2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship

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2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship
Tournament information
Dates March 30 – April 2, 2006
Location Rancho Mirage, California
Course(s) Mission Hills Country Club
Dinah Shore Tourn. Course
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Statistics
Par 72
Length 6,569 yards (6,007 m)
Field 100 players, 70 after cut
Cut 150 (+6)
Prize fund $1.8 million
Winner's share $270,000
Champion
Australia Karrie Webb
279 (−9), playoff
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The 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship was a women's professional golf tournament, held March 30 to April 2 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. It was the 35th edition of the Kraft Nabisco Championship, and the 24th as a major championship. The purse was $1.8 million, with a winner's share of $270,000.

In a sudden-death playoff, 2000 champion Karrie Webb defeated Lorena Ochoa with a birdie on the first extra hole, the par-5 18th.[1][2] Webb had earlier holed out for an eagle on the same hole to card a 65 (−7) in the final round to force the playoff. Ochoa recorded a 62 (−10) in the first round, but was one over-par for the final 54 holes; she also eagled the 72nd hole. One stroke out of the playoff were Natalie Gulbis and Michelle Wie, then age 16.[3][4]

It was Webb's second win at this event and her seventh major title, the first in nearly four years, since the Women's British Open in 2002. Through 2016, it is her most recent victory in a major.

Past champions in the field[edit]

Made the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 R3 R4 Total To par Finish
Karrie Webb  Australia 2000 70 68 76 65 279 −9 1
Juli Inkster  United States 1984, 1989 69 73 74 68 284 −4 5
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 2001, 2002, 2005 71 72 73 70 286 −2 T6
Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 1993 70 72 72 73 287 −1 T8
Pat Hurst  United States 1998 73 73 73 72 291 +3 T17
Patricia Meunier-Lebouc  France 2003 77 67 77 73 294 +6 T29
Grace Park  South Korea 2004 74 72 78 71 295 +7 T35

Missed the cut[edit]

Player Country Year(s) won R1 R2 Total To par
Amy Alcott  United States 1983, 1988, 1991 75 76 151 +7
Patty Sheehan  United States 1996 75 78 153 +9

Source:[4]

Round summaries[edit]

First round[edit]

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 62 −10
2 Michelle Wie  United States 66 −6
3 Stacy Prammanasudh  United States 67 −5
4 Angela Park (a)  Brazil
 United States
68 −4
T5 Paula Creamer  United States 69 −3
Juli Inkster  United States
Seon Hwa Lee  South Korea
Morgan Pressel  United States
Karen Stupples  England
T10 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 70 −2
Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea
Carin Koch  Sweden
Brittany Lang  United States
Ai Miyazato  Japan
Johanna Mundy  England
Karrie Webb  Australia

Source:[4]

Second round[edit]

Friday, March 31, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 62-71=133 −11
2 Michelle Wie  United States 66-71=137 −7
T3 Seon Hwa Lee  South Korea 69-69=138 −6
Karrie Webb  Australia 70-68=138
T5 Paula Creamer  United States 69-71=140 −4
Stacy Prammanasudh  United States 67-73=140
T7 Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 70-71=141 −3
Angela Park (a)  Brazil
 United States
68-73=141
T9 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 70-72=142 −2
Juli Inkster  United States 69-73=142
Carin Koch  Sweden 70-72=142

Source:[4]

Amateurs: A. Park (−3), Martinez (+3), Michaels (+6), I. Park (+6).

Third round[edit]

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par
1 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 62-71-74=207 −9
2 Michelle Wie  United States 66-71-73=210 −6
T3 Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 70-71-71=212 −4
Natalie Gulbis  United States 73-71-68=212
Seon Hwa Lee  South Korea 69-69-74=212
T6 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 70-72-72=214 −2
Karrie Webb  Australia 70-68-76=214
T8 Hee-Won Han  South Korea 75-72-68=215 −1
Morgan Pressel  United States 69-76-70=215
Karen Stupples  England 69-74-72=215

Source:[4]

Final round[edit]

Sunday, April 2, 2006

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
T1 Karrie Webb  Australia 70-68-76-65=279 −9 Playoff
Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 62-71-74-72=279
T3 Natalie Gulbis  United States 73-71-68-68=280 −8 108,222
Michelle Wie  United States 66-71-73-70=280
5 Juli Inkster  United States 69-73-74-68=284 −4 75,985
T6 Hee-Won Han  South Korea 75-72-68-71=286 −2 57,104
Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 71-72-73-70=286
T8 Shi Hyun Ahn  South Korea 70-71-71-75=287 −1 41,293
Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 70-72-72-73=287
Brittany Lang  United States 70-74-72-71=287

Source:[4]

Amateurs: A. Park (+2), Martinez (+16), I. Park (+16), Michaels (+20)

Playoff[edit]

The sudden-death playoff began on the par-5 18th hole; Webb birdied to win the title.

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Karrie Webb  Australia 4 −1 270,000
2 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 5 E 168,226

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Webb's major comeback complete". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 3, 2006. p. D3. 
  2. ^ Shipnuck, Alan (April 10, 2006). "Ecstasy and agony". Sports Illustrated. p. G3. 
  3. ^ "2006 KNC - final round notes". LPGA. April 2, 2006. Retrieved August 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "ANA Inspiration (Kraft Nabisco Championship)". LPGA. 2006. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2005 Women's British Open
Major Championships Succeeded by
2006 LPGA Championship

Coordinates: 33°47′53″N 116°25′59″W / 33.798°N 116.433°W / 33.798; -116.433