News for Saturday, July 24, 2010
Todd White, 42, outlasted Paul Woodbury and Riley Pumphrey in a five-hole playoff on Saturday to win the Palmetto Amateur at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.
Clanton wins North & South
Cydney Clanton defeated Lisa McCloskey, 3 and 1, to win the North and South Women’s Amateur Championship at Pinehurst No. 2. Clanton was runner-up at last year’s North and South.
American Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin will talk to Tiger Woods at next month’s PGA Championship to learn whether he wants to be on his team at Celtic Manor in Wales in October.
Dean Wilson shot his third straight 5-under 65 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead over record-setting Carl Pettersson, Tim Clark and Bob Estes in the Canadian Open, pulling away with three straight birdies at rainy St. George’s.
Nick Flanagan fired a 2-under 69 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.
Chen wins U.S. Girls’ Jr.
Doris Chen became known this week for her consistent play, and that’s exactly what led her to a U.S. Girls’ Junior title. Julie Williams reports.
Liu, 14, wins U.S. Jr.
Jim Liu replaced Tiger Woods as the youngest U.S. Junior winner in history on Saturday. As Ryan Lavner writes, this is only the beginning.
Bernhard Langer took a 3 shot lead at the Senior British Open.
Carl Pettersson shot a 10-under 60 to break the Canadian Open record, missing a 59 when his 30-foot birdie putt from the fringe on 18 grazed the left edge.
Morgan Pressel is in front by two strokes after three rounds at the Evian Masters.
Dambaugh 1 up at U.S. Girls’
South Carolina’s Katelyn Dambaugh has taken a 1-up lead over Doris Chen at the midway point of the U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur.
Liu 3 up at U.S. Jr. finals
Fourteen-year-old Jim Liu has taken a 3-up lead over Justin Thomas with 18 holes remaining at the U.S. Junior Amateur.
K.J. Choi of South Korea and Richard Johnson of Sweden share the lead at the Scandinavian Masters after the third round, and British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen blew a chance to join them.