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By George Taylor | September 29, 1991
They have been labeled the nine most interesting golf holes in Carroll County.A survey of county golf professionals shows three of these choice holes are at Wakefield Valley, three at Piney Branch, two at Bear Creek and one at Western Maryland College.The selectors included PGA professionals Bill Horney of Wakefield, Jeff Zachman of Piney Branch, Greg Long of Bear Creek and Dan Loucks of Liberty Park.In reaching a consensus of the nine holes, committee members were limited to votes at courses other than their own.With no effort to divide the "Divine Nine" into equal parts of par3's, 4's and 5's, the selectors favored longer holes.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun reporter | June 3, 2007
The LPGA Championship returns to Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace for the third straight year. Designed by legendary golf architect Pete Dye, and opened for play in 1998, Bulle Rock is ranked the 26th best public course by Golf Magazine and 49th by Golf Digest. Rick Rounsaville, Bulle Rock's general manager and director of golf since its inception, provides Sun readers with an inside look at the course, with a list of the toughest holes, the easiest holes, his favorite holes and other interesting characteristics of the course.
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March 30, 1992
KURIMOTOMACHI, Japan -- Ray Floyd won by seven shots in his debut on Japan's Senior tour, highlighting his final round with his second eagle of the tournament.Floyd closed with a 6-under-par 66 for a 54-hole total of 197. His eagle came on the 491-yard, par-5 16th hole.
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By DON MARKUS | June 7, 2006
A look at how defending champion Annika Sorenstam played Bulle Rock last year - and how she might play it this year - through the yardage book of longtime caddie Terry McNamara. McNamara recently walked the course to see how the changes might affect Sorenstam's approach this week and offered his observations in an interview with The Sun's Don Markus. 1ST -- 358 yards Par 4 -- Sorenstam used driver every day last year and either sand wedge or pitching wedge for her approach. Her longest second shot was from 119 yards.
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July 17, 1992
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Dan Halldorson birdied three of the last four holes to finish with a 9-under-par 63 for the first-round lead.Halldorson, whose best finish this year is a tie for 10th at the St. Jude Classic, played the front nine in 5-under. He did not have a bogey and leads John Huston and Mitch Adcock by two strokes.Halldorson birdied No. 15 with a 15-foot putt, No. 16 with a 45-footer and the par-5 18th from four feet."At 16 I was just trying to get the ball close," Halldorson said.
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September 2, 1991
FRANKLIN, Wis. -- Being behind made all the difference for Mark Brooks in his head-to-head battle with Robert Gamez at the Greater Milwaukee Open.The co-leaders were tied at 19-under par after 15 holes yesterday, but Brooks was in the group behind Gamez. The arrangement allowed Brooks to see that a risk-free approach was called for down the stretch, and his application of that translated into a one-stroke victory."It's not a pretty way to finish, but I got the job done," said Brooks, whose final-round, 2-under 70 gave him an 18-under 270 total for 72 holes.
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June 8, 2005
EVENT: McDonald's LPGA Championship WHEN: Tomorrow through Sunday LOCATION: Havre de Grace PAR: 36-36--72 YARDAGE: 6,486 yards PURSE: $1.8 million, with $270,000 to winner TICKETS: Available at the gate or call 1-877-776-5742. Wednesday practice: $15. Thursday and Friday: $18. Saturday and Sunday: $20. Thursday is free for people 50 and older. Saturday is free with a military ID. TV SCHEDULE: Thursday and Friday: 4-6 p.m. on The Golf Channel. Saturday: 3:30-6 p.m. on chs. 13, 9. Sunday: 3:30-6 p.m. on chs. 13, 9. INFORMATION: 410-939-2379 WHERE THE TOURNAMENT MIGHT BE WON Though Rick Rounsaville, Bulle Rock's director of golf, doesn't see anybody making a long birdie run, strokes definitely can be picked up on the opening two holes, a par 4 that could be played as short as 322 yards (the equivalent of the white tees)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 12, 1998
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- He was once considered among the game's best players, an 11-time winner who validated his burgeoning stardom with a dramatic victory at the 1993 PGA Championship and a key role in the U.S. win in the Ryder Cup later that year.But that was before cancer nearly took Paul Azinger's life. Though he ultimately regained his health, the lymphoma in his right shoulder took away his nerve and drive and almost all of his success. Since returning to the tour in 1995, Azinger has not been close to winning another major.
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July 1, 2002
Key Hole No. 18 Tom Watson and Don Pooley played the difficult finishing hole -- a 455-yard par 4 -- four times yesterday, including three times during their five-hole playoff. Watson two-putted for par in regulation, while Pooley got up and down from a green-side bunker. The first time they played it in the playoff, Watson hit a 10-foot par putt and Pooley missed a 5-footer for birdie. Both made short birdie putts the second time. On the final trip, Pooley hit an 8-foot birdie putt to win. Statistics Hole average: 4.24 Eagles: 0 Birdies: 5 Pars: 39 Bogeys: 18 Double bogeys: 1 Others: 0 By the Numbers 4.69 Average strokes needed to play the 515-yard, par-5 third hole, making it the easiest hole of the tournament.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1998
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Aside from being one of the world's best golfers, Fred Couples also is one of its more renowned couch potatoes. Along with a couple of errant shots on the back nine at Augusta National yesterday, the attention Couples paid to television reports the past few days might have cost him the 62nd Masters.Just ask him."It's hard when you're leading and you turn the TV on to watch something and they're all telling you're going to win and how you're going to do it," Couples said after his final round of 2-under-par 70 left him one shot short of champion Mark O'Meara, tied with David Duval at 8-under 280. "I like watching FTC sports, and the Masters has got every channel on the sports."
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June 8, 2005
EVENT: McDonald's LPGA Championship WHEN: Tomorrow through Sunday LOCATION: Havre de Grace PAR: 36-36--72 YARDAGE: 6,486 yards PURSE: $1.8 million, with $270,000 to winner TICKETS: Available at the gate or call 1-877-776-5742. Wednesday practice: $15. Thursday and Friday: $18. Saturday and Sunday: $20. Thursday is free for people 50 and older. Saturday is free with a military ID. TV SCHEDULE: Thursday and Friday: 4-6 p.m. on The Golf Channel. Saturday: 3:30-6 p.m. on chs. 13, 9. Sunday: 3:30-6 p.m. on chs. 13, 9. INFORMATION: 410-939-2379 WHERE THE TOURNAMENT MIGHT BE WON Though Rick Rounsaville, Bulle Rock's director of golf, doesn't see anybody making a long birdie run, strokes definitely can be picked up on the opening two holes, a par 4 that could be played as short as 322 yards (the equivalent of the white tees)
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2003
The old baseball pitcher in Larry Nelson returned yesterday in the final round of the $1.5 million Constellation Energy Classic. He shook off the pain in his right pointer finger, which resulted not from a stinging base hit but from a stinging bee. He went after the par-5 16th hole at Hayfields Country Club as he did all those hitters he faced years ago. One more thing: Nelson got the "W" - and a very big "W" at that. After going for the green on the 553-yard 16th with his second shot, Nelson birdied out of a green-side bunker to take a one-stroke lead over Doug Tewell before finishing with a 70 for a 9-under-par 207 total and a two-stroke win over Tewell and Jim Dent.
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July 1, 2002
Key Hole No. 18 Tom Watson and Don Pooley played the difficult finishing hole -- a 455-yard par 4 -- four times yesterday, including three times during their five-hole playoff. Watson two-putted for par in regulation, while Pooley got up and down from a green-side bunker. The first time they played it in the playoff, Watson hit a 10-foot par putt and Pooley missed a 5-footer for birdie. Both made short birdie putts the second time. On the final trip, Pooley hit an 8-foot birdie putt to win. Statistics Hole average: 4.24 Eagles: 0 Birdies: 5 Pars: 39 Bogeys: 18 Double bogeys: 1 Others: 0 By the Numbers 4.69 Average strokes needed to play the 515-yard, par-5 third hole, making it the easiest hole of the tournament.
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By DENNIS SATYSHUR and DENNIS SATYSHUR,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 27, 2002
THINK THE WINNING SCORE will depend on the playing conditions for the week. My prediction would be anywhere from 4-under 280 to even-par 284. I don't feel there will be more than a half a dozen players under par. It wouldn't surprise me if the scores are very similar to last year at Salem, with one player under par and two or three players even. Because of some of the uphill shots, it favors a high-ball hitter, such as Bruce Lietzke. I also like Bruce Fleisher, Hale Irwin and certainly Tom Kite, both statistically and sentimentally.
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By James Giza and Don Markus and James Giza and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2001
Throughout the last 10 years, George Burns has battled injuries that have forced him to change his approach to the game. Wrist surgery to repair a fracture in 1991 impeded his grip strength and forced the former Maryland golfer to switch from stiff to very weak clubs and modify his swing. That was followed by rotator cuff surgery in 1988 and knee surgery about a month before Q-school, just after he had turned 50. "With the type of swing that I have, which is sort of high maintenance and I always have to work at it, I didn't have the chance to work at it because I was more interested in getting healthy," he said.
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By Kelly Gilbert and Kelly Gilbert,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2001
The first hole at Waverly Woods Golf Club looks intimidating. The landing area is a hillside that slopes left toward high rough. Between you and the green lies a creek flanked front and back by marsh. With a steep drop-off to its left, the green rises high above the fairway and looks crowned in the middle - not much margin for error. So, if you get the impression that focus is a key here, you're on the right track. This upscale course in Marriottsville, north of Interstate 70, requires calculation on just about every shot.
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By Steven Kivinski and Steven Kivinski,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | September 26, 1997
A lot of golfers try their best to get a good night's sleep on the eve of a big tournament. Jamie Green did just the opposite, and the strategy paid off for the Towson junior.Green's four-over-par round of 76 earned him medalist honors in a field of 76 golfers in yesterday's Baltimore County Championships at Oakmont Green in Hampstead."I know when I don't get a lot of sleep and I play the course in my mind, I'm ready for a good round," said Green. "I woke up four or five times last night and played the course in my mind.
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By John Strege and John Strege,Orange County (Calif.) Register | January 20, 1992
BERMUDA DUNES, Calif. -- It was, Mark O'Meara said, a crap shoot, and the winner accordingly was the one who knew best what to do with his chips.That was John Cook, who holed two of them in a row, one for birdie, the other for eagle and a victory in the marathon Bob Hope Classic yesterday at Bermuda Dunes.A resident of nearby Mission Hills, Cook won a record-tying five-man playoff and earned $198,000 for his fourth PGA Tour victory and first since 1987."I'm so happy to win here," he said, though "here" was an extraneous word.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | April 7, 2001
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The ghosts that have followed David Duval here the past three years at the Masters might be lurking somewhere behind the azaleas or hiding amid the pines. Whether they come out this weekend depends greatly on whether Duval stays in the hunt. Despite a recent wrist injury to compound problems both on and off the course earlier in the year, Duval showed no signs yesterday of doing anything different this year at Augusta National. A 6-under-par 66 - Duval's best round ever at a Masters - was punctuated with a birdie on the final hole.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 1, 1999
PRIDDIS, Alberta -- If Juli Inkster is to win her third major of the year, she will have to catch Laura Davies. Inkster fell four strokes back yesterday, as Davies shot a 3-under-par 69. Davies used her length to overpower most of the par 5's and held a two-stroke lead over Dawn Coe-Jones of Canada after the third round of the du Maurier Classic. Davies is 9-under for the tournament (207), two strokes ahead of Coe-Jones, who shot a 72, and three strokes ahead of Catriona Matthew of Scotland, who also shot a 72. Inkster struggled to a 74, leaving her at 5-under for the tournament, tied with Karrie Webb, who shot a 66 to roar into contention.
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