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Dr. Andy Frost,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
At age 52, Dr. Frost fired a 7-under-par total for 36 holes to capture the 26th
Normandie Amateur. While not a senior event, Frost becomes the first senior
to capture the event. He birdied holes 2 through 5 to grow a one-shot lead to
four early in the final round and held on for the title.
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.
With her win at the AJGA’s Under Armour/Vicky Hurst Championship, Liu
became the third player to record two AJGA wins so far in 2012. Combined with
her win at the AJGA Junior at Savannah Quarters, Liu has moved from No. 47
to No. 20 in the Polo Golf Rankings in just six weeks.
Brennan, a high school social studies teacher by trade, won the Golf Associa-
tion of Philadelphia’s Middle-Amateur Championship. The Philadelphia Cricket
Club member carded a 1-over 141 to beat Benjamin Smith of Little Mill CC by
Jaramillo, 15, shot 1 under in the U.S. Open qualifier at Cypress Run Golf Club
in Tarpon Springs, Fla., to advance to sectional qualifying. If he qualifies for the
Open, the IMG Academy student would join Tadd Fujikawa as the only 15-year-
olds to do do.
MIKE PURKE Y: UPDATING THE HOGAN MYS TIQUE
Let It “B”
Oneman’s“cheek”isanotherman’s bulletinboardfodder.VenerableBritishswingcoachPete Cowenpubliclyproclaimedlastweekthat Europecouldfielda“B”teamthatwouldbeat America’sbestattheRyderCupinSeptember. “No,”adeadly-seriousCowensaidwhen askeduponfollow-up.“Iwasn’tjoking.”
EurocaptainJoseMariaOlazabal’swince wasalmostaudible.AndU.S.captainDavis LoveIIIgotafreeopportunitytostakeoutthe underdoghighground.LukeDonald,atWentworth,successfully defendedatitleforthefirsttimeinhis career,receivedalifetimemembershiptothe EuropeanTourandregainedhisNo.1inthe worldrankings.Thelocalmediacalledhisweeka“coronation.” ErstwhileNo.1RoryMcIlroyhasnow missedtwostraightcuts,shootinga76atThe Playersanda79atWentworth. Thecriticalbuzzisthathe’sbeenjetting abouttoomuchforthesakeofhisrelationship withtennisstarCarolineWozniacki,andthat hisgolfhassuffered.Speakingofrunningoutofgas,Jason Dufner,theworld’shottestplayerinMay, finallycameupemptylateatColonialSunday. ZachJohnson,evertheterrier,wasthereto pickupthepiecesandhissecondwininthree yearsatHogan’ sAlley.Johnson’sone-shotmarginofvictorywould havebeenthreebutforatwo-shotpenalty onthe72ndholeincurredwhenhefailedto replacehisballmarkerthathehadmovedto getoutofDufner’sline.
With her win at the Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf
Club, Weaver set an AJGA record by recording a win for the seventh consecu-
tive year. A Notre Dame signee, Weaver has eight career AJGA victories, which
is good for 12th on the AJGA’s all-time win list.
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