LPGA Boasts Strong in California

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2006 Longs Drugs ChallengeDANVILLE, California - The LPGA travels to California this week for the 12th annual Longs Drugs Challenge, where 15 of the top 20 players in the world rankings are scheduled to compete.
 
Only two top-10 players -- No. 3 Annika Sorenstam and No. 8 Ji-Yai Shin -- won't be in the field.
 
Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa will make her second consecutive start since returning from a one-month break. The Mexican star had her winning streak snapped at three starts on Sunday when she finished two shots back of winner Maria Hjorth at the Navistar LPGA Classic.
 
Last year at the Longs Drugs Challenge, Karrie Webb managed only a 70 on Sunday but still held off Sorenstam for a one-shot win. Morgan Pressel, Ochoa and Cristie Kerr also finished in the top four.
 
The GOLF CHANNEL will broadcast two hours of coverage on all four days.
 
Next week is the Samsung World Championship, where Ochoa claimed one of her six wins in 2006.
 
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