Annika Sorenstam, winless on the LPGA Tour since September 3, 2006, stormed back to form with a two-shot victory at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay. It is the 70th career LPGA title for the lady who lies third on the all-time time winners’ list behind Mickey Wright (82) and Kathy Whitworth (88).
?I played solid for three days. I’m hitting some good shots, playing some good golf. It’s been a while. It’s very gratifying to see that the preparation I’ve done paid off and now I really want to put ’07 behind and say, ?Hey, I’m a contender,’ and I intend to be that all year,? said the delighted Swede, who parred every hole in her final round.
The joint second-place finishes for Gulyanamitta and Park were career bests for the pair.
-12 Annika Sorenstam (Swe)
-8 Russy Gulyanamitta (Tha), Laura Diaz (USA), Jane Park (USA)
-7 Angela Park (Bra), Momoko Ueda (Jap)
Felipe Aguilar secured a dramatic maiden European Tour title by coming from behind on the 72nd tee at the Indonesia Open to pip India?s Jeev Milkha Singh on the final green. The Chilean, the overnight leader, took the ?137,883 first prize with a brilliant birdie when Singh missed a 4ft putt for par.
Singh, two shots behind Aguilar at the start of the day, made an eagle at the
par-5 6th and a birdie at the par-3 8th to send him above Aguilar at the top of the leaderboard. But birdies on 9 and 10 drew Aguilar level with the Chillean. Singh then eagled the 324-yard 11th, whereas Aguilar?s chip for eagle lipped out. On the 15th, Aguilar three putted to make Singh clear favourite, but then Singh dropped a shot on the 16th to reduce his lead to one stroke.
Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open
-18 Felipe Aguilar (Chi)
-17 Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind)
-16 James Kamte (SA), Prom Meesawat (Tha)
Lefty Phil Mickelson won again on America?s Left Coast when he triumphed in the Northern Trust Open at Riviera. Sixteen of his 33 tournament victories have come in either California or Arizona.
Jeff Quinney had holed a 15ft putt on 8 to close within one shot, then took the lead at the turn with a 12ft birdie putt whereas Lefty could only make bogey after a 7-iron from a fairway bunker sent the ball onto the wrong fairway. On the 14th he made a 7ft putt for par but Quinney, whose ball was inside his, failed to hole his shot. Quinney fell further back when Mickelson bogeyed the next hole but he went one worse.
Northern Trust Open
-12 Phil Mickelson (USA)
-10 Jeff Quinney (USA)
-7 Padraig Harrington (Ire), Luke Donald (Eng)