Repeat Champions at LPGA National Team

By Golf Channel NewsroomNovember 15, 2004, 5:00 pm
CARMEL, Calif. ' Dede Cusimano of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Mary Enright of Armonk, NY., broke out of a five-way, first-round tie at the State Farm LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) National Team Championship by carding a tournament-low 68 in the final round to take home their second consecutive title in the prestigious team event.
 
Cusimano and Enright finished one stroke ahead of Karen Davies and Anne-Marie Palli. Lorraine Klippel and Leslie Van Syckle captured the title in the senior division, for players 50 years of age and older, by two strokes.
 
The tournament, which is the premier team competition for LPGA T&CP members and is in its 14th year, featured 36 championship division teams and 11 senior division teams. LPGA T&CP members competed in teams of two for a $39,700 purse in the 36-hole event, held Nov. 8-9 at Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, Calif. The first round consisted of four-ball stroke play competition, while the second round was alternate shot.
 
Cusimano and Enright, who won last years event after a grueling five-hole, sudden-death playoff, made sure no more than 36 holes were needed to decide the 2004 championship. With four other teams tied at 69 (-1) after Rd. 1, Cusimano and Enright needed their best games over the Carmel Valley Ranch layout to take home the title.
 
Enright kept the defending champions on track with a 15-foot par-saving putt on the first hole, and Cusimano did her part by holing a clutch 20-footer on the 15th to maintain their the lead. The key shot, however, came on the 16th hole, where Enright nailed her 186-yard 9-wood shot to 4 feet and Cusimano brushed in the birdie.
 
The teams final-round 68 left them at 137 (-3) and one stroke clear of dual LPGA Tour/T&CP members Davies and Palli, who carded matching rounds of 69.
 
Mary and I have very similar games, so it is much easier for us to play together in the alternate-shot format, in which we always seem to excel, said Cusimano, the 2003 Golf for Women Magazine LPGA T&CP Championship winner. Our success in this tournament is all about staying patient and making crucial putts.
 
They have certainly had their share of success in the State Farm LPGA T&CP National Team Championship. In addition to claiming last years title, Enright/Cusimano tied for fifth in 2002 and lost in a sudden-death playoff in 2001. Cusimano won the team championship in 1998 while paired with Linda Nevatt, and Enright won in 1993 and 1997 with Kelley Spooner.
 
In the Senior Division, Van Syckle, of Newton, N.J., and Klippel, of Camp Hill, Pa., finally tasted victory after consecutive runner-up finishes in 2002-03. Van Syckle and Klippel carded rounds of 69-71 to win by two strokes over Karyn Dunphy and Julie Lynd.
 
In addition to the competition, the LPGA T&CP membership honored Holly Juergens, Professional of the Year; Rosey Bartlett, Teacher of the Year; and Sally Austin, Coach of the Year, during a special celebration on Nov. 7.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. 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.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. 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. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.

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.

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