Archive for Saturday, November 19, 2005

Sorenstam takes charge

No dispute: Annika leads ADT by two

November 19, 2005


— Annika Sorenstam is in charge again, and there was no disputing that. One day after a chilly confrontation with Paula Creamer over a drop, Sorenstam put it out of her mind Friday and made two eagles on her way to a 2-under 70, giving her a two-shot lead over Hee-Won Han at the season-ending ADT Championship.

After the round, however, she wasn't pleased to hear how strongly Creamer felt about Sorenstam's drop on the 18th hole in the first round.

Creamer insisted that Sorenstam's tee shot stayed over the water during its flight and that the 35-year-old Swede should have gone back to the tee for her third shot, instead of to a drop area about 190 yards from the hole.

The 19-year-old rookie said in her "heart of hearts," she did not think the ball ever crossed land, and she later said of Sorenstam that "it's her conscience."

"I'm mostly surprised she feels that way," Sorenstam said. "I'm disappointed that she feels that way. Obviously, she has the right to feel any way she wants. But I really didn't interpret the situation like that out there at all. For me, it was a bad shot. We were trying to figure out where to drop."

As tough as Trump International played, Cristie Kerr made it look easy. Starting the second round in 27th place among the top 30 on the money list, she shot a 6-under 66 and wound up tied for third with Michele Redman (73), just three shots behind Sorenstam.


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