Sectional Qualifying for 07 US Open - COPIED

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 2, 2007, 4:00 pm
2007 U.S. OpenSectional qualifying results for 2007 U.S. Open in which 8,544 players were originally entered. Sectional qualifying is held at 15 sites with 81 players qualifying for the season's second major championship. The '07 U.S. Open will be played June 14-17 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa.
A - denotes Alternate qualifier
(a) denotes amateur status.
Columbus, Ohio - OSU Scarlet G.C./Scioto C.C. & Double Eagle C.C.

Bubba Watson Bagdad, Fla. 65-71-136
Ryan Moore Puyallup, Wash. 68-68-136
Ken Duke Palm City, Fla. 68-69-137
Todd Fischer Pleasanton, Calif. 66-71-137
Harrison Frazar Dallas, Texas 65-72-137
Jerry Kelly Madison, Wis. 69-68-137
Nathan Green Australia 69-70-139
Steve Marino Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 66-73-139
Camilo Villegas Cleveland, Ohio 69-70-139
Nick Watney Fresno, Calif. 70-69-139
(a) Trip Kuehne Dallas, Texas 72-68-140
(a) Pablo Martin Spain 65-75-140
Sean O'Hair West Chester, Pa. 69-71-140
Pat Perez Scottsdale, Ariz. 67-73-140
Michael Putnam Tacoma, Wash. 72-68-140
Joe Daley Scottsdale, Ariz. 70-71-141
Craig Kanada The Woodlands, Texas 69-72-141
Boo Weekley Milton, Fla. 68-73-141
Woody Austin Derby, Kan. 73-69-142
Eric Axley Knoxville, Tenn. 70-72-142
John Koskinen Baraga, Mich. 70-72-142
Warren Pineo Palm Desert, Calif. 72-70-142
P-Anthony Kim Dallas, Texas 68-75-143
A-Kevin Stadler Scottsdale, Ariz. 75-68-143
A-Will Mackenzie Jupiter, Fla. 70-73-143
Columbus, Ohio -- Double Eagle C.C.

(a) Jason Kokrak Warren, Ohio 69-68-137
Tom Gillis Oxford, Mich. 65-72-137
Kyle Dobbs Ann Arbor, Mich. 73-66-139
Jacob Rogers Tucson, Ariz. 67-72-139
A-Gary Rusnak Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. 70-69-139
A-Tee McCabe Marco Island, Fla. 69-70-139
Columbine Valley, Co. -- Columbine C.C.

Jason Allen Pueblo, Colo. 68-72-140
A-Dustin White Pueblo West, Colo. 69-71-140
A-(a) Jeffrey Koprivetz Yorba Linda, Calif. 72-72-144
Surrey, England -- Walton Heath G.C.

Nick Dougherty England 66-70-136
Darren Fichardt South Africa 68-68-136
Peter Hanson Sweden 68-68-136
Marcus Fraser Australia 66-71-137
Graeme McDowell N. Ireland 69-68-137
Miguel Rodriguez Argentina 71-66-137
Samuel Walker England 67-71-138
Soren Kjeldsen Denmark 69-70-139
Christian Cevaer France 69-70-139
A-Gregory Havret France 70-70-140
A-Marc Warren Scotland 70-70-140
Tequesta, Fla. -- Jupiter Hills C.C.

(a) Jeff Golden Winter Park, Fla. 67-75-142
(a) Chris Condello Heathrow, Fla. 73-70-143
A-Akio Sadakata Tampa, Fla. 68-75-143
A-Matthew Abbott Endwell, N.Y. 71-73-144
Ball Ground, Ga. -- Hawks Ridge G.C.

(a) Mark Harrell Hazlehurst, Ga. 67-70-137
Lee Williams Alexander City, Ala. 67-70-137
Jason Dufner Auburn, Ala. 69-69-138
A-Matt Kuchar Atlanta, Ga. 68-71-139
A-(a) Hudson Swafford Tallahassee, Fla. 66-73-139
North Riverside, Ill. -- Riverside G.C.

Jeff Brehaut Los Altos, Calif. 70-70-140
Mike Small Champaign, Ill. 71-69-140
Jonathan Mills Canada 66-75-141
Martin Laird Scotland 72-71-143
Andy Matthews Grand Rapids, Mich. 73-70-143
A-Neal Lancaster Smithfield, N.C. 71-72-143
A-Joseph Alfieri Odessa, Fla. 73-70-143
Mission Hills, Kansas -- Indian Hills C.C.

Michael Berg Detroit Lakes, Minn. 73-67-140
A-(a) Mark Elliott Silver Lake, Kan. 69-71-140
A-Chris Mabry Leawood, Kan. 69-72-141
Rockville, Md. -- Woodmont C.C.

(a) Rhys Davies Wales 72-65-137
Joey Sindelar Horseheads, N.Y. 69-69-138
Fred Funk Ponte Vedra, Fla. 68-71-139
Three-for-two playoff at 8:30 a.m. EDT Tuesday
(a) Luke List Ringgold, Ga. 72-68-140
(a) Philip Pettitt Jr Murfreesboro, Tenn. 68-72-140
(a) Martin Ureta Chile 72-68-140
Purchase, N.Y. -- Century C.C.

Frank Bensel Purchase, N.Y. 72-68-140
Geoffrey Sisk Marshfield, Mass. 73-67-140
Ricky Barnes Scottsdale, Ariz. 72-69-141
Memphis, Tenn. -- Colonial C.C. (North & South C.C.) & Chickasaw C.C.

Darron Stiles Pinehurst, N.C. 69-62-131
Brandt Snedeker Nashville, Tenn. 65-68-133
Kirk Triplett Scottsdale, Ariz. 68-65-133
Chris Stroud Sea Island, Ga. 70-64-134
Tripp Isenhour Orlando, Fla. 69-66-135
D J Brigman Albuquerque, N.M. 71-65-136
Olin Browne Tequesta, Fla. 72-64-136
Bob Estes Austin, Texas 70-66-136
Mathew Goggin Australia 67-69-136
Tim Petrovic Tampa, Fla. 67-69-136
Steve Elkington Australia 64-73-137
Paul Goydos Dove Canyon, Calif. 67-70-137
Todd Rossetti Dallas, Texas 73-64-137
Adam Speirs Canada 67-70-137
Johnson Wagner Charlotte, N.C. 65-72-137
Tom Byrum Richmond, Texas 65-73-138
A-Duffy Waldorf Northridge, Calif. 66-72-138
A-Brian Duncan Greenville, S.C. 68-70-138
Dallas, Texas -- Northwood C.C.

Hunter Mahan Plano, Texas 73-63-136
Justin Leonard Dallas, Texas 70-67-137
Ryan Palmer Amarillo, Texas 69-68-137
Murietta, Ga. -- Bear Creek C.C.

Kevin Sutherland Sacramento, Calif. 65-72-137
(a) Richard Lee Chandler, Ariz. 69-71-140
Andrew Buckle Cleveland, Ohio 70-70-140
Michael Block Aliso Viejo, Calif. 69-72-141
A-Brett Paquet Phoenix, Ariz. 72-69-141
A-Steve Conway Murrieta, Calif. 70-71-141
Bremerton, Wash. -- Golf Mountain G.C.

(a) Alexander Prugh Spokane, Wash. 71-69-140
Failed To Qualify
A-Ryan Zylstra Canada 70-73-143
Ibaraki Pref, Japan

Toru Taniguchi Japan 71-71-142
Kaname Yokoo Japan 71-71-142
Nobuhiro Masuda Japan 70-73-143
A-Tatsuhiko Takahashi Japan 72-72-144
A-A. Rizman Zahari Malaysia 70-74-144
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    Winning on Kerr's mind this week and beyond

    By Randall MellMarch 24, 2018, 2:11 am

    Cristie Kerr moved into position Friday to do more than win the 21st LPGA title of her career.

    She moved into position to claim an LPGA Hall of Fame point this week.

    Yes, winning is foremost on her mind at the Kia Classic, where she took the lead with an 8-under-par 64 in the second round, she’s on a larger quest, too.

    After turning 40 last fall, Kerr was asked what her goals are.

    “The Hall of Fame is attainable, if I stick with it,” she said.

    Kerr is five shots ahead of Lizette Salas (67), In-Kyung Kim (69), Hee Young Park (70) and Caroline Hedwall (70).

    It’s a good time for Kerr to get on a hot streak, with the year’s first major championship, the ANA Inspiration, next week. She has long been one of the best putters in the women’s game, but her ball-striking is impressive this week. She hit 17 greens in regulation Thursday, and she hit 16 on Friday.

    “I like winning,” Kerr said. “I like challenging myself. Definitely doesn't get any easier as you get older, with the travel and recovery time. I got up this morning and I'm like, `Man, why does my hamstring hurt?’ From working around this hilly golf course.”

    Kerr acknowledged Friday that her body is more vulnerable to time’s realities, but her mind isn’t.

    Full-field scores from the Kia Classic

    “The golf ball doesn't know an age,” Kerr said. “I've always said that. As long as I stay hungry, going to just keep playing.”

    Kerr won two weeks after her 40th birthday last fall, boosting her LPGA Hall of Fame point total to 22. She is five points short of eligibility for induction. A player earns one point for an LPGA victory and two points for a major championship title. So there’s a lot of Hall of Fame ground to gain this week and next.

    It’s a long-term goal that motivates Kerr to take care of her body.

    “I don't think the golf changes,” Kerr said. “I think, physically, it gets harder as you get older. Like I said, I've got tape on my hamstring. I strained it, just a little bit yesterday, walking around this golf course. It's tough as you get older, just being fresh and rested. I put more focus into that as I've gotten older. I still practice, but off the course I try to get more rest.”

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    Big names chasing Kerr into the weekend at Kia Classic

    By Associated PressMarch 24, 2018, 1:55 am

    CARLSBAD, Calif. - Cristie Kerr shot an 8-under 64 on Friday in the Kia Classic to take a five-stroke lead into the weekend.

    The 40-year-old Kerr had eight birdies in her second straight bogey-free round to reach 13-under 131 at rain-softened Aviara.

    ''I like winning. I like challenging myself,'' Kerr said. ''Definitely doesn't get any easier as you get older with the travel and recovery time. I got up this morning and I'm like, 'Man, why does my hamstring hurt?' From working around this hilly golf course. The golf ball doesn't know an age. I've always said that. As long as I stay hungry, going to just keep playing.''

    She has 20 LPGA victories, winning at Aviara in 2015. She won twice last year and helped the U.S. beat Europe in her ninth Solheim Cup appearance.

    ''It's tough as you get older just being fresh and rested,'' Kerr said. ''I put more focus into that as I've gotten older. I still practice, but off the course I try to get more rest.''

    Lizette Salas, In-Kyung Kim, Hee Young Park and Caroline Hedwall were tied for second. Salas shot 67, Kim 69, and Park and Hedwall 70.

    ''I really like this golf course. I really like the environment,'' said Salas, the former University of Southern California player from Azusa. ''My family gets to come out. So much confidence at the beginning of the week, and definitely showed the first two days.

    Jeong Eun Lee was 7 under after a 69, and defending ANA champion So Yeon Ryu had a 70 to get to 6 under.

    Full-field scores from the Kia Classic

    Ariya Jutanugarn (72), Brooke Henderson (70) and 2016 winner Lydia Ko (71) were 5 under. Shanshan Feng (68) was another stroke back, and Singapore winner Michelle Wie (72) was 1 under.

    Lexi Thompson was 2 over after a 74, making the cut on the number in the final event before the major ANA Inspiration next week at Mission Hills.

    Kerr opened with birdies on the par-5 10th and par-3 11th, added birdies on the par-4 16th, 18th and second, and ran off three in a row on the par-3 sixth, par-4 seventh and par-5 eighth.

    ''I don't think you can fall asleep on one shot,'' Kerr said. ''It's a really good golf course. I think I play better on courses that demand the focus, so I think that's why I've played well here in the past. ... I'm trying not to put limits on myself right now. I've got some good things going on with my swing.''

    She has long been one best putters and green-readers in the world.

    ''I can see the subtleties that a lot of people can't,'' Kerr said. ''It's a gift from God being able to do that. I've always had that, so I'm lucky.''

    Laura Davies withdrew after an opening 82. The 54-year-old Davies tied for second last week in the Founders Cup in Phoenix, playing through painful left Achilles and calf problems.

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    DJ hits 489-yard drive, but it doesn't count for history

    By Rex HoggardMarch 24, 2018, 12:22 am

    AUSTIN, Texas – Dustin Johnson is no stranger to big drives, but even for DJ this one was impressive.

    Trailing in his Day 3 match at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Johnson launched a drive at the par-5 12th hole that traveled 489 yards, but that number comes with an asterisk.

    “He got lucky it hit the road,” smiled Kevin Kisner, who was leading the world No. 1, 3 up, at the time. “I thought he would make an eagle for sure, he only had 80 yards [to the hole]. He didn’t hit a very good putt.”

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    Johnson’s drive, which was 139 yards past Kisner’s tee shot, is the longest recorded on the PGA Tour in the ShotLink era, surpassing Davis Love III’s drive of 476 yards in 2004 at the Tournament of Champions.

    The drive will not go into the record books, however, because the Tour doesn’t count statistics from the Match Play.

    It should also be noted, Kisner halved the 12th hole with a birdie and won the match, 4 and 3, to advance to the round of 16.

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    Durant leads Champions event in Mississippi

    By Associated PressMarch 24, 2018, 12:21 am

    BILOXI, Miss. - Joe Durant had three straight birdies in a back-nine burst and a shot 6-under 66 on Friday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Rapiscan Systems Classic.

    Durant birdied the par-4 11th and 12th and par-5 13th in the bogey-free round at breezy and rain-softened Fallen Oak. Because of the wet conditions, players were allowed to lift, clean and place their golf balls in the fairway.

    ''It just sets up nice to my eye,'' Durant said. ''It's a beautiful golf course and it's very challenging. The tee shots seem to set up well for me, but the greens are maybe as quick as I've ever seen them here. You really have to put the ball in the right spots. I played very nice today. With the wind swirling like it was, I'm really happy.''

    He won the Chubb Classic last month in Naples, Florida, for his third victory on the 50-and-over tour.

    Full-field scores from the Rapiscan Systems Classic

    ''Done this long enough, Friday's just one day,'' Durant said. ''Especially in a three-day tournament, you've got to go out and shoot three good numbers. Fortunate to put one on the board, but I know I have to back it up with a couple of good days because you can get passed very quickly out here.''

    Mark Calcavecchia was a stroke back. He won last month in Boca Raton, Florida

    ''It's probably my best round I've ever had here and it was a tough day to play,'' Calcavecchia said. ''The greens are just lightning fast. They're pretty slopey greens, so very difficult to putt.''

    Steve Stricker was third at 68. He took the Tucson, Arizona, event three weeks ago for his first senior victory.

    ''Just getting it around and managing my game I think like I always do,'' Stricker said. ''You get in the wrong position here with the greens being so fast and you're going to be in trouble. I did that a couple times today.''

    Billy Mayfair, Billy Andrade and David McKenzie shot 69. Jerry Kelly, the winner of the season-opening event in Hawaii, was at 70 with Wes Short Jr., Glen Day, Gene Sauers and Jesper Parnevik.

    Bernhard Langer opened with a 71, and two-time defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez had a 72.

    Vijay Singh, coming off his first senior victory two weeks ago in Newport Beach, California, had a 73.