ROCKLAND, Del. -- Nancy Lopez, in the fifth month of pregnancy, cited fatigue in announcing her withdrawal from the LPGA Championship yesterday.
The 72-hole championship will begin Thursday at Bethesda (Md.) Country Club.
Her place in the field will be taken by Jennifer Wyatt.
"I withdrew from the championship this [yesterday] morning. This is my last one. I'm ready to go home," Lopez said after completing a third-round, 3-under-par 68 for 210 in the McDonald's Championship at Du Pont Country Club.
"Yesterday [Friday, when it was hot and humid] took a lot out of me," added the Hall of Fame member, a winner of three LPGA Championships. "It's hard to keep motivating yourself when you are so tired. It's been getting increasingly difficult."