Second Round Scores

By Associated PressAugust 7, 2003, 4:00 pm
Second round scores from the 2003 U.S. Women's Amateur:
Philadelphia Country Club course
Gladwyne, Pa.
Yardage: 6,368; Par: 71
x-advanced by winning playoff.
Aree Song, Korea, 71-67--138
Michelle Wie, Honolulu, 73-67--140
Erica Blasberg, Corona, Calif., 70-72--142
In-Bee Park, Eustis, Fla., 70-72--142
Lisa Meldrum, Canada, 72-71--143
Paula Creamer, Pleasanton, Calif., 70-73--143
Jane Park, Oak Valley, Calif., 69-74--143
Virada Nirapathpongporn, Thailand, 73-70--143
Sarah Huarte, Shingle Springs, Calif., 69-75--144
Carmen Alonso, Spain, 74-70--144
Annie Thurman, Highland, Utah, 74-70--144
Brittany Lang, Mckinney, Texas, 76-69--145
Sarah Sasse, Lincoln, Neb., 70-75--145
Da Sol Chung, Republic of Korea, 75-70--145
Irene Cho, La Habra, Calif., 69-77--146
Avery Kiser, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., 72-74--146
Elizabeth Janangelo, West Hartford, Conn., 75-71--146
Kailin Downs, Bend, Ore., 72-75--147
Becky Lucidi, Poway, Calif., 74-73--147
Katie Allison, Mahwah, N.J., 72-76--148
Charlotte Mayorkas, Chula Vista, Calif., 73-75--148
Charlotte Campbell, Heathrow, Fla., 74-74--148
Ashley Knoll, The Woodlands, Texas, 74-74--148
Whitney Wade, Glasgow, Ky., 74-74--148
Katie Futcher, The Woodlands, Texas, 76-73--149
Mina Harigae, Monterey, Calif., 75-74--149
Beth Hermes, Dixon, Ill., 75-74--149
Leah Hart, Australia, 76-73--149
Sydney Burlison, Salinas, Calif., 74-75--149
Nuria Clau, Spain, 76-73--149
Laura Cross, Midlothian, Texas, 77-72--149
Allison Martin, Bakersfield, Calif., 78-71--149
Ashley Hoagland, Palmetto, Fla., 75-75--150
Ellen Port, St Louis, Mo., 76-74--150
Lindsay Hulwick, Littleton, Colo., 73-77--150
Kristen White, Doylestown, Pa., 77-73--150
Tania Elosegui, Spain, 71-79--150
Ya-Ni Tseng, Chinese Taipei, 75-75--150
Kwan-Chih Lu, Chinese Taipei, 74-76--150
Naree Song, Korea, 77-73--150
Violeta Retamoza, Mexico, 74-76--150
Ashley Rollins, Austin, Texas, 74-77--151
Courtney Wood, Brentwood, Tenn., 77-74--151
Lisa Ferrero, Lodi, Calif., 74-77--151
Shayna Miyajima, Wailuku, Hawaii, 76-75--151
Kathy Hartwiger, Birmingham, Ala., 77-74--151
Laura Shanahan-Rowe, Bedford, N.H., 78-73--151
Ashley Gomes, Pleasanton, Calif., 77-74--151
Darby Sligh, North Augusta, S.C., 79-73--152
Diana Ramage, Fayetteville, Ga., 78-74--152
Kristin Tamulis, Naples, Fla., 76-76--152
Sally Krueger, San Francisco, 76-76--152
Aimee Cho, Orlando, Fla., 77-75--152
Cecilia Barksdale, Columbia, S.C., 78-74--152
Robin Burke, Houston, 75-77--152
Leeann Fairlie, Oklahoma City, 74-78--152
Mallory Underwood, Montgomery, Texas, 77-75--152
Amy Schmucker, Cold Spring, Minn., 76-76--152
Hsiao-Ching Lu, Chinese Taipei, 79-73--152
x-Alice Kim, Los Angeles, 75-78-153
x-Katie Connelly, Madison, Wis., 77-76-153
x-Allison Fouch, Grand Rapids, Mich., 76-77-153
x-Maru Martinez, Venezuela, 73-80-153
x-Emily Bastel, Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 74-79-153
Failed to Qualify
Esther Choe, La Quinta, Calif., 75-78-153
Amber Marsh, Jamestown, N.C., 75-78-153
Lisa Meshke, Blooming Prairie, Minn., 74-79-153
Alana Condon, Kent, Wash., 76-77-153
Meaghan Francella, Port Chester, N.Y., 76-77-153
Whitney Simons, Aiken, S.C., 76-78--154
Katrin Wolfe, Johnstown, Pa., 77-77--154
Leigh Anne Hardin, Martinsville, Ind., 80-74--154
Jessica Krasny, Summerville, S.C., 77-77--154
Bridget Dwyer, Kailua, Hawaii, 75-79--154
Anna Grzebien, Narragansett, R.I., 78-76--154
Randi Gauthier, Sugar Land, Texas, 79-75--154
Sunhyo Oh, Las Vegas, 72-82--154
Misia Lemanski, Grosse Ile, Mich., 78-76--154
Thuhashini Selvaratnam, Sri Lanka, 79-76--155
Nicole Hage, Coral Springs, Fla., 77-78--155
Kristi Larsen, El Dorado Hills, Calif., 75-80--155
Jessica Lewis, Bethesda, Md., 79-76--155
Elena Kurokawa, Redondo Beach, Calif., 78-77--155
Su Jung Yoon, Korea, 80-75--155
Rachel Smith, Powell, Tenn., 79-76--155
Elizabeth Dotson, White Bluff, Tenn., 81-74--155
Eom Ji Park, Canada, 79-76--155
Alena Sharp, Canada, 76-79--155
Nicole Cutler, Cherry Hills Village, Colo., 77-78--155
Gabby Wedding, Wilmington, Ohio, 83-73--156
Erin Simmons, Houston, 78-78--156
Erin Tone, Tempe, Ariz., 80-76--156
Mollie Fankhauser, Columbus, Ohio, 80-76--156
Courtney Mahon, Topeka, Kan., 79-77--156
Laura Matthews, Canada, 75-81--156
Christine Boucher, Canada, 79-77--156
Sarah Martin, Grosse Ile, Mich., 78-78--156
Mina Hardin, Fort Worth, Texas, 82-75--157
Shannon Ogg, Charlotte, N.C., 79-78--157
Jessica Castle, Plantation, Fla., 80-77--157
Lisa Kajihara, Makawao, Hawaii, 79-78--157
Katie Brophy, Spokane, Wash., 82-75--157
D'Rae Ward, Weatherford, Texas, 81-76--157
Paige Haverty, Greenville, N.C., 77-80--157
Kelly Anders, Springfield, Ill., 77-80--157
Leslie Stubblefield, Kennesaw, Ga., 78-80--158
Alissa Super, Minneapolis, 80-78--158
Lauren Todd, Phoenix, 75-83--158
Danielle Downey, Spencerport, N.Y., 82-76--158
Carol Semple Thompson, Sewickley, Pa., 80-79--159
Erin Andrews, Las Vegas, 80-79--159
Amy Wang, Kirkland, Wash., 79-80--159
Hannah Summerhays, Carmichael, Calif., 81-79--160
Jessica Shin, Mankato, Minn., 79-81--160
Dayna Burleigh, Horsham, Pa., 82-78--160
Joanne Lee, San Carlos, Calif., 83-77--160
Anne Fraser, Deerfield Beach, Fla., 79-81--160
Jennifer Gleason, Clearwater, Fla., 79-81--160
Miranda Smith, Lancaster, Ohio, 86-75--161
Tracy Welch, Winchester, Mass., 77-84--161
Stacy Dennis, Huntsville, Texas, 77-84--161
Kelly Cavanaugh, Palos Verdes, Calif., 80-82--162
Courtney Renfro, Altadena, Calif., 85-77--162
Cindy Shin, Belmont, Mass., 83-79--162
Juli Wightman, Chicopee, Mass., 81-81--162
Barbara Berkmeyer, St Louis, Mo., 80-82--162
Sarah Gilbert, Ankeny, Iowa, 84-79--163
Lisa McGill, Philadelphia, 80-83--163
Alison Curdt, St Louis, Mo., 83-80--163
Alexis Wooster, Winnetka, Ill., 77-86--163
Jaclyn Burch, St Louis, Mo., 84-80--164
Stacy Hilton, Lexington, N.C., 80-84--164
Kim Keyer-Scott, Cincinnati, 81-83--164
Amanda McConnell, Grand Blanc, Mich., 81-84--165
Heather Rose, Chillicothe, Ohio, 83-82--165
Astrid Gulesserian, Argentina, 87-78--165
Kelly Schaub, Greeley, Colo., 90-76--166
Molly Birmingham, Cornelius, N.C., 86-80--166
Laura Moore, Lake Forest, Ill., 81-85--166
Morgan Olds, Stamford, Conn., 85-81--166
Pam Brown, Landenberg, Pa., 81-86--167
Deborah Williams, Potomac, Md., 83-84--167
Cari Mozingo, Akron, Ohio, 84-83--167
Stacy Springer, North Oaks, Minn., 85-82--167
Robin Donnelley, Lake Forest, Ill., 86-83--169
Erica Bieniek, Scottville, Mich., 86-83--169
Sarah Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, 87-83--170
Michelle Doyle, La
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Playoff streaks in jeopardy for Garcia, Haas

By Will GrayAugust 15, 2018, 8:12 pm

Since the advent of the FedExCup in 2007, only 13 players have managed to make the playoffs each and every year. But two of the PGA Tour's stalwarts head into the regular season finale with work to do in order to remain a part of that select fraternity.

Sergio Garcia has rarely had to sweat the top-125 bubble, but the Spaniard enters this week's Wyndham Championship at No. 131 in the current standings. Left with even more work to do is former FedExCup winner Bill Haas, who starts the week in Greensboro at No. 150.

Garcia got off to a strong start in the spring, sandwiching a pair of top-10 finishes in WGC events around a fourth-place showing at the Valspar Championship. But the results largely dried up after Garcia defended his title at the Masters, as he has made only two cuts in 10 Tour starts since April, including early exits in all four majors.

Garcia has some history at Sedgefield Country Club, having won this event in 2012 to break a lengthy U.S. victory drought. He also finished fourth in 2009 but hasn't played the Donald Ross layout since a T-29 finish as the defending champ in 2013.

It's been a difficult year for Haas both on and off the course, as the veteran was involved as a passenger in a car accident on the eve of the Genesis Open that killed the driver. He returned to action three weeks later in Tampa, and he tied for seventh at the RBC Heritage in April. But that remains his lone top-10 finish of the season, as Haas has missed 11 cuts including three in a row.

While the bubble will be a fluid target this week at Sedgefield, Garcia likely needs at least a top-20 finish to move into the top 125 while Haas will likely need to finish inside the top 5.

One of the 13 playoff streaks is assured of ending next week, as Luke Donald has missed most of the year with a back injury. Other players to qualify for every Tour postseason include Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Charles Howell III, Charley Hoffman and Ryan Moore.

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Airlines lose two sets of Olesen's clubs in 10 days

By Grill Room TeamAugust 15, 2018, 7:50 pm

Commercial airlines losing the golf clubs of a professional golfer is not exactly a groundbreaking story. It happens.

But European Tour pro Thorbjorn Olesen is on quite the roll, losing two sets of clubs and five suitcases in the span of 10 days.

Olesen, the reigning Italian Open champ, claimed his primary set of golf clubs were lost last week. Having little faith they'd be found before this week's Nordea Masters, he decided to bring his backup set for the event in Sweden.

A veteran move by the 28-year-old, unless, of course, those clubs were lost too. And wouldn't you know it:

After pestering the airlines with some A+ GIFs, Olesen was reunited with at least one of his sets and was back in action on Wednesday.

He also still plans on giving his golf bag away to some lucky follower, provided it's not lost again in transit. Something he's no longer taking for granted.

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Podcast: Brandel compares Tiger and Hogan's comebacks

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 15, 2018, 6:48 pm

Tiger Woods on Sunday at Bellerive recorded his seventh runner-up finish in a major and his first in nine years.

A favorite guest of the Golf Channel Podcast, Brandel Chamblee joins host Will Gray to compare and contrast Tiger's return to competitive golf with that of Ben Hogan and Babe Didrikson Zaharias in the 1950s.

Chamblee also discusses Brooks Koepka's major dominance, Bellerive as a major venue, Tiger and Phil as Ryder Cup locks, and who else might be in line to receive Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn's remaining captain's picks.

Finally, Brandel shares what it was it was like to qualify for the Senior Open Championship and compete for a major title on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Listen here:

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Lexi: I need to figure out who I am away from golf

By Randall MellAugust 15, 2018, 5:56 pm

Lexi Thompson says her month-long “mental break” from golf was not triggered by any new event, but it was a respite she needed to deal with the cumulative struggle that came from trying to show strength and “hide” the emotional pain she felt in the challenges she faced last year.

Thompson opened up in a heartfelt fashion Wednesday in her return to the game at the Indy Women in Tech Championship, where she is the defending champion.

“It was honestly just a buildup,” Thompson said. “The last year and a half, I have honestly been struggling a lot, emotionally, and it's hard because I can't really show it.

“It was just so much to deal with, and I had to show that I was still OK and still play golf. And I don't even know how I played that well, honestly. And I think it just kind of all hit me coming into this year.”

Thompson, 23, was candid about the challenges she has faced as a golf prodigy, telling reporters she spent some of her break from the game speaking to therapists about building a life that isn’t all about her golf.

“I would say it's just figuring out what really makes me happy off the golf course, as well, figuring myself out,” Thompson said. “I have transformed myself around this game for such a long time, ever since I was 5 years old.”

Thompson said she has always poured herself into the game, into practice and training.

“That's what I grew up knowing,” she said. “Didn't know much different.

“I was always a very determined person, and coming to this age, a little older, I realize I do need to make time for myself and enjoy life, because not a lot of 23-year-old girls are doing what I am. People need to realize that. I'm not just a robot out here. I need to have a life.”

Thompson qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open when she was 12, the youngest player at the time to do so. She won the U.S. Girls’ Junior at 13, won her first LPGA title at 16 and her first major at 19.

Full-field scores from Indy Women in Tech Championship

Last year might have been the best and worst of Thompson’s career. She endured a wave of emotional highs and lows.

At the start of 2017, she lost the ANA Inspiration in a playoff after being controversially hit with a four-shot penalty in the final round. She watched her mother wage a second battle with cancer, and she dealt with the death of a grandmother.

At year’s end, Thompson missed a short putt that could have led to her ascending to world No. 1 for the first time and being named player of the year. Amid all of that, she won twice and finished second six times, prompting the Golf Writers Association of America to give her its female player of the year award.

“You can only stay strong for so long and hide it,” Thompson said. “I am a very strong person, but at times you just need a break.”

Thompson was asked what she has figured out about the life she wants outside golf.

“It's still a work in progress,” she said. “I truly love being home and around my family and friends. I really enjoy that time. Even if it's two days, I get the most of it. Just being home and being a regular person, it's nice.”

Thompson announced after the Marathon Classic in mid-July that she was skipping the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England. It is the first major she has missed since joining the LPGA.

“It was definitely a hard decision for me,” Thompson said. “The British Open, I never want to skip that event. It's just a very prestigious event. But with how I was, just mentally and emotionally, I wasn't ready to compete there. I was struggling with my game. Besides that, I was just struggling with myself.”

Thompson said she has been dealing with a hand injury, and it flared up during the Marathon Classic, but it wasn’t a factor in her decision to take a break. She said she is feeling fine now. She begins defense of her Indy title this week ranked No. 5 in the Rolex Women’s World Rankings. She is winless in 13 starts this year, but she has given herself chances, with five top-10 finishes.

“I think overall I have had a little bit of an up-and-down year,” Thompson said. “I have had some great tournaments, but obviously haven't won yet. But you just have to take the positive out of everything, realize that I have had a great year. I haven't won, but I'm trying my best in every tournament, that's all I can do.”