News for Sunday, June 12, 2011
Five things to take away from Kyle Thompson's clutch victory at the Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C.
We’re one week into the summer amateur season. Here’s a look at how the race for Walker Cup spots stands after the Sunnehanna, Palmer Cup and U.S. Open qualifying:
Tseng wins State Farm
Top-ranked Yani Tseng won what could be the final LPGA State Farm Classic on Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for her fifth victory this year.
Kyle Thompson won the Rex Hospital Open for the second time in five years, birdieing the final hole Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Scott Brown, Troy Kelly and Martin Flores.
Harrison Frazar has won his first PGA Tour title in his 355th tournament, beating Robert Karlsson with a par on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday at the St. Jude Classic.
Mark Wiebe parred the third playoff hole following a weather delay and won the Greater Hickory Classic on Sunday when James Mason missed a four-foot par putt.
Smith wins Sunnehanna
Nathan Smith rallied from a five-shot deficit and cruised through a three-man playoff to win the Sunnehanna Amateur for the first time.
Rock wins Italian Open
Robert Rock completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Italian Open on Sunday to earn his first European Tour title, shooting a 5-under 67 fend off a charge by Thorbjorn Olesen.
2012 Hyundai event
Avoiding a clash with the NFL Playoffs, the PGA Tour has called an audible to make its 2012 season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions end on a Monday.
England’s Lauren Taylor, headed to Baylor University in the Fall of 2012, is the new Women's British Amateur Champion after defeating France’s Alexandra Bonetti 6 and 5 at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland.