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Archives: Sep. 2011

Sep.
11th

Moore shoots pair of 83s, out at U.S. Senior Amateur

Grabbed Mike Moore from Virginia for a few minutes Saturday after his first round at the U.S. Senior Amateur.

An 11-over-par 83 wasn’t what he had in mind. He followed that up with the same score Sunday, finished tied for 140th and did not make match play.

I think he was frustrated by the holes he had big numbers on – double and triple bogeys – which added up to the total he compiled quickly.

Some of it was errant shots. Some of it was over-clubbing.

“Had good stretches,” he said. “I played nervous.”

Overall, he will never forget his

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Sep.
9th

Another Moore in a USGA championship (hint, papa)

For all the times Mike Moore has followed his son at the most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the country, this weekend is his turn.

After seven qualifying tries to get into United States Golf Association championships, the 58-year-old owner of The Classic Country Club in Spanaway – and father of PGA Tour professional Ryan Moore – got into the 57th U.S. Senior Men’s Amateur, which starts Saturday in Virginia.

Moore tees off at Kinloch Golf Club for the first round of stroke play at 5:30 a.m. PDT off the first tee. The 156-player field will be reduced to the top 64 for the start of match play Monday.

His accomplished son cannot be there – Ryan is preparing for the third FedEx Cup playoffs event in Illinois next week – but his youngest son, Jason, will caddie for him at the U.S. Senior Amateur.

Jason, who is also a good golfer, caddies for Ryan on the PGA Tour.

“Part of playing kids who beat me all the time … they show me no mercy,” Mike Moore said. “Ryan takes me back to the back tee. And when I ask for strokes, he gives me nothing.

“I am used to seeing golf courses from their eyes.”

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Sep.
8th

Mogg’s academy at Chambers Bay gets added date

A seventh set of dates – Oct. 1-2 – has been added to famed golf instructor Brian Mogg’s schedule at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.

“I am mildly blown away by the attendance because we haven’t had that much marketing,” Mogg said. “What we will do (Oct. 1-2) is get some of the (academy) alumni … and get them to come back.”

Spots are open for the Oct 1 and 2 dates. If interested, contact the pro shop at (253) 460-4653, ext. 3.

Sep.
8th

Crowning achievement: List of club championship winners

Here is the list of the area winners of the 2011 private and public club championships, held this summer:

A few courses – noted below – will host the tournaments later in September.

From the private courses …

Canterwood G&CC: Men’s champion is Tim Heacox; women’s champion is Leslie Sommerfield
Fircrest Golf Club: Joe Bordeaux (M), Denise Kieffer (W)
Gig Harbor G&CC: Jeff Mackay (M), Kelly Gardner (W)
Indian Summer G&CC: Tim Kjorlaug (M), Lisa Smego (W)
Linden G&CC: Dana Christianson (M), Terry Johnson (W)
Oakbrook G&CC: Craig Larson (M), Linda Bundy (W)
Tacoma C&GC: Mike Givens (M), Laurie Murray (W)
Twin Lakes G&CC: Leon Xu (M), Stephanie McBee (W)

And from the public links …

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Sep.
5th

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley at Deutsche Bank, 4th Rd.

This week: The Deutsche Bank Championship, Friday through Monday, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. – the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Stanley’s fourth-round score: 3-under-par 68.

Moore’s fourth-round score: 1-under-par 70.

Position: Both Pierce County products tied for 10th at 9-under 275 behind Chez Reavie and Webb Simpson at 15-under 269.

Recap: It was move up the leaderboard, and move on in the FedEx Cup playoffs for Moore and Stanley. After Monday, Stanley is 30th in the playoff standings; Moore is 39th. Stanley got off to a scorching start – 5-under through seven holes. The highlight was his eagle

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Sep.
4th

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley at Deutsche Bank, 3rd Rd.

This week: The Deutsche Bank Championship, Friday through Monday, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. – the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Stanley’s third-round score: 3-under-par 68.

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

Position: Moore (8-under 205) is tied for 12th, and Stanley (6-under 207) is tied for 25th – all trailing leader Bubba Watson.

Recap: Most of the tournament, Stanley has been sputtering along. But he finally made a few birdies without follow-up bogeys Sunday. His 4-iron tee shot at the par-3 eighth started it, and he made the 7-foot putt for birdie. On the back nine, he rolled in

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Sep.
4th

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley at Deutsche Bank, 2nd Rd.

This week: The Deutsche Bank Championship, Friday through Monday, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. – the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Moore’s second-round score: 3-under-par 68.

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

Position: Moore (6-under 136) is tied for 11th, and Stanley (3-under 139) is tied for 33rd – all trailing co-leaders Charl Schwartzel, Adam Scott and Bubba Watson (132).

Recap: Like he did Friday, Moore turned on the jets late, and made a few birdies to record his second consecutive 68. And all the birdies came on putts of the same length – roughly 11 feet – at No.

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Sep.
2nd

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley at Deutsche Bank, 1st Rd.

This week: The Deutsche Bank Championship, Friday through Monday, TPC Boston, Norton, Mass. – the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Moore’s and Stanley’s first-round score: 3-under-par 68.

Position: The locals are tied for 13th, three strokes behind leader Troy Matteson (65).

Recap: After an early par-5 bogey, Moore got the putter rolling, especially on the back nine on some of TPC Boston’s toughest par-4 holes. He made birdies putts at No. 12 (12-footer), No. 14 (21-footer) and No. 15 (18-footer) to post his fourth opening round in the 60s in his past five Deutsche Bank appearances. … Stanley

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