Kung Declared Winner of State Farm Classic


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Heavy rain pounded The Rail Golf Club Sunday and forced officials to cut the State Farm Classic down to a 54-hole tournament.
Candie Kung was declared the winner despite not posting a score on any hole Sunday. She finished with a three-round total of 14-under-par 202 and won by a single stroke over Laura Davies.
'I felt I had a good chance today,' Davies said.
The victory is Kung's third of 2003, allowing her to join Annika Sorenstam and Se Ri Pak as the only players on the LPGA Tour to post three wins in 2003. Kung captured the LPGA Takefuji Classic earlier in the campaign and won last week's Wachovia LPGA Classic.
Play was suspended at 10:06 AM (ET) Sunday as hard rain left the course unplayable. The rain ceased briefly but came back again and that's when officials decided to cut the tournament to 54 holes.
Kung, Davies and Hee-Won Han, who finished third at 12-under-par 204, teed off in the last group before play was called. The first group on Sunday made it through nine holes before the horn sounded.
Kung collected back-to-back birdies at 12 and 13 in Saturday's round to separate herself from Davies. Kung shot a 71 on Saturday while Davies got back into contention with a 66.
Karen Stupples finished alone in fourth place at minus-10, followed by Grace Park, Rosie Jones, Kristi Albers and Tammie Green, who tied for fifth place at 9-under-par 207.
Pak, Pat Hurst, Young Kim, Jenny Rosales and Dorothy Delasin shared ninth place at 8-under-par 208.
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