Medalist Moves on at Womens Sr Amateur
Mourgue D'Algue toppled Lou Hart, 4 and 3 to set up a second-round match on Tuesday against Barbara Byrnes, who moved on thanks to a 2 and 1 win over Anne Zahn on Monday.
Lang, playing in the last match of the day at Sea Island Golf Club, destroyed Mary Ann Beattie, 7 and 5. Lang will meet Taffy Brower on Tuesday after Brower beat Shelley Savage, 3 and 2.
Carol Semple Thompson, one of the winningest participants in USGA events and the runner-up last year, advanced on Monday with a 3 and 2 win over Cindy Corlett. Semple Thompson will meet Alison Reifers on Tuesday as Reifers beat Diana L. Schwab, 4 and 3.
Marianne Springer needed one extra hole to defeat Ann Lahey and will now meet Noreen Mohler on Tuesday. Mohler topped Mary Budke, 3 and 2.
Other winners on Monday include: Deborah Anderson, Kristine Berger, Robyn Puckett, Marlene Streit, Anna Schultz, Annette Gaiotti, Mimi Hoffman, Judy Miller, Joan Garety, Patty Moore, Viveca Hoff, Pamela Clark-Brown, Nancy Smith, Marsha Butler, Jennifer Adams, Toni Wiesner, Sandy Woodruff, Sherry Bowman, Marianne Towersey, Lisa Smego, Carolyn Creekmore, Robin W. Donnelley, Boodie McGurn and Maggie Scott.
On Tuesday, there will be the second and third rounds of match play.
The USGA Senior Women's Amateur is open to female amateur golfers who will have reached their 50th birthday on or before October 7, 2006, and have USGA Handicap Indexes not exceeding 18.4.
Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.
The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.
Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.
There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.
Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump
Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.
Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.
None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.
Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.
An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.
Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.
Playing with the pros
Tiger, DJ and Faxon
President at the Presidents Cup
Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham
Cart on the green
Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open
Trump golf properties
Reportedly fake TIME covers
Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story
Pros comment on the president
Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017
GolfChannel.com is counting down the top 10 Newsmakers of the Year as voted on by Golf Channel’s writers, editors, reporters and producers. Check out the list below, including future release dates. And click here for the full collection of articles.
No. 1: Dec. 18
Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.
With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.
Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.
The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.
In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.