News for Wednesday, June 24, 2009


News 2009 June 24


Kono advances at U.S. Women's Publinx

Top-seeded Stephanie Kono is still alive after the first round of match play in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. In one of the more commanding matches of the day, Kono took down Emily Powers, 4 and 3.

Scores dive at Travelers

There are smiles at every turn of the head here at TPC River Highlands.

Henry cards early ace

J.J. Henry sure knows how to give the home folks something more than a donut with their morning coffee.

Weekley gives back

Even in these rough stretches when his play is ragged and Brad Faxon struggles to keep positive thoughts going, he’s thrilled to be part of the PGA Tour.

Glover plays through pie

Hey, the man just won a U.S. Open in ankle-high mud.

Reid has a chance at Solheim

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of the following players: Tania Elosegui, Martina Eberl, Melissa Reid.

Notes: No Travelers broadcast in Britain

The PGA Tour is broadcast to more than 230 countries in 35 languages with a maximum reach of just under 600 million homes. For the moment, it has gone dark in Britain.

O'Hair's son born day after U.S. Open

Sean O'Hair's third child had good timing, waiting until the day after the U.S. Open to be born.

Smith starts with bang

Nathan Smith, the 2003 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, gave his opening round at the 48th Northeast Amateur a big boost Wednesday when he made an eagle-2 at the 372-yard, par-4 fifth hole at Wannamoisett Country Club.

Testing second hole

The par-4 second hole at Wannamoisett Country Club has long been considered one of the toughest – if not the toughest – holes on the course.

Cyr wins second NAIA title

Point Loma Nazarene senior Sam Cyr fired a final-round 71 to finish as the only player under par and lock up his second consecutive individual title at the NAIA Men’s National Championships at TPC at Deere Run.

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Holmes at home at Northeast Amateur

David Holmes grew up in Knoxville, Tenn., playing at Holston Hills Country Club, a course designed by Donald Ross.