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Archives: July 2009

July
27th

Feutz preps for first junior ‘major’

For a year, University Place’s James Feutz has known he’d be in Cincinnati, Ohio this upcoming weekend for a family reunion.

Qualifying for the 34th Junior PGA Championship – one of junior
golf’s few major championships – down the road in the small town of
Maineville was Feutz’s stroke of good fortune.

Before 65 members starting showing up mid-week for the family
gathering in Cincinnati, a few are planning on making a detour to TPC
River’s Bend in Maineville, some 15 miles away, to watch Feutz compete
in his first major tournament.

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July
25th

Troy Kelly at Canadian Open, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open, Thursday through Sunday, Glen Abbey Golf Course, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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

Position: Kelly (even-par 144) missed the cut by four strokes. Jason Dufner (13-under 131) leads as players will play 36 holes Sunday.

Recap: After two days of weather-interrupted
action, scoring conditions were fare Saturday, but Kelly did not take
advantage of them (four bogeys, three birdies). He made bogeys at Nos.
4 and 5 to immediately go to 2-over, and never made a serious move
thereafter.

Other scores: Olympia’s Andres Gonzales (4-under
140)

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July
24th

Stanley misses cut at SAS Masters

Kyle Stanley’s stay in Sweden was short-lived.

Stanley, the Bellarmine Prep product from Gig Harbor, shot a
second-round, 1-over-par 73 at the European Tour’s SAS Masters, tying
for 91st and missing the cut.

His two-round total was 4-over 150 at Barseback Golf and Country Club.

July
23rd

Troy Kelly at Canadian Open, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open, Thursday through Sunday, Glen Abbey Golf Course, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Kelly’s first-round score: 1-under-par 71.

Position: Kelly is tied for 37th, eight strokes behind leader Kevin Na (63).

Recap: The Tacoma resident hit only six of 14
fairways, two-thirds of the greens in regulation but scraped it around
in soggy conditions for his fourth score of par or better in his past
seven rounds. He was 2-under after his birdie on the par-5 16th,
eventually fell to 1-over after back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 6 and 7 but
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July
23rd

Moore’s fall-date Skins Game ‘not likely’ to happen

Puyallup’s PGA Tour golfer Ryan Moore wants to hold another version
of his BMW Northwest Charity Skins Game at Chambers Bay Golf Course. So
do organizers, primarily his family-run management team.

But with each passing day, the reality of a third installment dwindles.

The self-imposed deadline for the Moore Management Group passed last
week, but Jeremy Moore, a co-founder, said until he exhausts every
possibility to pull the event together, he’s not calling it dead just
yet.

“Just not likely,” he said, adding the first week of August should be the definitive period whether it’s

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July
23rd

Stanley kicks off Euro Tour debut with 77

Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley is trying to get in as much golf as he can
as a professional, including a one-week stint at the European Tour’s
SAS Masters in Sweden.

And it didn’t get off to a stellar start Thursday: a 5-over-par 77 Barseback Golf and Country Club.

He birdied two par-5 holes, but finished up with back-to-back bogeys
on the par-4 17th and 18th holes. Currently, he is tied for 112th, and
would need something in the 60s Friday to make the cut.

July
22nd

Troy Kelly at Canadian Open, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open, Thursday through Sunday, Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

World ranking: 1,253rd.

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

Last tournament: Kelly, a Tacoma resident, earned
his first paycheck ($7,360) since January in finishing tied-for-76th at
last week’s U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (4-over 214), even
though he did not make the Sunday final-round cut. Two of his past four
rounds have been 69s, and the longer the summer wears on, the more
opportunities he should get to play, especially after the PGA Tour
playoffs.

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July
20th

Stanley expands horizons to European Tour

Fresh off making his third consecutive cut as a professional on the
PGA Tour, Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley will try and find the same kind of
success across the pond.

Stanley, the Bellarmine Prep product, is one of seven golfers to
accept a sponsor’s exemptions to play in this week’s European Tour stop
– the SAS Masters at Barseback Golf and Country Club in Sweden – and
among three Americans to be granted the invitation, along with Will
Mackenzie and James Driscoll, both PGA Tour regulars.

Apparently, two-time SAS Masters champion Jesper Parnevik was

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