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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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AGE
Youngest Champion (years / months / days)
15/6/28 - Tiger Woods (1991)
15/7/20 - Sihwan Kim (2004)
15/8 - Mike Brannan (1971)
15/9/28 - Cory Whitsett (2007)
15/10/10 - Henry Liaw (2001)
Youngest Competitor
12/2/15 - Matthew Pierce Jr. (2001)
12/10/6 - Verner Stanley Jr. (1952)
12/10/13 - Kevin Na (1996)
Youngest to Advance to Match Play (Since 1990)
13 years, 3 months, 6 days - Jonathan Moore, 1998
13 years, 7 months, 10 days - D.J. Trahan, 1994
13 years, 10 months, 29 days - David Flynn, 2006
Youngest Finalists
Sihwan Kim (15) vs. David Chung (14), 2004
Cory Whitsett (15) vs. Anthony Paolucci (14), 2007
Jordan Spieth (15) vs. Jay Hwang (16), 2009
MOST APPEARANCES
5 - John Konsek (1953-57)
5 - Jack NicklausVerner Stanley (1953-57)
5 - Robert Kirouac (1956-60)
5 - Travis Whisman (1995-99)
5 - James Vargas (1997-2001)
COURSE
Longest Course
7,251 yards - Shoal Creek, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2008
Shortest Course
6,337 yards - Purdue University Golf Course (South Course), West Lafayette, Ind., 1955
MOST TIMES HOST CLUB OF CHAMPIONSHIP
2 - Manor C.C., Rockville, Md., 1957, 1971
2 - Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course) (1965, 1978)
2 - Yale University G.C., New Haven, Conn. (1952, 1988)
2 - Singing Hills G.C., El Cajon, Calif. (1973, 1989)
ENTRIES
Largest
4,508 (1999)
Smallest
416 (1949)
CHAMPIONS
Most Championships Won
3 - Tiger Woods (1991, 1992, 1993)
Most Consecutive Championships Won
3 - Tiger Woods (1991, 1992, 1993)
Most Times in Final
3 - Tiger Woods (1991, 1992, 1993)
MATCH PLAY
Fewest match-play holes needed by champion (since match format change in 1964)
87 - Tiger Woods, Wollaston G.C., Milton, Mass., 1992
89 - Matthew Rosenfeld, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Witch Hollow and Ghost Creek), North Plains, Ore., 2000
90 - Gary Koch, Athens (Ga.) C.C., 1970
91 - Jason Widener, Yale University G.C., New Haven, Conn., 1988
Most match-play holes needed by champion
108 - Shane McMenamy, Forest Highlands G.C., Flagstaff, Ariz., 1996
107 - Charlie Beljan, Atalanta A.C. (Highlands Course), Duluth, Ga., 2002
105 - Mathew Todd, Lake Merced G. & C.C., Daly City, Calif., 1990
104 - Brett Quigley, Singletree G.C., Edwards, Colo., 1987
104 - Henry Liaw, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001
Largest Winning Margin, 18-Hole Match
9 and 8 - Donald M. Bisplinghoff d. Eric Jonas, fourth round, Yale G.C., New Haven, Conn., 1952
9 and 8 - Ronald L. Wright d. Gary E. Allen, first round, Stanford (Calif.) University G.C., 1959
9 and 8 - Richard Meissner d. John Diesing, Jr., second round, Lochmoor Club, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., 1962
9 and 8 - Jack Renner d. Jim Russell, first round, Brookhaven C.C., Dallas, Texas, 1972
9 and 8 - Mitch Allenspatch d. Michael Frey, second round, Ohio State University G.C., (Scarlet Course), Columbus, Ohio, 1977
Largest Winning Margin, Semifinals
7 and 6 - Richard Scott over Andrew Dressler, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001
Largest Winning Margin, Final
10 and 8 - Cameron Peck d. Evan Beck, Shoal Creek, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2008
8 and 7 - Cory Whitsett d. Anthony Paolucci, Boone Valley G.C., 2007
8 and 6 - Gary Koch d. Mike Nelms, Athens C.C., Athens, Ga., 1970
6 and 5 - Larry Beck d. David C. Leon, Manor C.C., Rockville, Md., 1957
6 and 5 - Eddie Pearce d. W. B. Harman Jr., The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1968
Longest 18-Hole Match
28 holes - Michael W. Eiserman d. Patrick Honeycutt, first round, Milburn G. & C.C., Overland Park, Kan., 1960
26 holes - Casey Wittenberg d. Daneil Im, third round, Atlanta A.C., Duluth, Ga., 2002
25 holes - Forrest Fezler d. Robert Goldman, first round, Twin Hills G. & C.C., Oklahoma City, Okla., 1967
25 holes - Arthur E. Burke III, d. Richard Adams, first round, The Country Club, Brookline, Mass., 1968
Longest Final Match
21 holes - Donald Hurter d. Keith Banes, Wilmington (Del.) C.C. (South Course), 1978
20 holes - Jack Renner d. Mike Brannan, Singing Hills C.C., El Cajon, Calif., 1973
20 holes - Charlie Beljan d. Zac Reynolds, Atlanta A.C., Duluth, Ga., 2002
Most Extra-Hole Matches in Championship
11 - Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001
STROKE PLAY
Lowest Score, 9 Holes
30 - John Popeck, Longmeadow C.C., Massachusetts, 2005
30 - James Vargas, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001
30 - Jorge Fernandez Valdes, 2nd nine, rnd 1, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2008
31 - Donald Bisplinghoff, Yale University G.C., New Haven, Conn., 1952
31 - James Oh, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999
31 - Eddie Lee, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Creek back nine), North Plains, Ore., 2000
31 - Brian Harman, second nine, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 2004
31 - Tommy Chunghao Mou, second nine, second round, Rancho Santa Fe G.C., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 2006
Lowest Score, 18 Holes
64 - Joseph Monte, Longmeadow C.C., Massachusetts, 2005
65 - J.C. Deacon, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999
65 - Scotty Campbell, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001
65 - James Vargas, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001
65 - Sam Saunders, Longmeadow C.C., Massachusetts, 2005
65 - Jorge Fernandez Valdes, Shoal Creek, Shoal Creek, Ala., 2008
66 - Kurt Beck, Pine Lake G.C., Orchard Lake, Mich., 1980
66 - Brad Lehmann, Yale University G.C., New Haven, Conn., 1988
66 - Rob McMillan, Waverley Country Club, Portland, Ore., 1993
66 - Aaron Baddeley, Conway Farms G.C., Lake Forest, Ill., 1998
66 - James Oh, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999
66 - Sonny Nimkhum, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999
66 - Jay Choi, Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Creek), North Plains, Ore., 2000
66 - Chris Gilliland, Atlanta A.C., Duluth, Ga., 2002
66 - Matt Savage, Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 2003
66 - Brian Harman, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 2004
66 - James White, Boone Valley G.C., Augusta, Mo., 2007
66 - Juan Luna, Trump National G.C. (New Course), Bedminster, N.J., 2009
Lowest Score, 36 Holes
132 - James Vargas, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001
133 - Brian Harman, The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif., 2004
133 - Sam Saunders, Longmeadow C.C., Massachusetts, 2005
134 - Sonny Nimkhum, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999
135 - Aaron Baddeley, Conway Farms G.C., Lake Forest, Ill., 1998
135 - James Oh, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999
135 - Camilo Villegas, Country Club of York (Pa.), 1999
135 - Scotty Campbell, Oak Hills C.C., San Antonio, Texas, 2001
MISCELLANEOUS
Most Times Medalist
2 - Willie Wood (1977, 1978)
2 - Tiger Woods, (1991, 1992)
Holes-In-One
Terry Thomas, 165-yard 14th hole, Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla., 1953
Lloyd S. Monroe, 175-yard 5th hole, Taconic G.C., Williamstown, Mass., 1956
Terry Hurst, 187-yard 4th hole, Lochmoor Club, Grosse Pointe, Mich., 1962
Brian Gay, 158-yard 11th hole, Singletree G.C., Edwards. Colo., 1987
Ben Taylor, 171-yard 17th hole, Wollaston G.C., Milton, Mass., 1992
Brady Stockton, 152-yard 7th hole, Fargo (N.D.) C.C., 1995
Chanin Puntawong, 181-yard 7th hole, Atlanta A.C., Duluth, Ga., 2002
Andrew DiBitetto, 212-yard 4th hole, Columbia C.C., Chevy Chase, Md., 2003
Sam Saunders, 132-yard 4th hole, Longmeadow C.C., Massachusetts, 2005
Cory Whitsett, 144-yard, 7th hole, Rancho Santa Fe (Calif.) G.C., 2006
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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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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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