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Archives: April 2009

April
24th

Troy Kelly at Zurich Classic, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Louisian, Avondale, La.

Second-round score: 1-over-par 73.

Position: Kelly (3-over 148) finished tied for 112th, and missed the cut by four strokes.

Recap: The Central Kitsap High product had a double
bogey for a second consecutive day, and will miss cashing a paycheck
for the fifth tournament in a row (four missed cuts and a withdrawal).

Next: Kelly will be a longshot alternate to get
into next week’s field at the next week’s Quail Hollow Championship,
and won’t be in The Players Championship

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April
24th

Michael Putnam at South Georgia Classic, 2nd Rd.

This week: Nationwide Tour’s South Georgia Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, Valdosta, Ga.

Second-round score: 1-over-par 73.

Position: Putnam (3-over 147) is tied for 103rd, and missed the cut by four strokes. Henrik Bjornstad leads at 134.

Recap: The Tacoma product was 1-under through 10
holes, had two par-5 holes remaining but could not take advantage of
those late opportunities to make his five consecutive cuts this season.
It was the third time this season the Life Christian Academy graduate
fired over-par scores to open a tournament.

Next: BMW Charity Pro-Am starting

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April
23rd

Michael Putnam at South Georgia Classic, 1st Rd.

This week: Nationwide Tour’s South Georgia Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, Valdosta, Ga.

First-round score: 2-over-par 74.

Position: Putnam is tied for 103rd, eight strokes behind leader Jonax Blixt (66).

Recap: Likely as frustrating a round as a golfer
can play. The Tacoma golfer had a perfect driving round – 14-for-14 on
fairways hit – and fired an over-par score. He had three bogeys before
making his lone birdie on the par-4 16th.

Tee time Friday: 4:30 a.m. PDT off the 10th tee.

April
22nd

Michael Putnam at South Georgia Classic, preview

This week: Nationwide Tour’s South Georgia Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, Valdosta, Ga.

World ranking: 707th.

2009 earnings: $12,754 (80th on the Nationwide Tour).

Last tournament: Putnam made his fourth consecutive
cut at last week’s Athens Regional Foundation Classic, tying for 39th
(2-under 286). But for the second time in the past five weeks, Putnam
really cost himself money with a poor final round, shooting 75 on
Sunday. In short, all his statistics are better than his money
standing, which might point toward a breakout in the coming weeks. He
is

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April
22nd

Ryan Moore at Zurich Classic, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.

World ranking: 157th.

2009 earnings: $405,913 (73rd on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: The Puyallup product, and Cascade
Christian graduate, has currently accomplished something he only did
once last season – make the cut in three consecutive tournaments. He
finished in a group in 11th (7-under 281) at the Houston Open on April
5, then was off the past two weeks. And he’s scoring better – he’s shot
under-par scores in four of his past five rounds, including a

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April
22nd

Troy Kelly at Zurich Classic, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Thursday through Sunday, TPC Louisiana, Avondale, La.

World ranking: 1,198th.

2009 earnings: $11,178 (223rd).

Last tournament: Alas, the rookie has returned to
the PGA Tour. He withdrew with an injury at the Mayakoba Golf Classic
in early March, fell in the PGA Tour’s reshuffle for tournaments and
hasn’t been able to get in fields recently. He did play in a pair of
Nationwide Tour events, missing the cut in both. Kelly has been back in
the Northwest, practicing a lot at Kitsap Golf and Country Club.

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April
21st

This week’s tournaments

PGA TOUR’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans

Site: Avondale, La.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Louisiana (6,973 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.3 million. Winner’s share: $1,134,000.

Television (all times PDT): Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, noon-3
p.m., 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m., 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
and CBS (Saturday-Sunday, noon-3 p.m.).

Last year: Argentina’s Andres Romero won in his 12th career PGA Tour
start, finishing with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Peter
Lonard.

Last week: Brian Gay won the Verizon Heritage for his second PGA
Tour victory, closing with a 7-under 64 at Harbour Town to win

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April
20th

Michael Putnam at Athens Classic,4th Rd.

This week: Nationwide Tour’s Athens Regional Foundation Classic, Thursday through Sunday, Jennings Mill Country Club, Athens, Ga.

Fourth-round score: 3-over-par 75.

Position: Putnam (2-under 286) finished tied for 39th, 12 strokes behind winner Patrick Sheehan.

Recap: Too many bogeys made by the Tacoma golfer –
his 14 were tied for first in the field. Putnam opened with an eagle on
the par-5 second to get to 7-under for the tournament, and within
earshot of the lead before suffering four bogeys and a double bogey on
the par-4 ninth.

Next: South Georgia Classic starting Thursday at Kinderlou

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