August 26, 1988 |
Even on an off-day, California teen-ager Brandie Burton was able to tie the three-round record in the PGA Junior Championship Thursday. Burton's 74, although her highest round of the tournament, gave her a total of 215 and a five-stroke lead over Kimberly Cayce of Potomac, Md. Burton, 16, of Rialto, needs a 70 today to beat the 72-hole tournament mark of 286 set in 1982 by Heather Farr of Phoenix.
August 14, 1998 |
Brandie Burton and Betsy King mastered the wind, the rain and a demanding links course Thursday to take the lead in the Women's British Open with the only sub-par rounds of the day. They shot one-under 71s in conditions that left players such as Se Ri Pak, Laura Davies, Liselotte Neumann and defending champion Karrie Webb in the high 70s at the Royal Lytham course in Lytham St. Anne's, England.
August 2, 1998 |
A month ago, Brandie Burton pulled out videotapes of her 1993 victory at the du Maurier Classic, trying to recapture the swing that brought her so much success at such a young age. She was rookie of the year at 19 and had her first major championship two years later. But that's ancient history on an LPGA Tour that now belongs to Se Ri Pak, Karrie Webb and Annika Sorenstam.
August 3, 1998 |
The doubt that first crept into Brandie Burton's head two years ago, when she wondered if she would ever win again on the LPGA Tour, returned at the worst possible time Sunday at Windsor, Canada. She stood over an unpredictable lie in the rough, 75 feet from the hole on the par-five 17th, knowing she had to get up and down for birdie to hold off Annika Sorenstam in the final round of the du Maurier Classic.