News for Friday, October 30, 2009


News 2009 October 30


Asian Amateur by the numbers

Here’s a breakdown of the 60 players that made the cut at the Asian Amateur by country, provided to give an idea of the strongest golfing countries in the region.

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Q-School: Guetz wins in Santee, Woltman also advances

Brian Guetz won first-stage PGA Tour qualifying school at Carlton Oaks Country Club in Santee, Calif., Friday, finishing at 7-under 281.

Q-School: Anderson wins narrowly at San Juan Oaks

Stuart Anderson fired a 13-under 275 in the first stage of PGA Tour qualifying school at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, Calif., Friday to win by one shot.

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Cook fires 62 for Charles Schwab lead

John Cook shot a tournament-record 10-under 62 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead over Tom Watson and Phil Blackmar after the second round of the Champions Tour’s season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Q-School: Potter wins Lakeland qualifier

Ted Potter went 20 under at the Grasslands Golf and Country Club in Lakeland, Fla., to win PGA Tour sectional qualifying by four shots Friday.

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Q-School: Bradley bulldozes Valdosta field for win

Keegan Bradley increased the 7-shot lead he took into the final round of PGA Tour qualifying school Friday, firing a final-round 2-under 70 at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga., to win the first stage of qualifying by eight shots.

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Q-School: Bare hangs on for Pinewild win

Andy Bare managed to hold on to his solid start at PGA Tour qualifying school, winning the first stage of qualifying Friday with a 10-under 278 total.

Viking postponed until Sunday; rain continues

PGA Tour officials have postponed the Viking Classic until at least Sunday and will evaluate the course Saturday before making a decision on when or if the tournament will be held.

Singapore Open’s resurgence causes strife in Asia

says not everyone is happy about the Barclays Singapore Open's transformation into a marquee event.

In short order, this week’s Barclays Singapore Open has garnered a reputation for showcasing a star-studded field. But its transformation hasn’t come without turmoil.

Fowler and Lovemark: Pray for rain

explains how a washed-out Viking Classic could help two young players.

This just in from the PGA Tour: If the weather-plagued Viking Classic is washed out, the playoff losers from Sunday at the Open, Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark, would get into the season-ending Children’s Miracle Network Classic off their top-10 finishes.

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Kim, Allenby to meet in Match Play semifinals

Anthony Kim advanced to the semifinals of the World Match Play Championship to play Robert Allenby, despite losing to Scott Strange by three holes on Friday.

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Kim-Allenby match a must-see at World Match Play

Kim, Allenby to meet in Spain

It’s a match pulled straight from the headlines: Anthony Kim vs. Robert Allenby. After the post-Presidents Cup hype, Alistair Tait explains why the pairing is a plus for the World Match Play Championship.

Grzebien, Francella lead in South Korea

Anna Grzebien and Meaghan Francella both shot 6-under 66s in wet but comfortable conditions Friday for a share of the first-round lead at the LPGA Tour's KOLON Championship.

Chopra tied for lead in stormy Singapore

Daniel Chopra shot a 6-under 65 Friday to move into a three-way tie with Ian Poulter and Chan Yih-shin at the rain-plagued Singapore Open.

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Northwestern’s Chun in the hunt at Asian Am

Chun in the hunt at Asian Am

Asian Amateur Championship? Northwestern sophomore Eric Chun hadn’t even heard of it until six weeks ago. Then he had to prove to the Korea Golf Association that he was eligible. Now he’s battling for a trip to Augusta National.

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Diverse group keeping pace at Asian Am

36 to go at Asian Amateur

After 36 holes at the Asian Amateur, China’s Wenyi Huang, who has been playing golf for only five years, is part of a diverse field of challengers making a run at a Masters invitation.