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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2005
BETHESDA - Sergio Garcia turned out to be his own best prophet. After predicting earlier in the week that a low score on the front nine would propel someone to capture the $5 million Booz Allen Classic at Congressional Country Club, Garcia made his words stand by shooting a 6-under-par 30 on the front nine en route to a two-stroke victory yesterday. The 25-year-old Spaniard, who won for the first time since capturing the Buick Classic last June 13, collected a $900,000 check for his effort thanks to four birdies and an eagle on the front nine leading to a 6-under 65 and a four-round total of 14-under 270. The score eclipsed the course record for 72 holes of 13-under set by Craig Stadler in 1982 and matched the course record for 72 holes of 270 set by Stadler in 1981.
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August 1, 2010
Fred Couples shot a 5-under 65 for a share of the U.S. Senior Open lead, feeding off a raucous hometown crowd hoping the native son can win his first U.S. Golf Association championship. Couples matched Bernhard Langer (68) at 5 under at tree-lined Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash., with Langer birdieing the final hole to pull even. They are the only players under par after three rounds. Couples shot a 4-under 31 on the front nine, making birdies at Nos. 2, 5, 7 and 9 and holing a bunker shot on the sixth to save par. He added a birdie at the 16th to post the best round of the week.
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By Sam Borden and Sam Borden,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2000
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Tom Kite had hopes of making the race for this year's U.S. Senior Open a three-horse affair, but he couldn't convert on the chances he gave himself early, settling for a third-place finish at Saucon Valley Country Club. "I knew we were going to have to make a lot of birdies," said Kite, who shot 65-66 in the middle two rounds to put himself in position. "Obviously, we knew that we were going to have to go low, and [champion Hale Irwin] seemed to be the only one that was able to put up the numbers early on."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | April 5, 2007
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The game Tiger Woods played in winning his first major championship here 10 years ago is far different from the one he will take with him onto Augusta National today for the 71st Masters, when he tees up as a four-time champion and the prohibitive favorite to win again come Sunday. "I was certainly raw in '97," said Woods, then a 21-year-old rookie eight months removed from the last of his three straight U.S. Amateur championships. "My course-management skills, my shot variety.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 6, 1998
Wes Lovell took the lead late on the front nine with steady golf, then fired three birdies for a 3-under-par 68 to win the annual Maryland Amateur Stroke Play championship by four strokes at Mt. Pleasant Golf Course yesterday.A caddy at Caves Valley GC, Lovell, 20, was efficient throughout, hitting 50 of 54 greens in regulation, including all 18 yesterday.Lovell, a junior at Fresno State, shot a par 36 on the front, followed by a back-nine 32 with birdies from inside five feet at the 10th, 12th and 16th holes.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,SUN STAFF | August 18, 1998
Pat Tallent, who has enjoyed past success at Caves Valley Golf Club, outdid himself in the first round of the 11th annual Maryland State Mid-Amateur championship yesterday.A new member at the Owings Mills club, Tallent dipped 6-under par on the front nine and wound up equaling the competitive course record with 30-35--65, good for a five-shot lead at the halfway mark.The 65, recorded in showers and sunshine with high humidity, was 6-under par over the 6,629-yard, par 36-35--71 layout, and XTC matched the score established by Ed Gibstein in qualifying for the 1995 club championship.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 25, 1999
Beaver Creek Country Club earned 7 1/2 points at home in putting up a 12 1/2-5 1/2 victory over Hillendale CC to win the 69th team championship of the Maryland State Golf Association yesterday.It was the first trip to the final for the Hagerstown club, while Hillendale was in the last round for the second time. Previously, it had lost to Argyle CC in 1964.The pairing of Chris Cantone-Tim Armstrong continued its domination with a 3-0 victory over John Bausman-Len Callahan to highlight the winners' home effort.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | April 26, 1993
The pairing of Richard Holland-Dan McAndrews won three points at Nassawango Country Club to complete an 11-7 Columbia CC triumph in the championship round of the annual team matches of the Maryland State Golf Association yesterday.Five of the six pairings resulted in 3-0 decisions, Columbia winning three of them. At Nassawango, located in Berlin, with all results in but the last pairing, Columbia held a 9-7 lead.This included the point that former Middle Atlantic, District Amateur, and two-time club champion Holland and McAndrews collected for winning the front nine, and when they won the back to sweep the match, it ensured the decision.
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June 28, 2002
FIRST - ROUND LEADERS R.W. Eaks First-year senior tour member starts fast on back nine -- birdies on 11,12 and 13 -- and front nine -- two birdies and an eagle on first three holes. Tom Watson Three-time winner on senior tour hits 12 of 14 fairways (86 percent); four birdies -- three on the back nine -- came on par 4s and 5s. James Mason Double bogey on No. 6 offsets six-birdie round. Allen Doyle Average drive of 245 is lowest among leaders. Tom Kite Plays three par-5s at 1-under.
NEWS
August 1, 2010
Fred Couples shot a 5-under 65 for a share of the U.S. Senior Open lead, feeding off a raucous hometown crowd hoping the native son can win his first U.S. Golf Association championship. Couples matched Bernhard Langer (68) at 5 under at tree-lined Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash., with Langer birdieing the final hole to pull even. They are the only players under par after three rounds. Couples shot a 4-under 31 on the front nine, making birdies at Nos. 2, 5, 7 and 9 and holing a bunker shot on the sixth to save par. He added a birdie at the 16th to post the best round of the week.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2005
BETHESDA - Sergio Garcia turned out to be his own best prophet. After predicting earlier in the week that a low score on the front nine would propel someone to capture the $5 million Booz Allen Classic at Congressional Country Club, Garcia made his words stand by shooting a 6-under-par 30 on the front nine en route to a two-stroke victory yesterday. The 25-year-old Spaniard, who won for the first time since capturing the Buick Classic last June 13, collected a $900,000 check for his effort thanks to four birdies and an eagle on the front nine leading to a 6-under 65 and a four-round total of 14-under 270. The score eclipsed the course record for 72 holes of 13-under set by Craig Stadler in 1982 and matched the course record for 72 holes of 270 set by Stadler in 1981.
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By Paul McMullen and Kim Phelan and Paul McMullen and Kim Phelan,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
Michelle Wie is seven strokes off the pace, but just two out of second place and carrying a sense of humor as solid as her game. "Fifty-four would definitely win," she said, when asked what it would take to catch Annika Sorenstam today in the final round of the McDonald's LPGA Championship. Wie understands that Sorenstam isn't in the habit of backing up to the pack. The Swede is nearly halfway to a Grand Slam, but Wie has more than held up her end at a historic major. The first amateur ever in an event that began in 1955, Wie will begin today in the penultimate pairing, tied for third with Jeong Jang and three others.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2002
GULLANE, Scotland - From morning until night, the leaders of the 131st British Open tried to distance themselves from Tiger Woods. First it was Nick Price. Then it was Carl Pettersson and Des Smyth. And, finally, it was Ernie Els. For each run of birdies they made, Muirfield reeled them back in. Price got to 6-under with three birdies on the first five holes. Pettersson and Smyth also got to 6-under later in the day. And Els got to 8-under after making seven birdies for a 29 on the front nine, the lowest nine-hole score ever recorded here at the Open.
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June 28, 2002
FIRST - ROUND LEADERS R.W. Eaks First-year senior tour member starts fast on back nine -- birdies on 11,12 and 13 -- and front nine -- two birdies and an eagle on first three holes. Tom Watson Three-time winner on senior tour hits 12 of 14 fairways (86 percent); four birdies -- three on the back nine -- came on par 4s and 5s. James Mason Double bogey on No. 6 offsets six-birdie round. Allen Doyle Average drive of 245 is lowest among leaders. Tom Kite Plays three par-5s at 1-under.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | January 26, 2002
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Ty Tryon regained his touch and didn't lose his sense of humor yesterday. Darkness prematurely ended Tryon's second round as a 17-year-old PGA Tour rookie here at the Phoenix Open, three holes short of finishing and several strokes shy of making the cut. At par for the day and 6-over for the tournament, Tryon joked that he accomplished one of his goals. "I knew I'd make it to the weekend," Tryon said with a smile. Tryon and the other 24 players who failed to complete a round that was delayed 45 minutes by frost will come back this morning.
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By Sam Borden and Sam Borden,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2000
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Tom Kite had hopes of making the race for this year's U.S. Senior Open a three-horse affair, but he couldn't convert on the chances he gave himself early, settling for a third-place finish at Saucon Valley Country Club. "I knew we were going to have to make a lot of birdies," said Kite, who shot 65-66 in the middle two rounds to put himself in position. "Obviously, we knew that we were going to have to go low, and [champion Hale Irwin] seemed to be the only one that was able to put up the numbers early on."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2002
GULLANE, Scotland - From morning until night, the leaders of the 131st British Open tried to distance themselves from Tiger Woods. First it was Nick Price. Then it was Carl Pettersson and Des Smyth. And, finally, it was Ernie Els. For each run of birdies they made, Muirfield reeled them back in. Price got to 6-under with three birdies on the first five holes. Pettersson and Smyth also got to 6-under later in the day. And Els got to 8-under after making seven birdies for a 29 on the front nine, the lowest nine-hole score ever recorded here at the Open.
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By John W. Stewart and John W. Stewart,Staff Writer | June 11, 1993
BETHESDA -- On the crowded leader board at the LPGA Championship, three players have to feel more confident about their position because they have the records to back it up.Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez (46) and Patty Sheehan (30) have 76 victories between them. Of the others, Trish Johnson has won twice this year and is the tour's top money-winner.Cindy Rarick has won five times, but none since 1991, so past Lopez and Sheehan, there are four who have won a total of 10 events, and four others who are winless.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 19, 2000
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - There was an interesting tournament played yesterday at the Pebble Beach Golf Links, one that went down to the final hole and wound up with two players tied, and another one shot behind. Call it the race for second-place at the 100th U.S. Open. Two-time Open champion Ernie Els of South Africa and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain wound up sharing what amounted to a B-Flight title. "Finishing second is good," Els said with a laugh. "I'm kind of embarrassed finishing 15 shots behind the guy, you know.
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By Sam Borden and Sam Borden,SUN STAFF | June 2, 2000
POTOMAC - Jay Williamson's opening-round 64 in the $3 million Kemper Insurance Open thrusts him right back into the fire of holding a lead at a PGA Tour event, something he failed miserably at during the 1996 rendition of this tournament. But for co-leader Steve Lowery, fire is something he doesn't particularly want to hear about. Lowery, who lost his built-from-scratch house in Orlando, Fla., in what appeared to be an accidental electrical blaze last year, was the second group off the 10th tee at the par-71 TPC at Avenel yesterday and went on an immediate birdie binge to make the turn at 4-under 31. But sitting in the media tent after the round, the one-time winner on tour shuddered slightly as he remembered that afternoon last February where he lost everything he and his family had built.
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