News for Friday, October 25, 2013
Max Homa, James White medal at Q-School First Stage sites
Reigning NCAA individual champion Max Homa -- who also picked up a top-10 finish at the PGA Tour's Frys.com Open earlier this month -- took medalist honors at the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School at Pinewild CC (Magnolia) in Pinehurst, N.C. on Friday.
Masters' Payne proud of Asian Amateur success
Hideki Matsuyama and Tianlang Guan have helped put the Asian Amateur on the map after making the cut at the Masters as a result of the automatic invitation, leaving Masters chairman Billy Payne mighty proud.
After losing his wife on Father's Day 2009 and seeing his two children injured in a car accident, Chris Smith lost some of his drive for the game. Last week in Las Vegas, the 44-year-old returned.
After losing his wife on Father's Day 2009 and seeing his two children injured in a car accident, Chris Smith lost some of his drive for the game of golf. Last week in Las Vegas, the 44-year-old returned to the course, with some of his competitive fire returning to his changed life.
Ernie Els experimenting with ball, shafts in Asia
There wasn’t much of an offseason for touring pros in 2013, but Ernie Els is experimenting with new golf equipment just like he might in the longer offseason of years gone by.
Tait: Euro Tour lacks common sense over Luiten injury
An injured Joost Luiten turned up in China, hit one tee shot and withdrew. The Dutchman was forced to do so because the European Tour still can’t exercise common sense in certain situations.
Preview: Golfweek Senior Tour Championship
With 3,000 points up for grabs in December it’s a race between Zylstra, Lutz, Schlacter, Hanzel and Simson. Our Ron Gaines breaks down the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship, slated for the Fazio Course at PGA National on Dec. 2.
Keegan Bradley opens up a 4-stroke lead at CIMB Classic
Teeing off on Friday in Malaysia while his beloved Boston Red Sox were playing the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of the World Series, Keegan Bradley sunk seven birdies to shoot a 6-under 66 and open up a four-stroke lead at the CIMB Classic.
Luke Guthrie stretches his lead to 4 shots in Shanghai
Luke Guthrie coped with another day of harsh wind and plunging temperatures Friday with a 1-under 71, giving the 23-year-old American a four-shot lead over six players going into the weekend at the BMW Masters.
Paced by ace, Suzann Pettersen widens Taiwan LPGA lead
Suzann Pettersen made a hole-in-one and shot a 3-under 69 Friday, to jump out to a five-stroke lead after the second day of play at the LPGA Championship in Taiwan.
For female collegians, race begins for inaugural Annika Award
The start of the 2013-14 college season also means the start of a new female player of the year race. For the first time this year, female collegians are playing for the inaugural Annika Award, to be presented to the outstanding player in NCAA Division I.
Shoshei Hasegawa and Chang-woo Lee share the lead at the halfway point of the coldy, windy Asia-Pacific Amateur. Both players are even par after 36 holes at Nanshan International Golf Club in Longkou City, China.