Young Stars Paired in Futures Tour Q-School

By Futures Tour MediaNovember 4, 2004, 5:00 pm
Futures TourLAKELAND, Fla. -- Fridays final round of the 2005 Futures Golf Tour Qualifying Tournament will feature two of the three teens who made pens scribble and headlines sizzle earlier this summer during the U.S. Womens Open Championship.
 
And while teen phenom Michelle Wie is not in the field, she wont be needed for drama this time when amateur Paula Creamer, 18, and newly turned pro Brittany Lincicome, 19, are paired together in the final group at 9:40 a.m. Friday. Both teens played today at Schalamar Creek Golf Club ' one hole apart ' and the pair turned up the heat on an already warm November day in Florida. Creamer fired a tournament-low score of 8-under-par 64, while Lincicome carded a 67. After 54 holes, the teens now lead the field by five shots at 207 (-9).
 
Paula was in front of me today, so I was watching her, said Lincicome, who is commuting to Lakeland each day from her home in Seminole, Fla. If she got a birdie, I knew Id better make one, too. Im looking forward to playing with her tomorrow because competing with really good players makes me play a lot better.
 
Creamer, who has an identical one-hour and 15-minute daily commute from her home in Bradenton, Fla., carded eight birdies and no bogeys in her round. She hit 17 greens and used 29 putts, showing no highway fatigue at the end of the day.
 
'It definitely required good course management,' said Creamer, who tied with Wie this summer as low amateur at the U.S. Women's Open. 'Today was fun. When you attack the golf course, you can make a lot of birdies.'
 
Lincicome carded five birdies of her own, with an eagle-3 on the par-5 fifth hole, where she hammered a downwind 140-yard 9-iron to 10 feet, then made the eagle putt. The big-hitting Florida teen, who was the solo first-round leader at this year's U.S. Women's Open, was four-under-par on three par-five holes.
 
'I took advantage of my length when I could and it helped a lot,' she said. 'But this course was shorter and tighter than the other two courses we're playing, so I hit a driving iron off the tee a lot today. Sometimes, when you take the driver out of my hands, I don't always know where the ball is going to go, but it worked out.'
 
Today's third round began with 251 players competing on three Lakeland courses at Schalamar Creek, Cleveland Heights Golf Course and Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club. Following the 54-hole cut of 227 (+11), 110 players will return to Cleveland Heights for Friday's final round.
 
Korean amateur Sae Hee Son (72) and former LPGA Tour member Kellee Booth of Coto de Caza, Calif. (70) are tied at 4-under-par 212, followed by LPGA member Jeanne-Marie Busuttil of Chantilly, France (73), alone at 213. Blair O'Neal of Tempe, Ariz., and Christi Cano of San Antonio, Texas, matched scores of 1-over-par 73 to tie at 214.
 
'The rough is so different here than the hardpan in San Antonio,' said Cano, 23, who played collegiately at Oklahoma State University.
 
Friday's final round will begin at 7:30 a.m. at Cleveland Heights only, from the first and tenth tees.
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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

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

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

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.


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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.


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Rory faces criticism

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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

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Cart on the green


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Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


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Trump golf properties

Vandalism

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Finances


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

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Reportedly fake TIME covers


Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover


Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

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Pros comment on the president

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Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

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.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.