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Archives: June 2013

June
29th

A former AJGA standout, Moore now gets his own junior-golf tournament

RYAN MOORE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP of the American Junior Golf Association
When: Tuesday-Thursday
Where: RMG Club at Oakbrook, Lakewood
Tournament: 54 holes of stroke play. … 96 boys and girls, ages 12-18. … Four countries, 11 states represented in the field. Forty-one of the golfers are from Washington. … Tee times begin at 6:30 a.m. every round. … Moore, a former two-time Rolex All-American from Cascade Christian, will host a junior golf clinic at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the course.

* PLAYER FIELD
BOYS
Name (Citizenship) Hometown Residence Class
1 Cole Alexander Placentia, Calif. CA

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June
24th

Another round in the 60s earns Feutz a spot at 20th Sahalee Players Championship

University Place’s James Feutz saw his good run of golf to start the summer continue Monday.

Not exempt into the 20th Sahalee Players Championship – arguably the top amateur golf tournament on the West Coast – the Bellarmine Prep graduate and UNLV team member instead grabbed one of the three qualifying spots at The Home Course in Dupont.

Feutz shot a 3-under-par 69 to finish second behind medalist Brian Jung (68), of Corvallis, Ore. Seattle’s Sandy Vaughan (70) collected the final berth when he survived a four-man, sudden-death playoff.

The Sahalee Players Championship, held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish,

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June
23rd

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Travelers, 4th Rd.

This week: Travelers Championship, Thursday through Sunday, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

Moore’s fourth-round score: 2-under-par 68.

Position: Moore (8-under 272) tied for seventh, four strokes behind winner Ken Duke (12-under 268). Gonzales (2-over 142) and Stanley (3-over 143) missed the cut Friday.

Recap: Moore made a run, getting to 9-under for the tournaments with birdies at the second, seventh and 12th holes. But his championship hopes ended at No. 16, a par 3 where he made a double bogey.

Next for Moore: John Deere Classic starting July 11th at TPC Deere Run at Silvis, Ill.

June
23rd

McCaslin’s final-round 67 nets him convincing second Tacoma City Amateur title

A few years ago, if Lacey’s Jon McCaslin – arguably the longest driver in area amateur golf – hit it a bit crooked, he was mere mortal. Scrambling wasn’t at the top of his skill set.

But this was a different McCaslin who won the 83rd Tacoma City Amateur with a closing 5-under-par 67 under a light drizzle at Eagles Pride Golf Course at Fort Lewis on Sunday afternoon.

The North Thurston High School and Lewis and Clark State product finished the three-round tournament at 7-under 208, good for an seven-stroke victory over Bonney Lake’s Sean Packer (71) at even-par

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June
22nd

Nuts and bolts of final round of 83rd Tacoma City Amateur

83rd TACOMA CITY AMATEUR

When: Sunday, final round.

Where: Eagles Pride Golf Course at Fort Lewis

2012 winner: Ben Nelson, Puyallup.

Skinny: Lacey’s Jon McCaslin is the tournament leader at 2-under 141, and will try and become the first multiple winner of the Tacoma City Amateur since Olympia’s Jarred Bossio (2008, 2011). McCaslin won this championship in 2009 at RMG Club at Oakbrook. He also captured his home fourth Capitol City Amateur two weeks ago. … Tied for second, and trailing McCaslin by two shots at even-par 143 are three golfers – recently-graduated Puyallup High School student Vinnie Murphy, 2007

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June
22nd

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Travelers, 3rd Rd.

This week: Travelers Championship, Thursday through Sunday, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

Moore’s third-round score: 4-under-par 66.

Position: Moore (6-under 204) is tied for 14th, four strokes behind co-leaders Graham DeLaet, Charley Hoffman and Bubba Watson (10-under 200). Gonzales (2-over 142) and Stanley (3-over 143) missed the cut Friday.

Recap: Moore charged up the leaderboard 27 spots with his stellar move Saturday. And he reached 5-under for the day when he birdied his third par-3 in a row at the 11th hole (9-iron tee shot to center of green, made 20-foot putt). But an untimely three-putt cropped up two holes

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June
21st

Ryan Moore, Kyle Stanley, Andres Gonzales at Travelers, 2nd Rd.

This week: Travelers Championship, Thursday through Sunday, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn.

Moore’s second-round score: Even-par 70.

Gonzales’ and Stanley’s second-round score: 4-over 74.

Position: Moore (2-under 138) is tied for 41st, eight strokes behind leader Bubba Watson (10-under 130). Gonzales (2-over 142) and Stanley (3-over 143) missed the cut Friday.

Recap: Scoring was tougher Friday, but Moore did something he had not done since the season-opening, full-field Sony Open – make an eagle. His drive on the short par-4 15th hole rolled to the front of the green, and nearly went in. He made the 3-foot putt for eagle.

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June
20th

AJGA bringing ‘Ryan Moore Junior Championship’ to Washington in early July

The American Junior Golf Association is returning to the state of Washington – and is honoring arguably its most accomplished amateur ever.

From July 2-4, the inaugural AJGA’s “Ryan Moore Junior Championship” will be held at RMG Club at Oakbrook in Lakewood.

Moore, the Tacoma native currently in his eighth full season on the PGA Tour, will direct a junior golf clinic on July 2 for The First Tee of South Puget Sound from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Oakbrook.

The tournament and junior golf clinics are free of admission.