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Archives: 2010


Ryan Moore at Malaysia Classic, 2nd Rd.

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

Second-round score: 3-under-par 68.

Position: Moore (10-under 132) is tied for third, one stroke behind co-leaders Ben Crane and Pariva Junhasavasdikul (131).

Recap: At one point, the golfer from Puyallup had the lead on his own after four consecutive birdies on the front nine (Nos. 5 through 8). But his 27-hole streak without a bogey ended on the 10th, and he recorded another bogey two holes later. His 12 total birdies are tied for second in the field.

Tee time

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Ryan Moore at Malaysia Classic, 1st Rd.

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

First-round score: 7-under-par 64.

Position: Moore is alone in second, one stroke behind leader Ricky Barnes (63).

Recap: Arriving Friday, getting acclimated to the 16-hour time change and seeing the course a bunch has paid off for the Puyallup resident, who seems to like playing golf in Asia (he finished third at last year’s WGC-HSBC Championship). He had a bogey-free round, and all seven of his birdies came during a 12-hole stretch (Nos. 6 through 17).

Tee time Friday: 8

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Ryan Moore at Malaysia Classic, preview

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

World ranking: 41st.

2010 earnings: $2.37 million (31st on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: Nearly a month has passed since the Puyallup product posted his tied-for-ninth finish at the Tour Championship in Atlanta (1-under-par 279), sewing up his sixth top-10 finish of the season. Now he tackles the first PGA Tour event staged in Asia where the top-25 in the FedEx Cup playoffs and 15 international players were invited to play in this field. Moore will stay in Asia next

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Still cashes in on birthday treat: Revisiting Augusta

It was a birthday wish Fircrest’s Ken Still long looked forward to – playing Augusta National Golf Club, site of the Masters, with his longtime buddy, Jack Nicklaus and other family members.

On Monday, the dream foursome got together to play that round – er, sort of.

Dark skies and looming thunderstorms forced Still and son, Mark Evans; and Nicklaus and son, Jack, Jr., off the course after 13 holes.

“We were playing No. 9 when the siren went off, and they announced, ‘All players off the course immediately,’” Still said by phone Monday night from his hotel in Atlanta.

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Same result … pros retain 62nd Hudson Cup

The Northwest’s best club professionals captured every session, including the singles Friday, to retain the Hudson Cup at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.

Final score: Pros 131/2, Amateurs 61/2.

Winners from the pro side Friday include Darek Franklin, Casey McCoy, Ryan Malby, Scott Erdmann and Rob Givens.

Yet, the amateurs fared well in the blockbuster matchups Friday. The all-Meridian Valley CC showdown between teaching professional Brian Thornton and Mike Haack – who works in the bar at the club – drew a gallery of 50 members.

And Haack beat the 2009 Washington Open champion, 4-and-3.

Also, Duvall’s Derek Berg

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Griffin, Thornton lead pros to big lead at Hudson Cup

Must be nice to never see the 18th hole in match play.

A couple of local club professional standouts – Tacoma’s Chris Griffin and Sumner’s Brian Thornton – took care of their matches in convincing style during the opening day of the 62nd Hudson Cup at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.

Griffin teamed with Seattle’s Ryan Benzel to win a morning foursome match over amateurs Paul Peterson and Armen Kirakossian, 2-and-1.

Thornton and Blaine’s Jeff Coston won by that same margin over Derek Berg and Chad Sawyer in that same session.

And in the afternoon four-ball, Griffin and Thornton

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Chambers Bay now offering all-you-can-play passes

For the golf-playing junkie who can make the stressful seven-mile hike up and down the dunes of Chambers Bay Golf Links, this deal might be for you:

Starting in January of 2011, an eight-month, unlimited-play pass will be offered to Pierce County residents for the price of $1,300. The months of play would be January through May, and October through December.

A 12-month pass is already available for $2,400, and is good for play during the peak summer months.

Guests, whether they be from the country or out-of-the-area, who play with golfers with the extended pass would be guaranteed the

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Christianson, Ferreira best of best at Jack Walters event

Linden’s Dana Christianson and Fircrest’s Jordan Ferreira were winners of the Jack Walters’ “Champion of Champions” tournament Sunday for reigning club champions from around the South Sound.

The 39-year-old Christianson shot a 2-under-par 69 at Fircrest Golf Club to edge Scott Schulz (70) by one stroke, and 2009 Tacoma City Amateur champion Jon McCaslin (71) by two shots.

“I knew if you shot in the 60s out there, you’d have a pretty good chance to win,” said Christianson, and he did just that in his six-birdie, two-bogey, one-doube bogey round.

Ferreira, who captured the Class 4A state last spring as

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