Ginter-Brooker Wins 02 Futures Tour Opener


Sue Ginter-Brooker carded a 74 Sunday in Lakeland, Fla., to win the first Futures Tour event of the year, the Florida Futures Golf Challenge.
Ginter-Brooker, a non-exempt player on the LPGA Tour, ended at 4-under-par 212 for the three-day event and took home a first-place check worth $8,400. The title marks her sixth overall win on the Futures Tour.
Two shots back at 2-under 214 was Nicole Jeray and Nicole Materne, who each pocketed $5,250, while Lisa Strom shot a final-round 71 to end at 1-under and earn $3,600. In her pro debut, 18-year-old Christina Kim ended in a tie for fifth with Tracy Cone and Ju Kim.
The developmental tour travels to Sebring, Fla., next week for the $60,000 Florida Hospital Futures Golf Classic.
Final scores:
Sue Ginter-Brooker -4
Nicole Jeray -2
Nicole Materne -2
Lisa Strom -1
Tracy Cone+1
Christina Kim+1
Ju Kim +1
Kelly Lagedrost+2
Krista Bartlett+2
Jaejean Ro+2
Kathryn Cusick +2
Brittney Bacon+2
Michele Vinieratos+2

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