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Brad Ziemer’s B.C. Golf Notes: Pacific Coast Amateur the First of Three Big Events for Chris Crisologo

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:36 Tuesday, 26 July 2016 18:29

Chris CrisologoRICHMOND, British Columbia (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — Like a boxer stepping up in weight class, Chris Crisologo is excited about testing himself at the next level. Over the next month, the 20-year-old Richmond resident has three big amateur tournaments on his schedule.

It starts this week at the prestigious Pacific Coast Amateur, which is being played at Seattle Golf Club. After that comes the Canadian Amateur at Royal Ottawa Golf Club and then the U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

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Paul Broadhurst Wins Senior British Open at Carnoustie

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:54 Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:47

Paul BroadhurstCanadian Press

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Paul Broadhurst won the Senior British Open at Carnoustie for his first senior major title, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Scott McCarron.

The 50-year-old Broadhurst overcame an opening 75 to become the third English player to win a PGA Tour Champions major, joining Mark James and Roger Chapman. Broadhurst also is the first player to win the event in his debut since Fred Couples in 2012 at Turnberry.

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Laura Gonzalez-Escallon Wins Rain-Shortened Symetra Tour

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:25 Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:21

Laura Gonzalez EscallonCanadian Press

BATTLE CREEK, Michigan (AP) — Belgium’s Laura Gonzalez Escallon won the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship for her first Symetra Tour title when rain washed out at the final round.

Play began on time Sunday at 7:30 a.m., but was halted at 9:25 a.m. Rain and lightning continued through the early afternoon and play didn’t resume.

The 25-year-old Gonzalez matched the Symetra Tour’s 36-hole scoring record of 15-under 129 at Battle Creek Country Club, shooting a 65 on Friday and a course-record 64 on Saturday to open a six-stroke lead over Ally McDonald.

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Mark Mulder Successfully Defends Celebrity Golf Title

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 20:28 Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:20

Mark MulderCanadian Press

STATELINE, Nevada (AP) — Mark Mulder rallied at Edgewood Tahoe to successfully defend his title in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

The former pitcher birdied seven of his first 13 holes and finished with a 29-point round for a five-point victory over Mardy Fish in the modified Stableford event. Players received six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, zero for bogey and minus-two for double bogey or worse.

Mulder finished with 74 points and earned $125,000.

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Carl Yuan Wins 115th PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:20 Sunday, 24 July 2016 19:15

Carl YuanWALLA WALLA, Washington (PNGA) — Carl Yuan of Lake Mary, Fla. defeated Andrew Whalen of Ephrata, Wash., 5 and 3, in the final match to win the 115th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship.

The championship was held at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash., and was conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). The match between Yuan and Whalen saw 12 lead changes in the first 18 holes of their scheduled 36-hole match, and the two players stood All Square after the morning round.

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