Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Local Golfers Are Split Over Sorenstam.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

While women support her, men doubt she'll make the cut

Like most of the country, Albuquerque's golf community will be keeping close tabs on Annika Sorenstam's trek today.

And like most places, the opinions vary.

"I think it's a win-win situation," said Mary Ann Stensrud, president of the Santa Ana Women's Golf Association. "It opens up to the public eye that women play great golf. Hopefully she plays really well; then I feel men won't be as dismissive of women on the course.

"A lot of men are scared of losing to women."

Chances are, most men will beat Sorenstam this weekend. The Las Vegas oddsmakers set the betting line at 76. …

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