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The R&A Names 2015 GB&I Walker Cup Team

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 23:29 Monday, 24 August 2015 23:25

Paul DunneST. ANDREWS, Scotland (The R&A) — Paul Dunne, a quarterfinalist in last week’s U.S. Amateur Championship and 54-hole co-leader in last month’s Open Championship at the Old Course at St. Andrews, is one of a record five competitors from the Republic of Ireland to be selected to the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup Team, which was announced by The R&A.

Dunne, 22, became the first amateur since Bob Jones in 1927 to own a share of the 54-hole lead in The Open Championship and lost to eventual champion Bryson DeChambeau, 3 and 2, in the U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club.

The Walker Cup Match will be contested September 12-13 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lancashire, England. GB&I will be looking to reclaim the Walker Cup after suffering a 17-9 defeat two years ago at National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y. The USA owns a 35-8-1 lead in the biennial competition.

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Juli Inkster to Announce Solheim Cup Captain’s Picks on Golf Channel, August 24, 7:00 p.m. ET

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 06:18 Monday, 24 August 2015 06:15

Juli Inkster

2015 U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster will announce her two captain’s picks during a live, one-hour Golf Central special on Monday, August 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET from Golf Channel’s Orlando studios.

Inkster is scheduled to be joined in-studio by her captain’s picks for the announcement. The Golf Central special will be hosted by Lisa Cornwell, Tom Abbott, Paige Mackenzie and Karen Stupples.

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Andrade Wins Boeing Classic for 2nd Champions Tour Title

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 05:32 Monday, 24 August 2015 05:28

Billy AndradeCanadian Press

SNOQUALMIE, Washington (Tim Booth/AP) — Billy Andrade won the Boeing Classic for his second Champions Tour victory and first in an individual event, overcoming trouble early in the final round for a one-stroke victory.

Andrade closed with a 1-over 73 to finish at 9-under 207 at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge. He opened with rounds of 69 and 65 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round.

The 51-year-old Andrade teamed with Joe Duran to win the Legends of Golf in April for his first Champions Tour title. Andrade won four times on the PGA Tour.

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SMU Senior Bryson DeChambeau Wins US Amateur

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 05:26 Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:47

Bryson DeChambeauCanadian Press

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (Tim Cronin/AP) — SMU senior Bryson DeChambeau won the U.S. Amateur to become the fifth player to win the tournament and NCAA individual title in the same year.

DeChambeau, from Clovis, California, beat Virginia junior Derek Bard of New Hartford, New York, 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final at Olympia Fields.

Jack Nicklaus (1961), Phil Mickelson (1990), Tiger Woods (1996) and Ryan Moore (2004) are the only other players to sweep the NCAA and Amateur titles in a season.

“I can’t believe what I just did,” DeChambeau said. “I’m in golf history. I don’t understand it yet. It’s an honor to be in that field.”

It was the widest margin in a title match since Byeong-Hun An’s 7-and-5 victory over Ben Martin in 2009.

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Horsey Shows Staying Power to Win in Denmark

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:46 Sunday, 23 August 2015 23:42

David HorseyCanadian Press

AALBORG, Denmark (AP) — David Horsey overcame a late stumble to win Made in Denmark by two shots despite a 2-over 73 in the final round.

The Englishman, who led from the first round, bogeyed the 14th and 16th holes but finished with two pars for a 13-under total of 271. Four players tied for second, including Kristoffer Broberg of Sweden who surged up the leaderboard with a course-record 62.

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