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Archives: July 2011

July
31st

Reality show hitting the Suncadia links in August

It is a fisherman’s expedition that has hit land.

For all followers of the popular reality television show, “The Deadliest Catch” – the series will hit the links next month at the Suncadia Resort in Roslyn.

At least 15 of the show’s celebrities will be participating in the “Deadliest Open,” which will be held Aug. 27-29 at Suncadia. Money raised will go toward the Seattle Fishermen Memorial.

One of the participants is Jake Jolibois, a former Stadium High student (and diver) who is a crew member on the “Kodiak.”

Jolibois took a sneak peek at the course last weekend with

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July
31st

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Greenbrier, 4th Rd.

This week: The Greenbrier Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Stanley’s fourth-round score: 4-under-par 66.

Position: Stanley (8-under 272) finished tied for eighth, two strokes behind winner Scott Stallings (270). Gonzales (3-over 143) missed the cut, and Putnam withdrew midway through his second round Friday.

Recap: Lots of good came out of a great week, and a furious finish Sunday for the Bellarmine Prep graduate. He now has two top-10 finishes in his past three appearances. He moved into the top 40 in the FedEx Cup playoff standings, which means he will be around

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July
30th

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Greenbrier, 3rd Rd.

This week: The Greenbrier Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Stanley’s third-round score: 5-uner-par 65.

Position: Stanley (4-under 206) is tied for 18th, six strokes behind Anthony Kim (200). Gonzales (3-over 143) missed the cut, and Putnam withdrew midway through his second round Friday.

Recap: The Bellarmine Prep product made up 43 spots on the leaderboard, and should have felt pretty good about his round – until he saw the 62s being posted by Kim and Jimmy Walker, his playing partner. Stanley finished in grand style, nearly holing out from the fairway from 105

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July
29th

Pars good enough to net Salsbury first WJGA state title

Glancing at walking scoreboards as far as he could see, Enumclaw’s Tyler Salsbury thought he was in the clear for his first Washington Junior Golf Association state championship.

But when he walked to the 17th tee where there was a three-group wait, he asked Shoreline’s Chris Babcock how he was playing. When Babcock said he was 6-under for the round, suddenly Salsbury realized he was no longer the leader.

“My heart just dropped,” Salsbury said.

But Babcock’s tee shot on the long par 3 sailed left and into brush, ended up making double bogey and the steady Salsbury finished off what he started – winning the WJGA boys title at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.

Salsbury’s even-par 72 gave him a three-round total of 6-under 210 total – just ahead of Babcock (68) at 211.

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July
29th

Williams’ rally gives him Northwest amateur sweep

Another 6-under-par 66, another big amateur victory in the bag for Washington standout Chris Williams.

Williams tied his course-record mark from Friday to post a two-stroke victory at the 45th Pacific Coast Amateur over Anton Arboleda, of La Canada, Calif. He finished at 11-under 277.

In his final two rounds at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif. he made 14 birdies and two eagles – both coming in the final round Friday at the fourth and 15th holes.

The junior from Moscow, Idaho, who won the Sahalee Players Championship earlier this month, has certainly set himself up for a U.S.

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July
29th

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Greenbrier, 2nd Rd.

This week: The Greenbrier Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

Gonzales’ second-round score: 4-over-par 74.

Stanley’s second-round score: 5-over 75.

Putnam’s second-round score: Withdrew after 11 holes.

Position: Stanley (1-over 141) is tied for 61st – eight strokes behind co-leaders Brendon de Jonge and Webb Simpson (133).

Recap: Not a good showing by the local products. Stanley bogeyed half of his first six holes, then ended his round with a double bogey on the 18th hole when he hit his tee shot way right – and took two shots to get it on the

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July
27th

Ernst, Travis lead Pacific Coast Amateur

Derek Ernst, the U.S. Amateur Public Links runner-up last month from UNLV, and UCLA golfer Taylor Travis are co-leaders at the halfway point of the 45th Pacific Coast Amateur in Truckee, Calif.

Only one golfer broke 70 on Wednesday – Tim Madigan’s 3-under-par 69 – at Martis Camp Golf Club.

Ernst (72) and Travis (70) are at 5-under 139, followed by Madigan at 140.

Defending champion Andrew Putnam (73), of University Place, is in a group at even-par 144, tied for 11th. Sahalee Players winner Chris Williams, of the University of Washington, and Tacoma’s T.J. Bordeaux lead a pack at

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July
27th

Michael Putnam, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Greenbrier, preview

This week: The Greenbrier Classic, Thursday through Sunday, The Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

World rankings: Stanley is 204th; Putnam 294th and Gonzales 827th.

2011 earnings: Stanley has $941,366 (66th on the PGA Tour), Putnam has $398,400 (133rd on the PGA Tour) and Gonzales has $84,909 (209th on the PGA Tour).

Last tournament: Although Stanley, out of Bellarmine Prep, ranks fifth in rookie earnings, he is No. 1 of all first-timers in cuts made (16). He took last week off after a grueling, around-the-globe stretch that saw him make three cuts in a row, capped by a tied-for-44th

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