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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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Past U.S. Women's Open Winners
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Past Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up (Site)
2009 Eun Hee Ji (284) -- Candie Kung (Saucon Valley Country Club (Old Course), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
2008 Inbee Park (283) -- Helen Alfredsson (Interlachen Golf Club, Edina, Minnesota)
2007 Cristie Kerr (279) -- Angela Park, Lorena Ochoa (Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina)
2006 *Annika Sorenstam (284) -- Pat Hurst (Newport Country Club, Newport, Rhode Island)
2005 Birdie Kim (287) -- Morgan Pressel (a), Brittany Lang (a) (Cherry Hills Country Club, Cherry Hills Village, Colorado)
2004 Meg Mallon (274) -- Annika Sorenstam (Orchards Golf Club, South Hadley, Massachusetts)
2003 *Hilary Lunke (283) -- Angela Stanford, Kelly Robbins (Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Oregon)
2002 Juli Inkster (276) -- Annika Sorenstam (Prairie Dunes Country Club, Hutchinson, Kansas)
2001 Karrie Webb (273) -- Se Ri Pak (Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina)
2000 Karrie Webb (282) -- Cristie Kerr, Meg Mallon (Merit Club, Libertyville, Illinois)
1999 Juli Inkster (272) -- Sherri Turner (Old Waverly Golf Club, West Point, Mississippi)
1998 *Se Ri Pak (290) -- Jenny Chuasiriporn (Blackwolf Run Golf Course, Kohler, Wisconsin)
1997 Alison Nicholas (274) -- Nancy Lopez (Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Witch Hollow Course), North Plains, Oregon)
1996 Annika Sorenstam (272) -- Kris Tschetter (Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina)
1995 Annika Sorenstam (278) -- Meg Mallon (Broadmoor Golf Club (East Course), Colorado Springs, Colorado)
1994 Patty Sheehan (277) -- Tammie Green (Indianwood Golf & Country Club (Old Course), Lake Orion, Michigan)
1993 Lauri Merten (280) -- Helen Alfredsson, Donna Andrews (Crooked Stick Golf Club, Carmel, Indiana)
1992 *Patty Sheehan (280) -- Juli Inkster (Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont, Pennsylvania)
1991 Meg Mallon (283) -- Pat Bradley (Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas)
1990 Betsy King (284) -- Patty Sheehan (Atlanta Athletic Club (Riverside Course), Duluth, Georgia)
1989 Betsy King (278) -- Nancy Lopez (Indianwood Golf & Country Club (Old Course), Lake Orion, Michigan)
1988 Liselotte Neumann (277) -- Patty Sheehan (Baltimore Country Club (Five Farms East), Baltimore, Maryland)
1987 *Laura Davies (285) -- Ayako Okamoto, JoAnne Carner (Plainfield Country Club, Edison, New Jersey)
1986 *Jane Geddes (287) -- Sally Little (NCR Country Club, Kettering, Ohio)
1985 Kathy Baker (280) -- Judy Dickinson (Baltusrol Golf Club (Upper Course), Springfield, New Jersey)
1984 Hollis Stacy (290) -- Rosie Jones (Salem Country Club, Peabody, Massachusetts)
1983 Jan Stephenson (290) -- JoAnne Carner, Patty Sheehan (Cedar Ridge Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma)
1982 Janet Anderson (283) -- Beth Daniel, Donna White, S.Haynie, J.Carner (Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, California)
1981 Pat Bradley (279) -- Beth Daniel (La Grange Country Club, La Grange, Illinois)
1980 Amy Alcott (280) -- Hollis Stacy (Richland Country Club, Nashville, Tennessee)
1979 Jerilyn Britz (284) -- Debbie Massey, Sandra Palmer (Brooklawn Country Club, Fairfield, Connecticut)
1978 Hollis Stacy (289) -- JoAnne Carner, Sally Little (Country Club of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana)
1977 Hollis Stacy (292) -- Nancy Lopez (Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota)
1976 *JoAnne Carner (292) -- Sandra Palmer (Rolling Green Golf Club, Springfield, Pennsylvania)
1975 Sandra Palmer (295) -- Sandra Post, Nancy Lopez, JoAnne Carner (Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, New Jersey)
1974 Sandra Haynie (295) -- Carol Mann, Beth Stone (La Grange Country Club, La Grange, Illinois)
1973 Susie Berning (290) -- Gloria Ehret, Shelley Hamlin (Country Club of Rochester, Rochester, New York)
1972 Susie Berning (299) -- Kathy Ahern, Judy Rankin, Pam Barnett (Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course), Mamaroneck, New York)
1971 JoAnne Carner (288) -- Kathy Whitworth (Kahkwa Club, Erie, Pennsylvania)
1970 Donna Caponi (287) -- Sandra Haynie, Sandra Spuzich (Muskogee Country Club, Muskogee, Oklahoma)
1969 Donna Caponi (294) -- Peggy Wilson (Scenic Hills Country Club, Pensacola, Florida)
1968 Susie Berning (289) -- Mickey Wright (Moselem Springs Golf Club, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania)
1967 Catherine Lacoste (294) -- Susie Berning, Beth Stone Virginia Hot Springs G.C. (Cascades Course), Hot Springs, Virginia)
1966 Sandra Spuzich (297) -- Carol Mann (Hazeltine National Golf Club, Chaska, Minnesota)
1965 Carol Mann (290) -- Kathy Cornelius (Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, New Jersey)
1964 *Mickey Wright (290) -- Ruth Jessen (San Diego Country Club, Chula Vista, California)
1963 Mary Mills (289) -- Sandra Haynie, Louise Suggs (Kenwood Country Club, Cincinnati, Ohio)
1962 Murle Lindstrom (301) -- Ruth Jessen, JoAnn Prentice (Dunes Golf & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
1961 Mickey Wright (293) -- Betsy Rawls (Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course), Springfield, New Jersey)
1960 Betsy Rawls (292) -- Joyce Ziske (Worcester Country Club, Worcester, Massachusetts)
1959 Mickey Wright (287) -- Louise Suggs (Churchill Valley Country Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
1958 Mickey Wright (290) -- Louise Suggs (Forest Lake Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)
1957 Betsy Rawls (299) -- Patty Berg (Winged Foot Golf Club (East Course), Mamaroneck, New York)
1956 *Kathy Cornelius (302) -- Barbara McIntire (Northland Country Club, Duluth, Minnesota)
1955 Fay Crocker (299) -- Mary Lena Faulk, Louise Suggs (Wichita Country Club, Wichita, Kansas)
1954 Babe Zaharias (291) -- Betty Hicks (Salem Country Club, Peabody, Massachusetts)
1953 *Betsy Rawls (302) -- Jacqueline Pung (Country Club of Rochester, Rochester, New York)
1952 Louise Suggs (284) -- Marlene Bauer, Betty Jameson (Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
1951 Betsy Rawls (293) -- Louise Suggs (Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia)
1950 Babe Zaharias (291) -- Betsy Rawls (Rolling Hills Country Club, Wichita, Kansas)
1949 Louise Suggs (291) -- Babe Zaharias (Prince Georges Golf & Country Club, Landover, Maryland)
1948 Babe Zaharias (300) -- Betty Hicks (Atlantic City Country Club, Northfield, New Jersey)
1947 Betty Jameson (295) -- Sally Sessions, Polly Riley (Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina)
1946 Patty Berg (5 & 4) -- Betty Jameson (Spokane Country Club, Spokane, Washington)

* - Won in Playoff.
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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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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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