US Open Local Qualifying Results

By Golf Channel NewsroomMay 21, 2002, 4:00 pm
May 21, 2002
 
LEWISVILLE, TEXAS - GC AT CASTLE HILLS
 
Jaxon Brigman - Dallas, Texas66
Greg Gregory - Fort Worth, Texas66
Zach Atkinson(a) - Coppell, Texas67
Marco Gortana - Dallas, Texas67
Ryan Baca(a) - Richmond, Texas69
Franklin Hatchett(a) - Jacksonville, Texas69
Tim Hobby - Waco, Texas70
Jon Antunes(a) - Belton, Texas70
Jeff Leach - Plano, Texas70
Andy Doeden(a) - Fargo, N.D.70
Alternates
Mark Walker - Arlington, Texas71
Sean Gioffre - Fort Worth, Texas71
Tom Strueber - Dallas, Texas71
Brian Wilson - Ft Worth, Texas71
 
May 20, 2002
 
ATLANTA #1, GA. - PLANTERRA RIDGE GC
 
David Noll Jr(a) - Dalton, Ga.66
Brent Witcher(a) - Duluth, Ga.66
Michael Parrott - Marietta, Ga.67
Vance Embry(a) - Dalton, Ga.68
Tucker Ervin(a) - Mt Pleasant, S.C.68
Kris Mikkelsen(a) - Woodstock, Ga.68
Alternates
Justin Bolli - Roswell, Ga.70
Hank Kim - Jonesboro, Ga.70
Karl Diewock - Fayetteville, Ga.70
Parker Beck(a) - Duluth, Ga.72
 
ATLANTA #2, GA. - GRIFFIN CC
 
Gregory Maycock - Riverdale, Ga.66
Kevin Durkin - Dunwoody, Ga.67
Nick Rousey(a) - Pensacola, Fla.68
Vaughn Taylor - Augusta, Ga.70
Stan Gann Jr - Kathleen, Ga.70
Scott Parel - Augusta, Ga.70
Kevin Blanton - Moultrie, Ga.70
Bob McDonnell(a) - Suwanee, Ga.70
Alternates
Brian Puterbaugh - Duluth, Ga.70
Matt Roundtree - Eatonton, Ga.71
Bill Robinson - Lagrange, Ga.71
Dave Womack - McDonough, Ga.71
 
BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. - BAKERSFIELD CC
 
Joe Acosta Jr - Visalia, Calif.67
John Balfanz(a) - Bakersfield, Calif.69
J T Kohut - Simi Valley, Calif.69
David Games - Santa Monica, Calif.69
Travis Matye - Lancaster, Calif.70
Roger Tambellini - Paso Robles, Calif.70
Brad Benkey - Ventura, Calif.71
Alternate
Brad Hardan - San Diego, Calif.72
 
BRADENTON, FLA. - WATERLEFE G&RIVER C
 
Tyler Leon(a) - Sarasota, Fla.70
Joshua An(a) - S Korea70
Heath Rosenstein - Sarasota, Fla.70
Chris Muscara(a) - Bradenton, Fla.72
Alternates
Bradley Lanning - Palmetto, Fla.73
Stefan Wistorf(a) - Germany74
Phil Walters(a) - Bradenton, Fla.74
Mark Sestilio(a) - Port Charlotte, Fla.74
 
CINCINNATI, OHIO - MAKETEWAH CC
 
Kyle Vosk Cincinnati, Ohio70
David Wagenseller - Wilmington, Ohio70
Mark Monfort - Cincinnati, Ohio71
Joshua Teater(a) - Lexington, Ky.71
Brett Wetterich - Jupiter, Fla.71
Andy Sanders - Houston, Texas71
Tim Donovan - Cincinnati, Ohio72
Scott Porter - Lexington, Ky.72
Rob Bradley - Louisville, Ky.72
Mike Small - Champaign, Ill.72
Alternates
Paul Hobart - Dublin, Ohio72
Dennis Wells - Cincinnati, Ohio73
Greg Weddington - Sciotoville, Ohio73
Mark Welage - Cincinnati, Ohio73
 
COLUMBUS, OHIO - LAKES G&CC
 
Eric Frishette - Groveport, Ohio68
Ken Tanigaw Dublin, Ohio69
David Ogrin - Hockley, Texas69
Brian Unk - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio69
Ivan Smith - Columbus, Ohio70
Michael Kelley(a) - Westerville, Ohio71
Michael Austin - Burton, Mich.71
Jason Oien(a) - New Albany, Ohio71
Craig Bowden - Bloomington, Ind.71
Alternates
Bob Sowards - Columbus, Ohio71
Steven Lee - Worthington, Ohio72
Darren Lundgren(a) - St Louis, Mo.72
Matt Sands(a) - Worthington, Ohio72
 
DES MOINES, IOW WAKONDA CC
 
Michael McCoy(a) - West Des Moines, Iowa70
Scott Gutschewski - Omaha, Neb.72
Ben Pettitt - Carroll, Iowa73
Alternates
Ken Schall - Waterloo, Iowa73
Jim Sorenson - Bloomington, Minn.73
Mike Lewis(a) - Waterloo, Iowa74
Bryan Wright - Stanberry, Mo.74
 
GAINESVILLE, FLA. - GAINESVILLE CC
 
Mike Sullivan - Ocala, Fla.70
Joe Gutterman - Palm Coast, Fla.70
Nick Napoleon - Jacksonville, Fla.71
Jordan Code(a) - Tampa, Fla.72
Jim Hallet - Jacksonville Beach, Fla.72
Alternates
Woody Blackburn - Orange Park, Fla.72
Camilo Benedetti(a) - Gainesville, Fla.73
Michael Rowe - Oviedo, Fla.73
Tyler Rucarean(a) - Gainesville, Fla.73
 
GENOA IL, ILL. - OAK CLUB OF GENOA
 
Jason Shook - Plainfield, Ill.72
Michael Troy - Westmont, Ill.73
Timothy Jacobs - McHenry, Ill.74
Pat Beste - Sauk Centre, Minn.74
Marty Schiene - Naperville, Ill.75
Alternates
Grant Maples III - Golden, Colo.75
Dave Menke - Elgin, Ill.75
 
GENOA NV, NEV. - GENOA LAKES GC
 
Carlos Concha(a) - Reno, Nev.68
Thomas Dawson - Reno, Nev.71
David Nelson(a) - Reno, Nev.72
Alternates
Steve Sear - Washoe Valley, Nev.73
Bryson Young(a) - Reno, Nev.73
Bob Klein Jr - Graeagle, Calif.73
Cullen Brasfield(a) - Reno, Nev.74
GREAT FALLS, VA. - RIVER BEND G&CC
 
Robert Stock - Charlottesville, Va.70
Whit Staples - Tequesta, Fla.71
Chris Wisler - McLean, Va.71
Patrick Tallent(a) - Vienna, Va.72
Jason Pool(a) - Fairfax, Va.72
Brendon Post - Fairfax, Va.72
Alternates
Todd Demsey - Scottsdale, Ariz.72
Fred Widicus - Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.72
Brian Quackenbush(a) - Fairfax, Va.73
 
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - MERIDIAN HILLS CC
 
Jamie Broce - Indianapolis, Ind.68
Scott Schroeder - Indianapolis, Ind.70
Chad Collins - Cloverdale, Ind.71
Alternates
Darrett Brinker - Evansville, Ind.71
Kevin Wassmer(a) - Poseyville, Ind.71
Brad Hardin(a) - Indianapolis, Ind.71
 
IPSWICH, MASS. - IPSWICH CC
 
John Curley - Osterville, Mass.70
James Driscoll - Brookline, Mass.70
Richard Parker - Lebanon, N.H.71
Travis Hall - Cedar Rapids, Iowa72
Kirk Hanefeld - Westford, Mass.72
Frank Dully II - Salem, Mass.72
Christiaan Vander Velde - Norwich, Conn.72
Alternates
Craig Steckowych(a) - Greenland, N.H.74
Francis Quinn - Holden, Mass.74
Tim Mooradian(a) - Hopedale, Mass.74
Darren Bolton(a) - Lynnfield, Mass.74
v KUTZTOWN, PA. - BERKLEIGH CC
 
Bob Fritz - Allentown, Pa.70
Gregg Meyer - Kissimmee, Fla.71
George Forster - Villanova, Pa.71
Sean O'Hair - Weston, Fla.72
Perry Landis(a) - Kutztown, Pa.72
Don Dimoff - Red Lion, Pa.72
Alternates
James Sullivan - Philadelphia, Pa.73
Scott Edwards - Lancaster, Pa.73
Dan Terlescki - Phoenixville, Pa.73
Kyle Davis(a) - Kennett Square, Pa.73
 
LAKELAND, FLA. - GRASSLANDS G&CC
 
Zoran Ilic - Lakeland, Fla.68
David Kirkpatrick - Lakeland, Fla.68
Russell Stocker - Homosassa, Fla.71
Andy Bean - Lakeland, Fla.71
Alternates
Bob Lohr - Orlando, Fla.71
Marco Dawson - Lakeland, Fla.71
Bradley Lusenhop(a) - Gloversville, N.Y.72
Michael Olson - Lakehurst, N.J.72
LOCKPORT, ILL. - BIG RUN GC
 
Bradley Klapprott - Keokuk, Iowa72
Michael Slaven(a) - Glencoe, Ill.74
Matthew Maskel(a) - Morris, Ill.74
Ken Vanko(a) - Aurora, Ill.74
David Roesch - Menomonee Falls, Wis.74
Constant Dematti Chicago, Ill.74
Alternates
Barry Conser - Scottsdale, Ariz.74
Danny Mulhearn - Wheaton, Ill.75
Richard Dukelow(a) - Orland Park, Ill.75
Craig McDonnell(a) - Chicago, Ill.75
 
LOMPOC, CALIF. - LA PURISIMA GC
 
O D Vincent - La Quinta, Calif.70
John Doum Scottsdale, Ariz.70
Chris Zambri - Camarillo, Calif.70
Charley Hoffman - Las Vegas, Nev.70
Rick Garboski - Newbury Park, Calif.71
Chad Wright - Ventura, Calif.71
Alternates
Travis Johnson(a) - Bellflower, Calif.71
Jon Fiedler - Camarillo, Calif.72
Tom Stankowski - Ventura, Calif.72
Todd Pence - Cheney, Wash.72
 
MUSKEGON, MICH. - MUSKEGON CC
 
John Koskinen(a) - Baraga, Mich.68
Adam Speirs - Canada70
Andrew Mogg - Warren, Mich.73
Scott Hayes - Rochester Hills, Mich.74
Alternates
Kyle Kurant(a) - Muskegon, Mich.74
Steve Brady - Rochester Hills, Mich.75
David Schultz(a) - St Joseph, Mich.75
Dave Wilson Jr(a) - Grand Rapids, Mich.75
 
PONTE VEDRA BCH, FLA. - MARSH LANDING CC
 
Sonny Kirkwood - Jacksonville, Fla.67
Jean Pacetti - St Augustine, Fla.67
Erik Labitzke(a) - Daytona Beach, Fla.68
Hank Smith - St Simons Island, Ga.70
Don Bell - Port Orange, Fla.70
Charles Raulerson Jr - Atlantic Beach, Fla.70
Alternates
Steve Scott - West Palm Beach, Fla.71
Cliff Kresge - Apopka, Fla.72
Mac Butler(a) - St Simons Island, Ga.72
Gene Sauers - Savannah, Ga.72
 
RIVERTON, WYO. - RIVERTON CC
 
Jared Shears - Roy, Utah66
Alternates
Milan Swilor - Sandy, Utah70
Michael Urbatchka(a) - Sheridan, Wyo.70
Kyle Landon - Casper, Wyo.71
 
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - IRONDEQUOIT CC
 
David Hearn - Canada72
Danny Mijovic - Canada72
Kerry Short - Canada73
Jason Burch - Canada73
David McKenzie - Australia73
Alternates
Changwan Woo(a) - Canada74
Jim Roy(a) - Syracuse, N.Y.74
Terry Miskolczi - Canada75
Nick Leigh(a) - Canada75
 
SOUTH BEND, IND. - SOUTH BEND CC
 
John Guyton - Decatur, Ill.72
John Connelly - Perrysburg, Ohio72
Craig Spence - Australia72
Alternates
Shiv Kapur(a) - India73
Josh Heiple - Sturgis, Mich.73
Gary March - Arlington Heights, Ill.74
 
WESTON, FLA. - WESTON HILLS (TOUR)
 
Steven Wheatcroft - Washington, Pa.68
Ricardo Ronderos - Colombia69
Ken Duke - Boca Raton, Fla.69
Nicholas Thompson(a) - Coral Springs, Fla.70
Michael Smallcorn - Ft Lauderdale, Fla.70
Alan Zimmerman - Walkersville, Md.70
Alternates
Greg Kopf(a) - Bay Harbor Island, Fla.70
Paul Toliuszis(a) - Miami Beach, Fla.70
Brandon White(a) - Coral Springs, Fla.71
David Bishop - Coral Springs, Fla.71
 
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. - TACONIC GC
 
William Hadden(a) - S Londonderry, Vt.69
Rick Karbowski - Worcester, Mass.70
Jonathan Brisbane - Rutland, Vt.70
Alternates
Ron Philo - Stowe, Vt.71
Bill Rosenblum - Ludlow, Mass.71
Larry Nuger(a) - Longmeadow, Mass.72
Matthew Donovan - Pittsfield, Mass.73
 
YORBA LINDA, CALIF. - BLACK GOLD GC
 
Mark Scheibach - Indian Wells, Calif.71
Lenny Park(a) - Rowland Heights, Calif.71
John Lieber(a) - San Diego, Calif.72
David Oh(a) - Cerritos, Calif.72
Ron Skayhan - Los Angeles, Calif.73
Jorge Corral - Mexico74
Chris Botsford(a) - Pasadena, Calif.74
Alternates
James Bendotoff - Palo Alto, Calif.74
Ryan Welborn - Chino Hills, Calif.74
 
May 17, 2002
 
HARTLAND, WIS. - BRISTLECONE PINES
 
Robert Gregorski(a) - Cato, Wis.67
Alan McLean - So Africa67
John Raski III - Middleton, Wis.70
Brad Peck - Madison, Wis.71
Benjamin Bost - Mequon, Wis.71
Alternates
John Freeman - Muskego, Wis.72
Jake Pasch(a) - Fox Point, Wis.72
Terry Govern - Evanston, Ill.73
Sean English - Hartland, Wis.74
 
KNOXVILLE, TENN. - HOLSTON HILLS CC
 
Ross Cox(a) - Knoxville, Tenn.68
Brandon Skeen(a) - Jefferson City, Tenn.68
Eric Rebmann - Knoxville, Tenn.71
Bill Roach(a) - Knoxville, Tenn.71
Alternates
Bjorn Svedin(a) - Hendersonville, Tenn.71
Chris Brauner(a) - Greensboro, N.C.71
Kip Henley - Crossville, Tenn.71
Buddy Harston - Lexington, Ky.72
 
PALM CITY, FLA. - HARBOUR RIDGE
 
Jorge Benedetti - Colombia69
James Vargas(a) - Miami, Fla.70
Paul Antenucci - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.72
Chris Krueger - Wilmington, Del.72
Brian Peaper - Tequesta, Fla.72
Alternates
Christian CzajBoca Raton, Fla.73
Rod Curl Jr - Redding, Calif.73
Damian Hale - Trinidad Tobago74
Ed Humenik - Palm City, Fla.74
 
TACOMA, WASH. - OAKBROOK G&CC
 
Christopher Ming - Fife, Wash.66
J D Kocher(a) - Kent, Wash.67
Mark Worthington - Kirkland, Wash.69
Mark Olson - Des Moines, Wash.69
Chris Griffin - Tacoma, Wash.69
Danny Norton - Canada70
Alternates
Kristopher Yardley - Canada71
Chris Jorgensen - Blaine, Wash.71
Joel Skarbo - Seattle, Wash.71
Troy Kelly - Tacoma, Wash.71
May 16, 2002
 
ANACONDA, MONT. - OLD WORKS GC
 
Chris Wall - Dallas, Texas67
Billy Thompson(a) - Great Falls, Mont.67
Alternates
Michael Grob - Billings, Mont.67
Steve White(a) - Jackson, Wyo.68
Shelby Chrest - Canada71
Ryan Malby - Kalispell, Mont.71
 
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. - PINE TREE CC
 
Jeff Champion - Riverside, Ala.68
Spike McRoy - Huntsville, Ala.69
Michael Pearson - Alpharetta, Ga.70
Mark Blackburn - Guntersville, Ala.70
Jason Dillard - Birmingham, Ala.71
Alternates
Michael Brice - Auburn, Ala.72
John Gerber - Columbus, Ohio72
Jeff Street - Tuscaloosa, Ala.72
Woodie Eubanks - Greer, S.C.73
 
CITRUS SPRINGS, FLA. - EL DIABLO G&CC
 
Ted Potter Jr(a) - Silver Springs, Fla.66
Jimmie Brothers - Inverness, Fla.68
Alternates
Rick Heath - Windermere, Fla.70
Greg Towne - Clermont, Fla.72
Dean Stokes - Jacksonville, Fla.72
Marty Caifano - Oak Lawn, Ill.72
 
LK BUENA VISTA, FLA. - WDW (PALM COURSE)
 
Matthew Every(a) - Daytona Beach, Fla.67
Stan Geer - Cape Coral, Fla.68
John O'Leary - Celebration, Fla.69
David Hronek - North Port, Fla.69
Tim Dawson - Kissimmee, Fla.70
Alex RochOrlando, Fla.70
Alternates
David W Smith - Longwood, Fla.70
Brian Mogg - Orlando, Fla.71
Mark Jones - Orlando, Fla.71
David Jackson - Monticello, Fla.71
 
MIDWAY, PA. - QUICKSILVER GC
 
Michael Harris - Troy, Mich.71
John MazzBeaver Falls, Pa.73
James CichrPittsburgh, Pa.73
Gordon Vietmeier - Pittsburgh, Pa.73
Bob Ford - Oakmont, Pa.73
Alternates
Sean Knapp(a) - Oakmont, Pa.74
Kevin Shields - Presto, Pa.74
John Jones(a) - Lower Burrell, Pa.74
Darren Davis - Los Angeles, Calif.75
 
NAPLES, FLA. - TWIN EAGLES G&CC
 
Michael-John Creedy - Bonita Springs, Fla.69
John Lee - Naples, Fla.69
J D Murray - Naples, Fla.70
Mike Dopslaff - Cape Coral, Fla.71
Gene Fieger - Naples, Fla.71
Andrew Zullo - Estero, Fla.72
Alternates
Daniel McEachern - Orlando, Fla.73
Ethan Rost - Jefferson City, Mo.73
Jason Clark - Rollinsford, N.H.74
Tom Patri - Naples, Fla.74
 
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - THE RIVER GC
 
Chris Greenwood - Valdese, N.C.68
Scott Volpitto - Jupiter, Fla.70
Brooks Blackburn - Augusta, Ga.70
Skip Taylor(a) - Flat Rock, N.C.71
Alternates
Rhett Graham(a) - Myrtle Beach, S.C.71
Richard Maddox(a) - Panama City, Fla.71
Adam Thomas - Baxley, Ga.72
Lincoln Blackman - Augusta, Ga.72
 
PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. - PELHAM CC
 
Paul Alexander - Rye, N.Y.70
Robert Bigonette - Fairfield, Conn.72
Dennis Ward - Rye, N.Y.72
Mark Mielke - East Norwich, N.Y.73
Timothy Shifflett - E Rockaway, N.Y.74
Steve Leblanc(a) - Stamford, Conn.74
George Zahringer III(a) - New York, N.Y.74
David Young - Garrison, N.Y.74
David BakytMahopac, N.Y.74
Charlie Bolling Jr - Glen Cove, N.Y.74
Alternates
Jonny Doppelt(a) - Great Neck, N.Y.74
Joseph Sommers(a) - Stamford, Conn.74
 
ST LOUIS, MO. - NORWOOD HILLS(WEST)
 
Larry Emery - St Louis, Mo.68
Jeffrey Julian - Branson, Mo.70
Bob Gaus - St Louis, Mo.70
Jason Schultz - Columbia, Mo.72
Donald Bliss(a) - St Louis, Mo.72
David Garren - St Louis, Mo.73
Alternates
Michael Tucker - St Louis, Mo.73 Michael Britt Pavelonis - Harrisburg, Ill.73
Brian Kennedy(a) - St Louis, Mo.74
Jim Knoesel - Columbia, Mo.74
 
May 15, 2002
 
CTY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. - INDUSTRY HILLS GC
 
Jeff Freeman - La Quinta, Calif.68
Christopher Anderson - Covina, Calif.68
Kevin NDiamond Bar, Calif.70
John Ray Leary - Culver City, Calif.70
Shingo Matsuo - Hacienda Heights, Calif.71
Jason Beebe - Ventura, Calif.72
James Agate(a) - Los Angeles, Calif.72
Alternates
Barry Jaeckel - Palm Desert, Calif.72
Eric Wang(a) - Cypress, Calif.72
 
LUBBOCK, TEXAS - LUBBOCK CC
 
Joe Ogilvie - Austin, Texas68
Brian Smith(a) - Lubbock, Texas71
Alternates
Ralph Ellis(a) - Amarillo, Texas71
Erick Willcoxon(a) - Lubbock, Texas72
Scott Rundell(a) - Lubbock, Texas73
Steven Russell - Amarillo, Texas73
 
MARSTONS MILLS, MASS. - OLDE BARNSTABLE
 
Kevin Quinn(a) - Needham, Mass.71
Timothy HegnBird Island, Minn.74
Adam Hemeon - Canada74
Alternates
Chip Johnson - North Scituate, Mass.75
Mike Calef(a) - West Bridgewater, Mass.75
Corey Huss(a) - Woodstock, Ga.75
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. - NEWPORT BEACH CC
 
Dan Buchner - Los Angeles, Calif.64
Mike Fergin - Tustin, Calif.68
William Coleman(a) - Huntington Beach, Calif.69
Monte Scheinblum - Newport Coast, Calif.69
Justin Boatman - Ladera Ranch, Calif.69
Roger Gunn - Oak Park, Calif.70
John Burckle - Mission Viejo, Calif.70
 
WICHITA, KAN. - WICHITA CC
 
Jeff McMillian - Stillwater, Okla.74
Patrick Lee - Little Rock, Ark.75
Alternates
Greg Bray - Wichita, Kan.76
Edward Loar - Dallas, Texas77
Eric Mork(a) - Wichita, Kan.78
Juan Tabares - Colombia78
 
May 14, 2002
 
CHARLESTON, W.VA. - BERRY HILL CC
 
Scott Davis - Hurricane, W.Va.68
Jonathan Clark - Mifflintown, Pa.69
Alternates
Patrick Carter(a) - Lesage, W.Va.69
Scotty Kral - Canada69
Brad Westfall - Grafton, W.Va.70
Bobby Gee - Dallas, Texas71
 
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. - GREEN VALLEY CC
 
Jim Nickerson - Augusta, Maine70
Frank Szymkowicz - Warwick, R.I.70
Christopher Congdon - N Attleboro, Mass.70
Patrick Horgan III - Newport, R.I.73
Alternates
John Drohen(a) - Coventry, R.I.73
Kelley Moser - E Norwalk, Conn.74
Paul Heffernan Jr(a) - Wellesley, Mass.74
Bryce Wallor - Willimantic, Conn.74
 
WILLIAMSPORT, PA. - WILLIAMSPORT CC
 
Drew Symons - Canada66
Jim Bohn(a) - Mifflinburg, Pa.71
Alternates
James Muir - Canada72
Derek Gillespie - Canada72
Wes Martin - Canada73
Rob Johnson - Terre Haute, Ind.73
 
May 13, 2002
 
ALBANY, N.Y. - WOLFERT'S ROOST GC
 
Dal Daily - Cobleskill, N.Y.71
Tele Wightman(a) - Chicopee, Mass.72
Marco Poccia(a) - Saratoga Springs, N.Y.72
Len Bush - Albany, N.Y.72
Frank Mellet - Voorheesville, N.Y.72
Alternates
Jerry Impellittiere - New Windsor, N.Y.73
David Hayes(a) - Menands, N.Y.73
Michael Daniels(a) - Albany, N.Y.73
Jeremy Greville - Canada73
 
BOWLING GREEN, KY. - INDIAN HILLS CC
 
Eric Axley - Athens, Tenn.70
Charles Cornette(a) - Greenville, Ky.71
Ted Beckmann - Louisville, Ky.73
Lee Childress(a) - Calvert City, Ky.73
Ken Postlewait Jr - Louisville, Ky.73
Alternates
John Brannen(a) - Clarksville, Tenn.74
Brett Jones(a) - Paducah, Ky.74
Hunter Cassady - Louisville, Ky.74
Kelly Maxwell - Louisville, Ky.75
 
DENVER, COLO. - BUFFALO RUN GC
 
Matt Schalk - Boulder, Colo.67
Thomas Hart(a) - Englewood, Colo.68
Kenny Coakley(a) - Lakewood, Colo.68
Derek Tolan(a) - Highlands Ranch, Colo.68
Ben Portie(a) - Westminster, Colo.68
Paul Hebinck - Denver, Colo.69
Geoff Keffer - Lakewood, Colo.69
Alternates
Brandon Lawson(a) - Elburn, Ill.69
Barry Milstead - Englewood, Colo.69
Thomas Richardson - Greenwood Village, Colo.69
Nicholas Orr - Portland, Ore.70
 
EL PASO, TEXAS - PAINTED DUNES DESER
 
Rick Todd - El Paso, Texas70
Paul Spangler - Mesa, Ariz.71
Alternates
Gabriel Ramos - Chandler, Ariz.72
A J Keipp - El Paso, Texas72
Michael Smith - Watseka, Ill.72
Luis Delgadillo - El Paso, Texas72
 
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. - ESTRELLA MTN RANCH
 
Jesse Mueller(a) - Mesa, Ariz.66
Ricky Barnes(a) - Stockton, Calif.68
Robert Secrest - Oxnard, Calif.69
Ken Carpenter - Scottsdale, Ariz.69
Jeff Showalter - Phoenix, Ariz.69
Erich Helmich - Aspen, Colo.69
Alternates
John Dalzell - Scottsdale, Ariz.70
Chad Rogers - Gilbert, Ariz.70
Scott Berliner - Scottsdale, Ariz.70
Stephen Allan - Australia70
 
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS - COWBOYS GC
 
Vaughn Moise(a) - Kingwood, Texas69
Gary Ezmerlian - Fort Worth, Texas69
Chuck Young - Dallas, Texas70
Brandon Scott - Justin, Texas70
Alternates
Brian Grossman(a) - Mansfield, Texas71
Jeff Mixon - Fort Worth, Texas71
Steve Wilson - Arlington, Texas71
Dillard Pruitt(a) - Greenville, S.C.72
 
HARRISBURG, PA. - COLONIAL CC
 
Jeff Daniels - Harrisburg, Pa.69
Craig Marseilles - Canada70
Mark Szewczyk - New Oxford, Pa.71
Jim Fuller(a) - Muskogee, Okla.71
Alternates
Jeffrey Turton(a) - Ithaca, N.Y.71
Thomas Lee(a) - Guttenberg, N.J.71
Peter Micklewright - Plainfield, N.J.72
Timothy Ostrom(a) - York, Pa.73
 
HAWORTH, N.J. - HAWORTH GC
 
Mike Burke - Towaco, N.J.68
Wilfredo Morales - Dorado, Puerto Rico69
Jason Caron - Jupiter, Fla.69
Christopher Mazzuchetti - East Brunswick, N.J.70
Adam Fuchs(a) - Plainview, N.Y.71
Terry Manziano - Sussex, N.J.72
Richard Massey - Harrington Park, N.J.72
Baker MadderCranford, N.J.72
Alternate
Thomas SipulRivervale, N.J.73
 
HEATHROW, FLA. - CC AT HEATHROW
 
Paul Curry - Heathrow, Fla.71
Matthew Borchert - Orlando, Fla.71
Tripp Isenhour - Orlando, Fla.72
David Boesel(a) - Winter Park, Fla.72
Danny Ellis - Lake Mary, Fla.72
Christopher Moore - New Smurna Beach, Fla.72
Alternates
Cliff Wright Jr - Longwood, Fla.73
Brian Reed - Orlando, Fla.73
Paul Kenny - Bethel, Conn.73
Scott Chipokas - Cedar Rapids, Iowa73
 
HIGHLAND MI, MICH. - PRESTWICK VILLAGE
 
Brent Goik - Bay City, Mich.69
Anthony Dietz - Highland Township, Mich.70
Matthew McDougall - Rochester Hills, Mich.71
Donald Davis - South Rockwood, Mich.72
Bill O'Connor(a) - Birmingham, Mich.72
Alternates
Thomas Harding - South Lyon, Mich.72
Scott Schulte - St Clair Shores, Mich.72
James Kostaroff - Lansing, Mich.73
Matt Seppanen - Rochester Hills, Mich.73
 
HIGHLAND UT, UTAH - ALPINE CC
 
Daniel Summerhays(a) - Farmington, Utah67
Brett Wayment - Logan, Utah67
Roy Christensen - Spanish Fork, Utah68
Alternates
Ryan Ellis(a) - Draper, Utah69
Casey Fowles(a) - Delta, Utah70
Christopher Moody - Provo, Utah70
Pete Stone(a) - Bountiful, Utah70
 
HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA. - SCOTCH VALLEY CC
 
Chip Zimmerman - Pittsburgh, Pa.66
Ryan SikorN Huntingdon, Pa.69
Randy Repko - Cresson, Pa.69
Alternates
William Sautter - Warrington, Pa.69
Craig Mankins - Indiana, Pa.71
Thomas Stevenson - Oakmont, Pa.71
Joe Nieporte - Farmington, Pa.71
 
HOUSTON, TEXAS - CLUB CARLTON WOODS
 
Brad Lardon - Austin, Texas72
Lance Lopez(a) - Fresno, Texas73
Jean-Paul Hebert - Houston, Texas73
Brian Smith - Houston, Texas73
Billy Tuten - Sugar Land, Texas73
Stephen Reed(a) - Houston, Texas74
Scott Curiel - Huffman, Texas75
Alternates
Simon Robinson(a) - United Kingdom76
Brad McIntosh(a) - Australia76
Brian Domingues - Beaumont, Texas76
Robby McWilliams(a) - Spring Hill, La.76
 
KANSAS CITY, MO. - KANSAS CITY CC
 
Bryan Norton(a) - Mission Hills, Kan.68
Casey Harbour(a) - Lake Quivira, Kan.69
Jon Troutman - Osawatomie, Kan.70
Jake Istnick - Tulsa, Okla.71
Chris Thompson - Independence, Kan.71
Chad Lydiatt - Lincoln, Neb.71
Bryan Milberger(a) - Olathe, Kan.71
Brett Alexander - Richland, Mo.72
Bruce Vaughan - Hutchinson, Kan.73
Alternates
Robert Russell - Joplin, Mo.73
Bryan Hughett - Norfolk, Neb.73
Kory Bowman - Springfield, Mo.73
Len Johnsen Jr - Wesley Chapel, Fla.73
 
ORLANDO, FLA. - METROWEST CC
 
Rich Crim - Orlando, Fla.69
Brad Stainsby(a) - Lakeland, Fla.70
Doug RheOrlando, Fla.71
Derrick Centers - Somerset, Ky.71
Todd Parks - Gotha, Fla.72
Robert Proben - Redford, Mich.72
Alternates
T J Cosrove - Orlando, Fla.72
B J Pitzen(a) - Toledo, Ohio72
Bryan Conway - Frankfort, Ky.72
Brandyn Schneider - Orlando, Fla.72
 
PHOENIX, ARIZ. - THUNDERBIRDS GC
 
Brian Guetz - Scottsdale, Ariz.63
Scott Watkins - Scottsdale, Ariz.66
Nick Manthey(a) - Mesa, Ariz.68
Joel Kribel - Phoenix, Ariz.68
James Contreras - Chandler, Ariz.68
Jeff Yurkiewicz - Mesa, Ariz.69
Alternates
Damon Krause - Chandler, Ariz.69
Rich Elias - Green Valley, Ariz.69
Anthony Arvidson - Portland, Ore.69
Jon Stanley - Phoenix, Ariz.70
 
PORTLAND, ORE. - WAVERLEY CC
 
Justin St Clair(a) - Springfield, Ore.68
Bob Rannow - Forence, Ore.68
Carl Johnsen(a) - Gresham, Ore.69
Brent Murray - Lake Oswego, Ore.69
Derek Croskrey - Portland, Ore.70
Jeffrey Mashos - Salem, Ore.71
Alternates
Jeff Thomas - Walla Walla, Wash.71
Scott Johnson - Kennewick, Wash.71
Randy Arvidson(a) - Portland, Ore.72
 
PUEBLO, COLO. - WALKING STICK GC
 
Nolan Martin(a) - Colorado Springs, Colo.68
Anthony Giarratano(a) - Denver, Colo.69
Mike Northern - Colorado Springs, Colo.70
Jerry Ledzinski(a) - Carmel, Calif.70
Erik Stone - Denver, Colo.70
Sam Proal(a) - Denver, Colo.71
Michael ZarembPueblo West, Colo.71
Alternates
Matthew Brunk(a) - Fort Collins, Colo.71
Mark Crabtree - Morrison, Colo.71
Todd Vernon - Greenwood Village, Colo.72
Ben Maher - Aspen, Colo.72
 
RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. - FAIRBANKS RANCH CC
 
Bill Lumde - Las Vegas, Nev.69
Scott Mahlberg - San Diego, Calif.70
Michael Shelly(a) - Tumon, GU70
Kevin Odom - San Diego, Calif.70
Brandon Kearney(a) - San Diego, Calif.70
Stanley Watkins - Newport Beach, Calif.71
Rob Mangini(a) - Scottsdale, Ariz.71
Alternates
Mike Nokes - San Diego, Calif.71
Michael Lavery(a) - Irvine, Calif.71
Larry CorreSan Diego, Calif.71
 
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - SAN ANTONIO CC
 
Mac Wylie - Boerne, Texas67
Larry Seligmann(a) - Houston, Texas69
Corbin King - Round Rock, Texas69
Ryan Palmer - Amarillo, Texas70
Trey Hallmark(a) - San Antonio, Texas71
Alternates
Gene Williams - Beeville, Texas72
Crlo Grever-Devicenzo - San Antonio, Texas73
David Petry - San Antonio, Texas73
Pat Youngs(a) - League City, Texas74
 
TAMPA, FLA. - HUNTER'S GREEN CC
 
Tony Soerries - Hobe Sound, Fla.69
Royce Warren - Holiday, Fla.69
Jeremy Hobson(a) - Thonotosassa, Fla.70
George McNeill - Ft Myers, Fla.70
Eric Booker - Naples, Fla.70
Bob Heintz - Palm Harbor, Fla.70
Alternates
Kevin Hoffer - N Ft Myers, Fla.70
Brian Wertz(a) - Tampa, Fla.72
Mark Klitzke - Tampa, Fla.72
Mike Schmidt - Brandon, Fla.72
 
TOLEDO, OHIO - MAUMEE BAY R
 
Erik Ciotti - Barrington, Ill.73
Joe Rinker - Canada74
Ben Curtis - Kent, Ohio74
Alternates
Kyle Weisenburger(a) - Findlay, Ohio75
Jeff Mallette(a) - N Canton, Ohio75
Michael Ignasiak(a) - Saline, Mich.75
Nick Myers - Toledo, Ohio75

VERO BEACH, FLA. - JOHN'S ISLAND(WEST)
 
Adam Armagost - Jupiter, Fla.70
Matthew Avrill(a) - Vero Beach, Fla.71
Mike Kostelnik - Greensburg, Pa.73
Matthew Doyle - W Simsbury, Conn.74
Lee Stroever(a) - Jupiter, Fla.74
Joseph Kern - Titusville, Fla.74
Alternates
Chris Englund - Mt Dora, Fla.74
Ted Tryba Orlando, Fla.75
Chris Kaufman - Coral Springs, Fla.75
Scott Lubin - Jupiter, Fla.75
 
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. - BEAR LAKES (LAKES)
 
Kevin Johnson - Pembroke, Mass.66
Will Burnitz - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.70
Robert Floyd - Jupiter, Fla.70
Hiroshi Matsuo - Jupiter, Fla.70
Gregory King - West Palm Beach, Fla.70
Bruce Zabriski - Jupiter, Fla.70
Alternates
Gary Nicklaus - Jupiter, Fla.71
Arthur Hafemann - Boynton Beach, Fla.71
Jamie Neher - Tequesta, Fla.71
Joseph Cordani Jr - Simsbury, Conn.71
 

May 10, 2002
 
BEATRICE, NEB. - BEATRICE CC
 
Ed Wyatt - Lincoln, Neb.68
Ryan Vermeer - Omaha, Neb.70
Alternates
Jeffrey Schmid - Deland, Fla.70
Jason Peterson(a) - Norfolk, Neb.71
Jason Bender - Elkhorn, Neb.72
Curtis Garver(a) - Fort Morgan, Colo.72
 

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. - HUNTER'S RUN(SOUTH)
 
Duke Donahue - Coral Srings, Fla.66
Dennis Rasku Jr - Deerfield Beach, Fla.69
Craig Matheson - Wellington, Fla.69
Steve Burns - Boca Raton, Fla.70
Michael Adamson - Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.70
Justin Hicks - Boynton Beach, Fla.70
Alternates
Bryant Mackellar - Rochester Hills, Mich.71
John Bloomfield - Jamaica71
David Ladd - Atlantis, Fla.72
Tom Eubank - Wellington, Fla.73
 
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - ONONDAGA G&CC
 
Eric Manning - Cortland, N.Y.71
Mel Baum - Syracuse, N.Y.72
Steven Barber - Rochester, N.Y.73
Kelly Mills - Canada73
Alternates
Dan McNeely - Canada73
Joe Tesori - Dewitt, N.Y.73
Ryan Macdonald - Pittsford, N.Y.73
Wesley Cupp(a) - Rome, N.Y.73
 

May 9, 2002
 
JACKSON, N.J. - PINE BARRENS GC
 
Michael Laudien - Oyster Bay, N.Y.70
Chris Noll(a) - Dover, Del.70
Sandy Morrison - West New York, N.J.71
Andrew Brock - Chatham, N.J.71
Michael Meehan - Locust Valley, N.Y.72
Pete Busch - Scotch Plains, N.J.73
Brent Studer - Manasquan, N.J.73
Cassidy Traub(a) - Long Beach, Calif.74
Alternates
Kevin Weyeneth - E Brunswick, N.J.74
Michael LanzettEast Windsor, N.J.74
Ronald McDougal - Eatontown, N.J.74
Peter Stefanchik - Pricenton, N.J.74
 
MT LAUREL, N.J. - LAUREL CREEK CC
 
Mark Walker(a) - Marlton, N.J.67
Sean Leonard(a) - Medford, N.J.68
Drew Anders(a) - Mt Laurel, N.J.68
David Quinn - Marlton, N.J.69
Dave West(a) - Downingtown, Pa.69
Rich Steinmetz - Perkiomenville, Pa.70
Alternates
John Dimarco - Mt Laurel, N.J.70
Lloyd Weston - United Kingdom71
John Appleget - Dorothy, N.J.71
David Seeman Jr - Wilmington, Del.71
 

May 8, 2002
 
ABITA SPRINGS, LA. - MONEY HILL G&CC
 
Greg Sonnier - Lake Charles, La.67
Scott Moore - Shreveport, La.68
Pat Nanney Jr - Sharon, Tenn.68
Greg Howell - Petal, Miss.68
Alternates
Alberto OchoEdinburg, Texas69
Salvatore Spallone - Vero Beach, Fla.69
Anthony Price - Raymond, Miss.70
Alex Rodger - Redlands, Calif.70
 
DESTIN, FLA. - REGATTA BAY G&CC
 
David Cooke - Tallahassee, Fla.68
Matt Filipowicz - Alpharetta, Ga.69
Kevin Warrick(a) - Valrico, Fla.69
Alternates
Chris Bedore - Gulf Breeze, Fla.71
Shelton Delk - Pensacola, Fla.71
Troy Warrick(a) - Ozark, Ala.72
Buddy Gardner - Destin, Fla.72
 
PALM HARBOR, FLA. - WESTIN INNISBROOK
 
Kelly Sellers - Lakeland, Fla.68
D J Holland - Odessa, Fla.69
Doug Lacrosse - Tampa, Fla.70
Brett Blondell(a) - Lakeland, Fla.71
Brendan Takacs - Tarpon Springs, 71
Alternates
Andrew Goodwin - Clearwater, Fla.71
Richard Kerper(a) - Safety Harbor, Fla.71
Adam Gary(a) - Bowling Green, Ky.71
Donny Totten - Pittsburgh, Pa.72
 

May 7, 2002
 
WALLACE, N.C. - RIVER LANDING CC
 
Wes Heffernan - Canada69
Ryan Grant - Cumming, Ga.70
Palmer Smith - Magnolia, N.C.70
Kyle Bradley(a) - Aususta, Ga.70
Ben Bates - Havana, Fla.70
Walker Taylor(a) - Wilmington, N.C.71
Todd Grassi - Erie, Pa.71
Nicholas Biesecker - Lexington, N.C.71
Korky Kemp - Greensboro, N.C.71
Jin Park - Scottsdale, Ariz.71
Erik Compton - Miami, Fla.71
Alternates
Robert Gamez - Las Vegas, Nev.71
Chris Eaves - Wallace, N.C.72
Scott Newton - High Point, N.C.72
Marion Dantzler - Orangeburg, S.C.72
 

May 6, 2002
 
AUSTIN, TEXAS - AUSTIN CC
 
Jaime Omar Gomez - San Antonio, Texas69
Troy Matteson(a) - Clinton, Tenn. 70
Henrik Simonsen - Bee Cave, Texas70
Russell Surber(a) - Flintridge, Calif.71
John SosAustin, Texas71
Tim Sanchez(a) - Austin, Texas72
Alternates
Kyle Jerome - Cedar Park, Texas73
Ted Soule - Austin, Texas73
Billy Dunson - Arlington, Texas73
John Klauk(a) - Ponte Vedra Bch, Fla.73
 
ELLINGTON, CONN. - ELLINGTON RIDGE CC
 
Kevin Ausserlechner - Hartsdale, N.Y.70
Michael Sims - McLean, Va.73
Matthew Torrance(a) - East Lyme, Conn.73
John Paesani - Norwich, Conn.73
Bobby Gage - Longwood, Fla.74
Alternates
Jon Curran(a) - Hopkinton, Mass.74
Billy Downes - Hampden, Mass.74
Craig Kealey - Wallingford, Conn.74
Mark Peterson(a) - South Windsor, Conn.74
 
HONOLULU, HAWAII - WAIALAE CC
 
Stan Souz - Honolulu, Hawaii71
Larry Stubblefield - Kailua, Hawaii73
Alternates
Peter Wilson - Australia74
Matt Kodama(a) - Las Vegas, Nev.75
 
WOODBRIDGE, CONN. - WOODBRIDGE CC
 
David Garrity(a) - Fairfield, Conn.70
Frank Abatino - White Plains, N.Y.71
Tom Delrosso - Cheshire, Conn.72
Jeff Hedden(a) - Waterford, Conn.72
Mark Farrell(a) - Westport, Conn.73
Alternates
Robert Labritz - Fairfield, Conn.73
Colin Amaral - Hamden, Conn.73
Shelby Lowman - Greenwich, Conn.73
Stephen Sokol(a) - Oxford, Conn.73
 
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McIlroy making big statement in first start of 2018

By Randall MellJanuary 20, 2018, 3:40 pm

Rory McIlroy marched the fairways of Abu Dhabi Golf Club Saturday with that fighter pilot stride of his, with that confident little bob in his step that you see when he is in command of his full arsenal of shots.

So much for easing into the new year.

So much for working off rust and treating these first few months of 2018 as a warmup for the Masters and his bid to complete the career Grand Slam.

McIlroy, 28, is poised to announce his return to golf in spectacular fashion Sunday at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

With back-to-back birdies to close his round, McIlroy put up a 7-under-par 65, leaving him just one shot off the lead going into the final round.

“It’s good,” McIlroy said. “I probably scored a bit better today, short game was needed as well, but I hit the ball very well, so all in all it was another great round and confidence builder, not just for this week but obviously for the rest of the season as well.”

McIlroy can make a strong statement with a win Sunday.

If he claims the title in his first start of the year, he sends a message about leaving all the woes of 2017 behind him. He sends a message about his fitness after a nagging rib injury plagued him all of last year. He sends a message about his readiness to reassert himself as the game’s best player in a world suddenly teeming with towering young talent.

After his first winless year since 2008, his first full season as a pro, McIlroy is eager to show himself, as well as everyone else, that he is ready to challenge for major championships and the world No. 1 title again.

“It feels like awhile since I’ve won,” McIlroy said. “I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.”


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


A victory would be all the more meaningful because the week started with McIlroy paired with world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and reigning European Tour Player of the Year Tommy Fleetwood.

McIlroy acknowledged the meaning of that going into Saturday’s round.

“That proves I’m back to full fitness and 100 percent healthy,” he said. “DJ is definitely the No. 1 player in the world right now and one of, if not the best, drivers of the golf ball, and to be up there with him over the first two days proves to me I’m doing the right things and gives me confidence.”

It’s worth repeating what 2008 Masters champ Trevor Immelman said last month about pairings and the alpha-dog nature of the world’s best players. He was talking about Tiger Woods’ return at the Hero World Challenge, when Immelman said pairings matter, even in off season events.

“When you are the elite level, you are always trying to send a message,” Immelman said. “They want to show this guy, `This is what I got.’”

A victory with Johnson in the field just two weeks after Johnson won the Sentry Tournament of Champions in an eight-shot rout will get the attention of all the elite players.

A victory also sets this up as a January for the ages, making it the kind of big-bang start the game has struggled to create in the shadow of the NFL playoffs.

Johnson put on a tour-de-force performance winning in Hawaii and the confident young Spaniard Jon Rahm is just a shot off the lead this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge on the PGA Tour. Sergio Garcia is just two off the lead going into the final round of the Singapore Open. Tiger Woods makes his return to the PGA Tour at Torrey Pines next week.

To be sure, McIlroy has a lot of work to do Sunday.

Yet another rising young talent, Thomas Pieters, shares the lead with Ross Fisher. Fleetwood is just two shots back and Johnson five back.

McIlroy has such a good history at Abu Dhabi. Over the last seven years, he has finished second four times and third twice. Still, even a strong finish that falls short of winning bodes well for McIlroy in his first start of the year.

“I have never won my first start back out,” McIlroy said.

A strong start, whether he wins or not, sets McIlroy up well for the ambitious schedule he plans for 2018. He’s also scheduled to play the Dubai Desert Classic next with the possibility he’ll play 30 times this year, two more events than he’s ever played in a year.

“I’m just really getting my golf head back on,” McIlroy said. “I’ve been really pleased with that.”

A victory Sunday will make all our heads spin a little b it with the exciting possibilities the game offers this year.

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Garcia 2 back in weather-delayed Singapore Open

By Associated PressJanuary 20, 2018, 3:06 pm

SINGAPORE - Danthai Boonma and Chapchai Nirat built a two-stroke lead over a chasing pack that includes Sergio Garcia and Ryo Ishikawa midway through the third round of the weather-interrupted Singapore Open on Saturday.

The Thai golfers were locked together at 9 under when play was suspended at the Sentosa Golf Club for the third day in a row because of lightning strikes in the area.

Masters champion Garcia and former teen prodigy Ishikawa were among seven players leading the chase at 7 under on a heavily congested leaderboard.

Garcia, one of 78 players who returned to the course just after dawn to complete their second rounds, was on the 10th hole of his third round when the warning siren was sounded to abruptly end play for the day.

''Let's see if we can finish the round, that will be nice,'' he said. ''But I think if I can play 4-under I should have a chance.''

The Spanish golfer credits the Singapore Open as having played a part in toughening him up for his first major championship title at Augusta National because of the stifling humidity of southeast Asia and the testing stop-start nature of the tournament.


Full-field scores from the Singapore Open


Although he finished tied for 11th in Singapore in 2017, Garcia won the Dubai Desert Classic the subsequent week and was in peak form when he won the Masters two months later. He is feeling confident of his chances of success this weekend.

''I felt like I hit the ball OK,'' Garcia said. ''My putting and all went great but my speed hasn't been great on this green so let's see if I can be a little more aggressive on the rounds this weekend.''

Ishikawa moved into a share of the lead at the halfway stage after firing a second round of 5-under 66 that featured eight birdies. He birdied the first two holes of his third round to grab the outright lead but slipped back with a double-bogey at the tricky third hole for the third day in a row. He dropped another shot at the par-5 sixth when he drove into a fairway bunker.

''It was a short night but I had a good sleep and just putted well,'' Ishikawa said. The ''greens are a little quicker than yesterday but I still figured (out) that speed.

Ishikawa was thrust into the spotlight more than a decade ago. In 2007, he became the youngest player to win on any of the major tours in the world. He was a 15-year-old amateur when he won the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup.

He turned pro at 16, first played in the Masters when he was 17 and the Presidents Cup when he was 18. He shot 58 in the final round to win The Crowns in Japan when he was 19.

Now 26, Ishikawa has struggled with injuries and form in recent years. He lost his PGA Tour card and hasn't played in any of the majors since 2015. He has won 15 times as a professional, but has never won outside his homeland of Japan.

Chapchai was able to sleep in and put his feet up on Saturday morning after he completed his second round on Friday.

He bogeyed the third but reeled off three birdies in his next four holes to reach 9-under with the back nine still to play.

Danthai was tied for 12th at the halfway stage but charged into a share of the lead with seven birdies in the first 15 holes of his penultimate round.

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McIlroy (65) one back in Abu Dhabi through 54

By Randall MellJanuary 20, 2018, 1:09 pm

Rory McIlroy moved into position to send a powerful message in his first start of the new year at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

Closing out with back-to-back birdies Saturday, McIlroy posted a 7-under-par 65, leaving him poised to announce his return to golf in spectacular fashion after a winless year in 2017.

McIlroy heads into Sunday just a single shot behind the leaders, Thomas Pieters (67) and Ross Fisher (65), who are at 17-under overall at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.

Making his first start after taking three-and-a-half months off to regroup from an injury-riddled year, McIlroy is looking sharp in his bid to win for the first time in 16 months. He chipped in for birdie from 50 feet at the 17th on Saturday and two-putted from 60 feet for another birdie to finish his round.


Full-field scores from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship


McIlroy took 50 holes before making a bogey in Abu Dhabi. He pushed his tee shot into a greenside bunker at the 15th, where he left a delicate play in the bunker, then barely blasted his third out before holing a 15-footer for bogey.

McIlroy notably opened the tournament playing alongside world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who started the new year winning the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii in an eight-shot rout just two weeks ago. McIlroy was grouped in the first two rounds with Johnson and Tommy Fleetwood, the European Tour’s Player of the Year last season. McIlroy sits ahead of both of them going into the final round, with Johnson (68) tied for 12th, five shots back, and Fleetwood (67) tied for fourth, two shots back.

Those first two rounds left McIlroy feeling good about his off season work.

“That proves I’m back to full fitness and 100 percent health,” he said going into Saturday. “DJ is definitely the No. 1 player in the world right now and of, if not the best, drivers of the golf ball, and to be up there with him over the first two days proves to me I’m doing the right things and gives me confidence.”

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Monty grabs lead entering final round in season-opener

By Associated PressJanuary 20, 2018, 4:00 am

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Colin Montgomerie shot a second straight 7-under 65 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions.

The 54-year-old Scot, a six-time winner on the over-50 tour, didn't miss a fairway on Friday and made five birdies on the back nine to reach 14 under at Hualalai.

Montgomerie has made 17 birdies through 36 holes and said he will have to continue cashing in on his opportunities.

''We know that I've got to score something similar to what I've done – 66, 67, something like that, at least,'' Montgomerie said. ''You know the competition out here is so strong that if you do play away from the pins, you'll get run over. It's tough, but hey, it's great.''


Full-field scores from the Mitsubishi Electric Championship


First-round co-leaders Gene Sauers and Jerry Kelly each shot 68 and were 12 under.

''I hit the ball really well. You know, all the putts that dropped yesterday didn't drop today,'' Kelly said. ''I was just short and burning edges. It was good putting again. They just didn't go in.''

David Toms was three shots back after a 66. Woody Austin, Mark Calcavecchia and Doug Garwood each shot 67 and were another shot behind.

Bernhard Langer, defending the first of his seven 2017 titles, was six shots back after a 67.

The limited-field tournament on Hawaii's Big Island includes last season's winners, past champions of the event, major champions and Hall of Famers.

''We've enjoyed ourselves thoroughly here,'' Montgomerie said. ''It's just a dramatic spot, isn't it? If you don't like this, well, I'm sorry, take a good look in the mirror, you know?''