U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifying results

By Golf Channel DigitalJune 5, 2015, 12:00 pm

U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifying is underway, with 1,873 players attempting to qualify for the Lancaster Country Club event this summer. There are 21 36-hole qualifiers in the U.S. and four international ones between May 9 and June 15. The U.S. Women's Open will be held July 9-12 in Lancaster, Pa.

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6/4/2015 
DALLAS, TEXAS - LAKEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB  
Dylan Kim(a) - PLANO, TEXAS
148
Jennifer Park(a) - CARROLLTON, TEXAS
148
A - Kenzie Neisen(a) - NEW PRAGUE, MINN.
149
A - Maggie Neece(a) - COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS
149

 
6/2/2015 
MIDDLETOWN, MASS. - FERNCROFT COUNTRY CLUB 
Megan Khang(a) - ROCKLAND, MASS.
144
Stephanie Connelly - PASADENA, MD.
145
A - Alexandra White - LANCASTER, OHIO
146
A - Anne-Catherine Tanguay - CANADA
146

 
6/2/2015 
ST. LOUIS (BELLEVILLE, IL), MO. - ST. CLAIR COUNTRY CLUB  
Breanna Elliott - AUSTRALIA
138
Emma Talley(a) - PRINCETON, KY.
139
A - Liv Cheng - NEW ZEALAND
143
A - Laura Restrepo(a) - PANAMA
144

 
6/2/2015 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS - THE WOODLANDS COUNTRY CLUB (PLAYER COURSE)  
Christel Boeljon - NETHERLANDS
144
Gaby Lopez(a) - FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.
144
A - Nikki Long(a) - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
146
A - Grace Ni(a) - CYPRESS, TEXAS
147

 
6/2/2015 
WOODBURN, ORE. - OGA GOLF COURSE  
Hannah O'Sullivan(a) - CHANDLER, ARIZ.
139
Muni He(a) - RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF.
142
A - Megan Heckeroth - LA QUINTA, CALIF.
142
A - Emily Talley - NAPA, CALIF.
143

 
6/1/2015 
GALLOWAY, N.J. - GALLOWAY NATIONAL GOLF CLUB 
Natalie Gulbis - HENDERSON, NEV.
139
Nontaya Srisawang - THAILAND
141
A - Samantha Wagner(a) - ORLANDO, FLA.
142
A - Min Seo Kwak - REPUBLIC OF KOREA
143

 
5/29/2015 
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FLA. - SUGAR MILL COUNTRY CLUB (WHITE/RED COURSE) 
Haruka Morita-Wanyaolu - ORLANDO, FLA.
136
Haley Italia - PACE, FLA.
142
A - Sierra Brooks(a) - SORRENTO, FLA.
143
A - Daniela Holmqvist - SWEDEN
144

 
5/27/2015 
BRIGHTON, COLO. - RIVERDALE GOLF COURSE 
Bertine Strauss(a) - SOUTH AFRICA
138
Maria Fassi(a) - MEXICO
139
A - Elyse Smidinger(a) - CROFTON, MD.
140
A - Kelli Bowers - CHELAN, WASH.
141

 
5/27/2015 
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - GOVERNORS CLUB 
Lauren Doughtie - SUFFOLK, VA.
143
Su Oh - AUSTRALIA
143
A - Jean Chua - MALAYSIA
144
A - Cydney Clanton - ROCKWELL, N.C.
144

 
5/26/2015 
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. - INDUSTRY HILLS GOLF CLUB  
Lee Lopez - WHITTIER, CALIF.
139
Angella Then(a) - RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIF.
141
A - Angel Yin(a) - ARCADIA, CALIF.
143
A - Veronica Felibert - NORTH BAY VILLAGE, FLA.
144

 
5/25/2015 
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND 
Holly Aitchison - ENGLAND
140
Maria Balikeova - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
140
Heather Macrae - SCOTLAND
140
Lauren Taylor - ENGLAND
141
Kylie Walker - SCOTLAND
141
A - Georgia Hall - ENGLAND
141
A - Beth Allen - SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
141

 
5/22/2015 
BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. - QUAIL RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB (SOUTH COURSE) 
Wei Ling Hsu - CHARLOTTE, N.C.
136
Ryann O'Toole - ORLANDO, FLA.
136
A - Perrine Delacour - ORLANDO, FLA.
139
A - Jaye Marie Green - BOCA RATON, FLA.
139

 
5/19/2015 
SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN, ARIZ. - SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB  
Lindsey Weaver(a) - MINSTER, OHIO
139
Jimin Kang - SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.
141
A - Mallory Blackwelder - VERSAILLES, KY.
141
A - Brittany Fan(a) - PEARL CITY, HAWAII
142

 
5/19/2015 
MIRA LOMA, CALIF. - GOOSE CREEK GOLF CLUB  
Alison Lee - VALENCIA, CALIF.
144
Lilia Khatu Vu(a) - FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIF.
144
A - Sirene Blair(a) - SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH
147
A - Avery French(a) - LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIF.
149

 
5/18/2015 
BRADENTON, FLA. - BRADENTON COUNTRY CLUB  
Daniela Darquea(a) - ECUADOR
139
Regina Plasencia(a) - MEXICO
139
A - Nelly Korda(a) - BRADENTON, FLA.
140
A - Morgan Baxendale(a) - WINDERMERE, FLA.
141

 
5/18/2015 
BUTLER, PA. - BUTLER COUNTRY CLUB  
Lori Adams(a) - BURLINGTON, N.C.
148
Nikolette Schroeder(a) - AVON LAKE, OHIO
148
A - Christine Meier - ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH.
148
A - Jessica Porvasnik(a) - HINCKLEY, OHIO
149

 
5/18/2015 
EL DORADO HILLS, CALIF. - SERRANO COUNTRY CLUB  
Jennifer Coleman - ROLLING HILLS ESTS, CALIF.
139
Beth Lillie(a) - FULLERTON, CALIF.
141
A - Ga Ryung Park(a) - SAN JOSE, CALIF.
144
A - Simar Singh(a) - LOS ALTOS, CALIF.
145

 
5/18/2015 
INDEPENDENCE, MINN. - WINDSONG FARM GOLF CLUB  
Sarah Burnham(a) - MAPLE GROVE, MINN.
151
A - Casey Danielson(a) - OSCEOLA, WIS.
154
A - Megan Mingo(a) - YANKTON, S.D.
155

 
5/18/2015 
CHUNGNAM, KOREA  
So Young Lee(a) - REPUBLIC OF KOREA
138
Min Gyeong Youn(a) - REPUBLIC OF KOREA
144
A - Julie Kim(a) - REPUBLIC OF KOREA
144
A - Ye-Rim Choi(a) - REPUBLIC OF KOREA
149

 
5/18/2015 
MANAKIN-SABOT, VA. - HERMITAGE COUNTRY CLUB  
Alejandra Llaneza - MEXICO
138
Mika Miyazato - JAPAN
138
Jennifer Song - ANN ARBOR, MICH.
138
A - Min Lee - CHINESE TAIPEI
139
A - Sarah Kemp - AUSTRALIA
139

 
5/18/2015 
WILMETTE, ILL. - WESTMORELAND COUNTRY CLUB  
Christina Foster(a) - CANADA
145
Elizabeth Nagel - DEWITT, MICH.
146
A - Lauren Mielbrecht - GULF STREAM, FLA.
147
A - Kaitlin Park(a) - TUSTIN, CALIF.
148

 
5/13/2015 
SHANDONG, CHINA 
Yuting Shi - PPLS REPL. OF CHINA
145
A - Soyoung Jang - REPUBLIC OF KOREA
146
A - Ssu-Chia Cheng - CHINESE TAIPEI
147

 
5/9/2015 
LAHAINA, HAWAII - KA'ANAPALI GOLF COURSE 
Mariel Galdiano(a) - PEARL CITY, HAWAII
149
A - Aiko Leong(a) - HONOLULU, HAWAII
155
A - Shayna Miyajima - WAILUKU, HAWAII
158
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Ortiz takes Web.com Tour clubhouse lead in Bahamas

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 16, 2018, 2:19 am

Former Web.com Tour Player of the Year Carlos Ortiz shot a bogey-free, 4-under-par 68 Monday to take the clubhouse lead in The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay.

Four other players - Lee McCoy, Brandon Matthews, Sung Jae Im and Mark Anderson - were still on the course and tied with Ortiz at 6-under 210 when third-round play was suspended by darkness at 5:32 p.m. local time. It is scheduled to resume at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Ortiz, a 26-year-old from Guadalajara, Mexico, is in search of his fourth Web.com Tour victory. In 2014, the former University of North Texas standout earned a three-win promotion on his way to being voted Web.com Tour Player of the Year.

McCoy, a 23-year-old from Dunedin, Fla., is looking to become the first player to earn medalist honors at Q-School and then win the opening event of the season.

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Randall's Rant: Can we please have some rivalries?

By Randall MellJanuary 16, 2018, 12:00 am

Memo to the golf gods:

If you haven’t finalized the fates of today’s stars for the new year, could we get you to deliver what the game has lacked for so long?

Can we get a real, honest-to-goodness rivalry?

It’s been more than two decades since the sport has been witness to one.

With world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship this week, an early-season showdown would percolate hope that this year might be all about rivalries.

It seems as if the stars are finally aligned to make up for our long drought of rivalries, of the recurring clashes you have so sparingly granted through the game’s history.

We’re blessed in a new era of plenty, with so many young stars blossoming, and with Tiger Woods offering hope he may be poised for a comeback. With Johnson, McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler among today’s dynamic cast, the possibility these titans will time their runs together on the back nine of Sundays in majors excites.

We haven’t seen a real rivalry since Greg Norman and Nick Faldo sparred in the late '80s and early '90s.

Woods vs. Phil Mickelson didn’t really count. While Lefty will be remembered for carving out a Hall of Fame career in the Tiger era, with 33 victories, 16 of them with Tiger in the field, five of them major championships, we get that Tiger had no rival, not in the most historic sense.


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Phil never reached No. 1, was never named PGA Tour Player of the Year, never won a money title and never dueled with Woods on Sunday on the back nine of a major with the title on the line.  Still, it doesn’t diminish his standing as the best player not named Tiger Woods over the last 20 years. It’s a feat so noteworthy it makes him one of the game’s all-time greats.

We’ve been waiting for an honest-to-goodness rivalry since Faldo and Norman took turns ruling at world No. 1 and dueling in big events, including the back nine of multiple majors. 

In the '70s, we had Nicklaus-Watson. In the '60s, it was Nicklaus-Palmer. In the '40s and '50s, it was Hogan, Snead and Nelson in a triumvirate mix, and in the '20s and '30s we had Hagen and Sarazen.

While dominance is the magic ingredient that can break a sport out of its niche, a dynamic rivalry is the next best elixir.

Dustin Johnson looks capable of dominating today’s game, but there’s so much proven major championship talent on his heels. It’s hard to imagine him consistently fending off all these challengers, but it’s the fending that would captivate us.

Johnson vs. McIlroy would be a fireworks show. So would Johnson vs. Thomas, or Thomas vs. Day or McIlroy vs. Rahm or Fowler vs. Koepka ... or any of those combinations.

Spieth is a wild card that intrigues.

While he’s not a short hitter, he isn’t the power player these other guys are, but his iron game, short game, putter and moxie combine to make him the most compelling challenger of all. His resolve, resilience and resourcefulness in the final round of his British Open victory at Royal Birkdale make him the most interesting amalgam of skill since Lee Trevino.

Woods vs. any of them? Well, if we get that, we promise never to ask for anything more.

So, if that cosmic calendar up there isn’t filled, how about it? How about a year of rivalries to remember?

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McIlroy: 2018 may be my busiest season ever

By Will GrayJanuary 15, 2018, 6:28 pm

With his return to competition just days away, Rory McIlroy believes that the 2018 season may be the most action packed of his pro career.

The 28-year-old has not teed it up since the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in early October, a hiatus he will end at this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. It will be the start of a busy spring for the Ulsterman, who will also play next week in Dubai before a run of six PGA Tour events leading up to the Masters.

Speaking to the U.K.'s Telegraph, McIlroy confirmed that he will also make a return trip to the British Masters in October and plans to remain busy over the next 12 months.

"I might play more times this year than any before. I played 28 times in 2008 and I'm on track to beat that," McIlroy said. "I could get to 30 (events), depending on where I'm placed in the Race to Dubai. But I'll see."

McIlroy's ambitious plan comes in the wake of a frustrating 2017 campaign, when he injured his ribs in his first start and twice missed chunks of time in an effort to recover. He failed to win a worldwide event and finished the year ranked outside the top 10, both of which had not happened since 2008.

But having had more than three months to get his body and swing in shape, McIlroy is optimistic heading into the first of what he hopes will be eight starts in the 12 weeks before he drives down Magnolia Lane.

"I've worked hard on my short game and I'm probably feeling better with the putter than I ever have," McIlroy said. "I've had a lot of time to concentrate on everything and it all feels very good and a long way down the road."

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What's in the Bag: Sony Open winner Kizzire

By Golf Channel DigitalJanuary 15, 2018, 6:05 pm

Patton Kizzire earned his second PGA Tour victory by winning a six-hole playoff at the Sony Open in Hawaii. Take a look inside his bag.

Driver: Titleist 917D3 (10.5 degrees), with Fujikura Atmos Black 6 X shaft

Fairway Wood: Titleist 917F2 (16.5 degrees), with Aldila Tour Blue 95 TX shaft

Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19 degrees), with UST Mamiya AXIV Core 100 Hybrid shaft

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (4), 718 CB (5-6), 718 MB (7-9), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Wedges: Titleist SM7 prototype (47, 52, 56, 60 degrees), with True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x