RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF.- Se Ri Pak is one of the early players to go low Saturday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. At five under par for the day after 17 holes, she has climbed into a tie for 26th at +1.
Pak, a four-time major champion and Hall-of-Famer whose breakthrough victories at the 1998 LPGA Championship and U.S. Women's Open served as a catalyst for the wave of young Korean players who are now dominating the LPGA Tour, is back to playing healthy after struggling for years with injuries and personal issues related to burnout.
Thursday's "Remember me?" Grace Park is also doing well on Saturday, currently three under par after seven holes and tied for 10th at two under for the tournament.
Others to take advantage of the great early scoring conditions include Scotland's Catriona Matthew, the raining British Open champion, who's four par under through 11 and tied for 15th, and Angela Stanford, who's also four under par for the day.