News for Saturday, July 25, 2009
Brendan Gielow chipped in for birdie on the third hole of a three-way playoff Saturday to win the Porter Cup.
Amy Anderson, the little-known player from Oxbow, N.D., putted her way to a victory Saturday at the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Trump National Golf Club.
As the country’s top-ranked junior golfer, Jordan Spieth is by default one of the faces of junior golf in America.
Mark Calcavecchia just wrote himself into the PGA Tour record books with nine consecutive birdies during the second round of the Canadian Open.
A crazy dream drifted my way the other day. Fitting, because here on Scotland’s rugged yet scenic Ayrshire Coast, it was a terrific week for dreaming.
The story was a weeklong romance, a heart-string tugger, the kind where you pray for the fairy-tale ending that somehow seemed to be unfolding before your disbelieving eyes.
Among the gallery in this morning’s match between Amy Anderson and Victoria Tanco (Anderson won, 2 and 1) was Jay Courage, chairman of the golf committee at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va.
A bit of history is riding on today’s girls’ final. Should Amy Anderson win, she will be the first U.S. Girls’ Junior champion who was also medalist since Julieta Granada in 2004.
New to the Golfweek Junior Series:
During yesterday’s semifinals, there was a strange incident as Jordan Spieth and Logan Harrell approached the 12th hole of the New Course at Trump National.
Amy Anderson ends the first 18 holes with the lead over Kimberly Kim, 2 up. Anderson made no worse than par until finishing double bogey-bogey-bogey.
So much for the underdog.
For the first time in 18 years, both the U.S. Girls’ Junior and U.S. Junior stroke play medalist walked away with the championship.
When Amy Anderson and Kimberly Kim entered the final at the U.S. Girls’ Junior at Trump National Golf Club, they both also received two-year exemptions into the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Mark Calcavecchia birdied nine straight holes Saturday in the Canadian Open to break the PGA Tour record.