News for Saturday, July 17, 2010


News 2010 July 17


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Kim wins APL after 7-hour weather delay

Kim wins APL after delay

After poor weather halted play for 7-plus hours, Lion Kim battled the darkness to grab a 6-and-5 victory over David McDaniel and win the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Ron Balicki reports.

Aussie Drewitt wins Pacific NW Amateur

Brett Drewitt knocked off Cory Renfrew, 4 and 3, on Saturday to win the Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship at Royal Colwood GC in Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Cutler named Princeton women’s coach

Nicki Cutler has been named as Princeton University’s head women’s golf coach, Director of Athletics Gary Walters announced Saturday.

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McCarron takes 1-shot lead at Reno-Tahoe

Scott McCarron rattled off five birdies and an eagle on the front nine en route to a 5-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead at 10-under 206 headed into the final round of the Reno-Tahoe Open.

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Oosthuizen making a name for himself

says Louis Oosthuizen, the relative unknown from South Africa, is making a name for himself on the golf course.

Louis Oosthuizen’s best finish in a major is 73rd, yet the relatively unknown South African is firmly atop the British Open leaderboard. As James Achenbach writes, it all adds up to weird happenings in St. Andrews.

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Gainey ties 54-hole N’Wide record in Ohio

Tommy Gainey matched the Nationwide Tour’s 54-hole record of 24-under par on Saturday, and will take a four-shot lead into the final round of the Chiquita Classic.

Carpenter surges to Southern Am title

Abilene-Christian’s Alex Carpenter leapt past several favored players on Saturday to win the 104th Southern Amateur at Shoal Creek.

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Caddie blog: Chun one shy of Open cutline

Chun one short of cutline

Northwestern junior Eric Chun finished his first British Open one shy of the cutline, topping former champs Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington. Chun’s caddie, Steve Bailey, recaps the final round.

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Pair of penalties end Calc’s Open chances

relives Mark Calcavecchia’s nightmarish fifth hole, where a quadruple bogey ended his hopes for Open success.

When Mark Calcavecchia made a 9 at the par-5 fifth hole, his chances of winning the Open Championship for a second time were done like the preverbal Christmas goose.

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Notes: Woods falls out of Open contention

delivers a few thoughts from Round 3 of the Open, where Spaniards rallied, Lefty stumbled and Tiger left himself a lot of work.

For a third consecutive day, Tiger Woods said he played well.

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Stenson looking to make Swedish history

wonders if Henrik Stenson will be the man to finally capture Sweden’s maiden major title. It’s a feat long overdue.

Could this finally be Sweden’s year?

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Woods struggles with putting at St. Andrews

says it would be a different ballgame if Tiger Woods could have dropped a few more putts in the third round.

Tiger Woods’ new Nike putter hasn’t been hurled into the Firth of Tay yet, but it soon might be.

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Oosthuizen retains Open lead; Casey 4 back

Oosthuizen still in lead

Louis Oosthuizen maintained the top spot during Round 3 of the British Open, and will carry a four-shot lead into Sunday’s final round.

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Garcia focused on attitude improvement

explains why Sergio Garcia’s move up the leaderboard wasn’t the biggest change for this Spaniard on Saturday.

Sergio Garcia made the cut in his 11th Open Championship on Friday, even as his energy and his level of interest were at the lowest ebb.

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McIlroy roars back up leaderboard with 69

isn’t ready to count Rory McIlroy out of the Open Championship just yet, especially after his Saturday comeback.

Rory McIlroy followed a second-round 80 with a 69 Saturday at St. Andrews, roaring back up the leaderboard. He’ll need a lot of help, but as Jeff Babineau writes, don’t count McIlroy out of this championship just yet.

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Late double puts Lefty well off Open pace

says two late mistakes may have ended Phil Mickelson’s chances at the British Open.

Phil Mickelson is not out of the running at the Open Championship, but he’s going to need some help.

Bernard, 16, makes history at Ohio Amateur

It may take a while for Michael Bernard to realize what he accomplished on a stifling day at Kirtland Country Club.

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Woods trying to make up ground at Open

says Tiger Woods has put himself in a familiar position – trying to come from behind to win.

When you’re arguably the greatest front-runner in professional golf history, the first order of business is a fast start.