Pair Share Champions Q-School Lead

By Sports NetworkNovember 21, 2004, 5:00 pm
Champions TourST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Hajime Meshiai, who held the lead the previous two rounds, shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to share first with Don Reese after five rounds of the Champions Tour National Qualifying Tournament.
 
Reese fired a 6-under 66 and joined Meshiai atop the leaderboard at 19-under-par 341. R.W. Eaks posted a 3-under 69 on Sunday and is one shot back at The King & The Bear course.
 
After Monday's final round, 15 playing cards for the 2005 Champions Tour season will be issued. Seven players will get full status for next year, while eight receive conditional status.
 
Meshiai, a 50-year-old from Japan, got off to a slow start with a bogey at the first. He recovered with three consecutive birdies from the third, but dropped another stroke to par at the sixth.
 
Meshiai closed his front nine with birdies at seven and nine to get to 19 under par. That would be it for scoring for Meshiai as he parred his entire back nine to get into position to win Q-School.
 
Reese birdied the first, then bogeyed No. 4. He atoned for the miscue at four with three birdies in a row from the fifth to make the turn at 3-under-par 33.
 
Reese tallied birdies at 13, 15 and 18 and now is in good shape to earn his playing privileges for the elder circuit in 2005.
 
Brad Bryant (67) and Mark Johnson (70) are tied for fourth place at 17-under-par 343. Pat McGowan carded a 5-under 67 on Sunday and is alone in sixth at minus-16.
 
Ireland's Des Smyth (68), Norm Jarvis (68), former Champions Tour player Dick Mast (70) and Mike Malaska (70) are knotted in seventh place at 15-under-par 345.
 
Jim Ahern and Dave Barr, both of whom won in 2003, are on the outside looking in for their cards next year. Ahern shot a fifth-round, even-par 72 and is part of a group tied for 21st at minus-11. Barr managed a 1-over 73 on Sunday and is tied for 36th at 6-under-par 354.
 
Stewart Ginn, who won the 2002 Senior Players Championship, posted an even-par 72 and is tied for 40th at 5-under-par 355.
 
Former Major League pitcher Rick Rhoden will be back to the Celebrity Tour in 2005. He struggled to a fifth-round, 6-over-par 78 and is one shot out of last place at plus-5.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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.