Stage One of Q-School Concludes

By Sports NetworkOctober 30, 2004, 4:00 pm
PGA TourCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Nick Flanagan, the 2003 U.S. Amateur champion, headed a large group of players Friday that moved on to the second stage of the PGA Tour National Qualifying Tournament.
Players were spread out across the country at 12 different golf courses for the first round of Q-School with the top-23 finishers and ties advancing at each location.
Flanagan led the field at the TPC at Heron Bay in Coral Springs, Florida. The young Australian came in a 23-under-par 265. Among other players moving on from that location were Nationwide Tour player Boo Weekley and European Tour member Soren Kjeldsen.
Charlie Wi and Chris Starkjohann shared medalist honors at the Greg Norman Course at PGA West in La Quinta, California. The big story at this course however was LPGA Tour player Isabelle Beisiegel.
Beisiegel was trying to qualify for the PGA Tour through Q-School, but met a harsh fate. Her total of 323 landed her in last place of the 78 players in La Quinta that completed all four rounds.
Matt Bettencourt, another Nationwide Tour player, took the top spot at San Juan Oaks. Bettencourt posted a total of 20-under-par 268. Rob Rashell, Casey Martin and Jason Allred were among the players advancing from this location.
Jaxon Brigman's total of 13-under-par 275 allowed him to finish first at Lantana Golf Club in Lantana, Texas. Among those moving on from here were Anders Hultman, Kelly Grunewald, Brendon De Jonge and Kent Fukushima.
Reid Edstrom took the top spot at Martin Downs Country Club in Palm City, Florida. Edstrom came in at 9-under-par 275 one stroke clear of Robert Garrigus, Justin Hicks, Ken Staton and Tim Wilkinson. Several Nationwide Tour players, including Jess Daley, Eduardo Herrera, Richie Coughlan, Sonny Skinner, Jason Enloe and Bobby Gage, also moved on from here.
Andy Barnes and Han Lee shared the top spot at Rio Rico Resort in Rio Rico, Arizona. The two of the posted a total of 272 and moved on with Joe Daley, Christopher Hanell and Chris Sessler.
Gregg Jones and Gary Christian shared the medalist honors at 9-under-par 271 at Florence Country Club in Florence, South Carolina. Several Nationwide Tour players including Brent Schwarzrock, Ryan Gioffre and Bryan DeCorso all finished in the top 23 here.
Byron Schlagenhauf totaled 273 and took the top spot at BlackHorse Golf Club by three shots over Chris Stroud in Cypress, Texas. Among those moving on from here was Matt Weibring, son of Champions Tour player D.A. Weibring.
Dave Schreyer took medalist honors at Jennings Mill Country Club in Bogart, Georgia. Three Australians -- Adam Crawford, Ewan Porter and Ryan Haller -- joined Englishman Richard Moir as four foreigners moving on to stage two from this course.
Wil Collins, Parker McLachlin and Kyle Kovacs were among those advancing from Dayton Valley Golf Club in Dayton, Nevada. Joseph Summerhays, son of Champions Tour player Bruce Summerhays, also moved on to stage two from here.
Mario Tiziani, Chris Wall and Alex Rocha were among the 23 players moving on from the TPC at Tampa Bay in Lutz, Florida.
Among the players who failed to advance were Wes Heffernan, Ted Oh, Jason Higton, Rob McMillan, Rob Labritz, Ty Tryon, Derek Gillespie, Patrick Damron, Robin Byrd, Brad Sutterfield, Steve Scott and Jay Haas, Jr.
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    Storms halt Barbasol before Lincicome tees off

    By Associated PressJuly 20, 2018, 11:29 pm

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. - Brittany Lincicome will have to wait until the weekend to resume her bid to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.

    Overnight storms delayed the start of the second round Friday in the Barbasol Championship, and an afternoon thunderstorm suspended competition for good. The round will resume Saturday morning with much of the field still to play.

    The second stoppage at Champions Trace at Keene Trace Golf Club came 20 minutes before Lincicome's scheduled tee time.

    Lincicome was near the bottom of the field after opening with a 6-over 78 on Thursday. The first LPGA player since Michelle Wie in 2008 to start a PGA Tour event, she needs a huge rebound to join Babe Zaharias (1945) as the only female players to make the cut.

    Troy Merritt had the clubhouse lead at 15 under, following an opening 62 with a 67.

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    Third-round tee times for the 147th Open

    By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 20, 2018, 9:05 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Eighteen major champions made the cut at The Open and will be playing the weekend at Carnoustie, including 60-year-old ageless wonder Bernhard Langer, and both major champs so far this year, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka.

    Twenty-four-year-old Gavin Green will be first off solo Saturday at 4:15 a.m. ET. Reed and Rhys Enoch will follow along 10 minutes later.

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    Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, both at even par for the tournament, six shots behind leaders Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner, are in consecutive groups. Mickelson is playing with Austin Cook at 8:05 a.m. and Woods is with South Africa’s Shaun Norris at 8:15 a.m.

    Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, both three shots off the lead, are also in consecutive groups. Fowler is at 10 a.m. with Thorbjorn Olesen and Spieth is 10 minutes later with Kevin Chappell. Rory McIlroy, looking to win his first major since the 2014 PGA Championship, is at 10:40 a.m. with Xander Schauffele. McIlroy is two shots behind.

    Johnson and Kisner are last off at 11 a.m.

    4:15AM ET: Gavin Green

    4:25AM ET: Rhys Enoch, Patrick Reed

    4:35AM ET: Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Justin Rose

    4:45AM ET: Yusaku Miyazato, Tyrrell Hatton

    4:55AM ET: Ross Fisher, Keegan Bradley

    5:05AM ET: Ryan Fox, Jason Dufner

    5:15AM ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Henrik Stenson

    5:25AM ET: Tom Lewis, Sam Locke (a)

    5:35AM ET: Paul Casey, Chris Wood

    5:45AM ET: Bernhard Langer, Rafa Cabrera Bello

    6:00AM ET: Paul Dunne, Brett Rumford

    6:10AM ET: Masahiro Kawamura, Shubhankar Sharma

    6:20AM ET: Cameron Smith, Brendan Steele

    6:30AM ET: Marc Leishman, Lee Westwood

    6:40AM ET: Byeong Hun An, Kevin Na

    6:50AM ET: Julian Suri, Adam Hadwin

    7:00AM ET: Gary Woodland, Si-Woo Kim

    7:10AM ET: Yuta Ikeda, Satoshi Kodaira

    7:20AM ET: Marcus Kinhult, Thomas Pieters

    7:30AM ET: Beau Hossler, Haotong Li

    7:45AM ET: Cameron Davis, Sean Crocker

    7:55AM ET: Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink

    8:05AM ET: Phil Mickeslon, Austin Cook

    8:15AM ET: Tiger Woods, Shaun Norris

    8:25AM ET: Lucas Herbert, Michael Kim

    8:35AM ET: Jason Day, Francesco Molinari

    8:45AM ET: Sung Kang, Webb Simpson

    8:55AM ET: Patrick Cantlay, Eddie Pepperell

    9:05AM ET: Matthew Southgate, Brooks Koepka

    9:15AM ET: Kyle Stanley, Adam Scott

    9:30AM ET: Charley Hoffman, Alex Noren

    9:40AM ET: Ryan Moore, Brandon Stone

    9:50AM ET: Luke List, Danny Willett

    10:00AM ET: Thorbjorn Olesen, Rickie Fowler

    10:10AM ET: Jordan Spieth, Kevin Chappell

    10:20AM ET: Zander Lombard, Tony Finau

    10:30AM ET: Matt Kuchar, Erik Van Rooyen

    10:40AM ET: Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele

    10:50AM ET: Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood

    11:00AM ET: Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson

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    Facial hair Fowler's new good-luck charm

    By Rex HoggardJuly 20, 2018, 8:12 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Before, during and after the Fourth of July, Rickie Fowler missed a few appointments with his razor.

    He arrived in the United Kingdom for last week’s Scottish Open still unshaved and he tied for sixth place. Fowler, like most golfers, can give in to superstition, so he's decided to keep the caveman look going for this week’s Open Championship.

    “There could be some variations,” he smiled following his round on Friday at Carnoustie.

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    At this rate, he may never shave again. Fowler followed an opening 70 with a 69 on Friday to move into a tie for 11th place, just three strokes off the lead.

    Fowler also has some friendly competition in the beard department, with his roommate this week Justin Thomas also going for the rugged look.

    “I think he kind of followed my lead in a way. I think he ended up at home, and he had a little bit of scruff going. It's just fun,” Fowler said. “We mess around with it. Obviously, not taking it too seriously. But like I said, ended up playing halfway decent last week, so I couldn't really shave it off going into this week.”

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    Spieth (67) rebounds from tough Round 1 finish

    By Ryan LavnerJuly 20, 2018, 7:55 pm

    CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Guess whose putter is starting to heat up again at a major?

    Even with a few wayward shots Friday at Carnoustie, Jordan Spieth made a significant climb up the leaderboard in the second round, firing a 4-under 67 to move just three shots off the lead.

    Spieth showed his trademark grit in bouncing back from a rough finish Thursday, when he mis-clubbed on the 15th hole, leading to a double bogey, and ended up playing the last four holes in 4 over.

    “I don’t know if I actually regrouped,” he said. “It more kind of fires me up a little.”

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    Spieth missed more than half of his fairways in the second round, but he was able to play his approach shots from the proper side of the hole. Sure, he “stole a few,” particularly with unlikely birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 after errant drives, but he took advantage and put himself in position to defend his claret jug.

    Spieth needed only 25 putts in the second round, and he credited a post-round adjustment Thursday for the improvement. The tweak allows his arms to do more of the work in his stroke, and he said he felt more confident on the greens.

    “It’s come a long way in the last few months, no doubt,” he said.

    More than anything, Spieth was relieved not to have to play “cut-line golf” on Friday, like he’s done each start since his spirited run at the Masters.

    “I know that my swing isn’t exactly where I want it to be; it’s nowhere near where it was at Birkdale,” he said. “But the short game is on point, and the swing is working in the right direction to get the confidence back.”