News for Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Tway, Yun, Barlow lead Western Am

It looked like Kevin Tway might be in for a long day as he began his opening round Tuesday in the 107th Western Amateur Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club.

Gillis' journey

Tom Gillis’ third-place finish at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational capped off an impressive stretch of golf from the 41-year-old, who epitomizes the term “journeyman.”

Persimmon anyone?

For about 25 years before the mid-1990s, Guido Ianni of nearby Canton would sell MacGregor Tourney persimmon drivers, vintage early 1950s, to numerous PGA Tour players, both on the range the week of the Firestone tournament and at other Tour events from his car.

U.S. Am qualifying highlights

There were several highlights from U.S. Amateur qualifying.

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Kang, 16, medals at Women’s Am

A little money on the line sometimes does more than a good lesson or productive warm-up session.

History reigns at Western Am

Talk about a blast from the past.

Na turns up on LET

One of the most impressive – but somewhat unknown in the U.S. – players at last year's Women's Am was Australian Stephanie Na.

Old Warson playing tough

It's worth mentioning the damage that Old Warson is doing to this year's field.

Driver plagues Song at Am

Jennifer Song isn't too worried about an uncooperative driver.

Determining Women's Am match-play cut

It's tough to tell where the Women's Am cut will fall.

One more year for Fuqua

says Kentucky's Ben Fuqua has been cleared for an additional year of eligibility.