News for Thursday, July 12, 2012


News 2012 July 12


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Matteson shoots 61 to lead at John Deere Classic

Troy Matteson scored 10 birdies Thursday en route to a bogey-free round of 10-under 61 for a three-stroke stroke lead after one round of the John Deere Classic.

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Notes: Sanchez continues success at APL

Sanchez advances at APL

Alberto Sanchez hasn't played since just missing the cut at the U.S. Open. He continued his USGA tournament success Thursday, advancing to the U.S. Amateur Public Links quarterfinals.

Raber takes Trans-Mississippi Championship

Trans-Mississippi Championship

Tyler Raber took the Trans-Mississippi Championship by a stroke over Steven Ihm on Thursday at Oak Tree National in Edmond, Okla.

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Molinari rips up Scottish Open with 1st-round 62

Molinari leads Scottish Open

Francesco Molinari tied the best round in the Scottish Open's 40-year history, shooting a 10-under 62 Thursday to take a two-shot lead into the second day of the Open Championship warm-up tournament.

N.C. players win Junior North & South

A pair of home-state players took the titles Thursday at the 34th Junior North & South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst Resort.

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Kite shoots record 28 on front 9 at Senior Open

Kite's record front 9

Tom Kite set a USGA championship record at the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday when he made the turn with a 7-under 28 that included just 11 putts. James Achenbach

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Sims shoots 59 at Southern Open, sets eGolf record

Sims shoots 59

Michael Sims shot 59 Thursday during the second round of the eGolf Pro Tour's Southern Open, besting the previous tour record by a stroke.

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Arboleda efficient in his trek through APL bracket

Arboleda cruises to Rd. of 16

Anton Arboleda has played surprisingly few holes at Soldier Hollow for a player in the Round of 16. Early-round cushions have been nice. And that conserved energy could come in handy, too.

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New charity event honors Geoffrey Cornish

The International Golf Club & Resort’s Pines Course will host the inaugural Geoffrey Cornish Invitational Golf Tournament on Aug. 15.

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Mickelson's struggles continue with 1-over 73

Tait on Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson started the year on fire, but he has disappeared from relevance over the past three months. Thursday's 1-over 73 at the Scottish Open was just more of the same.

Griffin, 16, makes Round of 16 at Public Links

got to know Ben Griffin – barely 16 years old but into the Round of 16 at the Public Links.

How young is Ben Griffin? He has had his driver's license barely a week and never had played a USGA championship. Still, he's into the Round of 16 at the Public Links.

Live scores: Round 4 at John Deere

Round 4 at John Deere Classic

Follow the Round 4 leaderboard at the John Deere Classic.

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Putting lesson has Francesco Molinari rolling

Molinari's short game

Despite owning one of the better golf swings in the game, Francesco Molinari always had been missing a piece of the puzzle. A sharp eye on his short game changed that.

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McCabe: Owens endured injustice 25 years ago

says Charlie Owens, a golf pioneer on many fronts, endured another injustice 25 years ago at the U.S. Senior Open.

Charlie Owens, a golf pioneer on many fronts, endured another injustice 25 years ago at the U.S. Senior Open.

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Els nearly incurs bunker penalty at Scottish Open

Already embarrassed by taking four shots in a greenside bunker during the Scottish Open, Ernie Els nearly had his day become much worse when the South African was reported by an eagle-eyed TV viewer for a possible rules breach during the incident.

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Balter (No. 43, 2013) commits to Wake Forest

has given a verbal commitment to Wake Forest.

Ben Balter has verbally committed to play for Wake Forest beginning in the fall of 2013. Balter chose the Demon Deacons after visiting schools in the ACC, SEC, Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences. He received four other offers.

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Eoff (No. 61, 2013) commits to Purdue

has given a verbal commitment to Purdue.

Austin Eoff of Benton, Ark., has made a verbal commitment to play college golf at Purdue.

Golfweek Women's All-Americans 2012

Golfweek Women's All-Americans 2012

Golfweek Men's All-Americans 2012

Golfweek Men's All-Americans 2012