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3 players disqualified from Kraft Nabisco Championship

Seven-time LPGA Tour winner Helen Alfredsson, three-time winner Maria Hjorth and third-year player Shanshan Feng have been disqualified from the Kraft Nabisco Championship after missing the pro-am Wednesday.

Feng, who showed up late for her tee time, was immediately removed from the year’s first major. Alfredsson and Hjorth were alternates for the pro-am and were in line to participate after Patty Sheehan withdrew.

Tour officials attempted to reach Alfredsson, the 1993 Kraft Nabisco champion, and then Hjorth, but were unsuccessful and both were disqualified. Michelle Redman eventually filled the pro-am spot.

“It’s something that has been in place for a long time,” said Tour spokesman David Higdon. “These players all know the policy.”

All three players appealed the decision, but the tour said the disqualifications were official.

--Peter Yoon

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