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>>
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>>
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>>
Dates: Saturday, October 2nd through Thursday, October 7th Site: Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Orlando, Florida Course Architect: Tom Fazio (1986) Par: 72 Yardage: 6,691
Annual: 56th Television: None Schedule of Play: Stroke Play: Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3 (field reduced to the lowest 64 players, who advance to match play). Match Play: Monday, October 4 - First Round, Tuesday, October 5 - Second & Third Rounds, Wednesday, October 6 - Quarters and Semis, Thursday, October 7 - Championship Match Defending Champion: Marvin "Vinny" Giles III Runner-Up: John Grace Lowest Medalist Score (36 holes): 134 (Billy Clagett, 2005), 136 (John Harbottle, 1993) Lowest Medalist Score (18 holes): 65 (Bill Zylstra, 2007)
Last Year's Results
Marvin Giles III def. John Grace, 1-up
Marvin Giles III def. John Pallin, 1-up
John Grace def. Mark Bemowski, 3 & 2
Marvin Giles III def. William Doughtie, 2 & 1
John Grace def. Greg Reynolds, 3 & 1
John Pallin def. Michael Walters, 2-up
Mark Bemowski def. Mike Bell, 2 & 1
Marvin Giles III def. John Grace, 1-up
George Marucci Jr def. George Zahringer, 2-up
Stanford Lee def. Sam Farlow, 4 & 3
Mike Bell def. Tom McGraw, 1-up
Mark Rice def. Mark Bemowski, 1-up
Mark Bemowski def. Greg Reynolds, 4 & 3
Kemp Richardson def. Frank Abbott, 1-up (19 holes)
Greg Reynolds def. Mark Bemowski, 4 & 3
Kemp Richardson def. Bill Ploeger, 2 & 1
Bill Shean Jr def. Richard Van Leuvan, 2 & 1
Bill Ploeger def. Gary Menzel, 3 & 2
Bll Shean Jr def. William King, 5 & 3
Cliff Cunningham def. Ed Bartlett, 5 & 3
O. Gordon Brewer def. Heyward Sullivan, 2-up
James Stahl Jr def. Rennie Law, 2 & 1
O. Gordon Brewer def. Bob Hullender, 5 & 4
Joe Ungvary def. Jerry Nelson, 7 & 6
Clarence Morris def. Robert Harris, 6 & 4
Bill Bosshard def. Morris Beecroft, 5 & 4
Jackie Cummings def. Bobby Clark, 3 & 2
R.S. (Bo) Williams def.Joe Simpson, 1-up (19 holes)
Clarence Moore def. Bud Stevens, 5 & 4
John Richardson def. James Kite, 5 & 4
R.S. (Bo) Williams def. John Harbottle, 3 & 2
Lewis Oehmig def. Ed Hopkins, 1-up (20 holes)
Robert Rawlins def. Richard Runkie, 1-up (19 holes)
William Hyndman III def. Richard Runke, 1-up
Alton Duhon def. Edgar R. Updegraff, 2-up
Edgar R. Updegraff def. Dale Morey, 2 & 1
William C. Campbell def. Keith K. Compton, 3 & 2
William C. Campbell def. Lewis W. Oehmig, 2 & 1
Keith K. Compton def. John Kline, 1-up
Dale Morey def. Lewis W. Oehmig, 4 & 3
Lewis H. Oehmig def. John Richardson, 4 & 3
William F. Colm def. Stephen Stimac, 4 & 3
Dale Morey def. Lewis W. Oehmig, 4 & 2
William Hyndman III def. Harry Welch, 3 & 2
Lewis W. Oehmig def. Ernest Pieper Jr, 1-up (20 holes)
Tom Draper def. Ernest Pieper Jr, 3 & 1
Gene Andrews def. James Ferrie, 1-up
Curtis Person Sr def. David Goldman, 1-up
Curtis Person Sr def. Ben Goodes, 2 & 1
Ray Palmer def. Walter D. Bronson, 3 & 2
Dexter H. Daniels def. George Beechler, 1-up
Robert B. Kiersky def. George Beechler, 1-up (19 holes)
William D. Higgins def. Edward Murphy, 2 & 1
Merrill L. Carlsmith def. William D. Higgins, 3 & 2
Merrill L. Carlsmith def. Willis H. Blakely, 4 & 2
Dexter H. Daniels def. Col. William K. Lanman, Jr, 2 & 1
Michael Cestone def. David Rose, 1-up (20 holes)
J. Clark Espie def. J. Wolcott Brown, 3 & 1
Thomas C. Robbins def. John W. Dawson, 2 & 1
J. Clark Espie def. Frederick J. Wright, 2 & 1
Frederick J. Wright def. J. Clark Espie, 4 & 3
J. Wood Platt def. George Studlinger, 5 & 4
The USGA Senior Amateur Championship is open to amateurs, age 55 and older, who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 7.4. The deadline for entries was Aug. 18. 2,287 entries were accepted for the 2010 championship. A record 2,498 entries were accepted for the 2005 USGA Senior Amateur Championship.
Last season, Marvin Giles III sank a left-to-right, downhill 18-footer for birdie on the final hole to outlast John Grace, 1-up. With the victory, Giles established a record for most years between USGA championship titles, having last won the 1972 U.S. Amateur. His 37 years between championship wins eclipsed the mark held by Bruce Fleisher, who had gone 33 years between his U.S. Amateur (1968) and U.S. Senior Open (2001) victories.
Giles opened up an early 1-up lead with a birdie on the third hole, however Grace halved the match with a birdie of his own on nine and then took the lead on 14 with a par. Once a gain the duo were tied when Giles was able to par the 15th hole, setting up his dramatic victory on the last. Ironically, Giles and Grace were teammates on the 1975 USA Walker Cup team. Grace was also runner-up at the 1974 U.S. Amateur Championship.
The champion receives a gold medal and custody of the Frederick L. Dold Trophy for the ensuing year. He also receives an exemption from local qualifying at the next U.S. Open, as well as exemptions from sectional qualifying at the next two U.S. Senior Opens, the next two U.S. Amateurs, the next two U.S. Mid- Amateurs, the next two U.S. Amateur Public Links, and the next 10 USGA Senior Amateurs, if otherwise eligible.
George "Buddy" Marucci Jr defeated George Zahringer in 2008, 2-up at Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. Marucci never trailed in his match with Zahringer taking the lead for the first time with a birdie on number seven. Three up through 12, Zahringer cut the deficit to 1 down through 15.
Marucci managed to snake in an eight-foot putt for par on No. 16 to maintain the lead and then the duo halved the 17th. Both players had birdie attempts on the final hole, however Zahringer, who putted first from 25 feet, missed and then conceded to Marucci.
In 2007, Stan Lee defeated Sam Farlow, 4 & 3, to win the USGA Senior Amateur at Flint Hills National Golf Club. The pair halved the first two holes, but Lee parred the third to win the hole. He aptured four with a par and six with a birdie and found himself 3-up out of the gate. Farlow took the seventh, but Lee regrouped with a birdie to win at the eighth. At the ninth, Lee made a tricky par save, but Farlow made birdie to once again cut the margin to 2- down. Lee again made birdie after a lost hole to go 3-up through 10. Lee won the 14th with a par and closed the match with a birdie and win at 15.
Lee became the youngest USGA Senior Amateur winner in history at 55 years and five days old. The previous record was 55 years, three months and 18 days set by Bill Bosshard in 1991.
In 2006, Mike Bell sank an eight-foot par putt on the final hole at Victoria National Golf Club in Indiana to defeat Tom McGraw, 1-up. Bell, the winner of the 2006 Indiana State Senior Amateur and the Senior Porter Cup, received his place in the field when Jerry Jackson of Kokomo, Indiana, withdrew. Bell duplicated the feat of 2002 champion Greg Reynolds of Grand Blanc, Michigan, who also won as an alternate. Bell became the first champion to win in his home state since Chicago's Bill Shean won the 1998 championship at Skokie (Ill.) Country Club.
Mike Rice thwarted Mark Bemowski's attempt to repeat in 2005, when the 61- year-old Rice won 1-up in the finals. Rice injured his left shoulder on Wednesday of championship week and was treated that night. The injury did not stop him from becoming the oldest champion since John Richardson, who was 66 when he titled in 1987.
In the finals of the 2004 championship, Bemowski reversed the outcome of the 2002 event by defeating Greg Reynolds, 4 & 3, at Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles, California. In his six matches, Bemowski never played the final hole and was extended to the 17th only twice. In 2002, Reynolds had beaten Bemowski by the same margin.
Thirteen players have won this championship more than once. They are: J. Clark Espie (1957, 1959); Dexter H. Daniels (1961, 1966); Merrill L. Carlsmith (1962, 1963); Curtis Person Sr. (1968, 1969); Lewis W. Oehmig (1972, 1976, 1985); William Hyndman III (1973, 1983); Dale Morey (1974, 1977), William C.
Campbell (1979, 1980); R.S. Williams (1986, 1989); Clarence Moore (1988, 1992); O. Gordon Brewer, Jr. (1994 and 1996); Bill Shean, Jr. (1998 and 2000); and Kemp Richardson (2001, 2003). Carlsmith, Person and Campbell are the only three champions who won the title in consecutive years.
The 2010 USGA Senior Amateur will be the 18th USGA championship conducted in Florida. The USGA Senior Amateur has been played three times previously in Florida - in 1978 at Pine Tree Golf Club in Boynton Beach; in 1992 at The Loxachatchee Club in Jupiter; and in 2002 at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville.
The 2011 championship will be staged at Kinloch Golf Club in Virginia.
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>>