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US cruises to Curtis Cup title

Jennifer Johnson toppled Rachel Jennings, 5 & 4.
Manchester, MA (Sports Network) - The United States won its seventh consecutive Curtis Cup on Sunday after it split the eight singles matches with the Great Britain & Ireland team.

In great place after a sweep of all six matches on Saturday, the U.S. won 12 1/2 - 7 1/2 to run its all-time record to 27-6-3.

The U.S. needed only a 1 1/2 points in the eight singles Sunday to retain the Cup, but two to win it outright.  continue>>

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McDowell Wins Open

Graeme McDowell closed with a three-over 74.
Pebble Beach, CA (Sports Network) - Graeme McDowell tapped in for par, pumped his fists and looked toward the sky. Then, he exhaled.

The 30-year-old from Northern Ireland had every reason to be relieved.

McDowell became the first European in 40 years to win the U.S. Open, closing with a three-over 74 on Sunday that gave him a one-shot victory over Gregory Havret of France.  continue>>

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Tubert Wins Women's Publinx

Emily Tubert wins her first national championship.
South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Emily Tubert defeated Lisa McCloskey, 3 & 2, in Saturday's 36-hole final to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship.

Tubert, 18, used an amazing run on the front nine during the first 18 holes to take a commanding lead. She was 2-down after a McCloskey birdie at the fifth, but Tubert won the next seven holes to move 5-up and played those seven holes in five-under par.

McCloskey made up one hole and was 4-down at the break at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame.  continue>>

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Creamer wins U.S. Women's Open

Paula Creamer finished at three-under-par 281.
Oakmont, PA (Sports Network) - Paula Creamer played the final 23 holes of the U.S. Women's Open at two-under par Sunday, more than enough to earn her first major championship.

Creamer closed with a two-under 69 and was the only player to finish in red figures at Oakmont Country Club as she claimed her ninth LPGA Tour title. She ended at three-under-par 281, four strokes clear of Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen.  continue>>

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Kim bests McDaniel for title

Lion Kim won his first USGA title.
Greensboro, NC (Sports Network) - Lion Kim defeated David McDaniel, 6 & 5 in Saturday's 36-hole final of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Bryan Park.

There was a nearly seven-hour weather delay, but, at 9:06 p.m. (et), Kim holed the winning putt for his first USGA title.

Kim was 2-up through 12 holes on Saturday when the horn sounded, stopping play. After a second storm rolled through the area, the delay lasted even longer, but just before 5:00 p.m., the championship resumed and Kim pounced.  continue>>

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Liu becomes youngest USJA champ

Jim Liu rallied from an early deficit.
Ada, MI (Sports Network) - Jim Liu earned a 4 & 2 victory over Justin Thomas on Saturday to become the youngest winner in the history of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

Liu rallied from an early deficit and never trailed after the seventh hole of their scheduled 36-hole match play final.

The 14-year-old from Smithtown, N.Y., beat Tiger Woods' record to become the youngest winner in championship history.

Woods, who won three straight U.S. Juniors from 1991-93, set the previous mark at 15 years, six months and 28 days when he captured his first championship. Liu doesn't turn 15 until the middle of August.  continue>>

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Chen wins U.S. Girls' Junior

Doris Chen won the title after making the stroke-play cut on Tuesday.
Village of Pinehurst, NC (Sports Network) - Doris Chen defeated Katelyn Dambaugh, 3 & 2, on Saturday to win the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.

Chen, a 17-year-old from Bradenton, Fla., wrapped up the victory when both players birdied the par-three 16th at The Country Club of North Carolina. It was the 34th hole of their scheduled 36-hole match play final.

Riding a wave of momentum that increased throughout the week, Chen won the title after making the stroke-play cut on Tuesday by only a shot. It marked her second consecutive strong showing at the championship following a semifinal loss in 2009.  continue>>

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Langer beats Couples to win Senior Open

Bernhard Langer captured his second
consecutive major on the Champions Tour.
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Bernhard Langer parred his last 12 holes for a three-under 67 on Sunday to beat Fred Couples by three shots and win the U.S. Senior Open.

Langer finished 72 holes at Sahalee with an eight-under 272, capturing his second consecutive major on the Champions Tour with a final round that included just three birdies.

He was coming off a win at last week's Senior British Open, his first major on the 50-and-over tour.  continue>>

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Kang wins Women's Amateur title

Danielle Kang collected her first USGA title.
Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Danielle Kang birdied the 35th hole Sunday to beat Jessica Korda 2 & 1 in the 36-hole final at the U.S. Women's Amateur.

In the battle of 17-year-olds, it was Kang who collected her first USGA title.

"It's so awesome. I don't know, but I even told myself I don't understand why people cry when they win stuff, but now I do," Kang said. "You're just so happy you did it."  continue>>

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Uihlein wins U.S. Amateur

"Shocked and surprised," said Uihlein. "It's so surreal."
University Place, WA (Sports Network) - Peter Uihlein defeated David Chung, 4 & 2 on Sunday to win the 110th U.S. Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay.

It will be a happy 21st birthday for the Oklahoma State University star.

"I hope everybody in Stillwater stays awake tonight because I'm coming back," Uihlein said in a television interview.

Uihlein took the lead at the second hole of their 36-hole final. He built a 3-up cushion, but Chung closed the gap to 2-down with his win at 11.  continue>>

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Most Victories
3 - Texas (1999, 2005, 2007)
2 - Minnesota (1997, 2001)
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Most Teams Entered
52 (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)
Lowest Team Total
Single Round
133 (9 under) - Kansas, first round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
135 (9 under) - South Carolina, second round, Berkeley Hall (South Course), Bluffon, S.C., 2005
135 (7 under) - Iowa, third round, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
135 (7 under) - Nevada, second round, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
135 (7 under) - South Carolina, first round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
135 (7 under) - Tennessee, first round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
135 (5 under) - California, first round, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
136 (6 under) - Pennsylvania, second round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
136 (4 under) - Maine, first round, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
136 (4 under) - Massachusetts, first round, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
136 (4 under) - Georgia, first round, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
136 (4 under) - Tennessee, first round, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
Through 36 Holes
273 (7 under) - Massachusetts, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
276 (4 under) - California, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
276 (4 under) - North Carolina, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
276 (4 under) - Tennessee, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
277 (7 under) - Pennsylvania, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
Through 54 Holes
413 (7 under) - Tennessee, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
416 (10 under) - Minnesota, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
417 (9 under) - Pennsylvania, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
Lowest Individual Total
18 Holes
64 (7 under) - Steve Sheehan (Nevada), second round, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
64 (7 under) - Jon Troutman (Kan.), first round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
64 (6 under) - Ricky Jones (Maine), first round, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
65 (6 under) - Mark Anderson (S.C.), first round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
65 (6 under) - Chris Connolly (D.C.), first round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
65 (5 under) - Carlos Concha Jr. (Nevada), first round, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
66 (6 under) - Charlie Blanchard (Rhode Island), second round, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Minn., 2001
66 (5 under) - Tommy Brennan (Louisiana), first round, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
66 (5 under) - Clint Jensen (Washington), third round, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
66 (6 under) - Alex Hamilton (S.C.), second round, Berkeley Hall (South Course), Bluffton, S.C., 2005
66 (6 under) - Steve Hudson (S.C.), third round, Berkeley Hall (South Course), Bluffton, S.C., 2005
66 (6 under) - Todd Mitchell (Ill.), second round, The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course), 2007
66 (6 under) - Mark Strickland (Ga.), third round, The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course), 2007
66 (5 under) - Mark Strickland (Ga.), first round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo,. 2009
Through 36 Holes
136 (6 under) - Steve Sheehan (Nevada), SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
136 (6 under) - Bob Kearney (Texas), Golden Horseshoe G.C. (Gold Course), Williamsburg, Va., 1999
136 (6 under) - Mark Strickland (S.C.), The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
136 (4 under) - Kevin Quinn, (Massachusetts), Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
137 (3 under) - Frank Vana Jr., (Massachusetts), Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
137 (5 under) - Nathan Smith (Pa.), The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
137 (5 under) - Carlos Sainz (Ill.), The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
137 (3 under) - Chris Botsford (California), Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
137 (7 under) - Will Swift (Ala.), The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course), 2007
Through 54 Holes
205 (5 under) - Adam Walicki (Michigan), Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
206 (4 under) - Chris Botsford (California), Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass., 2003
207 (6 under) - Terry O'Loughlin (Minnesota), SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz
207 (9 under) - Alan Bratton (Okla.), The Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course), 2007
207 (7 under) - Mark Anderson (S.C.), The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
Miscellaneous
Holes-in-one
Tom Johnson (Utah), 6th hole, second round, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
Roger Null (Missouri), 12th hole, second round, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
Steve DeWitt (Maine), 12th hole, third round, SunRidge Canyon G.C., Fountain Hills, Ariz., 1997
Mike Brummer (South Dakota), 8th hole, first round, Hazeltine National G.C., Chaska, Min., 2001
Bill Hermanson (Conn.), ninth hole, third round, Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course), The Woodlands, Texas, 2007
Jeff Wolniewicz (N.Y.), 12th hole, first round, The Country Club of St. Albans (Lewis and Clark Course), St. Louis, Mo., 2009
Family Participation
Danny Arvanitis (father and Matt Arvanitis (son) - New Hampshire, Charles River C.C., Newton Centre, Mass. 2003
Bill, Andy (Mass.) and John Drohen (R.I.) (brothers) - Berkeley Hall (South Course), Bluffton, S.C., 2005
Bill (Mass.) and John Drohen (R.I.) (brothers) - Club at Carlton Woods (Fazio Course), The Woodlands, Texas, 2007
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Stasi wins for 3rd time

Meghan Stasi clinched the match with a par on the last hole.
Wichita, KS (Sports Network) - Meghan Stasi defeated Carol Robertson, 2-up, on Thursday to capture the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur for a record-tying third time.

Stasi, a 32-year-old from Oakland Park, Fla., never trailed in the scheduled 18-hole final at Wichita Country Club. She clinched the match with a par on the last hole, becoming just the third player to win this championship three times.

"To have three is incredible," Stasi said. "The win today ranks up there with all the other wins. It's been an incredible journey."  continue>>

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Smith wins for 2nd year in a row

Nathan Smith is a three-time men's Mid-Am winner.
Bridgehampton, NY (Sports Network) - Nathan Smith cruised to a 7 & 5 victory Thursday over Tim Hogarth to win the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship for the second year in a row and third time overall.

Smith, a 32-year-old from Pittsburgh, Pa., took the lead for good with a birdie on the second hole of the scheduled 36-hole match play final at Atlantic Golf Club.

He sealed the win with a birdie at the 31st hole, joining Jay Sigel as the only three-time winners in men's Mid-Amateur history.  continue>>

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Simson beats Tallent

Paul Simson never trailed in the 18-hole final.
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - Paul Simson defeated stroke-play medalist Pat Tallent, 2 & 1, to win the USGA Senior Amateur Championship on Thursday for his third national title of the year.

Simson never trailed in the 18-hole final at Lake Nona, but he needed to fend off a late rally from Tallent, a familiar opponent, to win the championship.

A four-foot birdie putt at No. 9 gave Simson a 4-up lead around the turn. He protected that advantage for three holes until Tallent knocked his tee shot at the par-three 13th to six feet for a birdie.  continue>>

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Hardin wins SWA

This was the first USGA victory for Mina Hardin.
Fort Myers, FL (Sports Network) - Mina Hardin defeated Alexandra Frazier, 2 & 1 on Thursday to win the USGA Senior Women's Amateur Championship at Fiddlesticks Country Club.

This was the first USGA victory for Hardin, 50, but ended a great run from Frazier.

She was the last qualifier for the match-play portion of the championship and knocked off medalist Leigh Klasse on Monday, then knocked off defending champion Shelly Herman on Wednesday. Frazier could've been the first No. 64 seed to win a USGA championship, but Hardin was too much for her on Thursday.  continue>>

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Record-setting South Korea wins

Jung-Eun Han posted a two-under 70.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Sports Network) - South Korea etched its name into the record book Saturday en route to a huge victory at the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.

The team shot a five-under 139 in the final round and finished at 30-under 546 to establish a new tournament scoring record, obliterating the former mark of 558 set by the United States in 1998.

The South Koreans won by an eye-opening 17 strokes over the U.S., but their margin of victory only tied the second-largest ever in championship history. The '98 American team won by a shocking 21 shots.  continue>>

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France wins World Am Team title

Alexander Levy carded a round of 72.
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Sports Network) - France captured the rain-shortened World Amateur Team Championship on Sunday, winning by four shots over Denmark.

Alexander Levy and Johann Lopez-Lazaro both carded rounds of 72 to give France an even-par 144 for the final round. Teammate Romain Wattel shot a 74 that was dropped from the day's total.

France ended 54 holes with a seven-under 423, winning the championship for the first time.  continue>>


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