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>>
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>>
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>>
Dates: Wednesday, October 20th through Saturday, October 23rd Site: Buenos Aires Golf Club and Olivos Golf Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina Course Architects: Kelly Blake Moran & Robert von Hagge (1994) - Buenos Aires, Luther Koontz (1952) - Olivos Course: Buenos Aires GC Par: 72 Yardage: 6,110
Buenos Aires GC Hole-By-Hole:
Course: Olivos GC Par: 72 Yardage: 6,110
Olivos GC Hole-By-Hole:
Biannual: 24th Television: None Schedule of Play: During the Espirito Santo Trophy competition, 18 holes of stroke play will be conducted Wednesday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 23. Each team will play twice on each of the Buenos Aires Golf Club and the Olivos Golf Club. Defending Champion: Sweden Runner-Up: Spain
Past Women's World Amateur TeamChampionship Results
Winner (Score) -- Runner-up
Sweden (561) -- Spain
#South Africa (566) -- Sweden
Sweden (567) -- Canada, United States
#Australia (578) -- Thailand
France (580) -- Korea
United States (558) -- Italy, Germany
Korea (438) -- Italy
United States (569) -- Korea
Spain (588) -- Great Britain & Ireland
United States (585) -- New Zealand
United States (587) -- Sweden
Spain (580) -- France
United States (585) -- France
United States (579) -- New Zealand
United States (588) -- Australia
Australia (596) -- Canada
United States (605) -- France
United States (620) -- Great Britain & Ireland, South Africa
United States (583) -- France
United States (598) -- France
United States (616) -- Australia
United States (580) -- Canada
France (588) -- United States
# - Won Tiebreaker.
Conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council), which comprises the national governing bodies of golf in more than 120 countries, the World Amateur Team Championships are a biennial international amateur golf competition rotated among three geographic zones: Asia-Pacific, Americas and Europe-African. A total of 53 teams entered the Women's World Amateur Team Championship, topping the record of 48 set in Puerto Rico in 2004 and matched in Australia in 2008. Guam, Nigeria, Slovenia and the United Republic of Tanzania are making their first appearances in the Women's World Amateur Team Championships.
Each team, which has two or three players, plays 18 holes of stroke play for four days. In each round, the total of the two lowest scores by players from each team constitutes the team score for the round. The four-day (72-hole) total is the team's score for the championship. Players must be amateur golfers under the Rules of Amateur Status of either The R&A or the United States Golf Association. The winning team in the women's competition receives custody of the Espirito Santo Trophy for the ensuing two years. Members of the winning team receive gold medals; members of the second- place team receive silver medals; and members of the third-place team receive bronze medals. The lowest individual score in the championship is recognized at the respective awards ceremony, but no prize is awarded.
The American team will be represented by Danielle Kang, Jessica Korda and Cydney Clanton, while Roberta Bolduc will serve as the captain. Korda, the runner-up at the 2010 U.S. Women's Amateur, is playing in her second Women's World Amateur Team Championship. Her first appearance was as a 13-year-old playing for the Czech Republic in South Africa in 2006.
Last held in 2008, Sweden, behind the powerful team of Anna Nordqvist, Caroline Hedwall and Pernilla Lindberg, cruised to a 12-shot win over Spain, becoming a multiple winner of this championship. Held in Australia, the Swedish trio dominated the event, leading by 10 shots after the opening day,eight after round two, and by 11 following the third round. Sweden's 10-stroke lead after the first round on the par-73 East Course at The Grange Golf Club shattered the championship mark for leading margin through 18 holes by five strokes and its 275 through 36 holes was also a record. Sweden, the only team to have finished in the top 10 in all 23 competitions, won its second championship after taking the victory in Puerto Rico in 2004. Their wire-to-wire win was the first in 18 years, since the USA did so in 1990. Hedwall's four-day total of 280 was the low individual score by one over Nordqvist.
South Africa withstood a late rally from Sweden in 2006 to become the first victorious host nation since 1980. The two countries finished tied at 566, however, South Africa won after a tie-breaker. The first tie-breaker was still tied after the final-round, non-counting score was both 75. The second criteria, was the non-counting score from the third round, which South Africa's Ashleigh Simon shot 73 compared to Sweden's Sofie Andersson's 77.
Kelli Shean and Stacy Bregman rounded out the winning South African team.
The United States team of Kimberly Kim, Amanda Bluemenherst and Jennie Lee finished in eighth, eight shots behind.
Back in 2004, Sweden defeated teams from the United States and Canada by three shots for its first-ever title in this event. A record 48 teams participated in Puerto Rico, including seven making their first appearance.
Trailing Canada by two shots heading into the final round, Sweden, led by Karin Sjodin and Louis Stahle who shot rounds of two-under 70, finished at 567, the second-lowest team score in championship history. Sjodin, the co-medalist of the championship with a score of 280, was the only player in the field to shoot four subpar rounds. Julieta Granada of Paraguay, fired a WWATC record of 9-under-par 63 in the third round and finished as co-medalist.
The tournament will be played on two courses in Argentina, the Buenos Aires Golf Club and the Olivos Golf Club. This is the second time that the World Amateur Team Championships will be staged in Buenos Aires. Olivos Golf Club and The Hindu Country Club served as the host clubs in 1972. Argentina is the second nation in the Americas zone, after the USA, to twice host the biennial championships. For the first time in either championship, a course (Olivos Golf Club) is the host for a second time.
Argentina is playing in its 22nd Espirito Santo competition. The best finish for the Argentine women is fifth place in 1970. The team placed eighth in 1972 at The Hindu Country Club in Buenos Aires, the last time the World Amateur was contested in Argentina. The last host nation to win the Espirito Santo Trophy was South Africa in 2006. South Africa (2006), USA (1980) and France (1964) are the only host nations to win the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.
Additionally, Maria Olivera, who had played on 10 consecutive Argentine Espirito Santo teams from 1990-2008, is not a member of the 2010 team.
The 2012 event will be staged at the Old and New Courses of Gloria Golf Club in Antalya, Turkey.