Newsmakers: August 13, 2007

Junior Round-up

Maria Jose Uribe

Maria Jose Uribe defeated Amanda Blumenhurst 1 up to win the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. Neither player was up by more than one hole during the entire 36-hole match, and Uribe won the 35th hole to put her 1 up for good. It is the first victory on U.S. soil for the 17-year-old Colombian.

Graham Baillargeon of Mississauga, Ontario, won the Canadian Junior Boys' Championship. Baillargeon fired a 7-under-par 281 for the tournament.

Amateur Round-up

Mike Knight captured the Pacific Coast Amateur, firing a final-round 68 to finish at 10-under-par 278, good for a one-stroke victory over Cameron Tringale.

Zach Sucher won the Cardinal Amateur, carding a 3-under-par 207 for the tournament. Patrick Reed finished in second place, two strokes back.

Luke Hopkins claimed victory at the Palmetto Amateur, one week after capturing the South Carolina Amateur. The Clemson sophomore fired a 5-under-par 275 tournament total.

Professional Round-up

Tiger Woods won his fourth PGA Championship Sunday, shooting an 8-under-par 272 tournament total. It is the 13th major title and fifth victory of the year for Woods.

 

 

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Weekly Results
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Preseason Junior at Ocala
Boys
Total
T
1
Calle Hagstrom
141
T
1
Benjamin Hjort
141
3
Louis-Francois Charpentier
142
Girls
Total
1
Christina (Siqing) Lu
150
2
Rina Jung
155
T
3
Natalie Petersen
156
T
3
Christen Simons
156
Preseason Junior at North Hampton presented by the City of Jacksonville
Boys
Total
1
Logan Membrino
143
T
2
Cecil Wegener
149
T
2
Connor Futrell
149
Girls
Total
1
Alexa Rivas
152
2
Claire Fitzgerald
153
3
Kristin Whitehead
158
Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship
Boys
Total
1
*Brandon Smith
142
2
Riley Casey
142
3
Thomas Lewis
144
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Dow
142
T
2
Xinying Wang
145
T
2
Hailey Jones
145
T
2
Bailey Tardy
145
Preseason Junior at Diablo Grande
Boys
Total
1
Ryan Grauman
145
2
Seldon Doyle
148
3
Zackary Kaneshiro
151
Girls
Total
1
Hannah Ko
145
2
Linyu Dong
150
3
Carol Cheng
151
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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