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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Davies wins by 10 on 'best ball-striking round'

By Associated PressJuly 16, 2018, 1:53 am

WHEATON, Ill. - Laura Davies immediately recognized the significance of having her name inscribed on the first U.S. Senior Women's Open trophy.

It might be a long time before anyone secures the title as emphatically as Davies did.

Davies went virtually unchallenged in Sunday's final round of the inaugural USGA championship for women 50 and older, claiming the title by 10 strokes over Juli Inkster.

''It's great seeing this (trophy) paraded down for the very first time and I get my name on it first, you know?'' Davies said. ''This championship will be played for many years and there will only be one first winner - obviously a proud moment for me to win that.''

The 54-year-old Davies shot a 5-under 68 to finish at 16-under 276 at Chicago Golf Club.

It was the English player's 85th career win, and she felt the pressure even though her lead was rarely in danger.

''I haven't won for eight years - my last win was India, 2010,'' Davies said. ''So that's the pressure you're playing under, when you're trying to do something for yourself, prove to yourself you can still win.

''So this ranks highly up there. And obviously it's a USGA event. It's hard comparing tournaments, but this is very high on my list of achievements.''

A 7-under 66 Saturday provided Davies with a five-shot lead over Inkster and what she said would be a sleepless night worrying about the pressure.

Full-field scores from the U.S. Senior Women’s Open

The World Golf Hall of Famer widened her advantage early Sunday when she birdied the par-5 second hole and Inkster made bogey. Davies said a par she salvaged at the 10th was another turning point.

''It wasn't the greatest hole I ever played, but I think that, to me, was when I really started to think I might have one hand on the trophy and just had to get the other one in there.''

Inkster shot an even-par 73. England's Trish Johnson also shot 73 to finish third, 12 shots back.

''I mean, she was absolutely spectacular this week,'' Johnson said about Davies. ''I've played against her for 35 years. Yesterday was the best I have ever seen her play in her entire career.

''She just said walking down 18 it was best ball-striking round she ever had. Considering she's won 85 tournaments, that's quite some feat.''

Danielle Ammaccapane was fourth and Yuko Saito finished fifth. Martha Leach was the top amateur, tying for 10th at 6-over 298.

Davies plans to play in the Women's British Open next month, and called this win a confidence-booster as she continues to compete against the younger generation. She finished tied for second at the LPGA's Bank of Hope Founders Cup earlier this year.

''You build up a little bit of momentum, and a golf course is a golf course,'' Davies said. ''Sometimes the field strength is a little bit different, but in your own mind if you've done something like this, 16 under for four rounds around a proper championship course, it can't do anything but fill you full of confidence.''

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Romo rallies to win American Century Championship

By Associated PressJuly 16, 2018, 12:42 am

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev. - Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo rallied from four points back to win his first American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe on Sunday.

Romo, who retired after the 2016 NFL season and is now an NFL analyst, had 27 points on the day to beat three-time defending champion Mark Mulder and San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski, the the leader after the first two rounds.

''It's a special win,'' said Romo, who had finished second three times in seven previous trips to the annual celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. ''It feels like you're playing a tournament back home here. The day felt good for a lot of reasons.''

Romo tapped in for par, worth one point, on the 18th hole to finish with 71 points, three ahead of Mulder, the former major league pitcher. He then caught a flight to Berlin, Wis., where he was to compete in a 36-hole U.S. Amateur qualifying tournament on Monday.

The American Century Championship uses a modified Stableford scoring system which rewards points for eagles (six), birdies (three) and pars (one) and deducts points (two) for double bogeys or worse. Bogeys are worth zero points.

Pavelski had a 7-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th that could have tied Romo, but it slid by. He finished with 66 points, tied for third with Ray Allen, who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 7.

Full-field scores from the American Century Championship

''It feels like nothing went in for me today,'' Pavelski said. ''But I couldn't ask for more than to have that putt to tie on the last hole.''

Romo plays as an amateur, so his $125,000 first-place check from the $600,000 purse will go to local charities and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, the primary charitable arm of title sponsor American Century Investments.

Rounding out the top five were Trent Dilfer, a Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, and former tennis player Mardy Fish. Each had 62 points.

Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry, who fell out of contention with a mediocre round Saturday, jumped into Lake Tahoe amidst much fanfare after losing a bet to his father, Dell. The elder Curry jumped into the lake last year, so he negotiated a 20-point handicap and won by two points.

Other notable players in the 92-player field included John Smoltz, the MLB hall of Fame pitcher who two weeks ago competed in the U.S. Senior Open and finished 10th here with 53 points; Steph Curry, who finished tied for 11th with retired Marine and wounded war hero Andrew Bachelder (50); actor Jack Wagner (16th, 47 points); Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (tied for 18th, 44 points); actor Ray Romano (tied for 71st, minus-26 points); comedian Larry the Cable Guy (tied for 77th, minus-33 points); and former NBA great Charles Barkley, who finished alone in last with minus-93 points.

The tournament drew 57,097 fans for the week, setting an attendance record for the fourth straight year.

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Singh tops Maggert in playoff for first senior major

By Associated PressJuly 16, 2018, 12:10 am

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. - Vijay Singh birdied the second playoff hole to beat Jeff Maggert and win the Constellation Senior Players Championship on Sunday.

Singh knocked in a putt from about 2 feet after a nearly perfect approach on the 18th hole at Exmoor Country Club, giving an understated fist pump as the ball fell in. That gave him his first major title on the PGA Tour Champions to go with victories at the Masters and two PGA Championships.

Singh (67) and Maggert (68) finished at 20-under 268. Brandt Jobe (66) was two strokes behind, while Jerry Kelly (64) and defending champion Scott McCarron (71) finished at 17 under.

Maggert had chances to win in regulation and on the first playoff hole.

He bogeyed the par-4 16th to fall into a tie with Singh at 20 under and missed potential winning birdie putts at the end of regulation and on the first playoff hole.

His 15-footer on the 72nd hole rolled wide, forcing the playoff, and a downhill 12-footer on the same green went just past the edge.

Full-field scores from the Constellation Energy Senior Players

The 55-year-old Singh made some neat par saves to get into the playoff.

His tee shot on 17 landed near the trees to the right of the fairway, and his approach on 18 wound up in a bunker. But the big Fijian blasted to within a few feet to match Maggert's par.

McCarron - tied with Maggert and Bart Bryant for the lead through three rounds - was trying to join Arnold Palmer and Bernhard Langer as the only back-to-back winners of this major. He came back from a six-shot deficit to win at Caves Valley near Baltimore last year and got off to a good start on Sunday.

He birdied the first two holes to reach 18 under. But bogeys on the par-4 seventh and ninth holes knocked him off the lead. His tee shot on No. 7 rolled into a hole at the base of a tree and forced him to take an unplayable lie.

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Davies a fitting winner of inaugural USGA championship

By Randall MellJuly 15, 2018, 11:26 pm

Laura Davies confessed she did not sleep well on a five-shot lead Saturday night at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open.

It’s all you needed to know about what this inaugural event meant to the women who were part of the history being made at Chicago Golf Club.

The week was more than a parade of memories the game’s greats created playing in the USGA’s long-awaited showcase for women ages 50 and beyond.

The week was more than nostalgic. 

It was a chance to make another meaningful mark on the game.

In the end, Davies relished seeing the mark she made in her runaway, 10-shot victory. She could see it in the familiar etchings on the trophy she hoisted.

“I get my name on it first,” Davies said. “This championship will be played for many years, and there will only be one first winner. Obviously, quite a proud moment for me to win that.”

Really, all 120 players in the field made their marks at Chicago Golf Club. They were all pioneers of sorts this past week.

“It was very emotional seeing the USGA signs, because I've had such a long history, since my teens, playing in USGA championships,” said Amy Alcott, whose Hall of Fame career included the 1980 U.S. Women’s Open title. “I thought the week just came off beautifully. The USGA did a great job. It was just so classy how everything was done, this inaugural event, and how was it presented.”

Davies was thankful for what the USGA added to the women’s game, and she wasn’t alone. Gratefulness was the theme of the week.

Full-field scores from the U.S. Senior Women’s Open

The men have been competing in the U.S. Senior Open since 1980, and now the women have their equal opportunity to do the same.

“It was just great to be a part of the first,” three-time U.S. Women’s Open winner Hollis Stacy said. “The USGA did a great job of having it at such a great golf course. It's just been very memorable.”

Trish Johnson, who is English, like Davies, finished third, 12 shots back, but she left with a heart overflowing.

“Magnificent,” said Johnson, a three-time LPGA and 19-time LET winner. “Honestly, it's one of the best, most enjoyable weeks I've ever played in in any tournament anywhere.”

She played in the final group with Davies and runner-up Juli Inkster.

“Even this morning, just waiting to come out here, I thought, `God, not often do I actually think how lucky I am to do what I do,’” Johnson said.

At 54, Davies still plays the LPGA and LET regularly. She has now won 85 titles around the world, 20 of them LPGA titles, four of them majors, 45 of them LET titles.

With every swing this past week, she peeled back the years, turned back the clock, made fans and peers remember what she means to the women’s game.

This wasn’t the first time Davies made her mark in a USGA event. When she won the U.S. Women’s Open in 1987, she became just the second player from Europe to win the title, the first in 20 years. She opened a new door for internationals. The following year, Sweden’s Liselotte Neumann won the title.

“A lot of young Europeans and Asians decided that it wasn't just an American sport,” Davies said. “At that stage, it had been dominated, wholeheartedly, by all the names we all love, Lopez, Bradley, Daniel, Sheehan.”

Davies gave the rest of the world her name to love, her path to follow.

“It certainly made a lot of foreign girls think that they could take the Americans on,” Davies said.

In golf, it’s long been held that you can judge the stature of an event by the names on the trophy. Davies helps gives the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open the monumental start it deserved.