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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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AGE
Youngest Champion (years / months / days)
13/3/7 - Aree Wongluekiet, (1999)
13/5/17 - Alexis Thompson, (2008)
13/9/15 - Jenny Shin (2006)
14/0/15 - In-Bee Park (2002)
14/7/1 - Kristen Park (2007)
14/7/10 - Kay Cornelius, (1981)
Youngest Competitor
10 - Victoria Jenssen (1959)
Youngest Qualifier (Sectional Qualifying Started in 1996)
10 - Samantha Wagner (2008)
CHAMPIONS
Most Championships Won
3-Hollis Stacy (1969, 1970, 1971)
Most Consecutive Championships Won
3-Hollis Stacy (1969, 1970, 1971)
Most Times in Final
3-Hollis Stacy (1969, 1970, 1971)
3-In-Bee Park (2002, 2003, 2005)
Most Times Runner-Up
2-Barbara McIntire (1951, 1952)
2-In-Bee Park (2003, 2005)
COURSE
Longest Course
6,396 yards - Carmel C.C., Charlotte, N.C., 2006
Shortest Course
5,721 yards-Golden Valley (Minn.) C.C., 1988
ENTRIES
Largest
999 (2009)
929 (2008)
Smallest
18 (1950)
MATCH PLAY
Largest Winning Margin, 18-Hole Match
10 and 8-Nancy Keplinger d. Deborah Jane Carver, first round, Philadelphia (Pa.) C.C. (Bala Course), 1949
10 and 8-Glenda Felkner d. Celia Ann McDuffie, first round , Florence (S.C.) C.C., 1955
10 and 8-Meriam H. Bailey d. Sharon Klump, first round, Florence, SC CC, 1955
Largest Winning Margin, Final
7 and 5-Nancy Lopez d. Lauren Howe, Columbia-Edgewater C.C., Portland, Ore., 1974
7 and 5-Michelle McGann d. Lynne Mikulas, The Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 1987
6 and 5-Peggy Conley d. Laura MacIvor, Leavenworth (Kan.) C.C., 1964
6 and 5-Amy Alcott d. Mary Lawrence, Somerset Hills C.C., Bernardsville, N.J., 1973
6 and 5-Amy Anderson d. Kimberly Kim, Trump National G.C. (Old and New Courses), Bedminster, N.J., 2009
Longest Match
26 holes-Karen Chung d. Kristina Wong, semifinals, Hartford G.C., West Hartford, Conn., 2008
25 holes-Andrea Marchand d. Hilary Rack, first round, Crestview C.C. (North Course), Wichita, Kan., 198
24 holes-Ayaka Kaneko d. Sue Kim, quarterfinal round, Tacoma C. & G.C., Lakewood, Washington, 2007
23 holes-Catherine Curry d. Denise Hermida, first round, Del Rio G. & C.C., Modesto, Calif., 1976
23 holes-Camie Hoshino d. Jamille Jose, semifinal round, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1989
23 holes-Skyli Yamada d. Clarissa Childs, first round, Crestview C.C., Witchita, Kan., 1991
23 holes-Stephanie Kono d. Kimberly Kim, quarterfinal round, Tacoma C. & G.C., Lakewood, Washington, 2007
Longest Final Match (1949-2005)
20 holes-Judy Eller d. Beth Stone, Lakewood C.C., Denver, Colo., 1957
20 holes-Pat Hurst d. Adele Moore, Peach Tree G. & C.C., Marysville, Calif., 1986
20 holes-Julieta Granada d. Jane Park, Mira Vista G.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
19 holes-Hollis Stacy d. Catherine Morse, Augusta (Ga.) C.C., 1971
Longest Final Match, 36 Holes (2006-Present)
37 holes-Jenny Shin d. Vicky Hurst, Carmel C.C., Charlotte, N.C., 2006
Biggest Comeback, Final (18 Holes)
5 down - Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff d. In-Bee Park, 1 up, Brooklawn C.C., Fairfield, Conn., 2003
STROKE PLAY
Lowest Medalist Score, 18 Holes
74-Mary Mills, Heather Downs, Toledo, Ohio, 1956
74-Roberta Albers, C.C. of Buffalo, Williamsville, N.Y., 1962
74-Janis Ferraris and Peggy Conley, Wolfert's Roost C.C., Albany, N.Y., 1963
Lowest Medalist Score, 36 Holes
130-Taylore Karle, BanBury Golf Club, Eagle, Idaho, 2005
133-Christina Kim, Indian Hills Country Club, Mission Hills, Kan., 2001
134-Beth Bauer, Legends Club of Tennessee, Franklin, Tenn., 1997
134-Kimberly Kim, Tacoma C. & G.C., Tacoma, Washington, 2007
134-Lisa McCloskey, Hartford G.C., West Hartford, Conn., 2008
138-Brandie Burton, Pine Needles L. & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., 1989
138-Mari Chun, Mira Vista G.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
138-Julieta Granada, Mira Vista G.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
138-In-Bee Park, Mira Vista G.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
Lowest Score, 18 Holes
62 - Christina Kim, second round, Indian Hills C.C., Mission Hills, Kan., 2001 (USGA amateur championships, lowest score)
62 - Kimberly Kim, first round, Tacoma C. & G.C., Tacoma, Washington, 2007
63 - Taylore Karle, first round, BanBury Golf Club, Eagle, Idaho, 2005
63 - Angela Park, second round, BanBury Golf Club, Eagle, Idaho, 2005
63 - Lisa McCloskey, second round, Hartford G.C., West Hartford, CT, 2008
Most Times Medalist
3-Brandie Burton (1987*, 1988, 1989)
3-In-Bee Park (2002, 2003, 2004*)
*Co-medalist
Most Players to Tie For Medalist
3-Berridge Long, Anne Richardson, and Jacqueline Yates, The Country Club (Original Course), Brookline, Mass., 1953
3-Dayna Benson, Beverley Davis, and Lauren Howe, Dedham (Mass.) C. & P.C., 1975
3-Lisa Brandetsas, Michelle McGann, and Brandie Burton, The Orchards G.C., South Hadley, Mass., 1986
3-Beth Bauer, Candy Hannemann, and Grace Park, Longmeadow (Mass.) C.C., 1995
3-Mari Chun, Julieta Granada, and In-Bee Park, Mira Vista G.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
MISCELLANEOUS
Holes In One
Debra Miller, 168-yard 6th hole, Augusta (Ga.) C.C., 1971
Cathy Mockett, 150-yard 13th hole, Illahe Hills (Ore.) C.C., 1981
Colleen Draeger, 105-yard 5th hole, Illahe Hills (Ore.) C.C., 1981
Catherine Stevens, 156-yard 12th hole, St. Clair C.C., Pittsburgh, Pa., 1985
Camille Coddens, 143-yard 17th hole, The Orchards Golf Course, South Hadley, Mass., 1987
Sara Miley, 113-yard 11th hole, Golden Valley (Minn.) C.C., 1988
Patti Sinn, 106-yard 14th hole, Golden Valley (Minn.) C.C., 1988
Meilin Poai, 151-yard 14th hole, Crestview C.C., Wichita, Kan., 1991
Shayna Miyajima, 166-yard 9th hole, Merion Golf Club, Ardmore, Pa., 1998
Ashley Leonard, 183-yard 1st hole, Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, Owings Mills, Md., 1999
Paula Creamer, 130-yard 7th hole, Mira Vista G.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
Taylor Barrett, 210-yard 15th hole, Mira Vista G.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
Ashley Freeman, 168-yard 3rd hole, Mira Vista G.C., Fort Worth, Texas, 2004
Jessica Yadloczky, 154-yard 3rd hole, BanBury Golf Club, Eagle, Idaho, 2005
Brittany Altomare, 161-yard 6th hole, Hartford G.C., West Hartford, CT, 2008
Most Times Played in Championship
7-Margot Morton, Indiana, Pa., 1954-60
6-Mika Takayama, Alameda, Cailf., 1996-2001
6-Sukjin-Lee Wuesthoff, 1999-2004
6-Morgan Pressel, 2000-2005
6-Megan Grehan, 2001-2006
6-Stephanie Kono, 2002-2007
6-Kimberly Kim, 2004-2009
5-Leslie Green, Kingwood, Texas, 1982-86
5-Vicki Goetze, Hull, Ga., 1986-90
5-Kellee Booth, 1989-93
5-Jessica Reese, Santa Rosa, Calif., 1994-98
5-Leigh Anne Hardin, Martinsville, Ind., 1995-1999
5-Kim Kouwabunpat, Upland, Calif., 1995-1999
5-kim Rowton, San Antonio, Texas, 1995-1999
5-Sandy Kim, West Linn, Ore., 1996-2000
5-Kelly Robb, Concord, Mass., 1998-2002
5-Mallory Code, Tampa, Fla., 1997, 1999-2002
5-Julieta Granada, 2000-2004
5-Jennifer Hong, 2000-2004
5-In-Bee Park, 2001-2005
5-Mina Harigae, 2003-2007
5-Becca Huffer 2003-2007
5-Kristen Schelling, 2003-2007
5-Kristina Wong, 2004-2008
5-Tiffany Lua, 2004-2008
5-Michelle Shin, 2004-2008
5-Lisa McCloskey, 2004-2006, 2008-2009
5-Isabelle Lendl, 2004-2006, 2008-2009
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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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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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