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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>
Dates: Monday, July 19th through Saturday, July 24th Site: The Country Club of North Carolina, Village of Pinehurst, NC Course Architect: Ellis Maples and William Byrd (1963) Par: 72 Yardage: 6,395
Annual: 62nd Television: Golf Channel - Saturday -- 12-2 a.m. (et) - taped, Saturday -- 4-6 p.m. (et) - taped Schedule of Play: Stroke Play - Monday, July 19th and Tuesday, July 20th (field reduced to the lowest 64 players, who advance to match play). Match Play - Wednesday, July 21st - First round, Thursday, July 22nd - Second and third rounds Friday, July 23rd - Quarterfinals and Semifinals Saturday, July 24th - Championship match Defending Champion: Amy Anderson (Not defending) Runner-Up: Kimberly Kim Lowest Medalist Score (36 holes): 130 (Taylore Karle, 2005) Lowest Medalist Score (18 holes): 62 (Christina Kim, 2001; Kimberly Kim, 2007)
Last Year's Results
Amy Anderson def. Kimberly Kim, 6 & 5
Amy Anderson def. Luz Zlejandra Cangrejo, 1-up (19 holes)
In-Bee Park def. Jennifer Tangtiphaibootana, 4 & 3
Nicole Perrot def. Whitney Welch, 3 & 2
Lisa Ferrero def. Ina Kim, 3 & 1
Aree Wongluekiet def. Nancy Abiecunas, 2-up
Leigh Ann Hardin def. Brittny Straza, 2-up
Beth Bauer def. Candie Kung, 4 & 2
Dorothy Delasin def. Grace Park, 5 & 4
Marcy Newton def. Andrea Cordova, 4 & 3
Kelli Kuehne def. Molly Cooper, 2 & 1
Kellee Booth def. Erika Hayashida, 1-up
Jamie Zoizumi def. Alicia Allison, 5 & 4
Emilee Klein def. Kimberly Marshall, 3 & 2
Sandrine Mendiburu def. Vicki Goetze, 3 & 2
Brandie Burton def. Carrie Hoshina, 1-up
Jamille Jose def. Debbie Parks, 5 & 4
Michelle McGann def. Lynne Mikulas, 7 & 6
Pat Hurst def. Adele Moore, 1-up (20 holes)
Dana Lofland def. Amy Fruhwirth, 4 & 3
Cathy Mockett def. Michike Hattori, 1-up
Kim Saiki def. Buffy Klein, 2 & 1
Heather Farr def. Caroline Keggi, 2 & 1
Kay Cornelius def. Kim Simmons, 2 & 1
Laurie Rinker def. Libby Akers, 5 & 4
Penny Hammel def. Amy Benz, 2 & 1
Lori Castillo def. Jenny Lidback, 4 & 2
Althea Tome def. Melissa McGeorge, 3 & 2
Ilar Dorado def. Kelli Doherty, 3 & 2
Dayna Benson def. Kyle O'Brien, 1-up
Nancy Lopez def. Lauren Howe, 7 & 5
Amy Alcott def. Mary Lawrence, 6 & 5
Nancy Lopez def. Catherine Morse, 1-up
Hollis Stacy def. Amy Alcott, 1-up (19 holes)
Hollis Stacy def. Janet Aulisi, 1-up
Hollis Stacy def. Jane Fassinger, 1-up
Margaret Harmon def. Kaye Beard, 3 & 2
Elizabeth Story def. Liana Zambresky, 5 & 4
Claudia Mayhew def. Kathleen Ahern, 3 & 2
Gail Sykes def. Mary Louise Pritchett, 5 & 4
Peggy Conley def. Laura MacIvor, 6 & 5
Janis Ferraris def. Peggy Conley, 2-up
Mary Lou Daniel def. Mary Sawyer, 2-up
Mary Lowell def. Margaret Martin, 1-up
Carol Sorenson def. Sharon Fladoos, 2 & 1
Judy Rand def. Marcia Hamilton, 5 & 3
Judy Eller def. Sherry Wheeler, 1-up
Judy Eller def. Beth Stone, 1-up (20 holes)
JoAnne Gunderson def. Clifford Ann Creed, 4 & 3
Carole Jo Kabler def. JoAnne Gunderson, 4 & 3
Margaret Smith def. Sue Driscoll, 5 & 3
Mildred Meyerson def. Holly Jean Roth, 4 & 2
Mickey Wright def. Barbara McIntire, 1-up
Arlene Brooks def. Barbara McIntire, 1-up
Patricia A. Lesser def. Mickey Wright, 4 & 2
Marlene Bauer def. Barbara Bruning, 2-up
This event has proven to be a springboard for success for LPGA talent over the years. Past champions of this championship include: Mickey Wright, JoAnne Carner, Hollis Stacy, Nancy Lopez, Amy Alcott, Pat Hurst, Michelle McGann, Brandie Burton, Kelli Kuehne, Dorothy Delasin, Beth Bauer, Inbee Park and Julieta Granada. Stacy was a three-time champion while Lopez captured this event twice. Paula Creamer lost to Granada in the semifinals in 2004. Morgan Pressel lost in the quarterfinals in 2004 and in the third round in 2005.
Last year, stroke-play medalist Amy Anderson rolled to a 6 & 5 victory over Kimberly Kim in the final to win this championship. Anderson, from Oxbow, North Dakota, never trailed in her scheduled 36-hole match against Kim, a decorated USGA player who made only one birdie over the 31 holes they played. Her advantage reached as high as 7-up late in the match, but Anderson really took control with a string of good holes on the back nine of the opening 18. She held a 2-up lead after the morning session, then moved 3-up with a birdie at No. 1 when the pair returned to the course for the second 18 holes. Anderson clinched the victory with a par on the 13th at Trump National -- the 31st hole of the match -- to become the first stroke-play medalist to win this event since Granada in 2004. Kim had previously won the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur at the age of 14 -- the youngest-ever winner of that championship. She was playing in her third USGA amateur final. Anderson is not eligible to defend her title, as she turned 18 years old.
In 2008, Alexis Thompson became the second-youngest winner in championship history, as she defeated Karen Chung, 5 & 4 at Hartford Golf Club in Connecticut. At 13 years, 5 months and 17 days, Thompson was only two months older than 1999 champion Aree Song Wongluekiet, who was 13 years, 3 months, 7 days. Chung, also 13, would have been nine days older than Wongluekiet. The final marked the first time two 13-year-olds had competed for the championship. For the first time in championship history, the event was completed on Sunday.
Only two golfers have won consecutive titles - July Eller (1958-59) and Hollis Stacy (1969-1971). Lopez also won two championships, in 1972 and 1974, but not consecutively.
Jenny Shin defeated Vicky Hurst in 2006 on the 37th hole of the scheduled 36-hole match, the first 36-hole final in championship history. Shin won the 33rd and 36th holes to square the match and then her opponent, after hitting into a water hazard and then a greenside bunker, conceded the match on the 37th hole.
This tournament is open to female amateur players who will not have reached their 18th birthday on or before July 24, and who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4. The USGA accepted a record 1,005 entries in 2010. The old record for most entries, 999, was set in 2009.
The 2010 U.S. Girls' Junior will be the 26th USGA championship conducted in the state of North Carolina. This is the second USGA championship played at The Country Club of North Carolina. The club hosted the 1980 U.S. Amateur, won by Hal Sutton. This is the third time that the Girls' Junior is being held in the state. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines hosted the 1989 event, won by Brandie Burton, and Carmel Country Club in Charlotte staged the 2006 tournament, won by Jenny Shin.
The 2011 U.S. Girls' Junior will be held on the South Course at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois.
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>>
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>>
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>>
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>>