News for Friday, July 20, 2012


News 2012 July 20


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Horschel takes True South lead with 9-under 63

Billy Horschel shot a 9-under 63 in the second round on Friday to take a one-stroke lead at the True South Classic.

Thomas outlasts Baker in Pacific NW Women's Am

American Chessey Thomas defeated Canadian Amanda Baker, 4 and 3, in the scheduled 36-hole final match to win the 111th Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur Championship on Friday at Bear Mountain Golf Resort's Valley Course.

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Alison Lee, Minjee Lee upset favorites at Girls' Jr.

Girls' Jr. semifinals

Minjee Lee and Alison Lee pulled off major upsets in the semifinals of the U.S. Girls' Junior. They'll meet on Saturday in the final at Lake Merced Golf Club.

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Wyatt, Williamson lead Southern Amateur

Southern Amateur

Alabama's Bobby Wyatt and recent Darmouth grad Peter Williamson are tied for the lead heading into the final round at the Southern Amateur Championship.

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Werenski retains 4-shot lead in Porter Cup

Richy Werenski maintained his four-shot lead in the Porter Cup, touring Niagara Falls Country Club for a third consecutive bogey-free round to post a 3-under 67 Friday.

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U.S. Junior Am final: Jim Liu vs. Andy Shim

Jim Liu vs. Andy Shim

It'll be a matchup of a known (2010 U.S. Junior Am champ Jim Liu) vs. an unknown (South Korean transplant Andy Shim) in Saturday's U.S. Junior final in New Hampshire.

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Open Championship: Third-round tee times

Open Championship, 3rd round

A look at the tee times for the third round at the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes on Saturday, July 21, 2012:

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Notes: Olesen blisters Royal Lytham's par 3s

Open Championship notes

Notebook: Thorbjorn Olesen has blistered Royal Lytham's par 3s to the tune of 6 under. His reward? A Saturday pairing with the one-and-only Tiger Woods, who Olesen calls his "idol."

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With iron after iron, Tiger dissects Royal Lytham

Rude on Tiger Woods

With iron after iron, Tiger Woods dissected Royal Lytham Friday to the tune of a second consecutive 3-under 67. Whether his game plan of bunting his way around will work is yet to be seen.

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Tom Watson makes cut at Open Championship

Babineau on Tom Watson

With a dramatic birdie at 18, Tom Watson earns a weekend tee time at his 35th Open.

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Scott fires 67, one off Open Championship lead

Tait on Adam Scott

Adam Scott should have won a major by now, right? Forget the past, as the present state of his game could lead him to the Open Championship come Sunday.

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Jutanugarn narrowly knocks out local Cathrea

Girls' Jr. quarterfinals

Ariya Jutanugarn and Casie Cathrea engaged in a thrilling quarterfinal match on a foggy Friday morning at the U.S. Girls' Junior. In the end, Jutanugarn continued toward a title defense.

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Water comes into play in Lytham's bunkers

Royal Lytham's bunkers

Jim McCabe: Rule No. 1 about links golf? Don't go in the bunkers. On Friday at Royal Lytham, an extra hazard made accuracy even more important: Water filling those very bunkers.

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Scobie holds off McNealy in U.S. Junior quarterfinals

U.S. Junior Am quarterfinals

Matthew Scobie carried his own bag up until Friday, but even with a caddie, he held off a charge from Matthew McNealy to advance to the U.S. Junior Amateur semifinals.

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How it happened: Woods fires another 67

Tiger fires 3-under 67

Tiger Woods ended his Friday in high fashion, holing out a bunker shot for birdie to post a second consecutive 3-under 67 at the 141st Open Championship. See how it happened.

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Snedeker fires 64 to take lead at Open

Tait on Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker has yet to pick up a bogey at the 141st Open Championship, allowing himself to move to 10 under and build a commanding lead at Royal Lytham.

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McIlroy, Mickelson can't figure it out at Lytham

Babineau on Lefty, McIlroy

Rory McIlroy will be playing the weekend at the Open Championship, but his 5-over 75 Friday wasn't inspiring. Phil Mickelson will be heading back home after an 8-over 78. What happened?

Wilson Staff FG Tour golf ball

Wilson Staff FG Tour golf ball uses thin urethane cover

The Wilson Staff FG Tour is a soft, three-piece ball with a thin urethane cover.

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From ponytails to fairways, a look back at Round 1

2012 Open Championship

With the second round underway at the Open Championship, take a look back at some interesting tidbits from Round 1, including Miguel Angel Jimenez winning the battle of ponytails.

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Potter, Kelly, Hicks play strong at Open Championship

2012 Open Championship

Americans Ted Potter Jr., Troy Kelly and Justin Hicks all gave themselves a chance at Royal Lytham.