The 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship winner Morgan Pressel

A final-hole bogey denied Matthew a chance at a playoff, leaving both Pettersen and Lincicome needing birdies at the reachable par-five, to take the championship into extra time against Pressel. Both failed with their birdie attempts and Pressel was rewarded with the historic win, Rolex First Time Winner recognition, and the honour of a champions leap into the lake adjacent to the 18th green. “This is a dream to be out here and to win a major championship, and especially with my first win.” a tearful Pressel said in the press conference. Having lost her mother at an early age and having been supported by her grandparents ever since, Pressel’s emotions overflowed. “I know my mother is always with me. And I’m sure she’s proud of me, as my grandparents are. And I mean (crying) — sorry. I would just like to thank my grandparents for everything they’ve done for me and all their support and their love. And I’m sure they’re just as happy as I am. So thank you very much.”

Despite a promising start, defending Champion Karrie Webb was unable to ignite the flame which saw her win in spectacular fashion last year, finishing in a tie for 20th place at five-over-par, alongside the European number one Laura Davies.

Leaderboard

1 Morgan Pressel 74,72,70,69=285
T2 Catriona Matthew 70,73,72,71=286
T2 Brittany Lincicome 72,71,71,72=286
T2 Suzann Pettersen 72,69,71,74=286
T5 Stacy Lewis (Am) 71,73,73,70=287
T5 Shi Hyun Ahn 68,73,74,72=287
T5 Stacy Prammanasudh 76,70,70,71=287
T5 Meaghan Francella 72,72,69,74=287
9 Maria Hjorth 70,73,72,73=288
T10 Angela Stanford 72,75,73,69=289
T10 Lorena Ochoa 69,71,77,72=289
T10 Se Ri Pak 72,70,70,77=289

Selected Others

T20 Karrie Webb 70,77,73,73=293
T20 Laura Davies 74,73,73,73=293
T31 Annika Sorenstam 75,76,71,75=297
T38 Helen Alfredsson 78,69,74,77=298
T38 Gwladys Nocera 72,77,72,77=298
T44 Sophie Gustafson 75,77,74,73=299
T50 Becky Morgan 74,75,79,73=301
T54 Veronica Zorzi 73,75,76,78=302
T54 Karine Icher 72,73,80,77=302
T61 Liselotte Neumann 77,74,75,78=304
T61 Carin Koch 73,72,81,78=304