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Archives: 2010

Dec.
9th

Tacoma Golf Association dates to remember for 2011

The Tacoma Golf Association released its season-long schedule for 2011, so mark your calendars:

** TACOMA CITY AMATEUR
First round, June 18: Eagles Pride
Second round, June 19: The Home Course
Final round, June 26: Tacoma Country and Golf Club

** C.W. TAYLOR SENIOR CITY CHAMPIONSHIP
First round, July 14: Allenmore
Final round, July 15: Brookdale

** H.M. MONTGOMERY JUNIOR AMATEUR
Aug. 8-10: Allenmore

** TGA FATHER/SON OR DAUGHTER
Sept. 11: Twin Lakes Golf Club

** CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS (club champions from member courses)
Oct. 2: Gig Harbor Golf Club.

Dec.
6th

Add one more Pierce County product to PGA Tour: Stanley

Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley certainly finished up the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School in the same manner he started it – with a huge bang.

In the Bellarmine Prep product’s case for the final round Monday, he was more of a boom. He drove the par-4 ninth hole, sank a 35-foot putt for eagle from the back fringe and that catapulted him to a 4-under-par 68 to easily earn his PGA Tour card for the 2011 season.

And the All-American from Clemson closed in grand fashion on the Crooked Cat Course at Orange County National Golf Center and

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Dec.
6th

Ex-Capital High star rallies for 2011 PGA Tour card

The emotion was all over the face of Olympia’s Andres Gonzales, a former childhoold rival of Ryan Moore and Michael Putnam from Capital High School.

He had gone the long route to earn his way onto the PGA Tour for 2011.

Gonzales’ 17th-hole birdie from the bunker, and clutch approach shot from the rough on the finishing hole capped an impressive 4-under-par 68 to finish inside the top 25 (10-under 419) at the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School in Florida.

The former Oregon State and UNLV golfer, who spent last season on the Canadian Tour, advanced through all

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Dec.
5th

Stanley on verge of earning 2011 PGA Tour card

The biggest day in Kyle Stanley’s professional golfing career is coming Monday.

He is one solid round from securing his PGA Tour card for the 2011 season.

The Gig Harbor product just missed out from earning it through his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour, but sits tied for 22nd at 9-under 348 through five rounds at the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School in Florida.

Stanley fired a 2-under 69 Sunday to get inside the top 25 needed to earn cards – the day after he had a 75.

Lakewood’s Michael Putnam, who has already earned his PGA

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Dec.
1st

Stanley sizzles to grab early lead at PGA Tour Q-School

One round down, five to go.

Gig Harbor’s Kyle Stanley, out of Bellarmine Prep, finished just short of getting his PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher on the Nationwide Tour.

This is the alternate route for Stanley – and he’s off to a great start with a 7-under-par 65 in the first round of the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School in Florida.

Olympia’s Andres Gonzales fired a 2-under 70, and Tacoma’s Michael Putnam – already a PGA Tour member for 2011 – shot a 72 in his opener.

Here is a story on the Q-School-leading Stanley from

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Nov.
20th

Moore splits from Scratch Golf, joins Adams staff

In a somewhat-surprising move in what has been a whirlwind of corportate activity in the past 12 to 15 months, Puyallup’s Ryan Moore and Scratch Golf have split ways after the 2010 season.

Moore signed a one-year contract in November as a part-owner of the start-up company, which originally was headquartered in Eugene, Ore. before opening a bigger shop in Tennessee.

This week, Moore – who earned a career best $2.37 million in earnings and is currently ranked 43th in the official world golf rankings – signed on with Adams Golf as an investor into the company, which also has

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Oct.
31st

Ryan Moore at Malaysia Classic, 4th Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s CIMB Asia Pacific Malaysia Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Mines Resort and Golf Club, Selangor, Malaysia.

Fourth-round score: 2-under-par 69.

Position: Moore (14-under 270) finished tied for fifth behind winner Ben Crane (266), who held on for a one-stroke triumph.

Recap: No real charge early, and the Puyallup golfer fell off the pace. He did make three birdies in the final six holes (No. 13, 15 and 18).

Next: Unless Moore gets into the WGC-HSBC Championships this week, his next tournament will be early on the PGA Tour schedule in 2011.

Oct.
30th

Ryan Moore at Malaysia Classic, 3rd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s CIMB Asia Pacific Malaysia Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Mines Resort and Golf Club, Selangor, Malaysia.

Third-round score: 2-under-par 69.

Position: Moore (12-under 201) is tied for third, four strokes behind leader Ben Crane (197).

Recap: For a chance, Moore got off to a slow start with early bogeys, but rallied with three consecutive birdies at No. 15-17. He posted his third consecutive round in the 60s.

Tee time Sunday: 7:10 p.m. PDT Saturday with Siddikur Rahman.