Junior Golf round-up

By Ajga StaffJuly 24, 2010, 12:46 am

Midwest Junior Players Championship

Kaira Martin of Paradise Valley, Ariz., carded a 2-over-par 218 total and successfully defended her Girls Division title at the Midwest Junior Players Championship Friday. Corey Konieczki of Rockford, Ill., fired a final-round 70 and overcame a one-shot deficit to win the Boys Division by two strokes at Pine Meadow Golf Club in Mundelein, Ill.

Ranked No. 49 in the Polo Golf Rankings, Martin now has four career AJGA victories. She closed the tournament with back-to-back rounds of 71, which helped her to a five-shot victory over Kathy Sterling of Mokena, Ill.

In the Boys Division, Konieczki was the only player to card three rounds of par or better. He captured his first AJGA victory with a 5-under-par total, which was two shots better than KK Limbhasut of Loma Linda, Calif.



Aaron’s / Bob Estes Abilene Junior

Austen Fuller of Edmond, Okla., had scores of all types in his final round, as he completed a steady climb up the leaderboard to secure his first AJGA victory. Alicia Malagon of Tampico, Mexico, continued her dominance to finish at 9-under-par 207, eight strokes clear of the rest of the Girls Division.

Fuller’s final round featured two bogeys, a birdie, an eagle and a double-eagle, which added up to a 4-under-par 68, vaulting him from a tie for ninth to first. Fuller was tied for 18th after a first-round 73, but two solid rounds earned him a title at 3-under-par 213.

Malagon earned her first AJGA victory after several years of success. She had two previous second-place finishes, but left no room for doubt in Abilene. An opening birdie in her final round set the tone, as she cruised to a 2-under-par 70.


Trader Joe’s Junior Championship hosted by Pat Hurst

Three rounds in the 60s were good enough for Beau Hossler of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., who came away with a one-stroke victory at the Trader Joe’s Junior Championship hosted by Pat Hurst. To earn his second AJGA title, Hossler had to overcome Chenxiao Duan’s second-round 61, which tied the AJGA 18-hole scoring record.

In the Girls Division, Esther Lee of Los Alamitos, Calif., came from behind to force a playoff with second-round leader Kristina Nhim of Buena Park, Calif. Lee prevailed, earning her first career AJGA victory. Lee’s victory came with the aid of eight birdies en route to a final-round 68. Her final birdie of the day, a chip-in on No. 17, put her in position for a playoff, which she won on the first extra hole.


Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out

Juliet Vongphoumy of Providence, R.I., proved to be a dominant force at the Deutsche Bank Partners for Charity Junior Shoot Out, winning the Girls Division by 15 strokes. Michael Johnson of Birmingham, Ala., led wire-to-wire to earn his first AJGA victory at The Golf Club of Cape Cod.

Vongphoumy also led wire-to-wire, recording 14 birdies en route to her second AJGA victory of 2010. She also won the 2010 Nemacolin Junior Classic.

Michael Johnson struggled early in his final round, watching his six-stroke lead dwindle to two after only two holes. Johnson steadied himself, however, and finished two strokes ahead of Andrew Gai of Westport, Conn.


Hilton Head Junior All-Star

A pair of first-time champions prevailed at the Hilton Head Junior All-Star. Rigel Fernandes of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, came from behind to earn a one-stroke victory over Zach Botts of Jonesborough, Tenn., at Berkeley Hall Club’s South Course. In the Girls Division, Reona Hirai of Summerville, S.C., led wire-to-wire to win in her first AJGA tournament.

Fernandes stood on the 17th tee tied for the lead with Botts. A chip-in from the greenside bunker gave him an eagle, just enough to pull one ahead of Botts, who birdied the par 5. Matching pars on No. 18 secured Fernandes’ victory at even-par 216.

Hirai opened the final round with a five-stroke lead. Four front-nine bogeys narrowed her lead to three, but she parred out to finish at 2-over-par 218, five strokes clear of Alexandra White of Honolulu.


Junior All-Star at The Rail

Aliea Clark of Carlsbad, Calif., overcame an eight-stroke deficit to win the Girls Division at the Junior All-Star at the Rail. Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., put together three consecutive rounds of 68 to finish the tournament at 12-under-par 204, one stroke clear of the competition in the Boys Division.

Clark made only one bogey and three birdies in her final round, which earned her a spot in a playoff with second-round leader Katie Sharp of Kendallville, Ind. Clark’s par bested Sharp’s bogey in the playoff, earning Clark her first AJGA victory.

Ghim lit up The Rail Golf Course, carding 17 birdies in the three rounds. A strong challenge came from Adam Wood of Zionsville, Ind., who led Ghim by one stroke as they played No. 18. A 20-foot birdie putt gave Ghim the win, as Wood failed to get up-and-down after missing the green with his approach shot.


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Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

By Tiger TrackerJuly 21, 2018, 9:00 am

Tiger Woods shot his second consecutive 70 on Friday at Carnoustie and enters weekend play at even par for the championship, still in contention for major No. 15.

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 21, 2018, 8:30 am

You want to watch the 147th Open? Here’s how you can do it.

Golf Channel and NBC Sports will be televising 182 hours of overall programming from the men's third major of the year at Carnoustie

In addition to the traditional coverage, the two networks will showcase three live alternate feeds: marquee groups, featured holes (our new 3-hole channel) and spotlight action. You can also watch replays of full-day coverage, Thursday-Sunday, in the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports apps, and on GolfChannel.com.  

Here’s the weekly TV schedule, with live stream links in parentheses. You can view all the action on the Golf Channel mobile, as well. Alternate coverage is noted in italics:

(All times Eastern; GC=Golf Channel; NBC=NBC Sports; GC.com=GolfChannel.com or check the GLE app)

Monday, July 16

GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Tuesday, July 17

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Wednesday, July 18

GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Thursday, July 19

GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Friday, July 20

GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Saturday, July 21

GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

Sunday, July 22

GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

GC.com: Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

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Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.

Full-field scores from the 147th Open Championship

Full coverage of the 147th Open Championship

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson