Dunn Claims First Victory

By Sports NetworkJuly 18, 2004, 4:00 pm
04 Giant Eagle LPGA ClassicVIENNA, Ohio -- Moira Dunn fired a final-round, 7-under 65 on Sunday to earn her first career win at the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic at Squaw Creek Country Club. Dunn completed the event at 12-under-par 204.
 
'It's been a long time,' said Dunn, who earned $150,000 for the win. 'I always believed it would come. That's what got me here.'
 
Young-A Yang, who shared the lead entering the final round, posted a 4-under 68 to take second place at 10-under-par 206. Leta Lindley used a Sunday 66 to take third place at minus-9, while Laura Diaz posted a final-round 69 to end the tournament at 8-under-par 208.
 
Dunn opened her round with a 15-foot birdie putt at the first to get to 6-under. After a trio of pars, she dropped in a birdie putt at the par-5 fifth. The 32-year-old Dunn came back with a birdie at the eighth from 15 feet out.
 
The 10-year pro then stumbled to a bogey at the par-3 ninth when she was unable to get up-and-down for par. Dunn atoned for that error with a short birdie at the 12th. She came right back to birdie the 13th from inside 4 feet to get to minus-9.
 
Dunn turned it on down the stretch. She sank a 3-foot birdie try at the par-3 15th to grab a share of the lead. Dunn came right back at the 16th to take the lead by sinking an 18-foot birdie putt.
 
Dunn, a three-time runner-up, moved two shots clears of the field with a birdie from 5 feet out at the 17th. She parred the closing hole for career win No. 1 in her 245th career start.
 
'I've been playing really well. I'm happy with my swing and my ball striking,' Dunn said. 'The funniest thing is I bought a putter on Thursday night and put it in play on Friday. We just went to a golf shop and we were goofing around and I couldn't leave without buying something.'
 
Dunn putted out the final hole just after lightning flashed across the sky. There had been a two-hour, 40-minute weather delay earlier in the round, first due to thunder and lightning, then because of rain.
 
Yang moved to 7 under with a 5-foot birdie putt at the third to open her round. However, she tripped to a three-putt bogey at the next hole. The Korean dropped in consecutive birdies from the eighth to get to minus-8.
 
The 25-year-old Yang opened the back nine with three straight pars. She converted a birdie at the par-5 13th and came right back to drain a 26-foot birdie try at the 14th to move to 10 under. Yang could only manage to par her final four holes to take second place.
 
'I'm very pleased with the way I played, 4 under today is not a bad score,' said Yang. 'Before the day started, I said if I got it to double-figures under par I'd be very happy. I did that. Moira just played better than I did.'
 
Michelle Estill, who shared the second-round lead with Yang, posted a 1-under 71 to end the tournament at 7-under-par 209. Katherine Hull fought back from an opening-round 76 with rounds of 66-68 to take sixth place at 6-under-par 210.
 
Anna Acker-Macosko and Catherine Cartwright ended one stroke behind Hull at minus-5. Donna Andrews (70) and Tina Fischer (69) shared ninth place 3-under-par 213.
 
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    Tiger Tracker: 147th Open Championship

    By Tiger TrackerJuly 20, 2018, 10:15 am

    Following an even-par 71 in the first round of the 147th Open Championship, Tiger Woods looks to make a move on Day 2 at Carnoustie.


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    McIlroy responds to Harmon's 'robot' criticism

    By Mercer BaggsJuly 20, 2018, 6:53 am

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Rory McIlroy said during his pre-championship news conference that he wanted to play more "carefree" – citing Jon Rahm’s approach now and the way McIlroy played in his younger days.

    McIlroy got off to a good start Thursday at Carnoustie, shooting 2-under 69, good for a share of eighth place.

    But while McIlroy admits to wanting to be a little less structured on the course, he took offense to comments made by swing coach Butch Harmon during a Sky Sports telecast.

    Said Harmon:

    “Rory had this spell when he wasn’t putting good and hitting the ball good, and he got so wrapped up in how he was going to do it he forgot how to do it.


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    “He is one of the best players the game has ever seen. If he would just go back to being a kid and playing the way he won these championships and play your game, don’t have any fear or robotic thoughts. Just play golf. Just go do it.

    “This is a young kid who’s still one of the best players in the world. He needs to understand that. Forget about your brand and your endorsement contracts. Forget about all that. Just go back to having fun playing golf. I still think he is one of the best in the world and can be No.1 again if he just lets himself do it.”

    McIlroy, who has never worked with Harmon, responded to the comments when asked about them following his opening round.

    “Look, I like Butch. Definitely, I would say I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum than someone that's mechanical and someone that's – you know, it's easy to make comments when you don't know what's happening,” McIlroy said. “I haven't spoken to Butch in a long time. He doesn't know what I'm working on in my swing. He doesn't know what's in my head. So it's easy to make comments and easy to speculate. But unless you actually know what's happening, I just really don't take any notice of it.”

    McIlroy second round at The Open began at 2:52 a.m. ET.

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    How The Open cut line is determined

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 5:57 am

    Scores on Day 1 of the 147th Open Championship ranged from 5-under 66 to 11-over 82.

    The field of 156 players will be cut nearly in half for weekend play at Carnoustie. Here’s how the cut line works in the season’s third major championship:


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    • After 36 holes, the low 70 players and ties will advance to compete in the final two rounds. Anyone finishing worse than that will get the boot. Only those making the cut earn official money from the $10.5 million purse.

    • There is no 10-shot rule. That rule means anyone within 10 shots of the lead after two rounds, regardless of where they stand in the championship, make the cut. It’s just a flat top 70 finishers and ties.

    • There is only a single cut at The Open. PGA Tour events employ an MDF (Made cut Did not Finish) rule, which narrows the field after the third round if more than 78 players make the cut. That is not used at this major.

    The projected cut line after the first round this week was 1 over par, which included 71 players tied for 50th or better.

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    How to watch The Open on TV and online

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 5:30 am

    You want to watch the 147th Open? Here’s how you can do it.

    Golf Channel and NBC Sports will be televising 182 hours of overall programming from the men's third major of the year at Carnoustie

    In addition to the traditional coverage, the two networks will showcase three live alternate feeds: marquee groups, featured holes (our new 3-hole channel) and spotlight action. You can also watch replays of full-day coverage, Thursday-Sunday, in the Golf Channel app, NBC Sports apps, and on GolfChannel.com.  

    Here’s the weekly TV schedule, with live stream links in parentheses. You can view all the action on the Golf Channel mobile, as well. Alternate coverage is noted in italics:

    (All times Eastern; GC=Golf Channel; NBC=NBC Sports; GC.com=GolfChannel.com or check the GLE app)

    Monday, July 16

    GC: 7-9AM: Morning Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: 9-11AM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)

    GC: 7-9PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Tuesday, July 17

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Wednesday, July 18

    GC: 6AM-2PM: Live From The Open (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Thursday, July 19

    GC: Midnight-1:30AM: Midnight Drive (stream.golfchannel.com)

    GC: Day 1: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 1: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Friday, July 20

    GC: Day 2: The Open, live coverage: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Spotlight: 1:30AM-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, Marquee Groups: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 2: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 4AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 4-5PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Saturday, July 21

    GC: Day 3: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 3: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 3: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-3PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 3-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)


    Sunday, July 22

    GC: Day 4: The Open, live coverage: 4:30-7AM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    NBC: Rd. 4: The Open, live coverage: 7AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/theopen)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Spotlight: 4:30AM-2:30PM (www.golfchannel.com/spotlight)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, Marquee Groups: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/marqueegroup)

    GC.com: Day 4: The Open, 3-Hole Channel: 5AM-2PM (www.golfchannel.com/3holechannel)

    GC: Live From The Open: 2:30-4PM (www.golfchannel.com/livefromstream)