Chen captures US Junior Girls Amateur

By Associated PressJuly 25, 2010, 1:21 am

USGAPINEHURST, N.C. – Doris Chen of Bradenton, Fla., didn’t need to hit it farther than her opponents during the U.S. Girls Junior Championship. Once she was near or on the greens, she took care of business.

Chen won four of five holes during one late stretch to beat Katelyn Dambaugh of Goose Creek, S.C., 3 and 2 in the finals of the U.S. Girls Junior Championship on Saturday.

“I’m used to it,” Chen said of others hitting longer drives. “My putting was really good the last five holes.”

Chen, 17, made a 25-foot birdie putt on the par-3 No. 16 to close the match and win the title at The Country Club of North Carolina.

Dambaugh put her tee shot about half as close on that hole, but she never had the chance to putt again.

“She made it and it was like, ‘Wow,”’ the 15-year-old Dambaugh said. “But she deserved it.”

Chen was seeded 57th out of 64 after stroke-play qualifying earlier in the week and defeated medalist Danielle Kang of Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Dambaugh, aiming to become the first left-handed female golfer to win a U.S. Golf Association national event, led 2-up through 19 holes of the scheduled 36-hole match and held a one-hole edge with eight to play.

Chen, a 2009 semifinalist, said she decided to relax.

“I was just going to enjoy it and continue to play,” she said.

Dambaugh suffered from some miscalculations around the greens down the stretch. She said fatigue contributed to her sudden difficulties.

“The second round I started to get nervous,” she said. “I hit a couple bad shots and started getting down on myself.”

Chen said she found a way to combat the afternoon heat.

“I just (used) my mom’s umbrella,” she said. “I said, ‘Mom, you can walk under the trees.”’

Dambaugh called it her best golf experience despite the result.

“I never expected anything like this,” Dambaugh said. “I’m so pleased with how I played.”

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NCAA DI Women's Champ.: Scoring, TV times

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 22, 2018, 5:00 pm

The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship is underway at Kartsen Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.

After three days of stroke play, eight teams have advanced to the match-play portion of the championship. Quarterfinals and semifinals will be contested on Tuesday, with the finals being held on Wednesday. Golf Channel is airing the action live.

Wake Forest junior Jennifer Kupcho won the individual title. Click here for live action, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

Scoring:

TV Times (all times ET):

Tuesday
11AM-conclusion: Match-play quarterfinals (Click here to watch live)
4-8PM: Match-play semifinals

Wednesday
4-8PM: Match-play finals

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UCLA junior Vu named WGCA Player of the Year

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 22, 2018, 3:23 pm

UCLA junior Lilia Vu was named Player of the Year on Tuesday by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

Vu recorded the lowest full-season scoring average (70.37) in UCLA history. Her four tournament wins tied the school record for most victories in a single season.

Vu was also named to the WGCA All-America first team. Here's a look at the other players who joined her on the prestigious list:

WGCA First Team All-Americans

  • Maria Fassi, Junior, University of Arkansas
  • Kristen Gillman, Sophomore, University of Alabama
  • Jillian Hollis, Junior, University of Georgia
  • Cheyenne Knight, Junior, University of Alabama
  • Jennifer Kupcho, Junior, Wake Forest University
  • Andrea Lee, Sophomore, Stanford University
  • Leona Maguire, Senior, Duke University
  • Sophia Schubert, Senior, University of Texas
  • Lauren Stephenson, Junior, University of Alabama
  • Maddie Szeryk, Senior, Texas A&M University
  • Patty Tavatanakit, Freshman, UCLA
  • Lilia Vu, Junior, UCLA
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Stroud's caddie wins annual PGA Tour caddie tournament

By Rex HoggardMay 22, 2018, 3:15 pm

Casey Clendenon, who caddies for Chris Stroud, won the gross division of the annual PGA Tour caddie tournament on Monday, shooting a 5-under 66 at Trinity Forest Golf Club, site of last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson.

Scott Tway (65), who caddies for Brian Harman, won the net division by two strokes over Wayne Birch, Troy Merritt’s caddie.

Kyle Bradley, Jonathan Byrd’s caddie, took second place with a 71 in the gross division.

The tournament was organized by the Association of Professional Tour Caddies, and proceeds from the event went to two charities. The APTC donated $20,000 to Greg Chalmers’ charity, MAXimumChances.org, which aids families living with autism. The association also donated $10,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

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Bjorn adds four Ryder Cup veterans as vice captains

By Will GrayMay 22, 2018, 1:05 pm

European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has added a quartet of vice captains for the biennial matches this fall in Paris.

Bjorn had already named Robert Karlsson as his first assistant, and he announced Tuesday at the BMW PGA Championship that his group of advisors will also include major champions Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell, and former world No. 1s Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.

Westwood is among Europe's most decorated Ryder Cup players, and his addition in this role signals he likely won't participate as a player in the matches for the first time since 1995. The Englishman has spoken openly about his desire to captain the European squad at Whistling Straits in 2020, but he's been quiet on the course in recent months, with a missed secondary cut at the Houston Open his only start since mid-February.

Harrington is seen as another possible captain for the 2020 matches, and he'll don an earpiece for the third straight Ryder Cup, having represented Europe as a player on six straight teams from 1999-2010.

Donald played on four Ryder Cup teams from 2004-12, with the Europeans winning each time he was on the roster. This will mark his first stint as a vice captain, as Donald announced last month that he would be sidelined indefinitely while recovering from a back injury.

At age 38, McDowell will be the youngest vice captain in the room, having holed the winning putt eight years ago at Celtic Manor. He won the French Open in both 2013 and 2014 at Le Golf National, site of this year's matches, and will also be making his debut as a vice captain.