Newsmakers: January 30, 2007
2006 Rolex Junior All-America Player of the Year Esther Choe of Scottsdale, Ariz., and reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champ Kimberly Kim of Quail Creek, Ariz., have been extended invitations to play at this year's LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship. Held at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the event is the LPGA's first major of the season. Former AJGA standouts Jennie Lee, Taylor Leon and Stacy Lewis also received invitations to play.
Tiger Woods started his year off on the right foot winning the Buick Invitational on Sunday. It was the seventh straight PGA TOUR win for two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year. Jamie Lovemark, who gained entry into the event in the Monday qualifier, finished in a tie for 30th with rounds of 66-74-73-72 for a tournament total 285.