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LPGA Championship / How the final round was played

*Shark Attack: Cristie Kerr smelled blood, all right. Her final-round 66 produced a 12-stroke victory, the largest in the history of the LPGA Championship.

*Round of the Day: Kerr's sizzling finish matched the 66 posted by Ai Miyazato, who had been the world's top-ranked player. Coincidence? Don't believe it.

*Stars and Stripes: Kerr led five Americans into the top 20. Joining her were Morgan Pressel (69, T7), Brittany Lincicome and Stacy Lewis (both 73, T14), and Michelle Wie (70, T19).

*Stat Check: Kerr hit 80.56 percent of greens in regulation for the tournament and averaged 1.603 putts on her GIRs. Both figures topped the field. She was ninth in driving distance (250.88) but tied for 56th in fairways hit (55.36).

*Toughest hole: The 413-yard par-4 10th played to a 4.3 average with 26 bogeys and four doubles against 12 birdies.

*Easiest hole: All week the par-5 17th was an oasis in the desert. Sunday it yielded 26 birdies and an eagle and a 4.69 stroke average. Its 4.79 average overall made it the easiest hole in the tournament.

*Quotable: South Korea's Song-Hee Kim on her pre-round mind-set concerning Kerr: "Forget about her. Her round. She is too far away."

*Next Major: The U.S. Women's Open will be contested at Oakmont, Pa. in two weeks. What does Ai Miyazato know about the course? "Well," she said, "my caddy was telling me that the greens are like potato chips." That about sums it up.

-- Bob DiCesare

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