Results from Under ArmourHunter Mahan Championship

By Ajga StaffApril 26, 2010, 9:40 pm

Boys Division

Rank

Name

Class

Hometown

Score

1

Marcel Puyat

2011

Bradenton, Florida, United States

72-74-70--216

2

Will Zalatoris

2014

Plano, Texas

70-76-71--217

T

3

Lee McCoy

2012

Palm Harbor, Fla.

73-77-68--218

3

David Lee

2012

Houston, Texas

69-72-77--218

3

AJ McInerney

2012

Henderson, Nev.

68-76-74--218

T

6

Johannes Veerman

2010

Sugar Land, Texas

74-72-73--219

6

Taylor Moore

2012

Edmond, Okla.

73-75-71--219

T

8

Joseph Winslow

2011

Overland Park, Kan.

75-74-71--220

8

Jonathan Garrick

2012

Atherton, Calif.

74-75-71--220

10

Patrick-Reilly McMahon

2012

Santa Maria, Calif.

72-77-72--221

11

Wyndham Clark

2012

Greenwood Village, Colo.

73-76-73--222

T

12

Carl Jonson

2011

Bainbridge Island, Wash.

74-73-76--223

12

Ryann Ree

2012

Redondo Beach, Calif.

71-75-77--223

12

Stuart Smallwood

2010

Paris, Texas

70-75-78--223

T

15

Tad Darland

2011

Henderson, Nev.

73-75-76--224

15

Connor Black

2014

Katy, Texas

73-78-73--224

15

Nick Tremps

2011

San Antonio, Texas

77-72-75--224

15

Chun-Ji Kim

2010

Chandler, Ariz.

73-80-71--224

T

19

Spencer Lawson

2010

Raleigh, N.C.

75-75-75--225

19

Kevin DeHuff

2011

Coto de Caza, Calif.

76-76-73--225

19

Tyler Dunlap

2011

Westlake, Texas

82-70-73--225

19

Fletcher Johnson

2011

Belden, Miss.

74-78-73--225

19

Brian Campbell

2011

Irvine, Calif.

73-73-79--225

24

Brandon Wilhide

2010

Richmond, Texas

76-76-74--226

25

David Lowe

2011

Scottsdale, Ariz.

78-77-72--227

T

26

Sarosh Adi

2011

Frisco, Texas

74-75-79--228

26

Sean Romero

2011

Texarkana, Ark.

78-77-73--228

T

28

Patrick Ross

2010

Dunmore, Pa.

74-75-80--229

28

Boo Timko

2011

Girard, Ohio

79-71-79--229

28

Chad Merzbacher

2012

Dublin, Ohio

76-77-76--229

28

Matthew Mabrey

2011

Little Rock, Ark.

78-75-76--229

T

32

Austin Romeo

2011

Erie, Pa.

77-78-75--230

32

Ben Bankhead

2010

McKinney, Texas

79-74-77--230

32

Greg Polledri

2010

Southlake, Texas

74-77-79--230

32

Cameron Harrell

2011

Colorado Springs, Colo.

81-74-75--230

32

Ben Cooley

2011

Rydal, Pa.

78-79-73--230

32

Wyatt Robson

2013

Ada, Okla.

80-73-77--230

32

Tyler Kato

2010

Seattle, Wash.

75-77-78--230

T

39

James Yoon

2012

Bradenton, Fla.

77-78-77--232

39

Michael Kim

2011

Del Mar, Calif.

76-76-80--232

T

41

Davis Schaller

2011

Celebration, Fla.

78-82-73--233

41

Jay Cox

2010

Paris, Texas

80-80-73--233

41

Henry Todd

2011

Trophy Club, Texas

77-77-79--233

44

Brandon Lau

2011

Sugar Land, Texas

77-80-78--235

45

Dylan Murray

2010

Westport, Conn.

77-80-80--237

46

Brandon Pederson

2011

Austin, Texas

80-78-81--239

47

Alberto Sanchez

2012

Nogales, Ariz.

79-85-76--240

48

W. Coalter Paxton IV

2011

Wilson, N.C.

80-84-77--241

49

Chipper Hughes

2010

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

80-79-87--246

50

Marcus De La Rosa

2015

Cypress, Calif.

92-87-88--267

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Matthew Negri

2011

El Cajon, Calif.

76-DQ Rule 6-6d

Girls Division

Rank

Name

Class

Hometown

Score

1

Kristen Park

2011

Buena Park, Calif.

71-71-76--218

2

April McCoy

2011

Carrollton, Texas

73-71-74--218

3

Michelle Lee

2010

Mississauga, Ontario

70-75-74--219

4

Gabriella Then

2013

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

71-78-72--221

5

Grace Na

2011

Oakland, Calif.

73-75-74--222

6

Bonnie Hu

2010

Fremont, Calif.

73-77-73--223

7

Gabriela Lopez

2012

Heroes de Padierna, Mexico

74-74-76--224

8

Casey Grice

2010

College Station, Texas

72-76-78--226

T

9

Hana Lee

2011

Hacienda Heights, Calif.

71-78-80--229

9

Mikayla Harmon

2013

Gilbert, Ariz.

78-79-72--229

11

Jessica Vasilic

2013

Anaheim Hills, Calif.

75-80-75--230

12

Rui Li

2010

Kent, Wash.

76-77-78--231

T

13

Sierra Sims

2013

Austin, Texas

74-78-80--232

13

Morgan Thompson

2011

Tualatin, Ore.

75-82-75--232

15

Kayli Quinton

2012

Cypress, Texas

78-78-77--233

16

Mariana Sims

2012

Austin, Texas

79-81-76--236

17

Marissa Dodd

2011

Allen, Texas

79-84-77--240

T

18

Jane Dong

2010

Fremont, Calif.

81-82-78--241

18

Christina Stringham

2011

Pasadena, Texas

81-81-79--241

T

20

Grace Choi

2013

Dallas, Texas

84-79-79--242

20

Rachel Mulkey

2011

Flower Mound, Texas

78-85-79--242

 

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Molinari retirement plan: coffee, books and Twitter

By Will GrayJuly 22, 2018, 9:35 pm

After breaking through for his first career major, Francesco Molinari now has a five-year exemption on the PGA Tour, a 10-year exemption in Europe and has solidified his standing as one of the best players in the world.

But not too long ago, the 35-year-old Italian was apparently thinking about life after golf.

Shortly after Molinari rolled in a final birdie putt to close out a two-shot victory at The Open, fellow Tour player Wesley Bryan tweeted a picture of a note that he wrote after the two played together during the third round of the WGC-HSBC Champions in China in October. In it, Bryan shared Molinari's plans to retire as early as 2020 to hang out at cafes and "become a Twitter troll":

Molinari is active on the social media platform, with more than 5,600 tweets sent out to nearly 150,000 followers since joining in 2010. But after lifting the claret jug at Carnoustie, it appears one of the few downsides of Molinari's victory is that the golf world won't get to see the veteran turn into a caffeinated, well-read troll anytime soon.

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Molinari had previously avoided Carnoustie on purpose

By Rex HoggardJuly 22, 2018, 9:17 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Sometimes a course just fits a player’s eye. They can’t really describe why, but more often than not it leads to solid finishes.

Francesco Molinari’s relationship with Carnoustie isn’t like that.

The Italian played his first major at Carnoustie, widely considered the toughest of all The Open venues, in 2007, and his first impression hasn’t really changed.

“There was nothing comforting about it,” he said on Sunday following a final-round 69 that lifted him to a two-stroke victory.


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In fact, following that first exposure to the Angus coast brute, Molinari has tried to avoid Carnoustie, largely skipping the Dunhill Links Championship, one of the European Tour’s marquee events, throughout his career.

“To be completely honest, it's one of the reasons why I didn't play the Dunhill Links in the last few years, because I got beaten up around here a few times in the past,” he said. “I didn't particularly enjoy that feeling. It's a really tough course. You can try and play smart golf, but some shots, you just have to hit it straight. There's no way around it. You can't really hide.”

Molinari’s relative dislike for the layout makes his performance this week even more impressive considering he played his last 37 holes bogey-free.

“To play the weekend bogey-free, it's unthinkable, to be honest. So very proud of today,” he said.

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Rose: T-2 finish renewed my love of The Open

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 9:00 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Justin Rose made the cut on the number at The Open and was out for an early Saturday morning stroll at Carnoustie when, all of a sudden, he started putting together one great shot after another.

There was no pressure. No one had expected anything from someone so far off the lead. Yet Rose shot 30 on the final nine holes to turn in 7-under 64, the lowest round of the championship. By day’s end he was five shots behind a trio of leaders that included Jordan Spieth.

Rose followed the 64 with a Sunday 69 to tie for second place, two shots behind winner Francesco Molinari. His 133 total over the weekend was the lowest by a shot, and for a moment he thought he had a chance to hoist the claret jug, until Molinari put on a ball-striking clinic down the stretch with birdies on 14 and 18.


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“I just think having made the cut number, it’s a great effort to be relevant on the leaderboard on Sunday,” said Rose, who collected his third-career runner-up in a major. He’s also finished 12th or better in all three majors this year.

In the final round, Rose was well off the pace until his second shot on the par-5 14th hole hit the pin. He had a tap-in eagle to move to 5 under. Birdie at the last moved him to 6 under and made him the clubhouse leader for a few moments.

“It just proves to me that I can play well in this tournament, that I can win The Open,” Rose said. “When I’m in the hunt, I enjoy it. I play my best golf. I don’t back away.

“That was a real positive for me, and it renewed the love of The Open for me.”

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Woods does everything but win at The Open

By Ryan LavnerJuly 22, 2018, 8:57 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – For a proud man who spent the majority of his prime scoffing at silver linings and small victories, Tiger Woods needed little cajoling to look at the bright side Sunday at Carnoustie.

Sure, after a round in which he took the solo lead at The Open with nine holes to go, the first words out of Woods’ mouth were that he was “a little ticked off at myself” for squandering an opportunity to capture his 15th major title, and his first in more than a decade. And that immediate reaction was justified: In the stiffest winds of the week, he played his last eight holes in 2 over, missed low on a 6-footer on the final green and wound up in a tie for sixth, three shots behind his playing partner, Francesco Molinari.

“Today was a day,” Woods said, “that I had a great opportunity.”

But here’s where we take a deep breath.

Tiger Woods led the freakin’ Open Championship with nine holes to play.

Imagine typing those words three months ago. Six months ago. Nine months ago. Twelve months ago.

The scenario was improbable.

Inconceivable.

Impossible.

At this time last year, Woods was only a few months removed from a Hail Mary fusion surgery; from a humiliating DUI arrest in which he was found slumped behind the wheel of his car, with five drugs in his system; from a month-long stay in a rehab clinic to manage his sleep medications.

Just last fall, he’d admitted that he didn’t know what the future held. Playing a major, let alone contending in one, seemed like a reasonable goal.

This year he’s showed signs of softening, of being kinder and gentler. He appeared more eager to engage with his peers. More appreciative of battling the game’s young stars inside the ropes. More likely to express his vulnerabilities. Now 42, he finally seemed at peace with accepting his role as an elder statesman.

One major, any major, would be the most meaningful title of his career, and he suggested this week that his best chance would come in an Open, where oldies-but-goodies Tom Watson (age 59) and Greg Norman (53) have nearly stolen the claret jug over the past decade.


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But success at this Open, on the toughest links in the rota?

“Just need to play some cleaner golf, and who knows?” he shrugged.

Many analysts howled at Woods’ ultra-conservative strategy across the early rounds here at big, brawny and brutish Carnoustie. He led the field in driving accuracy but routinely left himself 200-plus yards for his approach shots, relying heavily on some vintage iron play. Even par through 36 holes, he stepped on the gas Saturday, during the most benign day for scoring, carding a 66 to get within striking distance of the leaders.

Donning his traditional blood-red shirt Sunday, Woods needed only six holes to erase his five-shot deficit. Hearing the roars, watching WOODS rise on the yellow leaderboards, it was as though we’d been transported to the mid-2000s, to a time when he’d play solidly, not spectacularly, and watch as his lesser opponents crumbled. On the same ancient links that Ben Hogan took his lone Open title, in 1953, four years after having his legs crushed in a head-on crash with a Greyhound bus, Woods seemed on the verge of scripting his own incredible comeback.

Because Jordan Spieth was tumbling down the board, the beginning of a birdie-less 76.

Rory McIlroy was bogeying two of his first five holes.

Xander Schauffele was hacking his way through fescue.

Once Woods hit one of the shots of the championship on 10 – hoisting a 151-yard pitching wedge out of a fairway bunker, over a steep lip, over a burn, to 20 feet – the outcome seemed preordained.

“For a while,” McIlroy conceded, “I thought Tiger was going to win.”

So did Woods. “It didn’t feel any different to be next to the lead and knowing what I needed to do,” he said. “I’ve done it so many different ways. It didn’t feel any different.”

But perhaps it’s no coincidence that once Woods took the lead for the first time, he frittered it away almost immediately. That’s what happened Saturday, when he shared the lead on the back nine and promptly made bogey. On Sunday, he drove into thick fescue on 11, then rocketed his second shot into the crowd, the ball ricocheting off a fan’s shoulder, and then another’s iPhone, and settling in more hay. He was too cute with his flop shot, leaving it short of the green, and then missed an 8-footer for bogey. He followed it up on 12 with another misadventure in the rough, leading to a momentum-killing bogey. He’d never again pull closer than two shots.

“It will be interesting to see going forward, because this was his first taste of major championship drama for quite a while,” McIlroy said. “Even though he’s won 14, you have to learn how to get back.”

Over the daunting closing stretch, Woods watched helplessly as Molinari, as reliable as the tide coming in off the North Sea, plodded his way to victory. With Woods’ hopes for a playoff already slim, Molinari feathered a wedge to 5 feet on the closing hole. Woods marched grim-faced to the bridge, never turning around to acknowledge his playing partner’s finishing blow. He waved his black cap and raised his mallet-style putter to a roaring crowd – knowledgeable fans who were appreciative not just of Woods making his first Open start since 2015, but actually coming close to winning the damn thing.

“Oh, it was a blast,” Woods would say afterward. “I need to try to keep it in perspective, because at the beginning of the year, if they’d have said you’re playing the Open Championship, I would have said I’d be very lucky to do that.”

Last weekend, Woods sat in a box at Wimbledon to watch Serena Williams contend for a 24th major title. Williams is one of the few athletes on the planet with whom Woods can relate – an aging, larger-than-life superstar who is fiercely competitive and adept at overcoming adversity. Woods is 15 months removed from a fourth back surgery on an already brittle body; Williams nearly secured the most prestigious championship in tennis less than a year after suffering serious complications during childbirth.

“She’ll probably call me and talk to me about it because you’ve got to put things in perspective,” Woods said. “I know that it’s going to sting for a little bit here, but given where I was to where I’m at now, I’m blessed.”

But Woods didn’t need to wait for that phone call to find some solace. Waiting for him afterward were his two kids, Sam, 11, and Charlie, 9, both of whom were either too young or not yet born when Tiger last won a major in 2008, when he was at the peak of his powers.

Choking up, Woods said, “I told them I tried, and I said, 'Hopefully you’re proud of your Pops for trying as hard as I did.' It’s pretty emotional, because they gave me some pretty significant hugs there and squeezed. I know that they know how much this championship means to me, and how much it feels good to be back playing again.

“To me, it’s just so special to have them aware, because I’ve won a lot of golf tournaments in my career, but they don’t remember any of them. The only thing they’ve seen is my struggles and the pain I was going through. Now they just want to go play soccer with me. It’s such a great feeling.”

His media obligations done, Woods climbed up the elevated walkway, on his way to the back entrance of the Carnoustie Golf Hotel & Spa. He was surrounded by his usual entourage, but also two new, younger additions to his clan.

Sam adhered to the strict Sunday dress code, wearing a black tank top and red shorts. But Charlie’s attire may have been even more appropriate. On the day his dad nearly authored the greatest sports story ever, he chose a red Nike T-shirt with a bold message emblazoned on the front, in big, block letters:

LOVE THE HATERS.

After this unbelievable performance, after Tiger Woods nearly won The Open, are there really any left?