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Archives: April 2010

April
30th

Ryan Moore at Quail Hollow Championship, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Quail Hollow Championship, Thursday through Sunday, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

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

Position: Moore (2-over 146) finished tied for 78th, and missed the cut by one stroke. Billy Mayfair leads at 8-under 136.

Recap: A five-hole stretch on Quail Hollow’s front nine holes really did in the Puyallup golfer, who was pretty much under the cut-line all afternoon. His bogey on the par-5 sixth hole marked a four-bogeys-in-five-holes stretch, and had him 4-over for the tournament. After that, his scorecard was clean – two birdies, no bogeys, including one at the water-lined 175-yard,

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April
29th

Ryan Moore at Quail Hollow Championship, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Quail Hollow Championship, Thursday through Sunday, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

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

Position: Moore is tied for 67th, eight strokes behind leader Bon Van Pelt (65).

Recap: The Puyallup golfer got off to the start he wanted following a two-week layoff – birdie-birdie at the 10th and 11th holes – but immediately backs up with three bogeys over his next five holes. He went to 2-over after a bogey on the par-4 third, but got a final birdie by getting up-and-down from 40 yards out, making a 5-foot putt.

Tee time Friday: 10:10

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April
28th

Huskies repeat as Pac-10 men’s winner on Lee’s clutch putt

What a way to defend the Pacific-10 Conference men’s golf title.

Surging late to catch tournament-leader Stanford, the University of Washington got a clutch putt by senior Richard Lee to lead the No. 6 Huskies to a record-clinching repeat performance at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.

The UW set a conference record for lowest 72-hole score (37-under 1,383) in edging the Cardinal by three strokes. ASU had the old mark of 1,384, set in 2000.

“We’ve talked all year about this being the most deep, best conference ever, so to win that is really amazing,” Huskies coach Matt Thurmond

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April
28th

Ryan Moore at Quail Hollow Championship, preview

This week: PGA Tour’s Quail Hollow Championship, Thursday through Sunday, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

World ranking: 53rd.

2010 earnings: $628,933 (50th on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: The man from Puyallup took a well-deserved, two-week break after his tied-for-14th finish at the Masters earlier this month (2-under-par 286). He has now made the cut in each of his three appearances at Augusta National Golf Club. And now Moore tees it up against one of the best non-major fields this season (No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 2 Phil Mickelson are playing this week). At this event, Moore missed the

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April
27th

Last week to vote for Tacoma man in U.S. Open Challenge

Tacoma’s Kenny Evans needs your help.

He’s not a politician – he actually works in the finance department at Verizon Wireless. But he wants your vote.

Through Friday, fans can help make Evans, a Clover Park High graduate, the third annual “U.S. Open Challenge” winner by casting an online-only vote. Here are a few quick tips:

• Log on to gdopencontest.com, and cast a vote through your e-mail address.

• Vote once a day per e-mail address.

• Each voter automatically is entered in a vacation-for-two sweepstakes to San Francisco.

For background on Evans and his venture,

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April
26th

Putnam grabs first high Nationwide Tour finish of 2010

Searching for something – anything? If Tacoma’s Michael Putnam had another profession in mind, it might be as a land explorer or a detective.

Putnam’s golf career recently has been hit-or-miss – more misses than hits this season on the Nationwide Tour.

Until Sunday.

The Life Christian Academy graduate made his first cut one worth remembering, finishing tied for fifth at the South Georgia Classic at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, Ga.

Putnam, who at the start of 2010 had only partial status on the Nationwide Tour and has only played three events, closed with an even-par 72. His 7-under 281 total was four strokes behind champion Ewan Porter.

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April
21st

Whidbey Island pro wins Callaway Invite at Gold Mountain

David Phay, one of the overnight leaders, made sure to stay out in front Tuesday to win the Callaway Golf Invitational in Gorst.

Phay shot a 3-under-par 69 on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Complex, and settled for a two-stroke victory.

His two-round 136 total held of Blaine’s Brett Eaton and Sumner’s Brian Thornton (both at 138), who had the best round of the day Tuesday – a 68.

Tacoma’s Todd Erwin, of Tacoma Firs, was tied for sixth at 140. Also, Life Christian Academy product Taylor Ferris, out of Allenmore, was in a group in 18th at

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April
20th

Phay, Rodvold, Berg set pace at Callaway Invite

David Phay, Troy Rodvold and Derek Berg all shot 4-under-par 67 in the first round of the Callaway Golf Invitational on the Cascade Course at the Gold Mountain Golf Complex in Gorst.

Lurking a stroke off the lead is Tacoma’s Todd Erwin, who fired a 68.

Allenmore’s Taylor Ferris had a 72, and pro-am partner Steve Leonard had a 76.

Today’s final round, and shotgun start, begins at 8 a.m. on the Olympic Course.