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Archives: July 2012

July
23rd

Elite field set for Pacific Coast Amateur; Francks, Bossio in, too

Defending champion Chris Williams won’t be around, but the field is still elite for the start of the 46th Pacific Coast Amateur on Tuesday at Bandon Dunes in Oregon.

The four-round event will take play on Bandon Trails and Bandon Dunes Golf Courses.

Among the contestants in this year’s field is Jordan Irwin of Calgary, Alberta, who won the 2008 title at Royal Colwood GC in Victoria, BC. Irwin is bidding to become just the third person to win more than one Pacific Coast title and the first since Billy Mayfair in 1987-88 (Mike Davis also won back-to-back titles, in

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July
22nd

Local product Parks qualifies for the U.S. Women’s Amateur

Bethel High product Sadena Parks, who just finished up her golfing career at the University of Washington, qualified Sunday for the 112th U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Parks shot a 4-under-par 68 to win her sectional qualifying tournament at The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz.

It will be Parks’ first trip to the U.S. Women’S Amateur.

This year’s championship will be held at The Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio from Aug. 6-12.

July
22nd

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly at The British Open, 4th Rd.

This week: The 141st British Open, Thursday through Sunday, Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lancashire, England.

Stanley’s fourth-round score: 6-over-par 76.

Position: Stanley (5-over 285) tied for 39th, 12 strokes behind winner Ernie Els (7-under 273), who shot 68 on Sunday. Kelly (8-over 148) missed the cut Friday.

Recap: As it turned out, if a golfer from back in the pack could make an early run, he could have contended. But like many in the field, Stanley struggled on a windier, firmer golf course Sunday. And like many who fell back, Stanley did it early (three bogeys in

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July
21st

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly at The British Open, 3rd Rd.

This week: The 141st British Open, Thursday through Sunday, Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lancashire, England.

Stanley’s third-round score: Even-par 70.

Position: Stanley (1-under 209) is tied for 14th, trailing leader Adam Scott (11-under 199), who shot a 68 on Saturday. Kelly (8-over 148) missed the cut Friday.

Recap: There cannot be too many feelings worse on a golf course for long hitters than making par-5 bogeys. And all the steam Stanley had built up from the front nine – he made the turn in 2-under 32 to get near the top 10 at 3-under overall – went

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July
20th

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly at The British Open, 2nd Rd.

This week: The 141st British Open, Thursday through Sunday, Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lancashire, England.

Stanley’s second-round score: 1-under-par 69.

Kelly’s second-round score: 6-over 76.

Position: Stanley (1-under 139) is tied for 15th, trailing leader Brandt Snedeker (10-under 130), who shot a 64 on Friday. Kelly (8-over 148) missed the cut, tying for 126th.

Recap: In a word – resiliency. That is what Stanley displayed Friday in getting himself on the fringe of contention as one of 27 remaining golfers in the field under-par at the British Open. His 69 was his second-lowest round in a major

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July
19th

Kyle Stanley, Troy Kelly at The British Open, 1st Rd.

This week: The 141st British Open, Thursday through Sunday, Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lancashire, England.

Stanley’s first-round score: Even-par 70.

Kelly’s first-round score: 2-over 72.

Position: Stanley is tied for 37th, and Kelly is tied for 80th – all trailing leader Adam Scott (64), who tied a course record Thursday.

Recap: It is a British Open, so the usual high winds and heavy rain pummeled the field Thursday, right? Wrong. Conditions could not have been better, especially in the morning – making Stanley’s opening 70 acceptable but not thrilling. The Bellarmine Prep product nearly started his day

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July
18th

Second Gonzales’ charity tournament set for Sept. 17 in Lakewood

He might be on a different professional golf tour – and in different places week to week – but Olympia’s Andres Gonzales is still as big-hearted as ever.

As one of the top money earners on the Web.com Tour, Gonzales will host his second annual Andres Gonzales Charity Golf Tournament, set for Sept. 17 at Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Lakewood.

Like last year, funds raised will go directly to pancreatic cancer awareness, and the First Tee of South Puget Sound.

“We raised just under $60,000 last year, which we were pleased with,” said Gonzales, a Capital High School graduate. “We would like to see it get to $75,000 this year.”

Because of the later date – Gonzales’ first event last year was in mid-July – and it being scheduled right in the middle of the FedEx Cup playoffs for PGA Tour players, much of this year’s field will consist of Web.com Tour players.

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