Inkster Shines In Wet Conditions
The sun did finally make an appearance but the damage was done. So much rain had fallen at Eagles Landing C.C. that players could be heard mucking up the fairways.
Yet, even in the less than desirable conditions, 41-year-old Juli Inkster managed to fend off a field of fierce competitors and take home her first victory of the 2002 season. Her back-to-back 66s left her two strokes ahead of the rest of the weather beaten field. This makes 27 LPGA titles for the Hall-Of-Fame member.
'I played extremely well today,' said Inkster. 'I hit the ball well, played well, played aggressively. I knew the greens would be soft so I could fire at the pins. I did not play at all yesterday so I was kind of not sure how things were really going to start off with.'
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'My goal is to play good golf and to compete,' said the 41-year-old. 'I would not be out there if I did not think I could compete.'
Se Ri Pak thought she had a chance at victory after finishing her second round in 67 strokes in the late morning to move to 8-under-par. The early finish left her watching as Inkster and Grace Park hovered at 9-under going into the back nine. Pak was banking on the fact that the 15th and 17th holes had been playing very difficult. But Inkster was not to be stopped.
The 17-year-veteran charged through the back nine and closed with a spectacular eagle on the closing hole. First round leader Kelly Robbins also made eagle on this hole to finish trailing the lead by two at 10-under.
Laura Diaz finished in sole possession of third place at 9-under while fellow countrywomen Grace Park and Se Ri Pak tied for fourth at 8-under.
Karrie Webb lost ground as she finished up the second round, settling for 1-under after recording scores of 67-71 138.
Defending champion Annika Sorenstam fell apart in the weather finishing at 3-over-par with scores of 69-75 144. Sorenstam recorded double bogey on the par-4 3rd during her second round and made two more bogeys on the back nine. A birdie on the 18th was the only bright spot of the day.
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Will Woods make the 36-hole cut? Yes +150, No -180
Lowest single-round score (both courses par 72): Over/Under 70
Highest single-round score: Over/Under 74.5
Will Woods finish inside the top 10? Yes +350, No -450
Will Woods finish inside the top 20? Yes +170, No -200
Will Woods withdraw during the tournament? Yes +650, No -1000
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