Carolinas
Comeback Kid
Garrett Risner rallied from a four-shot deficit to win the TYGA Bojangles Junior Boys' Open on the third hole of a playoff on June 2 at Cutter Creek Golf Club in Snow Hill, N.C. Risner made up the four strokes on the first two holes and fought the rest of the way.
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Magic Number
Pat Brogden of Garner shot 74 in the final round at Chapel Hill Country Club to win the N.C. Senior Women's Amateur Championship by three shots. It's was Brogden's third straight victory and sixth overall in the event.
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Staying Hot
Steve Harwell of Mooresville added a wire-to-wire victory in the 34th North Carolina Senior Amateur Championship to the Carolinas Senior Four-Ball title he won in April. With a 71 in the final round on May 9, 2019, Harwell won the N.C. Senior Am by six strokes.
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Final Pairing
Harold Varner III of Gastonia, N.C., earned his spot in the final pairing in the final round of the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black by being the first player to post a 5-under-par total through 54 holes. Just one problem: he still trailed leader Brooks Koepka by seven shots.
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Mid-Ams Rule!
Scott Harvey (left) of Kernersville, N.C., and Todd Mitchell of Bloomington, Ill., both 40 years old, took the measure of East Carolina teammates Logan Shuping and Blake Taylor in the finals of the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Click the photo for the full story.
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Got It Covered
Patrick Cover of Cornelius, N.C., fired a remarkable 11-under-par 61 at River Landing's difficult River Course to earn medalist honors in May 1, 2019 local qualifying for the U.S. Open. For details and all scores, click the photo!
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Davidson's Alex Ross fires phenomenal 57 in Dogwood tourney
DOGWOOD INVITATIONAL/BREAKING NEWS

Davidson's Alex Ross fires phenomenal 57 in Dogwood tourney

“Afternoon” Alex Ross could have spotted “morning” Alex Ross nearly a stroke a hole in the prestigious Dogwood Invitational amateur golf tournament at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta. After a respectable 73 in the second round on Thursday, the...  »

Jason Dufner survives qualifier, will play 10th straight U.S. Open
U.S. OPEN QUALIFYING/BREAKING NEWS

Jason Dufner survives qualifier, will play 10th straight U.S. Open

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jason Dufner is going back to the U.S. Open for the 10th straight year, and this time he had to play his way in through one of 10 qualifiers across three countries Monday in the longest day in golf. Luke Guthrie took a d...  »

Good advice: Hank Haney should have quit while he was behind
PROFESSIONAL GOLF/MONDAY BLOG

Good advice: Hank Haney should have quit while he was behind

CHARLESTON, S.C. – If the definition of insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing, expecting different results, then Hank Haney must be trying to set the all-time record as the most insane person in golf. No, wait. Insanity implies mental i...  »

Garrett Risner triumphs in TYGA Bojangles Junior Boys' Open
BOJANGLES JUNIOR BOYS' OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Garrett Risner triumphs in TYGA Bojangles Junior Boys' Open

SNOW HILL, N.C. (June 2, 2019) – Garrett Risner  of Holly Springs fought hard on Sunday to claim a come-from-behind victory at the TYGA Bojangles Junior Boys’ Open after a three-hole playoff against  Mack Pearsall  of Greensboro. Nerves, mis...  »

Numbers line up for Jeongeun Lee6 in U.S. Women's Open win
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Numbers line up for Jeongeun Lee6 in U.S. Women's Open win

CHARLESTON, S.C. – With apologies to the late, great writer Dan Jenkins, the 74 th U.S. Women’s Open became the Women’s Wide-Open early on Sunday, when an already crowded leaderboard became a mass free-for-all as leaders backed up and pursuers dr...  »

Celine Boutier, Yu Liu on top in U.S. Women's Open free-for-all
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Celine Boutier, Yu Liu on top in U.S. Women's Open free-for-all

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Going into Sunday’s final round at the Country Club of Charleston, with just five shots separating 11 players at the top of the leaderboard, the 74 th U.S. Women’s Open may hold more story lines than the historic venue itself. ...  »

Fireworks abound as Mamiko Higa keeps lead in Women's Open
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Fireworks abound as Mamiko Higa keeps lead in Women's Open

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Hot. That has likely been the most-used word all week around the Country Club of Charleston, where the second round of the 74 th U.S. Women’s Open unfolded Friday—and not just because of a heat wave that has produced recor...  »

Heather Young finds positives in missed cut at Women's Open
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Heather Young finds positives in missed cut at Women's Open

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Heather Young didn’t make the cut in this week’s U.S. Women’s Open. Fact is, she didn’t even come close. But that didn’t diminish her experience at the Country Club of Charleston, where the premier title in women’s golf is ...  »

Mamiko Higa grabs spotlight in first round of Women's Open
U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Mamiko Higa grabs spotlight in first round of Women's Open

CHARLESTON, S.C. – It was a day for players who barely made the field for the 74 th U.S. Women’s Open at the Country Club of Charleston. It was a day for players who didn’t appear in the championship media guide—much less in the collective c...  »

Matt Wolff wins NCAA title, leads Oklahoma State to top seed
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Matt Wolff wins NCAA title, leads Oklahoma State to top seed

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Oklahoma State sophomore Matt Wolff shot 40 on his opening nine holes of the NCAA Championship. He made it look easy the rest of the way. Wolff closed with a 3-under 69 on Monday to win the NCAA individual title by f...  »

Maria Fassi shoots 68 to claim NCAA individual championship
(NCAA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Maria Fassi shoots 68 to claim NCAA individual championship

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas senior Maria Fassi won the NCAA title on her home course Monday and gave the Razorbacks a shot at the team title as one of eight teams that advanced to match play. Fassi, the rising Mexican star who was runn...  »

Helen Alfredsson wins U.S. Senior Women's Open by two shots
U.S. SENIOR WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Helen Alfredsson wins U.S. Senior Women's Open by two shots

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) — Helen Alfredsson has won the U.S. Senior Women's Open by two strokes. Alfredsson shot an even-par 72 at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club on Sunday to finish at 1-over 285 and earn her first USGA title.  »

Dustin Johnson blew a chance to play with his buddy on Sunday
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Dustin Johnson blew a chance to play with his buddy on Sunday

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — It would have made the perfect pairing: Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, close friends and workout buddies, ranked first and third in the world, in the final group of the fourth round of a major. Didn't happen. And t...  »

Brooks Koepka poised for fourth major title at Bethpage Black
PGA CHAMPIONSHIP/BREAKING NEWS

Brooks Koepka poised for fourth major title at Bethpage Black

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Brooks Koepka is on the cusp of some elite company at the PGA Championship — in the record book, not on the leaderboard. He is all alone on Bethpage Black, the public course he has turned into his private playground. ...  »

Danielle Ammaccapane takes early lead in Senior Women's Open
U.S. SENIOR WOMEN'S OPEN/BREAKING NEWS

Danielle Ammaccapane takes early lead in Senior Women's Open

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. -- Danielle Ammaccapane prepared for the U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship alongside her sister and fellow competitor, Dina Ammaccapane, practicing at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club together as they tried to decipher the r...  »


 
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