Delasin Wins Again at Paks Expense


Dorothy Delasin overcame a four-stroke deficit and Se Ri Pak for the second straight year to successfully defend her title at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic in Vienna, Ohio.
Its like dj vu, said Delasin, who earned $150,000. Hopefully next year it wont be four strokes.
Delasin, who employs Notah Begay IIIs brother, Clint, on her bag, shot a 7-under-par 65 at Squaw Creek to pass Pak and two-time Giant Eagle champion Tammie Green.
Delasin finished at 13-under 203, one shot clear of Green, who shot a final-round 68. Overnight leader Pak shot 71 to finish in solo third place at 11-under.
Pak is now 8 for 10 in converting final-round leads. Both losses have come to Delasin at this event.
Delasins back-to-back victories have come on different course. Last year, the 20-year-old winner of the 1999 U.S. Womens Amateur Championship won at Avalon Lakes.
Delasin put herself into contention late Sunday with birdies on the 13th and 14th holes. She then took the lead with a third consecutive birdie at No. 15.
Meanwhile, Pak struggled down the stretch, double-bogeying the 11th hole and missing a three-foot birdie putt at the 13th.
Green needed to birdie the par-4 18th to force a playoff with Delasin, but missed the fairway and couldnt reach the green with her second shot.
With her second career tour title, Delasin moves to 15th on the 2001 LPGA money list.
Full-field scores from the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic