2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship

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2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship
Tournament information
Dates March 29 – April 1, 2007
Location Rancho Mirage, California
Course(s) Mission Hills Country Club
Dinah Shore Tourn. Course
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Format Stroke play - 72 holes
Par 72
Length 6,673 yards (6,102 m)[1]
Cut 153 (+9)[2]
Prize fund $2.0 million
Winner's share $300,000
United States Morgan Pressel
285 (–3)
Mission Hills Country Club is located in the US
Mission Hills Country Club
Mission Hills Country Club
Location in the United States
MHCC is located in California
Location in California

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.[3][4] 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.[5][6] 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,[2][7] with Petterson and first round leader Shi-Hyun Ahn a stroke back; all four were in search of their first major.[8] Ochoa made a quadruple-bogey at 17 on Saturday, and Creamer shot 78 (+6) on Sunday.[4] Top-ranked Annika Sorenstam made the cut, but just barely at 151 (+7).[8]

Pettersen, 25, co-led with Se Ri Pak after the third round at 212 (–4)[9] 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.[4][10] 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.

Pressel's win vaulted her thirteen places in the world rankings, from seventeenth[7] to a career-high fourth.[11]

Final leaderboard[edit]

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
Catriona Matthew  Scotland 70-73-72-71=286
Suzann Pettersen  Norway 72-69-71-74=286
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   
9 Maria Hjorth  Sweden 70-73-72-73=288 E 50,114
T10 Lorena Ochoa  Mexico 69-71-77-72=289 +1 41,340
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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  2. ^ a b "Ochoa rallies late at Nabisco". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. wire services. March 30, 2007. p. C-3. 
  3. ^ "Pressel leaps into new waters". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. April 2, 2007. p. 8C. 
  4. ^ a b c Garrity, John (April 9, 2007). "Gifted". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pressel, 18, is youngest LPGA major champ at Kraft Nabisco". PGA Tour. Associated Press. April 1, 2007. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "LPGA All-Time Scoring Records" (PDF). LPGA.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2008. Retrieved January 19, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Women's World Golf Rankings". March 26, 2007. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Kroichick, Ron (March 30, 2007). "Kraft Nabisco Championship / Ochoa, Creamer thrive as Sorenstam fades". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Pak, Pettersen share major lead". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. April 1, 2007. p. D2. 
  10. ^ Bonk, Thomas (April 2, 2007). "Pressel makes LPGA history". Baltimore Sun. (Los Angeles Times). Retrieved June 9, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Women's World Golf Rankings". April 2, 2007. Retrieved June 9, 2013. 

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