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Archives: Feb. 2011

Feb.
27th

Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Mayakoba, 4th Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun, Thursday through Sunday, El Camaleon Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Stanley’s fourth-round score: 2-under-par 69.

Gonzales’ fourth-round score: 7-over 78.

Position: Stanley (9-under 275) tied for 13th, and Gonzales (1-under 283) tied for 58th behind winner Johnson Wagner (267), who defeated Spencer Levin in a playoff.

Recap: The Bellarmine Prep product and All-American from Clemson recorded his best finish on the PGA tour, and eclipsed the $100,000 mark for season earnings in the process. Only an untimely double bogey on the front nine prevented Stanley from getting

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Feb.
26th

Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Mayakoba, 3rd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun, Thursday through Sunday, El Camaleon Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Gonzales’ third-round score: 4-under-par 67.

Stanley’s third-round score: 2-under 69.

Position: Gonzales (8-under 205) is tied for 20th, and Stanley (7-under 206) is tied for 31st – all trailing leader Johnson Wagner (200).

Recap: Both local products have outside shots at contending for the tournament title. Gonzales especially made a move with five birdies in 11 holes to get to 9-under, and two strokes off the lead before running into trouble on the par-4 12th, making a

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Feb.
26th

Ryan Moore at WGC-Accenture Match Play, 4th Rd.

This week: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Wednesday through Sunday, Ritz-Carlton Golf Course at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.

Fourth-round match: The 12th-seeded Moore lost to No. 3 seed Luke Donald, 5 and 4, in the finals of the Bobby Jones bracket.

Recap: Amid swirling wind and much cooler desert temperatures, Moore ran into a scorching buzzsaw in Donald, who arguably holds the most impressive international match-play credentials with a 15-3-1 record in Ryder Cup and Walker Cup play. The Englishman, who never trailed in the match, made seven birdies in his convincing triumph, mixing in spot-on wedge play with clutch mid-range

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Feb.
25th

Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Mayakoba, 2nd Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun, Thursday through Sunday, El Camaleon Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Stanley’s second-round score: Even-par 71.

Gonzales’ second-round score: 1-over 72.

Position: Stanley (5-under 137) is tied for 15th, and Gonzales (4-under 138) is tied for 27th – all trailing leader Chris Stroud (131).

Recap: The good news for Gonzales – he made his first PGA Tour cut in three tries this season. The bad news – he almost went home after his double bogey on the fourth hole put him 5-over on his round. He then proceeded

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Feb.
25th

Ryan Moore at WGC-Accenture Match Play, 3rd Rd.

This week: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Wednesday through Sunday, Ritz-Carlton Golf Course at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.

Third-round match: The 12th-seeded Moore defeated No. 8 seed Nick Watney in 19 holes in the Bobby Jones bracket.

Recap: Picked against by virtually every national pundit, the 2004 U.S. Amateur champion from Puyallup erased an early 2-down deficit, lost a 2-up advantage on the final two holes of regulation but prevailed when he sank an 11-foot birdie putt on the 19th hole to take down Watney, his playing partner for the first two rounds of the 2010 Masters.

And it was a

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Feb.
24th

Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Mayakoba, 1st Rd.

This week: PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun, Thursday through Sunday, El Camaleon Golf Club, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Gonzales’ and Stanley’s first-round score: 5-under-par 66.

Position: Both locals are tied for the lead with Mark Hensby and David Toms.

Recap: In just his sixth career PGA Tour, Gonzales, a Capital High product, has a share of a lead after one round. And he did it with a strong finish, make an eagle on the par-5 13th hole that played into the wind, and then he finished with two consecutive birdies on downwind par-4s at Nos.

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Feb.
24th

Ryan Moore at WGC-Accenture Match Play, 2nd Rd.

This week: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Wednesday through Sunday, Ritz-Carlton Golf Course at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.

Second-round match: The 12th-seeded Moore defeated No. 13 K.J. Choi, 5 and 4, in the Bobby Jones bracket.

Recap: It was a match very similar to that of Wednesday where Moore jumped out to a big lead by making very few mistakes – and at the same time, watch his opponent plagued by them. Choi missed four crucial putts inside 10 feet, including a 6-footer on the par-3 sixth that gave the Cascade Christian product the lead for good. And Moore kept the

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Feb.
23rd

Ryan Moore at WGC-Accenture Match Play, 1st Rd.

This week: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Wednesday through Sunday, Ritz-Carlton Golf Course at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz.

First-round match: The 12th-seeded Moore defeated No. 5 Francesco Molinari, 3 and 1, in the Bobby Jones bracket.

Recap: Moore took firm control of this match by winning three holes in a row – Nos. 7-9 – in earning his first victory at this event. And the Cascade Christian product showed some imaginative shot-making out of trouble to get it going. On the seventh hole, his drive landed underneath shrubbery in the desert, but he found room to get a full 8-iron on

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