1991 Nabisco Dinah Shore
|Dates||March 28–31, 1991|
|Location||Rancho Mirage, California|
|Course(s)||Mission Hills Country Club|
(Dinah Shore Tourn. Course)
|Format||Stroke play – 72 holes|
|Length||6,437 yards (5,886 m)|
|Field||121 players, 72 after cut|
The 1991 Nabisco Dinah Shore was a women's professional golf tournament, held March 28–31 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. This was the 20th edition of the Nabisco Dinah Shore, and the ninth as a major championship.
At age 35, Amy Alcott broke her own scoring record to win her third Dinah Shore by eight strokes over runner-up Dottie Pepper, who won the following year. Alcott entered the final round with a seven-stroke lead; it was her fifth major title and 29th and final win on the LPGA Tour.
Alcott and caddy Bill Kurre had jumped into the water next to the 18th green after her previous victory in 1988, and she was not going to repeat it. Host Dinah Shore had written the foreword in Alcott's recent book, stating that she would join her in the jump if she won again, so Alcott, Kurre, and Shore took running leap together. The jump became a continuous tradition three years later when Donna Andrews won, followed by Nanci Bowen in 1995.
Past champions in the field
Made the cut
|Player||Country||Year(s) won||R1||R2||R3||R4||Total||To par||Finish|
|Amy Alcott||United States||1983, 1988||67||70||68||68||273||−15||1|
|Pat Bradley||United States||1986||70||72||73||69||282||−6||T3|
|Betsy King||United States||1987, 1990||72||75||71||69||287||−1||T11|
|Juli Inkster||United States||1984, 1989||72||69||77||72||290||+2||T30|
Missed the cut
|Player||Country||Year won||R1||R2||Total||To par|
|Alice Miller||United States||1985||73||78||151||+7|
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Amy Alcott||United States||67-70-68-68=273||−15||90,000|
|2||Dottie Pepper||United States||70-71-71-69=281||−7||55,500|
|T3||Pat Bradley||United States||70-72-73-67=282||−6||36,000|
|Patty Sheehan||United States||71-71-70-70=282|
|5||Lori Garbacz||United States||73-71-70-70=284||−4||25,500|
|T6||Caroline Keggi||United States||72-70-73-70=285||−3||17,100|
|Martha Nause||United States||71-72-69-73=285|
|Nancy Scranton||United States||74-69-70-72=285|
|10||Ku Ok-hee||South Korea||69-72-73-72=286||−2||12,600|
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- "Alcott seeks third Dinah Shore title". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 30, 1991. p. 8D.
- "Alcott all wet after major win". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). Associated Press. April 1, 1991. p. D3.
- "Alcott leading Dinah by seven". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 31, 1991. p. 3E.
- Florence, Mal (April 1, 1991). "Alcott repeats her win and her dive". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). (Los Angeles Times). p. 2C.
- Steptoe, Sonja (April 8, 1991). "A sure thing at the Shore". Sports Illustrated. p. 30.
- "Alcott takes Dinah Shore, then takes victory plunge". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 4, 1988. p. 2C.
- "Alcott grabs LPGA title". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. April 4, 1988. p. D3.
- "Bowen's first LPGA victory a major one". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 27, 1995. p. 2B.
- Crouse, Karen (April 2, 2011). "At women's Masters, plunge in Poppie's Pond is victory lap". New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2018.