LPGA Notes Bush Attends Kraft Nabisco

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Ladies Professional Golf AssociationGeorge Bush, the 41st president of the United States, was one of the thousands of LPGA fans who took in the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage. Bush watched the final round from the Kraft Nabisco skybox near the historic 18th green and then presented champion Grace Park with the trophy.
 

Wie Adds to LPGA Records
 
Fourteen-year-old phenom Michelle Wie dazzled crowds at the Kraft Nabisco Championship last week en route to a fourth-place finish, tying the Kraft Nabisco Championship record for best finish by an amateur. Wie carded rounds of 69-72-69-70 for a 7-under-par 281 total to finish four strokes behind champion Grace Park. Wie ties Caroline Keggi, who finished tied for fourth at the 1988 Nabisco Dinah Shore with an identical 281 (-7) total.
 
Park Receives Graeme Baxter Painting
 
As if winning $240,000 and a glistening, sterling silver Dinah Shore Trophy wasn't enough for winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Grace Park also received a work of art from internationally renowned golf landscape artist Graeme Baxter. The painting features the 18th green, as well as the statue of Dinah Shore and the Wall of Champions adjacent to the lake at 18.
 
Kane Reaches Money Mark
 
With her tie for 35th place at last week's Kraft Nabisco Championship, Canada's Lorie Kane became just the 15th LPGA player to eclipse $5 million in career earnings. Kane earned $10,306 at the event, putting her at $5,003,684 for her career. The four-time champion is now in her ninth year on tour and has earned more money than any Canadian in LPGA history.
 
Carner Keeps on Keepin' on
 
LPGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Fame member JoAnne Carner extended her record of being the oldest player to make a cut at an LPGA event when she made the cut at last week's Kraft Nabisco Championship. The 43-time champion made the cut at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 22 days, breaking her previous record of 63 years, 4 months, 12 days at the 2002 Bank of Montreal Canadian Women's Open. Carner eventually tied for 70th with a 71-80-76-76=303 total.