2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship
|Dates||March 29 – April 1, 2007|
|Location||Rancho Mirage, California|
|Course(s)||Mission Hills Country Club
Dinah Shore Tourn. Course
|Format||Stroke play - 72 holes|
|Length||6,673 yards (6,102 m)|
|Prize fund||$2.0 million|
The 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship was the 36th Kraft Nabisco Championship, held March 29 to April 1 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, southeast of Palm Springs. This was the 25th edition of the event as a major championship and the total purse was $2 million, with a winner's share of $300,000.
The champion was Morgan Pressel at 285 (–3), one stroke ahead of runners-up Brittany Lincicome, Catriona Matthew, and 54-hole co-leader Suzann Pettersen. Pressel shot a final round 69 (–3) to gain her first victory on the LPGA Tour and became the youngest-ever winner of an LPGA major at 18 years, 313 days. The low amateur was collegian Stacy Lewis, a redshirt junior at Arkansas who carded a final round 70 (–2) and finished two strokes behind, in a four-way tie for fifth.
The 36-hole co-leaders at 140 (–4) were world number two Lorena Ochoa and number five Paula Creamer, with Petterson and first round leader Shi-Hyun Ahn a stroke back; all four were in search of their first major. Ochoa made a quadruple-bogey at 17 on Saturday, and Creamer shot 78 (+6) on Sunday. Top-ranked Annika Sorenstam made the cut, but just barely at 151 (+7).
Pettersen, 25, co-led with Se Ri Pak after the third round at 212 (–4) and had a four stroke lead with four holes to play on Sunday. Double bogeys at 15 and 16, and a bogey on the par-3 17th dropped Pettersen a stroke back, and she missed a birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff. She rebounded and gained her first LPGA Tour victory in May at Kingsmill, the next major at the LPGA Championship in June, and three additional victories in 2007.
Sunday, April 1, 2007
|Place||Player||Country||Score||To par||Money ($)|
|1||Morgan Pressel||United States||74-72-70-69=285||–3||300,000|
|T2||Brittany Lincicome||United States||72-71-71-72=286||–2||140,945|
|T5||Shi-Hyun Ahn||South Korea||68-73-74-72=287||–1||69,688|
|Meaghan Francella||United States||72-72-69-74=287|
|Stacy Prammanasudh||United States||76-70-70-71=287|
|Stacy Lewis (a)||United States||71-73-73-70=287||0|
|Se Ri Pak||South Korea||72-70-70-77=289|
|Angela Stanford||United States||72-75-73-69=289|
(a) - denotes amateur
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