Ohioans Brudzinski, Kelley
Win International Four-Ball
Friends T.J. Brudzinski and Mike Kelley of
Columbus, Ohio, shot 17-under-par 199 to win
the prestigious International Four-Ball Championship at the Fox Club in Palm City, Fla. The
winners, three off the pace as the day began,
posted a final-round, 7-under-par 65 to earn
the title at a tournament that dates to 1957.
Mark Knecht and Steve White finished alone
in second at 16 under, one behind the winning
duo. First- and second-round leaders Robert
Gregorski and Todd Mitchell closed with a disastrous triple-bogey eight on the final hole to
finish 12-under par, alone in seventh place.
Chip Lutz and Chris
Lange came from behind
with a final-round 65 to
defend their Senior Division
title. They clipped second-round leaders Pat Tallent
and Rick Woulfe by a shot.
Jim Applegate and Dick
Smith teamed to win the
inaugural Legends division for players 65 and
older. They shot 72-66 –138 to edge Robby
Stanford and Steve Sloan.
NEW WAGR WEBSITE LAUNCHED
The new website of the World Amateur Golf
Ranking (WAGR) was launched Feb. 17. Jointly
administered by The R&A and the USGA, the
website incorporates both the men’s ranking and
the new Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking
The website ranks more than 8,000 play-
ers, awarding points based on more than 3,000
worldwide counting events.
The new site offers an enhanced search
function, which allows the user to list players
and events by name, region and country. It features an expanded biography section, showing
the selected player’s full ranking history. And
for the first time, detailed event information,
including round-by-round scores and a breakdown of points awarded, will also be available.
The updated ranking, accompanied by news
stories reporting the previous week’s action,
will appear on the website at noon (GMT) every
Wednesday. Information about the WAGR system
is clearly displayed on the website.
The introduction of the WWAGR was announced earlier in the month. The launch
follows an extensive period of testing by The
R&A. here for the website.
KATAHIRA TOPS FIRST WWAGR
Japan’s Mitsuki Katahira debuted at No. 1 in
the first Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Katahira, a senior at Daytona State in Florida,
is 30 points ahead of Korean-born Cecilia Cho,
who now resides in New Zealand.
SOCIETY OF SENIORS ADDS TWO EVENTS
Two additional events have been added to the
2011 SOS schedule. The West Coast Fall Classic will be played Nov. 17-20 at Sandpiper GC
in Santa Barbara, Calif. And the Ralph Bogart
event, originally slated to open the 2012 season, now will be played Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at John’s
Island West in Vero Beach, Fla.
Staff and Wire Reports
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