Three-year LPGA Tour member Paige Mackenzie turned in the best week of her career, matching her career-low 66 and finishing tied for eighth at the Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola. The Yakima, Wash., native fired three birdies on the front nine - on holes one, four and nine, then birdied 10, 14, 16, 17 on the back, with a bogey on number 12, to finish 9-under-par 207 (70-71-66), four strokes behind winner M.J. Hur. Mackenzie now has a top-10 finish to add to her resume, coming on her 26th attempt.
Entering last week's Safeway Classic Presented by Coca-Cola, the 26-year-old's best finish of the 2009 season was a tied for 23rd showing at the Sybase Classic Presented by ShopRite and the McDonald's LPGA Championship Presented by Coca-Cola, one of four major championships on the LPGA Tour schedule.
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