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Laura Gonzalez Escallon Wins Symetra Tour’s PHC Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:15 Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:10

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MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) — Belgium’s Laura Gonzalez Escallon won the PHC Classic by a stroke for her second Symetra Tour title, hitting an 85-yard wedge to a foot for a birdie on the final hole.

The 25-year-old former Purdue player finished with a 4-under 68 at Brown Deer Park for a 10-under 206 total in the rain-delayed event.

“I couldn’t go for it in two shots, it was too risky,” Gonzalez Escallon said about the par-5 18th. “I laid up to my favorite yardage to where I could take a full swing. With adrenaline kicking in, I knew I would be close if I hit it good. I didn’t see where it landed because of the sun, but I heard the screams.”

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Paul Peterson Wins Czech Masters For 1st European Tour Win

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:09 Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:58

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VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Paul Peterson shot a 5-under 67 to win the Czech Masters by one stroke and earn the 398th-ranked American his first victory on the European Tour.

In a close contest with defending champion Thomas Pieters of Belgium, Peterson took the decisive lead when he birdied the par-3 16th hole after a superb tee shot for a total 15-under 273 at the Albatross Golf Resort near Prague.

“It’s a dream come true, honestly,” Peterson said. “This is the best feeling in the world. My team and I have put in so much hard work and long hours by everybody and I’m just so happy. We had this as a goal this year and to be able to accomplish it means so much.”

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Alex Smalley Advances In U.S. Amateur At Oakland Hills

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:49 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:33

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan (AP) — Qualifying medalist Alex Smalley rallied to beat Scott Harvey 2 and 1 in the first round of the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills.

Smalley, the Duke sophomore from Wake Forest, North Carolina, finished off Harvey with a halve for par on the par-3 17th on the Donald Ross-designed South Course that Ben Hogan dubbed the “The Monster” in his 1951 U.S. Open victory.

“I played with Scott earlier this summer at the North Carolina Am, so I’m familiar with him,” Smalley said. “I knew it was going to be a tough day, and it was. I’m just glad I got out of there with the win.”

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Hidden Lake Set To Host CJGA Nike Junior Golf Championship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:00 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:56

Hidden Lake Golf ClubBURLINGTON, Ontario — The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) Nike Golf Junior Championship is set to take place at Hidden Lake Golf Club this weekend. The championship brings together division winners from 8 Nike Golf Junior Series events, held across Canada over the course of the season. Considered among one of the top national junior events in Canada, the Nike Golf Junior Championship is an event like no other on the CJGA schedule.

Beginning on Friday, August 19, 2016, an elite field of junior golfers will compete on the New Course at Hidden Lake, in Burlington, Ontario. Originally opened in 1962, the course has since gone under extensive renovations. One major change has been the expansion into two, very distinct, championship courses.

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U.S. Team Announced For 2016 Junior Ryder Cup

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:46 Wednesday, 17 August 2016 18:42

altPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (PGA of America) — A talented group of 12 junior golfers representing seven states will face their European counterparts in the 10th Junior Ryder Cup, September 26-27, 2016, at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota.

The United States Team is comprised of six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and graduating high school in 2017, or younger.

The 2016 U.S. Team is led by reigning Junior PGA Champions Norman Xiong, of Canyon Lake, California, and Lucy Li, of Redwood Shores, California. Xiong and Li captured the boys’ and girls’ titles, respectively, at the 41st Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island. The Championship concluded on Aug. 12.

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