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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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110th U.S. Men's Amateur Championship Field
Chambers Bay Golf Club
The Home Course
University Place, Washington
Par 71 - 7,742 Yards (CBGC)
Par 72 - 7,309 Yards (HC)

The Field
Matthew Alessi John Hahn Thomas Muto
Kody Alexander Shun Yat Hak Carter Newman
* Byeong-Hun An Paul Haley Brandon Ng
Josh Anderson David Haley Jr. Matt Nicholas
Conner Arendell Gavin Hall Glenn Northcutt
Kevin Aylwin Hunter Hamrick Andrew Noto
Adam Ball Matthew Hansen Ryan O'Rear
Chris Baloga Evan Harmeling Jean-Philippe Paiement
Blayne Barber Michael Harrington Chris Paisley
Scott Barton Matthew Harvey Cheng Tsung Pan
Brian Belden Scott Harvey Brinson Paolini
Brad Benjamin Christian Heavens Brandon Parker
Daniel Berger Jeffrey Hedden Bhavik Patel
Richard Berkmeyer Russell Henley Ravi Patel
Chase Blaich Mark Hicks Andrew Patipaksiri
Zachary Blair Brian Higgins Andrea Paven
Bennett Blakeman Jason Higton Cameron Peck
Brent Blaum Stiggy Hodgson Kevin Penner
T.J. Bordeaux Morgan Hoffmann John Peterson
Jarred Bossio Will Hogan Ryan Peterson
Daniel Bowden Tim Hogarth Timmy Peterzen
William Bowman Tom Hoge Kevin Phelan
Joseph Bramlett Max Homa Louis-Alexandre Pitre
Christian Brand Camron Howell Ben Polland
Hunter Bronson Hao-Sheng Hsu Zac Pool
Matthew Brown Mark Hubbard Andrew Presley
Michael Brown Bobby Hudson Kalena Preus
Brad Brunner John Duke Hudson Riley Pumphrey
George Bryan Mackenzie Hughes Andrew Putnam
Wesley Bryan Brian Hwang Cameron Rappleye
Jason Buffone Vince India Patrick Reed
Thomas Buran Ryan Indovina Cory Renfrew
Christopher Burger Tim Jackson Patrick Rogers
Jacob Burger Peter Jensen Travis Ross
Rudy Cabalar Jr. Jin Jeong Clayton Rotz
Patrick Cantlay David Jones Harry Rudolph III
Alex Carpenter Bill Jones III Francesco Ruffino
Kevin Carrigan Carl Jonson Andy Sajevic
Ryan Carter Joseph Juszczyk Joseph Saladindo
Franco Castro Joe Kastelic Bowen Sargent
Bud Cauley Sean Kelly Robert Savarese
Jeff Champine Barrett Kelpin Charlie Saxon
Yi Keun Chang Billy Kennerly Matt Schneider
Samuel Chavez Cody Kent W. Beau Schoolcraft
Daniel Chian Alex Shi Yup Kim Jeffrey Scohy
Samuel Chien C.J. Kim Jason Scrivener
Alex Ching Chan Kim Jason Shano
Albin Choi John Young Kim Brad Shaw
Phillip Choi Lion Kim Tyler Sheppard
Amit Chopra Michael Kim Conrad Shindler
Erik Christopherson Sihwan Kim Garrett Simons
Drew Chuipek Woo Kim Stephen Skurla
Eric Chun Clarke Kincaid Henry Smart
David Chung Drew Kittleson Ben Smith
Wyndham Clark Sean Knapp Colby Smith
William Coe Mark Knecht Matthew Smith
Jeff Coffman Brooks Koepka Nathan Smith
Maxwell Cohen Scott Langley Taylor Smith
Brian Colbert Brad Larente Will Smith
Scott Congdon Spencer Lawson John Somers
Donald Constable Joe Leavitt Daniel Sorgini III
Austin Cook Hank Lebioda Jordan Spieth
Jamie Core Tain Lee Tim Spitz
Cameron Crawford Robert Leopold Boris Stantchev
Matt Crawford Danny Lewis Eric Steger
Brock Crosson Eric Lilleboe Matthew Stephens
George Cunningham Dashiell Lindsell Adam Stephenson
Sean Dale Jay Linquist Ricky Stockton
Terence Daniels Jim Liu Ricky Stout
David Dannelly Nick MacDonald Scott Strohmeyer
Amory Davis Timothy Madigan Hudson Swafford
Herbert Day Draegen Majors Ren Takeuchi
Johan Da Beer Marc Mandel Nick Taylor
Robert De Biase Ben Mangum Damien Telles
C.J. Deberg Ernesto Marin Justin Thomas
Christopher DeForest Kevin Marsh Cody Thompson
Preston Dembowiak Brent Martin Ethan Tracy
Ricky DeSantis Justin Martinson Kevin Tway
Brandon Detweiler George Marucci Jr. Peter Uihlein
Jed Dirksen Denny McCarthy Tevis Upton
George Downing Ryan McCarthy Frank Vana
Michael Drobnick Thomas McCarthy Harold Varner III
Keegan Drugan Carl McCauley Carr Vernon
Jack Dukeminier Mac McClung Andrew Vijarro
Andres Echavarria Michael McCoy Arnond Vongvanij
Parker Edens Kenneth McCready Darren Wallace
Alex Edfort David McDaniel Jordan Walor
Nick Ellis Tommy McDonagh Korey Ward
Harris English Michael McGowan Richard Werenski
Joe Epperson Max McKay Todd White
Derek Ernst Jordan McLaurin Michael Whitehead
Josh Eure Jason Millard Andrew Widmar
Matt Ewald Matt Miller Gunner Wiebe
Tyler Foxx Mike Miller Peter Williamson
Nicolo Galletti William Miller Cameron Wilson
Robert F. Gerwin II Eric Mina Jeff Wilson
Josh Goldstein Alexander Moore Eugene Wong
Antonio Grillo Michael Morrison Thomas Wroblewski
Emiliano Grillo Greg Moss Bobby Wyatt
Craig Groenendaal Michael Moyers Sang Yi
Estanislao Guerrero Michael Muehr Matthew Younts
Vaita Guillaume Michael Mulieri Steve Ziegler
Randy Haag Nick Mullhaupt Daniel Zuluaga
Stewart Hagestad John Murphy Steven Zychowski
* - defending champion

The U.S. Amateur Championship is open to amateur golfers who have USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 2.4. The Handicap limit was lowered from 3.4 in 1999. Following two days of stroke play (Aug. 23 and Aug. 24), the field of 312 golfers will be reduced to the lowest 64 scorers, who will advance to match play. All matches are 18 holes except the final match. The 36-hole championship final match is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 29. Last year, Byeong-Hun An defeated Ben Martin, 7 & 5 to capture the U.S. Amateur Championship at Southern Hills.
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Kansas wins Men's State Team

Joining Byran Norton(right) on the winning Kansas team were Charlie Stevens(left) and Tyler Shelton.
Santa Rosa, CA (Sports Network) - Bryan Norton fired a three-under 68 Thursday to lead Kansas to a four-shot win at the USGA Men's State Team Championship.

Kansas captured the three-day championship for the first time ever, finishing with a three-under 423 on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Mayacama Golf Club.

Rhode Island, North Carolina and Florida tied for second place at one-over 427, while Illinois and Alabama finished another shot further back at 428 and Virginia was seventh at 429.  continue>>

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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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