News for Thursday, September 17, 2009

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Adams leads Albertsons, Saunders 8 back

Blake Adams took a narrow first-round lead at the Albertson’s Boise Open, shooting an 8-under 63 at the Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho.

Shin could be in for rare LPGA double

Jiyai Shin was the last person to leave the practice green Wednesday night. Not sure how long she stayed as I was on my way to the parking lot, but it’s not surprising that the last to leave is now first on the leaderboard.

Creamer climbing back slowly

Paula Creamer needed to find some of the distance she lost to get around Torrey’s South Course a little easier.

Flying around Torrey Pines – literally

Kristy McPherson cruised around Torrey Pines’ South Course with Na Yeon Choi in 3 hours and 40 minutes

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Shin, Kim share Samsung lead

Scores with relation to par from the first round of the Samsung World Championship, played Sept. 17 at the par-72 Torrey Pines GC in La Jolla, Calif.

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One last Walker Cup memory

Finally got around to cleaning out my back pack today after a week at the Walker Cup, only to be reminded of one of the funnier moments of the week.

Golfweek Conference Challenges deemed successful

The Golfweek Conference Challenges are in the books and for first-year events, I would say they have to be considered a huge success.

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Herman wins Senior Women’s Amateur

Sherry Herman won the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship Thursday at The Homestead, winning four of five holes after the turn to beat 2004 winner Carolyn Creekmore, 4 and 3.

The Caddie Blog: Winning in style

Not surprisingly, at least to me (see my previous blog), the best player in the field this week walked away with the Senior Amateur title here at Beverly Country Club, and, even better, he did it in style!

Final thoughts from the U.S. Senior Amateur

Rich Skyzinski gives his final thoughts on Beverly Country Club, and reveals a few unexpected observations at the U.S. Senior Amateur.

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Barham leads Austrian Open

Benn Barham of England shot an 8-under 63 Thursday to lead the Austrian Open by one stroke after the opening round.

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Giles, 66, wins Senior Am

Don’t worry if you can’t remember who won the 1972 U.S. Amateur – because the same guy won the USGA Senior Amateur Thursday, just 37 years later. Meet 66-year-old Vinny Giles III, again.

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Rolex to sponsor LPGA Tour Championship

More good news for the LPGA as Rolex signs on as the presenting sponsor for the 2009 LPGA Tour Championship. Adam Schupak reports.

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Commentary: Fowler, Harman encourage trio to stay amateurs

Rickie Fowler and Brian Harman capped their amateur careers with the Walker Cup last weekend. Now they're encouraging teammates to do the same, and Ron Balicki agrees.

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Commentary: Growing the game in Colombia

Anthony Ciabattoni wants to make a difference. That’s why he brought the game of golf to residents of Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Pearl of wisdom from Giles

Vinny Giles made it to the finals of the USGA Senior Amateur, a rare achievement for someone 66. But Giles is more than a golfer who has excelled for decades. He’s also a lawyer who has been a manager for many PGA Tour players over the years.

Gustbuster president on Weather Channel tonight

Here’s your chance to see one of my favorite exhibitors each year at the PGA Merchandise Show for yourself.

Walmart sponsorship may roll back

Sources tell me that Walmart may be rolling back its sponsorship of golf.

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Air Force’s Whitney on final flyby

It’s easy to be impressed by Tom Whitney’s 390-yard drives. But as Sean Martin reports, the Air Force senior has more going for him than length off the tee.

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