Trio Share Medalist Honors

By Sports NetworkOctober 24, 2003, 4:00 pm
Ladies Professional Golf AssociationDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Isabelle Beisiegel and Catherine Cartwright each posted rounds of 5-under 67 Friday in the final round of LPGA Q-School to share medalist honors.
 
Iben Tinning carded a 3-under 69 to finish alongside Beisiegel and Cartwright, a former U.S. PubLinks champion, at 8-under-par 280.
 
Those three ladies lead a group of 28 women who earned their fully exempt playing status for the 2004 LPGA Tour season.
 
Tinning, who earned 1 1/2 points for the victorious 2003 European Solheim Cup squad, earned $14,330 in two events on the LPGA Tour in 2003. She made the cut in both events in which she played.
 
Laurie Rinker stumbled to a 2-over 74 Friday, but came in fourth at 7-under-par 281. Aree Song, who petitioned LPGA commissioner Ty Votaw for the right to enter Q-school, finished in a tie for fifth at 6-under-par 282.
 
Song was joined at minus-6 by Meredith Duncan, Clarissa Childs, Chiharu Yamaguchi, Maggie Will and Diana D'Alessio.
 
Some other big names earning fully-exempt status for next season were Ashley Winn, Nadina Taylor, Karen Pearce, Lee Ann Walker-Cooper and Siew-Ai Lim.
 
Lim and Cooper survived a playoff at 3-under-par 285 along with Riko Higashio, Laura Myerscough, Carmen Hajjar, Pamela Kerrigan and Marlene Hedblom.
 
Hedlom earned her way in by winning a sudden-death playoff after the three-hole playoff settled six of the final seven spots.
 
Another 45 players earned or retained their non-exempt playing status for the 2004 season.

LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament, Oct. 21-24, 2003
Final results
PURSE: $50,000PAR: 36-36 YARDS: 6443
LPGA International-Legends Course, Daytona Beach, Fla.

NAME SCORES OFFICIAL MONEY
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1 Isabelle Beisiegel 68-74-71-67 280 -8 $5,250
1 Catherine Cartwright 69-70-74-67 280 -8 $5,250
1 Iben Tinning 68-71-72-69 280 -8 $5,250
4 Laurie Rinker 70-72-65-74 281 -7 $4,500
5 Meredith Duncan 73-75-69-65 282 -6 $3,335
5 Clarissa Childs 73-70-72-67 282 -6 $3,335
5 Chiharu Yamaguchi 70-72-69-71 282 -6 $3,335
5 Maggie Will 69-72-70-71 282 -6 $3,335
5 Jenna Daniels 67-72-71-72 282 -6 $3,335
5 Diana D'Alessio 66-70-74-72 282 -6 $3,335
5 Aree Song 71-69-69-73 282 -6 $3,335
12 Seol-An Jeon 72-72-71-68 283 -5 $1,280
12 Lisa Hall 70-74-71-68 283 -5 $1,280
12 Luciana Bemvenuti 73-71-70-69 283 -5 $1,280
12 Lisa DePaulo 72-72-69-70 283 -5 $1,280
12 Ashley Winn 69-73-70-71 283 -5 $1,280
17 Il Mi Chung 74-71-71-68 284 -4
17 Juli Hilton 71-72-72-69 284 -4
17 Nadina Taylor 72-70-71-71 284 -4
17 Brandi Jackson 73-71-66-74 284 -4
17 Karen Pearce 70-70-70-74 284 -4
22# Lee Ann Walker-Cooper 73-71-72-69 285 -3
22# Riko Higashio 73-68-74-70 285 -3
22# Laura Myerscough 71-73-70-71 285 -3
22# Carmen Hajjar 72-71-71-71 285 -3
22# Pamela Kerrigan 70-71-73-71 285 -3
22# Siew-Ai Lim 72-70-70-73 285 -3
22^ Marlene Hedblom 72-68-73-72 285 -3
 

NON-EXEMPT CONDITIONAL STATUS
++ Jenny Park-Choi
1 Mikaela Parmlid 67-74-71-73 285 -3
2 Nicole Jeray 76-75-67-68 286 -2
3 Kelly Lagedrost 71-68-74-73 286 -2
4 Annette DeLuca 74-70-74-69 287 -1
* Marcy Hart 74-69-75-69 287 -1
5 Allie Blomquist 75-70-72-70 287 -1
6 Russamee Gulyanamitta 72-73-72-70 287 -1
* Silvia Cavalleri 72-70-75-70 287 -1
7 Hyun Soon Park 75-68-72-72 287 -1
8 Cherie Byrnes 69-71-70-77 287 -1
9 Jinny Lee 70-75-73-70 288 E
10 Sunny Lee 73-70-72-73 288 E
11 Jessica Reese 71-71-72-74 288 E
12 Amy Hung 73-73-73-70 289 +1
13 Jimin Kang 71-75-73-70 289 +1
14 Jen Hanna 70-75-72-72 289 +1
15 Katherine Hull 72-71-74-72 289 +1
16 Carrie Roberts 76-68-72-73 289 +1
* Mardi Lunn 73-73-69-74 289 +1
* Jean-Marie Busuttil 70-70-75-74 289 +1
17 Angela Buzminski 74-72-74-70 290 +2
* Cathy Johnston-Forbes 73-75-71-71 290 +2
18 Diane Irvin 72-75-72-71 290 +2
19 Kristen Bloomer 74-71-74-71 290 +2
20 Celeste Troche 70-74-70-76 290 +2
21 Kris Lindstrom 76-73-71-71 291 +3
22 Stacy Snider 70-78-72-71 291 +3
23 Lindsey Wright 72-73-73-73 291 +3
24 Karen Davies 72-72-74-73 291 +3
25 Vikki Laing 75-72-70-74 291 +3
26 Michele Vinieratos 70-70-73-78 291 +3
27 Carri Wood 69-76-75-72 292 +4
* Patricia Baxter-Johnson 70-72-77-73 292 +4
++ Angie Rizzo
28 Krista Bartlett 75-71-73-74 293 +5
29 Leslie Spalding 76-68-75-74 293 +5
30 Susan Ginter-Brooker 73-74-67-79 293 +5
* Michelle Estill 74-73-73-74 294 +6
31 Kelly Cap 74-76-69-75 294 +6
32 Karine Icher 75-73-71-75 294 +6
33 Joellyn Erdmann-Crooks 71-76-71-76 294 +6
34 Michelle Bell 74-74-72-75 295 +7
35 Kim Augusta 76-71-72-77 296 +8
36 Smriti Mehra 70-75-74-77 296 +8
 
*Player already has non-exempt status
#Won exempt status in a three-hole playoff
^Won exempt status in a sudden-death playoff after the three-hole playoff
++2003 Medical extension
 
MADE THE 54-HOLE CUT BUT DID NOT EARN STATUS
Heather Lee 74-72-74-78 298 +10
Connie Ross 73-75-72-80 300 +12
 
MISSED THE 54-HOLE CUT
Namika Omata 75-76-70 221 CUT
Leigh Ann Mills 74-77-70 221 CUT
Kylie Pratt 75-74-72 221 CUT
Stefania Croce 73-76-72 221 CUT
Kristy McPherson 74-72-75 221 CUT
Emily Bastel 71-75-75 221 CUT
Katie Bakken 73-77-72 222 CUT
Penny Hammel 76-72-74 222 CUT
Marianne Morris 72-76-74 222 CUT
Susie Parry 71-77-74 222 CUT
Sarah Johnston 73-74-75 222 CUT
Hong Mei Yang 71-76-75 222 CUT
Nuria Clau 77-68-77 222 CUT
Dina Ammaccapane 73-71-78 222 CUT
Charlotta Sorenstam 75-78-70 223 CUT
J.Y. Cho 76-75-72 223 CUT
Dale Eggeling 75-75-73 223 CUT
Jeanne Cho 73-76-74 223 CUT
Danielle Amiee 76-72-75 223 CUT
Michelle Murphy 72-76-75 223 CUT
Kathryn Cusick 76-71-76 223 CUT
Lori Atsedes 75-72-76 223 CUT
Kimberly Freeman 76-74-74 224 CUT
Nicole Dalkas 74-76-74 224 CUT
Georgina Simpson 74-76-74 224 CUT
Liz Earley 74-73-77 224 CUT
Kellee Booth 72-75-77 224 CUT
Wendy Martin 78-73-74 225 CUT
Mitzi Edge 78-73-74 225 CUT
Michele Fuller 76-75-74 225 CUT
Caroline Goasguen 74-74-77 225 CUT
Mayumi Nakajima 76-71-78 225 CUT
Nicole Materne 74-83-69 226 CUT
Yvonne Cox 75-79-72 226 CUT
Minny Yeo 77-75-74 226 CUT
Angie Rizzo 71-80-75 226 CUT
Lisa P. Jensen 78-72-76 226 CUT
Jennifer Huber 73-77-76 226 CUT
Lisa Strom 75-72-79 226 CUT
Tamie Durdin 78-77-72 227 CUT
Lesley Henderson 75-77-75 227 CUT
Stephanie George 72-79-76 227 CUT
Shiho Katano 73-75-79 227 CUT
Nicole Perrot 79-77-72 228 CUT
Michelle Simpson 74-77-77 228 CUT
Kirsty Taylor 77-79-73 229 CUT
Donna Wilkins 75-76-78 229 CUT
Vicky Uwland 75-75-79 229 CUT
Alena Sharp 76-83-71 230 CUT
Becky Lucidi 80-76-74 230 CUT
Danielle Masters 75-77-78 230 CUT
Pam Wright 77-74-79 230 CUT
Collette Matthes 74-76-80 230 CUT
Hye Jung Choi 80-79-72 231 CUT
Misia Lemanski 79-83-72 234 CUT
Laura Baugh 80-76-79 235 CUT
Krissie Register 79-81-81 241 CUT
Mary Kay Marino 78-76 154 WD
Ara Koh 78-81 159 WD

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How to watch The Open on TV and online

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 19, 2018, 5:40 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)

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The Open 101: A guide to the year's third major

By Golf Channel DigitalJuly 19, 2018, 5:30 am

Take a look at some answers to frequently asked questions about The Open:

What's all this "The Open" stuff? I thought it was the British Open.

What you call it has historically depended on where you were. If you were in the U.S., you called it the British Open, just as Europeans refer to the PGA Championship as the U.S. PGA. Outside the U.S. it generally has been referred to as The Open Championship. The preferred name of the organizers is The Open.

How old is it?

It's the oldest golf championship, dating back to 1860.

Where is it played?

There is a rotation – or "rota" – of courses used. Currently there are 10: Royal Birkdale, Royal St. George's, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham and St. Annes, all in England; Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland and St. Andrews, Carnoustie, Royal Troon, Turnberry and Muirfield, all in Scotland. Muirfield was removed from the rota in 2016 when members voted against allowing female members, but when the vote was reversed in 2017 it was allowed back in.

Where will it be played this year?

At Carnoustie, which is located on the south-eastern shore of Scotland.

Who has won The Open on that course?

Going back to the first time Carnoustie hosted, in 1931, winners there have been Tommy Armour, Henry Cotton (1937), Ben Hogan (1953), Gary Player (1968), Tom Watson (1975), Paul Lawrie (1999), Padraig Harrington (2007).

Wasn't that the year Hogan nearly won the Slam?

Yep. He had won the Masters and U.S. Open that season, then traveled to Carnoustie and won that as well. It was the only time he ever played The Open. He was unable to play the PGA Championship that season because the dates conflicted with those of The Open.

Jean Van de Velde's name should be on that list, right?

This is true. He had a three-shot lead on the final hole in 1999 and made triple bogey. He lost in a playoff to Lawrie, which also included Justin Leonard.

Who has won this event the most?

Harry Vardon, who was from the Channel Island of Jersey, won a record six times between 1896 and 1914. Australian Peter Thomson, American Watson, Scot James Braid and Englishman J.H. Taylor each won five times.

What about the Morrises?

Tom Sr. won four times between 1861 and 1867. His son, Tom Jr., also won four times, between 1868 and 1872.

Have players from any particular country dominated?

In the early days, Scots won the first 29 Opens – not a shocker since they were all played at one of three Scottish courses, Prestwick, St. Andrews and Musselburgh. In the current era, going back to 1999 (we'll explain why that year in a minute), the scoreboard is United States, nine wins; South Africa, three wins; Ireland, two wins; Northern Ireland, two wins; and Sweden, one win. The only Scot to win in that period was Lawrie, who took advantage of one of the biggest collapses in golf history.

Who is this year's defending champion?

That would be American Jordan Spieth, who survived an adventerous final round to defeat Matt Kuchar by three strokes and earn the third leg of the career Grand Slam.

What is the trophy called?

The claret jug. It's official name is the Golf Champion Trophy, but you rarely hear that used. The claret jug replaced the original Challenge Belt in 1872. The winner of the claret jug gets to keep it for a year, then must return it (each winner gets a replica to keep).

Which Opens have been the most memorable?

Well, there was Palmer in 1961and '62; Van de Velde's collapse in 1999; Hogan's win in 1953; Tiger Woods' eight-shot domination of the 2000 Open at St. Andrews; Watson almost winning at age 59 in 2009; Doug Sanders missing what would have been a winning 3-foot putt at St. Andrews in 1970; Tony Jacklin becoming the first Briton to win the championship in 18 years; and, of course, the Duel in the Sun at Turnberry in 1977, in which Watson and Jack Nicklaus dueled head-to-head over the final 36 holes, Watson winning by shooting 65-65 to Nicklaus' 65-66.

When I watch this tournament on TV, I hear lots of unfamiliar terms, like "gorse" and "whin" and "burn." What do these terms mean?

Gorse is a prickly shrub, which sometimes is referred to as whin. Heather is also a shrub. What the scots call a burn, would also be considered a creek or stream.

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Four players vying for DJ's No. 1 ranking at Open

By Ryan LavnerJuly 18, 2018, 8:41 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Four players have an opportunity to overtake Dustin Johnson for world No. 1 this week.

According to Golf Channel world-rankings guru Alan Robinson, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm each can grab the top spot in the world ranking.

Thomas’ path is the easiest. He would return to No. 1 with either a win and Johnson finishing worse than solo third, or even a solo runner-up finish as long as Johnson finishes worse than 49th.


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Twenty years after his auspicious performance in The Open, Rose can get to No. 1 for the first time with a victory and Johnson finishing worse than a two-way tie for third.

Kopeka can rise to No. 1 if he wins consecutive majors, assuming that his good friend posts worse than a three-way tie for third.

And Rahm can claim the top spot with a win this week, a Johnson missed cut and a Thomas finish of worse than solo second.   

Johnson’s 15-month reign as world No. 1 ended after The Players. He wasn’t behind Thomas for long, however: After a tie for eighth at the Memorial, Johnson blew away the field in Memphis and then finished third at the U.S. Open to solidify his position at the top.