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Archives: June 2009

June
27th

Hurt’s 65 lands him WSGA Men’s Am crown

Bainbridge Island’s Austin Hurt certainly didn’t “Coug It” on Friday
afternoon for the state’s biggest amateur championship on his home
course.

Hurt, who plays collegiately at Washington State University, fired a
course-record, 7-under-par 65 at Palouse Ridge in Pullman to net the
83rd Washington State Men’s Amateur championship, overcoming a
nine-stroke deficit.

His chip-in eagle on the par-5 ninth fueled his late rally.

“That’s when I knew I was in the hunt for the title,” said Hurt, who
started the tournament with an 81, but rebounded with three consecutive
rounds in the 60s.

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June
26th

Tee times for Tacoma City Am final round

79th TACOMA CITY AMATEUR
Final round at Oakbrook Country and Golf Club, Lakewood
All starting times off first tee Sunday

11 a.m.: Greg Ott (156), Alec Coleman (154), Charlie Stanfill (156)
11:10 a.m.: Larry Redfield (156), Ryan Rudolf (156), Brad Turner (156)
11:20 a.m.: Ben Fosnick (155), Ben Elieff (155), Nathan Harris (154)
11:30 a.m.: Chris Bean (153), Todd Durgan (154), Robert Pasquale (154)
11:40 a.m.: Tom Romberg (151), Jack Whealdon (151), Kurt Niedermeier (152)
11:50 a.m.: Ron Robydek (150), Jon Eisentrout (150), Frank Iacolucci (150)
Noon: Brandon Moore (148), Sean Monaghan

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June
26th

Michael Putnam at Players Cup, 2nd Rd.

This week: Nationwide Tour’s Players Cup, Thursday through Sunday, Pete Dye Golf Club, Bridgeport, W.Va.

Second-round score: 3-under-par 69.

Position: Putnam (3-under 141) is tied for 24th, seven strokes behind leader David Peoples.

Recap: The Tacoma golfer is putting on a clinic in
total driving. He’s hitting it long (314.5 yards per drive) and is No.
2 in the field by hitting 27 of the 28 fairways through two rounds.
Three front-nine birdies (Nos. 2, 5, 8) had him on his way to making
his second consecutive cut.

Tee time Saturday: To be determined.

June
26th

Stanley: Playing like a rookie only in name

A lot goes into kicking off a professional golf career, particularly after a Monday finish at the grueling U.S. Open.

That is what Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley was faced with this week – decisions, decisions and more decisions.

With all that off-the-course business settled, Stanley has been able to focus on the one thing he’s better than most at – golf.

And, boy, does the Bellarmine Prep and Clemson product mean
business. Not only has he comfortably made the cut after his
3-under-par 67 on Friday afternoon at the PGA Tour’s Travelers
Championship at TPC River Highlands

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June
26th

Moore near the lead at Travelers

The mountain-man beard is gone, the Bobby Jones-style golf tie is back – and apparently, so is Ryan Moore’s feel for the game.

Moore, of Puyallup, climbed into contention at the midway point of
the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship on Friday, tying for the
morning’s best round – a 5-under-par 65 – to move into second place at
9-under 131, two strokes behind overnight leader Kenny Perry (129) with
afternoon action still underway.

This is an event and place – TPC River Highlands – that Moore, a
Cascade Christian graduate and All-American from UNLV, has

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June
25th

Kyle Stanley at Travelers, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, Thursday through Sunday, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

First-round score: 4-under-par 66.

Position: Stanley is tied for 17th, five strokes behind leader Kenny Perry (61).

Recap: A pretty sparkling professional debut for
the Gig Harbor resident, and Bellarmine Prep graduate – five birdies
and one bogey. He finished strong, too, bombing a 314-yard drive to set
up a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-4 seventh – his 16th hole. Then, he
sank a 23-footer for birdie after an approach shot from a fairway
bunker. He averaged 301 yards per

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June
25th

Ryan Moore at Travelers, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, Thursday through Sunday, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

First-round score: 4-under-par 66.

Position: Moore is tied for 17th, five strokes behind leader Kenny Perry (61).

Recap: The back nine at TPC River Highlands has
lots of scoring opportunities, and Moore, the Puyallup product, found
them with four birdies (Nos. 12, 13, 15 and 17). He got home in two
shots on the par-5 13th, and two-putted from 36 feet for a birdie. He
nearly drove the green on the 296-yard, par-4 15th, and chipped up to
within 17 inches

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June
25th

Troy Kelly at Travelers, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, Thursday through Sunday, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

First-round score: 6-over-par 76.

Position: Kelly is tied for 152nd, 15 strokes behind leader Kenny Perry (61).

Recap: A poor start only compounded a difficult day
for the Tacoma native. He had a bogey-double bogey start on Nos. 1 and
2, and was 5-over through five holes. Kelly did have back-to-back
birdies on the eighth and ninth holes, the last coming after a 95-yard
pitch shot that settled 61/2 feet from the cup.

Tee time Friday: 10:55 a.m. PDT off the 10th

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