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Archives: July 2009

July
31st

Sizzling Kim captures Pacific Coast Am title

Chan Kim, a sophomore at Arizona State and the 2008 Arizona Amateur
champion, birdied his final hole to win the 43rd Pacific Coast Amateur
Championship at The Gallery Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.

Kim’s 17-under-par 271 total was one stroke better than Zack Sucher,
of Mobile, Ala., who held at least a share of the lead in each of first
three rounds before losing it late to Kim.

Tacoma’s Andrew Yun shot the day’s best round – 7-under 65 – tying the course record, and finishing tied for fifth at 275.

In the three-play team competition,

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July
31st

Vogel wins PGA Juniors; Feutz misses cut

T.J. Vogel, of Cooper City, Fla., shot a final-round 66 to win the
34th Junior PGA Championship at TPC River’s Bend. His 16-under 272
total was two strokes better than Jordan Spieth, of Dallas.

University Place’s James Feutz finished up his third round Friday morning and shot 78 to miss the cut.

July
31st

Ryan Moore and Troy Kelly at Buick Open, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Buick Open, Thursday through Sunday, Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc, Mich.

Moore’s second-round score: 1-over-par 73.

Kelly’s second-round score: 1-under 71.

Position: Moore (142) and Kelly (143) missed the cut. John Senden leads at 14-under 130.

Recap: Moore, of Puyallup, quickly got to 6-under
for the tournament with three consecutive birdies on Nos. 12 through 14
before an untimely bogey at the par-4 15th started a four-bogey,
no-birdie run the rest of the way. … Kelly had it worse on the 15th
hole. He was 3-under and one stroke

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July
30th

Ryan Moore and Troy Kelly at Buick Open, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Buick Open, Thursday through Sunday, Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc, Mich.

Moore’s first-round score: 3-under-par 69.

Kelly’s score: Even-par 72.

Position: Moore is tied for 44th, and Kelly is in a group in 116th. Steve Lowery leads after his opening 63.

Recap: This is a course to make birdies on. Only 25
of the 156 golfers didn’t break par, so that was the good news for the
Pierce County products. Moore, the Puyallup golfer, opened with a par-5
bogey, then made four birdies the rest of the way, including three

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July
30th

Rain delays completion of third round at PGA Juniors

University Place’s James Feutz needed to get off to a fast start
Thursday at the 34th Junior PGA Championship, but didn’t. He is 7-over
through nine holes, and sits tied for 62nd.

The top 30 at TPC River’s Bend make the cut.

Starting on the 10th tee, he again had his difficulty with the par-5
11th where he made one of his three double bogeys on the day. He has
played the hole 7-over this week.

He’ll finish up his third round, and likely his tournament, Friday morning.

July
29th

Ryan Moore and Troy Kelly at Buick Open, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s Buick Open, Thursday through Sunday, Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club, Grand Blanc, Mich.

World rankings: Moore is 115th; Kelly 1,256th.

Moore’s 2009 earnings: $997,727 (58th on the PGA Tour).

Kelly’s 2009 earnings: $18,538 (238th on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: Moore played in four consecutive
tournaments, and made the cut in all of them – capped by his
tied-for-34th showing at the John Deere Classic in mid-July (8-under
276). And Puyallup golfer has been on fire, posting scores of par or
better in 11 of his past 12 rounds. The UNLV

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July
29th

Best needs to come for Feutz to make PGA Juniors cut

University Place’s James Feutz knocked a few strokes off his score
in the second round of the 34th Junior PGA Championship, but knows
he’ll have to make one huge jump to survive by day’s end Thursday.

“A 65,” he said.

As it stands, after his 4-over-par 76, Feutz, the sophomore at
Bellarmine Prep, is tied for 56th at 13-over 157 – 23 strokes behind
leader T.J. Vogel, of Florida.

The top 30 after Thursday’s third round at TPC River’s Bend in Ohio
will make the cut. Feutz is seven strokes behind that right now.

“I

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July
28th

Feutz has dizzying experience at PGA Juniors

Nothing appeared wrong when University Place’s James Feutz took the
10th tee to start the 34th Junior PGA Championship in Maineville, Ohio.

Soon, sweltering conditions caused him a bit of trouble Tuesday as he shot an opening 9-over-par 81 at TPC River’s Bend.

The Bellarmine Prep sophomore is tied for 65th, and has some ground
to make up to make the cut after the third round Thursday. But his
father, Pat, gave him two encouraging words after the opener.

“Austin Hurt,” said Feutz, referring to the Bainbridge Island golfer
who opened with an 81 at the

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