Sorenstam quickly back in action
BY Bruce Young | LPGA Tour | 2002 Williams Championship | Wrap | 09 Sep 2002
She may not have played the USLPGA Tour since the British Open in early August but the break has done Annika Sorenstam no harm at all as she showed with her four shot win at the Williams Challenge in Tulsa.
Sorenstam has now won seven events for the year on the USLPGA plus the Compaq event in Sweden and the ANZ Ladies Masters in Australia. Her earnings are just over $2,000,000 for the season on the USLPGA Tour and she is within just $US46,000 of her record setting year last year.
Second was the Canadian Lorie Kane with Australian Joanne Mills and Cristie Kerr in third place, one behind Kane. Mills is in her first year in the US and has done quite well. She is one of the leading first season players but was in need of a good finish. This placing and the $US58,000 she collects will move her to around 70th on the money list and to safety, in terms of next year’s playing privileges.
Beth Bauer virtually wrapped up the Rookie of the Year title by finishing in a tie for fifth with Meg Mallon.
Shani Waugh was 10th, Rachel Teske 20th, Wendy Doolan 22nd, Karen Pearce 49th, Michelle Ellis 61st, Fiona Pike 67th and Tamie Durdin 77th.
Final Round – Australasian Scores
T3 -6 Joanne Mills
T10 -2 Shani Waugh
T20 E Rachel Teske
T22 1 Wendy Doolan
T49 5 Karen Pearce
T61 6 Michelle Ellis
T67 7 Fiona Pike
77 9 Tamie Durdin
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