Mochrie wins Dinah Shore, defeating Inkster in playoff

March 30, 1992

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- Dottie Mochrie birdied No. 18 and drew into a tie with pacesetter Juli Inkster, then won the LPGA's first major event of the year yesterday, the Dinah Shore, with a par on the first playoff hole, as Inkster bogeyed.

Mochrie, who shot a closing 69 to finish at 9-under-par 279 for the $700,000 tournament, sank a 4-foot putt on the final hole of regulation to draw even with Inkster, the two-time Dinah Shore champion who this time led the final day until the 18th hole.

Inkster cost herself a third Dinah Shore title when she left her 5-foot try for birdie on No. 18 just on the lip of the cup.

On the playoff hole, Mochrie hit her second shot within 18 feet of the pin, just missed the try for a birdie and made the tap-in for par. Inkster, meanwhile, hit her tee shot into a fairway bunker, then hit from there into a bunker in front of the green.

Her third shot left her about 35 feet away, and her putt for par missed the cup by a few inches.

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