Friday, August 25, 2006

Wendy's Championship - 1st Round

Four players shot 66 Thursday to share the first round lead at the Wendy’s Championship For Children. Stacy Prammanasudh, Jee Young Lee, Katie Futcher and Kristal Parker-Manzo lead the way with 17 other players one or two shots behind.

With so many players close in the early going, here are the “notables” as the graphic on SportsCenter often says:
Natalie Gulbis 67 -5
Karrie Webb 67 -5
Lorena Ochoa 67 -5
Paula Creamer 68 -4
Morgan Pressel 68 -4
Cristie Kerr 70 -2
Jeong Jang 72 E

Mi Hyun Kim withdrew after opening with a 75, reportedly due to a bad back. Co-leader Kristal Parker-Manzo announced after the round that she will be retiring after this tournament to spend more time with her husband and two children. The 41-year-old is a 12-year Tour veteran whose best finish was 2nd at the Standard Register PING in 1996. Of course she could top that finish this week! Good luck, Kristal!

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