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Pettersen returns to friendly Pumpkin Ridge

Suzann Pettersen hopes to make herself right at home again in the Safeway Classic. A year ago on Pumpkin Ridge’s Ghost Creek Course in North Plains, Ore., the Norwegian star won the last of her eight career LPGA Tour titles, overcoming a nine-stroke deficit with a 7-under-par 64 and beating Na Yeon Choi on the first hole of a playoff. The event, set to begin today ( 3:30 p.m. on Golf), is in its fourth year at Pumpkin Ridge after 18 at Columbia Edgewater in Portland. Pettersen tied for second at Pumpkin Ridge in 2009 and tied for fourth in 2010. The course is set up with Nos. 8, 9 and 10 all playing as par 5s. – Associated Press

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