Amateur Golf

Achenbach: USGA decision is sign of times

Smartphones once again are front and center in golf, thanks to an announcement Thursday by the U.S. Golf Association that distance-measuring devices will be allowed in all USGA amateur championships.

Jones Cup draws NCAA, Walker winners for '14

The director of the Jones Cup says the international field is the amateur tournament's best yet, headlined in 2014 by several Walker Cup and NCAA championship winners as well as top mid-ams and juniors.

Till wins Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

Sam Till Jr. of Ft. Wayne, Ind., scored a come-from-behind victory in the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship at PGA National Resort & Spa.

Scotland's Ferguson wins British Boys Amateur

Ewen Ferguson, a 17-year-old from Scotland, ended his country's nine-year drought at the British Boys Amateur Championship with a 10-and-9 thrashing of Germany's Michael Hirmer at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

Tallent, McGimpsey lead British Senior Amateur

An American, Patrick Tallent, and an Englishman, Garth McGimpsey, survived the second-round carnage Thursday at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland, as high scores abounded at the British Seniors Open Amateur Championship. No player shot par along Scotland's northeastern coast.

American quartet at top of British Seniors Amateur

Americans Brady Exber and George Zahringer share the lead at Royal Aberdeen after one round of the British Seniors Open Amateur Championship, but two-time defending champion Chip Lutz and fellow American Patrick Tallent are only one shot behind.

Coalson goes wire-to-wire at Cardinal Amateur

UNC Greensboro's Taylor Coalson builds on a successful freshman season at UNC Greensboro by cruising to a five-shot victory Sunday at the Cardinal Amateur Championship at Sedgefield Country Club's Dye Course.

Marsh grabs three-shot lead at Southern Amateur

Forty-year-old Kevin Marsh separated from the pack with a 4-under 68 Thursday that gave him a four-shot lead halfway through the Southern Amateur.

Russell wins one for Vermont at New England Am

Just call Evan Russell one of the Green Mountain Boys. The University of Hartford sophomore on Thursday became the first Vermont player to win the New England Amateur in 23 years, and the first to win in his home state.

Balicki: A long, hot Walker Cup summer

In Walker Cup summers, there’s a lot more grinding, a lot more tension. Every drive, every putt, every shot could mean the difference between being selected to represent your country and being left out.

Pool defends Golfweek Senior Amateur title

Doug Pool defended his title by winning the Senior division of the Golfweek Senior Amateur by a stroke at PGA West, while Ted Smith won the Super Senior division and Robert Wernick won the Legends.

2005: Walker Cup - American teen Harman impressive in debut

18-year-old Brian Harman justified his selection by being the only player to charge through the Walker Cup without a loss.

2005: Walker Cup - GB&I has bright future with young squad

Fisher, Saltman and Davies might not have been familiar names to the U.S. Walker Cup before the competition, but they undoubtedly were after posting seven points for Great Britain & Ireland.

2005: Walker Cup - Down to crunch time, Americans turn tables on pesky GB&I

A wild afternoon at Chicago Golf Club finally ended with a 121⁄2-111⁄2 U.S. victory over Great Britain & Ireland, that had won the last three Walker Cups and four of the last five.

2005: Walker Cup - Young Americans out to recapture the Cup

Though the U.S. holds a commanding 31-7-1 record in the biennial competition, Great Britain & Ireland has won three consecutive Walker Cup Matches and four of the past five.

2005: Newsmakers - Mid-ams bypassed for Walker Cup

Not having a mid-amateur (age 25 or older) on this year’s U.S. Walker Cup team for the first time in history has drawn its share of reaction from players on both sides of that age-level bar.

2004: New Winged Foot takes flight at U.S. Amateur

Winged Foot Golf Club will unveil numerous renovations next week when it plays host to the U.S. Amateur.

2002: A first: USGA to hold practice for Walker Cup hopefuls

The U.S. Golf Association announced Oct. 2 that it has invited 23 top amateurs to participate in a three-day practice session for the 2003 Walker Cup match.

2002: U.S. Amateur - On top of the world

If Ricky Barnes had any doubts about his talent as a golfer before, they can be dismissed.

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