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Sunday, 24 November, 2002, 22:33 GMT
Sorenstam ends in style
Annika Sorenstam
Annika Sorenstam has dominated the LPGA Tour

Annika Sorenstam captured her 11th US LPGA title of the year, holding off Australia's Rachel Teske to win the $1m ADT Tour Championship in Florida on Sunday.

The Swede fired a final-round four-under par 68 to finish 72 holes at 13-under par 275, three strokes ahead of Teske, who led after three rounds.

She was also six ahead of 2001 winner Karrie Webb of Australia at the showdown of the year's top 30 money winners.


I gave it all and now it feels wonderful
Annika Sorenstam

Sorenstam's win total was the best LPGA title showing since Mickey Wright in 1964.

Counting victories in Europe and Australia, Sorenstam's 13 titles in 2002 matched Wright's all-time record 13-win season of 1963.

"I'm at a loss for words," Sorenstam said.

"I fought so hard this week. I wanted this so badly. I gave it all and now it feels wonderful."

Sorenstam finished the season with more than $2.8m in prize money to $1.7m from runner-up Pak Se Ri of South Korea.

Six birdies on the final day set up Sorenstam's victory.

"It seems like my long game has always been there for me and when I needed it, it came through for me," Sorenstam said.

Teske struggled at the last two holes to end her chances of catching up with Sorenstam.

France's Patricia Meunier-Lebouc was fourth at 282, one stroke ahead of Meg Mallon and Rosie Jones of the United States. Pak and Sweden's Carin Koch shared seventh at 285.


ADT Ch'ship final scores (US unless stated)

275 Annika Sorenstam (Swe)
278 Rachel Teske (Aus)
281 Karrie Webb (Aus)
282 Patricia Meunier-Lebouc (Fra)
283 Rosie Jones, Meg Mallon
285 Se Ri Pak (Kor), Carin Koch (Swe)
286 Lorie Kane (Can)
287 Grace Park (Kor)

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