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Marc Leishman gets redemption in Chicago, wins BMW Championship

By The Associated Press|

Morikawa, Ghim, McNealy all perfect in U.S. 19-7 triumph

From his first shot to his last, Collin Morikawa had a Walker Cup experience like few others. The former La Canada High standout won all four of his matches in the two-day event at the Los Angeles Country Club North Course, matching a rare feat ...

By Tom Hoffarth|

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    U.S. extends lead to five games over Europe in Solheim Cup

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa >> Two years ago, the United States staged the biggest singles comeback in Solheim Cup history. Only the biggest letdown the event has ever seen will keep the Americans from retaining the cup. The United States took a 10 1/2- 5 1/2 lead over Europe on Saturday, matching its biggest advantage entering the final day. The Americans took three of the four afternoon fourball matches after splitting the morning foursomes at Des Moines Golf and Country...

    By LUKE MEREDITH |

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    Doug Ghim, Doc Redman end up with a U.S. Amateur Championship faceoff

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> It might be an indication you’ve thoroughly intimidated an opponent during the 117th U.S. Amateur Championships when he concedes to you a long eagle putt, as well as the hole, on the backside of the golf course. Doug Ghim accepted that otherwise self-defeating-looking gesture from Theo Humphrey on the 11th green of Saturday’s semifinal match at Riviera Country Club. It handed Ghim a 3-up advantage, extended to 4-up on the 12th with six to...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    U.S. Amateur quarterfinals: Four American college golfers move to the final four

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> An all-American Final Four at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship was solidified when Vanderbilt’s Theo Humphrey and Clemson’s Doc Redman took their quarterfinal match play events to the final hole before claiming victory at Riviera Country Club on Friday afternoon. Humphrey, the 21-year-old from Greenwich, Conn., converted a clutch par putt for a 1 up win moments after Chun-An Yu, the 18-year-old from Arizona State out of Taipei, made a...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    Azusa’s Lizette Salas helps U.S. take 3-point lead in Solheim Cup

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa >> The favored Americans found themselves trailing Europe after a sluggish start to the Solheim Cup. The U.S. settled down on Friday afternoon, pulling away with a record-setting fourball performance. The United States swept the afternoon fourball matches to take a 5 1/2-2 1/2 lead at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. Lizette Salas and U.S. newcomer Danielle Kang each won two matches, teaming to beat Carlota Ciganda and Caroline Masson 1 up for...

    By Luke Meredith The Associated Press |

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    U.S. Amateur Golf Championship: Dads lend support for Sahith Theegala, Ricky Castillo

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> If a dad can’t make a difference at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship by helping on the bag as a fill-in caddy, then there are other subtle ways without the usual baggage involved. Murli Theegala walked around the back side of Riviera Country Club on Thursday morning with a couple of branches from a bottle brush tree sticking out his backpack. On the 10th hole, his son, 19-year-old Sahith, knocked them loose with his tee shot. Debris aside, he...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    U.S. Amateur Golf Championship: Collin Morikawa left wondering after loss

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> In a made-for-cable sports TV showdown perhaps worthy of a DVR replay someday, Collin Morikawa co-starred in a Round of 16 match play performance against Chun-An Yu that seemed to show almost every quirky angle and accident aspect of Riviera Country Club in one organic swatch. If not for an exchange of equal-opportunity mistakes at every turn, they could still be playing in prime time. Eventually, Yu, an 18-year-old incoming sophomore at Arizona State out of...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    Ricky Castillo, youngest player left in U.S. Amateur Championship field, reaches Round of 32

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> It was no bother for Derek Castillo to be Ricky Castillo’s prideful older brother Wednesday. As the family gallery nervously moved hole by hole at Riviera Country Club during the first day of match play at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship, it all seemed relative when 16-year-old Ricky, the junior from Valencia High in Placentia and youngest player left in the field of 64, pulled off a bold 3-and-1 triumph over 16th seed Edwin Yi, a 21-year-old at...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    Braden Thornberry wins a U.S. Amateur match to remember at Riviera

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> Five years ago Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas battled through the 18 riddles of Riviera. It was the NCAA championship, Texas vs. Alabama, and Spieth won when he holed out from the 15th fairway. Thousands will tell you they saw it, although dozens actually did. Sometimes history doesn’t tell you when it’s happening. There were only a carload of folks at the first tee at Riviera on Wednesday, when Braden Thornberry shook hands with...

    Mark Whicker
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    U.S. Amateur Championship: Few SoCal natives make cut, but now fun begins

    PACIFIC PALISADES >> The overstated goal after two rounds of stroke play at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship is simply to make the cut from the unwieldy 312 to the final 64. Because once match play begins Wednesday, it’s a one-on-one format that historically gives nearly everyone an equal opportunity to claim the Havenmeyer Trophy late Sunday afternoon. By that measure, Canyon Lake’s Norman Xiong (6-under 134), a first-round co-leader, stayed clean and is among...

    Tom Hoffarth
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    U.S. Amateur: Canyon Lakes teen Norman Xiong shares 1st-round lead

    LOS ANGELES >> All-Pac 12 Oregon standout Norman Xiong, Virginia Tech’s Mark Lawrence Jr. and Oklahoma State’s Hayden Wood somehow managed to separate themselves from the pack on the first day of play at the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship with 6-under 64s. Xiong, an 18-year-old San Diego native has lived in the gated West Riverside County community of Canyon Lake between Menifee and Lake Elsinore, posted a remarkable 31 on the front side at Riviera Country Club...

    Tom Hoffarth
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