Lopez Mostly Struggles In Return To LPGA Tour

Friday, April 13th 2007, 8:56 pm
By: News On 6

REUNION, Fla. (AP) -- Nancy Lopez has a rough start in her comeback attempt.

The 50-year-old Hall of Famer and former University of Tulsa standout misses the cut Friday in the Ginn Open, following her opening 83 with an 80 to finish last in the 140-player field at 19-over 163.

It was the first time in Lopez's 34-year career that she failed to break 80 in either of the first two rounds on tour.

Her previous career high was 161, set in 2002 at the LPGA Championship and matched in 2003 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Lopez says she was disappointed but that getting out and playing is the only way someone can come back.

Lopez can blame the back nine at the Reunion Resort and Club. She was 11 over on the nine in the opening round yesterday and 7 over Friday.

Lopez has 48 LPGA Tour wins, the last in 1997 in the rain-shortened Chick-fil-A Charity Championship.

She played 11 events over the last four years, taking time off to spend with her family, and made one cut.