"She hasn't had a lot of confidence this year, and the first two days, her putting confidence was low," Cann said. "But we just worked on some things on the putting green and told her, 'You have nothing to lose; you just have to go for these putts.' "

The ''gets-herself-in-the-hunt'' part: In wicked conditions Saturday, Pak shot 69 to vault into contention.

"The putting was great the last two days, and that seemed to turn around her long game, too," Cann said.

The ''lets-it-all-go'': precise play off the tee (she hit 12 of 14 fairways) and to the greens (14 for 18), setting up eight birdies.

"Her and Grace are probably our second-best players out here (behind Annika Sorenstam)," Inkster said. "You have to expect they are going to go low one time."

Pak won because she went low twice. Her combined 8 under on the weekend was four shots better than any other player.

After a two-putt birdie on the par-5 seventh, Ochoa was at 9 under and led by two shots. But she bogeyed Nos. 9, 10 and 14.

"I hit my driver really bad and very inconsistent, and I just didn't feel right. I was out of tempo, out of rhythm and I think I was trying too hard on a couple of holes to make birdie," she said.

Inkster started at 3 under and moved to 6 under after birdie putts at Nos. 3 (3 feet), 4 (5 feet) and 7 (3 feet), but she fell back after bogeys on 8, 9 and 14. She got back to 6 under with an 18-foot eagle putt on No. 15 and a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 17.

Not bad for a player who said early in the week, "My swing stinks."

Inkster was one of six inducted and/or qualified Hall of Famers in the Michelob field. Pak made it No. 7, giving her mother a win four years after winning the ShopRite Classic on Father's Day.

"After practice this morning, I almost forgot to say happy Mother's Day, but I did and then had a big hug for her," Pak said. "I told her I was going to try my best. And, suddenly, something magical was working. My putting finally came together, and I made a lot of birdies and a lot of great shots." *