Sports: Golf

Jun. 26, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

Alaina Yeatts eliminated in N.C. Junior Girls' semifinal

UNC Wilmington signee and former Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill golf star Alaina Yeatts was eliminated in the semifinals of the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Golf Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Thursday.


Jun. 25, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Trinity's Alaina Yeatts advances in N.C. Junior golf

Recent Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill graduate Alaina Yeatts is the lone survivor among four area qualifiers at the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Wednesday.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Tiger still Tiger, even for 35 minutes on driving range

About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around. And that was before Woods even arrived to hit balls for 35 minutes.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women's Open

Wie gets first major win


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:03 PM

Former Duke player Streelman wins Travelers

One week after missing U.S Open cut, Streelman is a winner


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Hutson wins H-S Classic Presidents Flight

Lewis claims first Senior Division title


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

Brese blows by Roberts to win title

Alex Brese captures Herald-Sun Golf Classic with 6 and 5 win over Matt Roberts


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 08:58 PM

COOL BRESE!

RIVERSIDE'S OWN ALEX BRESE TO FACE MATT ROBERTS FOR HERALD-SUN GOLF CLASSIC TITLE TODAY

Shhh! Make sure your golf partner isn’t around, because here’s some inside information from the No. 15 seed in the Championship Flight of The Herald-Sun Golf Classic on how he rose from near the bottom of that division and kept hanging around to reach today’s title round:

“I’ve just been playing pretty consistent, hitting greens and just trying to make pars,” Durham’s Alex Brese, the next-to-last seed in the 16-player top flight, said after his 1-up semifinal win over Creedmoor’s Britt Mitchell at Hillandale Golf Course on Saturday.

It took 19 holes for Melvin Barnes and Matt Roberts, both from Hillsborough, to determine who’d battle Brese for the championship trophy.

“Neither one of us played good. It was kind of just a dig-deep kind of game, gut-wrenching,” Roberts said. “Both of us kind of kept the other one in it.”

Barnes knew it, too. After the 18th hole, he drove off in his golf cart lecturing to himself about how he’d just given one away.

Roberts pounced, finally burying a stubborn putt that lingered for a while before making up its mind to take the dive.

“It had the line the whole way, but I didn’t know if it was going to ever get to the hole,” Roberts said. “It just kind of looked like it barely just died in there, so I guess that’s what you want.”

Definitely. It was a birdie. Barnes couldn’t match it.


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

U.S. Open Notebook: Duke's Lang posts 69, 9 shots off lead

The day’s first round under par belonged to Brittany Lang. The former Duke player moved to 7 over — nine shots behind co-leaders Amy Yang and Michelle Wie — with a 69 that included three birdies on the front nine and eight consecutive pars on the back before her bogey on the 18th.


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Amy Yang, Michelle Wie share 3rd round lead at U.S. Women's Open

Wie salvaged a 2-over 72 on crispy Pinehurst No. 2 and shared the lead with Amy Yang, who had six birdies in a round of 68....


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

Herald-Sun Classic: Sunday's championship pairings/tee times

Matt Roberts to meet Riverside alum Alex Brese in Championship Flight title match Sunday, June 22. Titles to be decided in seven open flights and two senior division flights on Sunday ... Complete Saturday results and Sunday championship tee times.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:04 PM

Tiger Woods to return to Tour next week at Congressional

Feeling rusty but ready to play again, Tiger Woods said Friday he would return to competition next week at Congressional in the Quicken Loans National.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:16 PM

BY THISMUCH

MITCHELL EDGES WILLIAMS IN EXTRAS TO ADVANCE AT HERALD-SUN GOLF CLASSIC

In the span of about 10 minutes on Friday, a few inches here and a few inches there kept Britt Mitchell in contention for the Herald-Sun Golf Classic championship.

Mitchell’s errant tee shot on his second playoff hole in a match play showdown with Ronnie Williams Jr., hooked but remained inbounds by a scant few inches to keep him from suffering a penalty stroke.

After hitting out of that mess, he was left with a 40- to 50-yard chip shot to get to the green and, on that shot, the ball struck the flagpole and stopped a few inches from the hole.

The resulting par, rather than what could have been a double bogey or worse, allowed Mitchell to win the hole and beat Williams 1-up in 20 holes to advance to today’s Championship Flight semifinals at Hillandale Golf Course.

After trailing by two holes at the turn to the back nine, the 11th-seeded Mitchell rallied to take a one-hole lead before Williams tied things up again on the final hole to force extra play.

Both golfers parred the first playoff hole with two-putt performances before Mitchell saw his tee shot on the second extra hole (No. 11) shooting left toward a brush covered gulch that is out of bounds.

But the ball stopped on the edge,with Hillandale Director of Golf Karl Kimball ruling that it remained in play.

Complete results from Friday's quarterfinal matches ...


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

Duke's Lang beats Open cut by 1; Boutier, O'Donnell done

Two former Duke players advance to weekend play at U.S. Women's Open ... Duke's Boutier, UNC's O'Donnell miss cut ... Michelle Wie's 2nd straight 68 gives her three-shot 36-hole lead at 4-under 136. ... Lucy Li misses cut by seven shots, finishing at 16-over 156. ...


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 03:44 PM

Devils struggle at U.S. Open

Former Duke golfer Brittany Lang will need some help from the field to make the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open for the seventh straight year.