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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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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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USGA - Senior Amateur Championship Preview
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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

Hole-By-Hole:
Hole Par yds Hole Par yds
1 4 389 10 4 409
2 5 542 11 5 549
3 4 450 12 4 396
4 3 181 13 3 153
5 4 329 14 4 297
6 3 167 15 5 512
7 4 403 16 4 461
8 4 392 17 3 175
9 5 496 18 4 390
36 3,349 36 3,342

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
Championship
Marvin Giles III def. John Grace, 1-up
Semifinals
Marvin Giles III def. John Pallin, 1-up
John Grace def. Mark Bemowski, 3 & 2
Quarterfinals
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

Past Winners
 Year Winner
2009 Marvin Giles III def. John Grace, 1-up
2008 George Marucci Jr def. George Zahringer, 2-up
2007 Stanford Lee def. Sam Farlow, 4 & 3
2006 Mike Bell def. Tom McGraw, 1-up
2005 Mark Rice def. Mark Bemowski, 1-up
2004 Mark Bemowski def. Greg Reynolds, 4 & 3
2003 Kemp Richardson def. Frank Abbott, 1-up (19 holes)
2002 Greg Reynolds def. Mark Bemowski, 4 & 3
2001 Kemp Richardson def. Bill Ploeger, 2 & 1
2000 Bill Shean Jr def. Richard Van Leuvan, 2 & 1
1999 Bill Ploeger def. Gary Menzel, 3 & 2
1998 Bll Shean Jr def. William King, 5 & 3
1997 Cliff Cunningham def. Ed Bartlett, 5 & 3
1996 O. Gordon Brewer def. Heyward Sullivan, 2-up
1995 James Stahl Jr def. Rennie Law, 2 & 1
1994 O. Gordon Brewer def. Bob Hullender, 5 & 4
1993 Joe Ungvary def. Jerry Nelson, 7 & 6
1992 Clarence Morris def. Robert Harris, 6 & 4
1991 Bill Bosshard def. Morris Beecroft, 5 & 4
1990 Jackie Cummings def. Bobby Clark, 3 & 2
1989 R.S. (Bo) Williams def.Joe Simpson, 1-up (19 holes)
1988 Clarence Moore def. Bud Stevens, 5 & 4
1987 John Richardson def. James Kite, 5 & 4
1986 R.S. (Bo) Williams def. John Harbottle, 3 & 2
1985 Lewis Oehmig def. Ed Hopkins, 1-up (20 holes)
1984 Robert Rawlins def. Richard Runkie, 1-up (19 holes)
1983 William Hyndman III def. Richard Runke, 1-up
1982 Alton Duhon def. Edgar R. Updegraff, 2-up
1981 Edgar R. Updegraff def. Dale Morey, 2 & 1
1980 William C. Campbell def. Keith K. Compton, 3 & 2
1979 William C. Campbell def. Lewis W. Oehmig, 2 & 1
1978 Keith K. Compton def. John Kline, 1-up
1977 Dale Morey def. Lewis W. Oehmig, 4 & 3
1976 Lewis H. Oehmig def. John Richardson, 4 & 3
1975 William F. Colm def. Stephen Stimac, 4 & 3
1974 Dale Morey def. Lewis W. Oehmig, 4 & 2
1973 William Hyndman III def. Harry Welch, 3 & 2
1972 Lewis W. Oehmig def. Ernest Pieper Jr, 1-up (20 holes)
1971 Tom Draper def. Ernest Pieper Jr, 3 & 1
1970 Gene Andrews def. James Ferrie, 1-up
1969 Curtis Person Sr def. David Goldman, 1-up
1968 Curtis Person Sr def. Ben Goodes, 2 & 1
1967 Ray Palmer def. Walter D. Bronson, 3 & 2
1966 Dexter H. Daniels def. George Beechler, 1-up
1965 Robert B. Kiersky def. George Beechler, 1-up (19 holes)
1964 William D. Higgins def. Edward Murphy, 2 & 1
1963 Merrill L. Carlsmith def. William D. Higgins, 3 & 2
1962 Merrill L. Carlsmith def. Willis H. Blakely, 4 & 2
1961 Dexter H. Daniels def. Col. William K. Lanman, Jr, 2 & 1
1960 Michael Cestone def. David Rose, 1-up (20 holes)
1959 J. Clark Espie def. J. Wolcott Brown, 3 & 1
1958 Thomas C. Robbins def. John W. Dawson, 2 & 1
1957 J. Clark Espie def. Frederick J. Wright, 2 & 1
1956 Frederick J. Wright def. J. Clark Espie, 4 & 3
1955 J. Wood Platt def. George Studlinger, 5 & 4

NOTES
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.

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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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