for the third leg of the Grand Slam. … If tied
after regulation, the tournament will be decided in a three-hole
playoff. … The course is the longest in event history. … Michelle Wie
qualified in June, shooting 70-67 on two Maryland courses. She tied for
24th — 12 strokes behind Ji — last week in Rochester. … Kerr was fifth
in Rochester. … The United States won the 2002 Solheim Cup at
Interlachen. … The tournament will be played in Pennsylvania the next
two years, at Saucon Valley in 2009 and Oakmont in 2010. … The NW
Arkansas Championship is next week in Rogers.

On the Net: http://www.uswomensopen.com. LPGA Tour site: http://www.lpga.com

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