Trio Share Medalist Honors

By Sports NetworkOctober 24, 2003, 4:00 pm
Ladies Professional Golf AssociationDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Isabelle Beisiegel and Catherine Cartwright each posted rounds of 5-under 67 Friday in the final round of LPGA Q-School to share medalist honors.
 
Iben Tinning carded a 3-under 69 to finish alongside Beisiegel and Cartwright, a former U.S. PubLinks champion, at 8-under-par 280.
 
Those three ladies lead a group of 28 women who earned their fully exempt playing status for the 2004 LPGA Tour season.
 
Tinning, who earned 1 1/2 points for the victorious 2003 European Solheim Cup squad, earned $14,330 in two events on the LPGA Tour in 2003. She made the cut in both events in which she played.
 
Laurie Rinker stumbled to a 2-over 74 Friday, but came in fourth at 7-under-par 281. Aree Song, who petitioned LPGA commissioner Ty Votaw for the right to enter Q-school, finished in a tie for fifth at 6-under-par 282.
 
Song was joined at minus-6 by Meredith Duncan, Clarissa Childs, Chiharu Yamaguchi, Maggie Will and Diana D'Alessio.
 
Some other big names earning fully-exempt status for next season were Ashley Winn, Nadina Taylor, Karen Pearce, Lee Ann Walker-Cooper and Siew-Ai Lim.
 
Lim and Cooper survived a playoff at 3-under-par 285 along with Riko Higashio, Laura Myerscough, Carmen Hajjar, Pamela Kerrigan and Marlene Hedblom.
 
Hedlom earned her way in by winning a sudden-death playoff after the three-hole playoff settled six of the final seven spots.
 
Another 45 players earned or retained their non-exempt playing status for the 2004 season.

LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, Oct. 21-24, 2003
Final results
PURSE: $50,000PAR: 36-36 YARDS: 6443
LPGA International-Legends Course, Daytona Beach, Fla.

NAME SCORES OFFICIAL MONEY
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1 Isabelle Beisiegel 68-74-71-67 280 -8 $5,250
1 Catherine Cartwright 69-70-74-67 280 -8 $5,250
1 Iben Tinning 68-71-72-69 280 -8 $5,250
4 Laurie Rinker 70-72-65-74 281 -7 $4,500
5 Meredith Duncan 73-75-69-65 282 -6 $3,335
5 Clarissa Childs 73-70-72-67 282 -6 $3,335
5 Chiharu Yamaguchi 70-72-69-71 282 -6 $3,335
5 Maggie Will 69-72-70-71 282 -6 $3,335
5 Jenna Daniels 67-72-71-72 282 -6 $3,335
5 Diana D'Alessio 66-70-74-72 282 -6 $3,335
5 Aree Song 71-69-69-73 282 -6 $3,335
12 Seol-An Jeon 72-72-71-68 283 -5 $1,280
12 Lisa Hall 70-74-71-68 283 -5 $1,280
12 Luciana Bemvenuti 73-71-70-69 283 -5 $1,280
12 Lisa DePaulo 72-72-69-70 283 -5 $1,280
12 Ashley Winn 69-73-70-71 283 -5 $1,280
17 Il Mi Chung 74-71-71-68 284 -4
17 Juli Hilton 71-72-72-69 284 -4
17 Nadina Taylor 72-70-71-71 284 -4
17 Brandi Jackson 73-71-66-74 284 -4
17 Karen Pearce 70-70-70-74 284 -4
22# Lee Ann Walker-Cooper 73-71-72-69 285 -3
22# Riko Higashio 73-68-74-70 285 -3
22# Laura Myerscough 71-73-70-71 285 -3
22# Carmen Hajjar 72-71-71-71 285 -3
22# Pamela Kerrigan 70-71-73-71 285 -3
22# Siew-Ai Lim 72-70-70-73 285 -3
22^ Marlene Hedblom 72-68-73-72 285 -3
 

NON-EXEMPT CONDITIONAL STATUS
++ Jenny Park-Choi
1 Mikaela Parmlid 67-74-71-73 285 -3
2 Nicole Jeray 76-75-67-68 286 -2
3 Kelly Lagedrost 71-68-74-73 286 -2
4 Annette DeLuca 74-70-74-69 287 -1
* Marcy Hart 74-69-75-69 287 -1
5 Allie Blomquist 75-70-72-70 287 -1
6 Russamee Gulyanamitta 72-73-72-70 287 -1
* Silvia Cavalleri 72-70-75-70 287 -1
7 Hyun Soon Park 75-68-72-72 287 -1
8 Cherie Byrnes 69-71-70-77 287 -1
9 Jinny Lee 70-75-73-70 288 E
10 Sunny Lee 73-70-72-73 288 E
11 Jessica Reese 71-71-72-74 288 E
12 Amy Hung 73-73-73-70 289 +1
13 Jimin Kang 71-75-73-70 289 +1
14 Jen Hanna 70-75-72-72 289 +1
15 Katherine Hull 72-71-74-72 289 +1
16 Carrie Roberts 76-68-72-73 289 +1
* Mardi Lunn 73-73-69-74 289 +1
* Jean-Marie Busuttil 70-70-75-74 289 +1
17 Angela Buzminski 74-72-74-70 290 +2
* Cathy Johnston-Forbes 73-75-71-71 290 +2
18 Diane Irvin 72-75-72-71 290 +2
19 Kristen Bloomer 74-71-74-71 290 +2
20 Celeste Troche 70-74-70-76 290 +2
21 Kris Lindstrom 76-73-71-71 291 +3
22 Stacy Snider 70-78-72-71 291 +3
23 Lindsey Wright 72-73-73-73 291 +3
24 Karen Davies 72-72-74-73 291 +3
25 Vikki Laing 75-72-70-74 291 +3
26 Michele Vinieratos 70-70-73-78 291 +3
27 Carri Wood 69-76-75-72 292 +4
* Patricia Baxter-Johnson 70-72-77-73 292 +4
++ Angie Rizzo
28 Krista Bartlett 75-71-73-74 293 +5
29 Leslie Spalding 76-68-75-74 293 +5
30 Susan Ginter-Brooker 73-74-67-79 293 +5
* Michelle Estill 74-73-73-74 294 +6
31 Kelly Cap 74-76-69-75 294 +6
32 Karine Icher 75-73-71-75 294 +6
33 Joellyn Erdmann-Crooks 71-76-71-76 294 +6
34 Michelle Bell 74-74-72-75 295 +7
35 Kim Augusta 76-71-72-77 296 +8
36 Smriti Mehra 70-75-74-77 296 +8
 
*Player already has non-exempt status
#Won exempt status in a three-hole playoff
^Won exempt status in a sudden-death playoff after the three-hole playoff
++2003 Medical extension
 
MADE THE 54-HOLE CUT BUT DID NOT EARN STATUS
Heather Lee 74-72-74-78 298 +10
Connie Ross 73-75-72-80 300 +12
 
MISSED THE 54-HOLE CUT
Namika Omata 75-76-70 221 CUT
Leigh Ann Mills 74-77-70 221 CUT
Kylie Pratt 75-74-72 221 CUT
Stefania Croce 73-76-72 221 CUT
Kristy McPherson 74-72-75 221 CUT
Emily Bastel 71-75-75 221 CUT
Katie Bakken 73-77-72 222 CUT
Penny Hammel 76-72-74 222 CUT
Marianne Morris 72-76-74 222 CUT
Susie Parry 71-77-74 222 CUT
Sarah Johnston 73-74-75 222 CUT
Hong Mei Yang 71-76-75 222 CUT
Nuria Clau 77-68-77 222 CUT
Dina Ammaccapane 73-71-78 222 CUT
Charlotta Sorenstam 75-78-70 223 CUT
J.Y. Cho 76-75-72 223 CUT
Dale Eggeling 75-75-73 223 CUT
Jeanne Cho 73-76-74 223 CUT
Danielle Amiee 76-72-75 223 CUT
Michelle Murphy 72-76-75 223 CUT
Kathryn Cusick 76-71-76 223 CUT
Lori Atsedes 75-72-76 223 CUT
Kimberly Freeman 76-74-74 224 CUT
Nicole Dalkas 74-76-74 224 CUT
Georgina Simpson 74-76-74 224 CUT
Liz Earley 74-73-77 224 CUT
Kellee Booth 72-75-77 224 CUT
Wendy Martin 78-73-74 225 CUT
Mitzi Edge 78-73-74 225 CUT
Michele Fuller 76-75-74 225 CUT
Caroline Goasguen 74-74-77 225 CUT
Mayumi Nakajima 76-71-78 225 CUT
Nicole Materne 74-83-69 226 CUT
Yvonne Cox 75-79-72 226 CUT
Minny Yeo 77-75-74 226 CUT
Angie Rizzo 71-80-75 226 CUT
Lisa P. Jensen 78-72-76 226 CUT
Jennifer Huber 73-77-76 226 CUT
Lisa Strom 75-72-79 226 CUT
Tamie Durdin 78-77-72 227 CUT
Lesley Henderson 75-77-75 227 CUT
Stephanie George 72-79-76 227 CUT
Shiho Katano 73-75-79 227 CUT
Nicole Perrot 79-77-72 228 CUT
Michelle Simpson 74-77-77 228 CUT
Kirsty Taylor 77-79-73 229 CUT
Donna Wilkins 75-76-78 229 CUT
Vicky Uwland 75-75-79 229 CUT
Alena Sharp 76-83-71 230 CUT
Becky Lucidi 80-76-74 230 CUT
Danielle Masters 75-77-78 230 CUT
Pam Wright 77-74-79 230 CUT
Collette Matthes 74-76-80 230 CUT
Hye Jung Choi 80-79-72 231 CUT
Misia Lemanski 79-83-72 234 CUT
Laura Baugh 80-76-79 235 CUT
Krissie Register 79-81-81 241 CUT
Mary Kay Marino 78-76 154 WD
Ara Koh 78-81 159 WD

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Kelly, Sauers co-lead in Hawaii; Monty, Couples in mix

By Associated PressJanuary 19, 2018, 3:52 am

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - Fresh off a solid performance on Oahu, Jerry Kelly shot an 8-under 64 on the Big Island on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the PGA Tour Champions.

The 51-year-old Kelly, who tied for 14th at the PGA Tour's Sony Open last week in Honolulu, birdied five of his final seven holes to shoot 30 on the back nine at Hualalai. He won twice last season, his first on the over-50 tour.

Gene Sauers also shot 64, going bogey-free amid calm conditions. Thirty-two of the 44 players broke par in the limited-field event, which includes winners from last season, past champions of the event, major champions and Hall of Famers.

Rocco Mediate and Colin Montgomerie were one shot back, and Fred Couples, Kevin Sutherland and Kirk Triplett were another shot behind.

Bernhard Langer, defending the first of his seven 2017 titles, was in the middle of the pack after a 69.

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Rahm (62) fires career low round

By Will GrayJanuary 19, 2018, 12:03 am

The scores were predictably low during the opening round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, where the top-ranked player in the field currently sits atop the standings. Here's how things look after the first day in Palm Springs as Jon Rahm is out to an early advantage:

Leaderboard: Jon Rahm (-10), Austin Cook (-9), Andrew Landry (-9), Jason Kokrak (-9), Brandon Harkins (-8), Martin Piller (-8), Aaron Wise (-8), Beau Hossler (-8)

What it means: Rahm is coming off a runner-up finish two weeks ago at Kapalua, and he picked up right where he left off with a 10-under 62 at La Quinta Country Club. It marked his lowest career round on the PGA Tour, and it gave him a one-shot lead heading to the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Cook is the only player within two shots of Rahm who has won already on Tour.

Round of the day: Rahm got off to a fast start, playing his first seven holes in 6 under, and he made it around La Quinta without dropping a shot. The 62 bettered his previous career low on Tour by two shots and it included an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole to go along with eight birdies.

Best of the rest: Cook was a winner earlier this season at the RSM Classic, and he's now in the mix for trophy No. 2 following a 9-under 63 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Like Rahm, he opened with a seven-hole stretch at 6 under and turned in a scorecard without a bogey. He'll now head to the more difficult Stadium Course for his second round.

Biggest disappointment: Patrick Reed blitzed the three-course rotation in Palm Springs en route to his first career Tour title back in 2014, but he's unlikely to repeat that feat after opening with a 2-over 74 on the Nicklaus Tournament course. Reed made only one birdie against three bogeys and was one of only 32 players in the 156-man field who failed to break par in the opening round.

Main storyline heading into Friday: Rahm deserves the spotlight, as he entered the week as one of the event's headliners and did nothing to lose that billing in the opening round. But the pack of contenders is sure to keep pace, while players like Phil Mickelson (-2) will look to put up a low score in order to build some momentum heading into the weekend.

Shot of the day: Wesley Bryan's 7-under 65 on the Nicklaus Tournament course was helped in large part by an eagle on the par-4 10th, where he holed a 54-degree wedge from 112 yards away. Bryan went on to birdie the next hole amid a five-hole stretch of 5 under play.

Quote of the day: "Shot 10 under par. There's not much more I can ask for." - Rahm

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Recent winner Cook contending at CareerBuilder

By Will GrayJanuary 18, 2018, 11:45 pm

Patton Kizzire is currently the only two-time PGA Tour winner this season, but Austin Cook hopes to join him this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

Cook won for the first time in November at the RSM Classic, a victory that catapaulted him from the Web.com Tour graduate category into an entirely new echelon. Cook notched a pair of top-25 finishes over the last two weeks in Hawaii, and he's again in the mix after an opening 63 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course left him one shot behind Jon Rahm.

"Today was great," Cook told reporters. "The conditions were perfect, but I always loved desert golf and I was just hitting the ball well and seeing good lines on the greens and hitting good putts."

Cook got off to a fast start, playing his first seven holes in 6 under highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. He briefly entertained the notion of a sub-60 round after birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 before closing with six pars and a birdie.


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Cook was a relative unknown before his victory at Sea Island earlier this season, but now with the flexibility and confidence afforded by a win he hopes to build on his burgeoning momentum this week in California.

"That was a big, proud moment for myself, knowing that I can finish a tournament," Cook said. "I think it was one of those things that I've proven to myself that now I can do it, and it just meant the world to me."

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Photo: Fleetwood's phone cover is picture of Bjorn

By Jason CrookJanuary 18, 2018, 11:40 pm

There's phone covers and then there are Phone Covers.

Paul Casey has himself a Phone Cover, showing off the protective case that features a picture of his wife at last year's U.S. Open.

Now, it appears, Tommy Fleetwood has joined the movement.

Fleetwood, last year's season-long Race to Dubai winner, has a phone cover with a picture of Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn on it. And not even a current Thomas Bjorn. This is a young Bjorn. A hair-having Bjorn.

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The 26-year-old is a virtual lock for this year's European Ryder Cup team, but just in case, he's carrying around a phone with a picture of the team captain attached to the back of it.

It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for him.