Notes Kerr Launches Charity Mission

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LPGA logo for LeaderboardsTwo-time LPGA champion Cristie Kerr launched a season-long charity campaign titled Birdies for Breast Cancer at last weeks Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez.
 
Kerr, whose mother Lynda was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, will donate $50 of her own money to Birdies for Breast Cancer for every birdie she makes on Tour beginning with last weeks event.
 
Kerrs sponsor, Mutual of Omaha, will match her $50 for each birdie, and proceeds from the program will be presented to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
 
Kerr made 13 birdies to raise $1,300 and finished tied for 46th in the tournament. LPGA fans and friends can also pledge support to Birdies for Breast Cancer by making donations or pledging funds for each of Kerrs birdies on the charitys official Web site, www.birdiesforbreastcancer.com.
 
Kerr and One-Putt, the official Birdies for Breast Cancer mascot, will update the site weekly with a personal diary entry and fundraising status report.
 
HAN CARDS FIRST CAREER ACE
Two-time LPGA tournament winner Hee-Won Han notched the first hole-in-one of her career during the second round of the Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez. Han used an 8-iron to ace the 142-yard, par-3 eighth for the LPGAs fourth hole-in-one of the 2004 season.
 
CARNER BREAKS HER OWN RECORD - AGAIN
Every time LPGA Tour and World Golf Halls of Fame member Joanne Carner tees it up, the chances are pretty good she is going to set a record for becoming the oldest player to make a cut in an official LPGA event.
 
The Chick-fil-A Charity Championship hosted by Nancy Lopez was no exception, as Carner shot 72-75 to land on the right side of the cut line at 147 (+3). Carner, at 65 years and 26 days old, broke her previous record by 35 days, which was set at this years Kraft Nabisco Championship.