Annika Sorenstam posted a 6-under 66 Thursday for a one-shot lead after the first round of the season-ending ADT Championship.
Ho hum. "Annika Sorenstam leads the tournament." It's become almost cliché, hasn't it? After firing a 6-under par 66, which included four birdies in the last five holes, Sorenstam holds a one shot lead after one round of play in the season-ending ADT Championship. Close behind her are Cristie Kerr (67) and Karrie Webb (68).
The ADT Championship has been played at the difficult Trump International the past four years, but Annika is confident, saying "Now I know where the ball is going, I can be more aggressive with these pins if they're tucked in the corner or just behind the bunker. I'm not afraid of being a little more aggressive because I have a better feel." She spent several days with her coach Henrie Reis before coming to West Palm Beach.
Other notables include Laura Diaz at -3, Grace Park at -1, and Meg Mallon, who triple-bogied 18, at +2. Lorena Ochoa shot 75, giving Grace Park a leg up on the race for the Vare Trophy. All told, only 11 players managed to break par.
Showtimes for the ADT Championship's second, third, and fourth rounds include coverage Friday and Saturday, from 4:30 to 7pm on The Golf Channel, and Sunday coverage on CBS from 1 to 3pm.