Todd Eckstein’s start to his Herald-Sun Golf Classic week fell in the inauspicious category on Monday. He recovered to set himself up for a week that could be memorable in a good way.
Monday's results, Tuesday's pairings
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The Herald-Sun Golf Classic returns to its traditional June run at Durham's Hillandale Golf Course
Tiger Woods made birdie at the first hole, only to watch his day go racing downhill from there.By the time it was over, Woods skidded to seven bogeys and a 6-over-par 76 Saturday, tumbling down the leaderboard and matching his worst round as a pro at the U.S. Open. That left him 10 strokes behind third-round leader Phil Mickelson, the only player under par at the short but devilishly tough Merion Golf Club.
For all those runner-up finishes, with so much heartache chasing the major he covets, Phil Mickelson has never had a better chance to win the U.S. Open. It's the first time he has ever had the outright lead going into the final round. Of the nine players within five shots, only one has the experience of winning a major. And Tiger Woods went from contender to middle-of-the-pack by matching his worst U.S. Open score as a pro.
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After second-round leader Kathryn Miranda birdied her first two holes to take a three-shot lead at Treyburn Country Club Thursday, Katie Rose Higgins recorded five birdies in her final 12 holes to rally and win her second consecutive Carolinas Women’s Amateur title.
One bad hole certainly soured Kathryn Miranda’s round at the Carolinas Women’s Amateur golf tournament on Wednesday. But it didn’t ruin her day or kill her chances to win the championship. Despite a triple-bogey on No. 18 at Treyburn Country Club, Miranda holds a one-stroke lead entering today’s final round.
Though he now calls Winston-Salem home, Russ Perry said Durham holds a special place in his heart because of deep family history here.
So winning the Durham Senior Amateur golf tournament, as he did on Tuesday, would have been special because of that. Winning it on the fourth hole of a three-man playoff only added to the fun.
Early tee times allowed Rick Luzar and Don Slater to miss Monday’s heaviest rains at Croasdaile Country Club. While afternoon golfers at the Durham Senior Amateur experienced a two-and-a-half hour delay, Luzar and Slater had completed their stellar rounds.