News for Thursday, July 19, 2012


News 2012 July 19


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Georgia's Mitchell takes lead at Southern Amateur

Balicki on Southern Amateur

Harris English is playing in the Open Championship this week, but his old bag is being used stateside. Former teammate Keith Mitchell took the lead at the Southern Am Thursday with the defending champ's bag.

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Ko, Jutanugarn tearing through Girls' Jr. bracket

Ko, Jutanugarn dominate

Ariya Jutanugarn continues to rip through her side of the match-play bracket at the U.S. Girls' Junior. On the eve of the quarterfinals, things are about to get interesting.

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Messer, Weaver win UA/Jeff Overton titles

Blake Messer won the AJGA's Under Armour/Jeff Overton Championship in a sudden-death playoff on Thursday, while Lindsey Weaver outlasted Janie Jackson for the girls title.

Blake Messer won the AJGA's Under Armour/Jeff Overton Championship in a sudden-death playoff on Thursday, while Lindsey Weaver outlasted Janie Jackson for the girls title.

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Bohn takes first-round lead at True South Classic

Jason Bohn shot an 8-under 64 to take an early lead at the PGA Tour's True South Classic before heavy rain halted play in the afternoon.

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5 Things: Bet pays off for Galletti at U.S. Junior Am

U.S. Junior Amateur

With the player he had just beaten, Vincent Whaley, on his bag, Nicolo Galletti was among those who won their Round of 16 match and advanced to Friday's quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur.

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Werenski takes four-shot lead behind 62 at Porter Cup

Werenski leads Porter Cup

Georgia Tech junior Richy Werenski notched eight birdies in a bogey-free 62 Thursday to take a four-stroke lead at the Porter Cup on Thursday.

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Colorfully clad Ramsey wins tight Girls' Jr. match

Ramsey advances at Girls' Jr.

Ashlan Ramsey is most noticeable because of her Loudmouth pants. A clutch comeback on Thursday morning proved she has the game to back them up.

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Notes: McIlroy shines; Donald, Westwood falter

Open Championship notes

Notebook: Rory McIlroy was able to recover from one big mistake with a pair of birdies, while Luke Donald and Lee Westwood will have plenty of work to do on Friday.

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Mickelson struggles to 3-over 73 at Open Championship

Babineau on Phil Mickelson

Anyone seen Phil Mickelson? He sprayed the ball all over Royal Lytham on Thursday, reverting to the days when the Open Championship simply was not his cup of tea.

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For Danielson, one close call at Girls' Jr. was enough

says Casey Danielson slipped into the Round of 32, but charged into the Round of 16.

Casey Danielson has yet to see the Golden Gate Bridge this week. There will be time for that later – a lot of time.

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Royal Lytham offers up plenty of weird moments

McCabe on Thursday wackiness

From Rory McIlroy plunking a kid on the head - and the ball ricocheting out-of-bounds - to putters in a bunker, Royal Lytham offered plenty of odd moments Thursday.

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Tait: Royal Lytham fails to challenge on Day 1

Tait on benign Lytham

The world’s elite turned up for the 141st Open Championship expecting Royal Lytham & St. Annes to play like a lion and found a pussycat, says our Alistair Tait.

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Bevins bests Hossler in U.S. Junior Round of 32

Hossler out at U.S. Junior

Beau Hossler's run at the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur came to an end on Thursday while a confident Andrej Bevins now continues his quest for his first U.S. Junior title.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 3-under 67

Round 1 at Open Championship

Tiger Woods fired a 3-under 67 to sit three shots back of leader Adam Scott, hitting fairways and greens like a machine, with his putter hot early and suspect late. See how his round unfolded:

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Zach Johnson stays hot with 5-under 65 at Lytham

Miceli on Zach Johnson

Fresh off a win, Zach Johnson shot a 65 Thursday at the Open Championship, his best score in a major by three shots. If he sticks to his game plan, he could be looking at a second major title.

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Great Scott! Aussie fires 64 to take Open lead

Rude on Adam Scott

Adam Scott brought in a different mindset on Thursday morning: Play the first hole like it is the 72nd hole of a tournament. After a 6-under 64 at Royal Lytham, looks like it might work out.

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List of 2012 U.S. Amateur qualifiers

U.S. Amateur qualifying

Who's qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club? Check out our list of qualifiers.

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Woods hopes to avoid déjà vu after opening 67

Tait on Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods teased the world last month at the U.S. Open. Is his solid 3-under 67 on Thursday a sign that he is really back? Even Tiger says there is "a long way to go" at Royal Lytham.