Sunday, July 18, 2004

James, Pate enter Kroger Classic


NCAA champ Moore adds Publinx title

Staff/Wire reports

Former Ryder Cup captain Mark James, who became the first European to win a Champions Tour major last week at the Ford Senior Players Championship, has committed to play in the Kroger Classic Sept. 6-12 at the TPC at River's Bend in Maineville.

Jerry Pate, a rookie on the over-50 tour who won the 1976 U.S. Open and the 1982 Players Championship, also committed.

Gil Morgan, the defending champ and the tournament's only two-time winner, and other former Kroger winners Hugh Baiocchi, Gibby Gilbert, Bob Gilder, Hubert Green, Jay Sigel and Jim Thorpe committed earlier.

PUBLINX: Ryan Moore needed just 31 holes to beat Dayton Rose in Saturday's 36-hole match-play final and win his second U.S. Amateur Public Links championship.

Moore, a senior-to-be at Nevada-Las Vegas, never trailed in his final five matches, covering 88 holes.

Moore, who won medalist honors at the NCAA championship last month by six strokes, claimed the Public Links' Standish Cup for the second time in three years and secured a berth in the 2005 Masters. He's 13-1 in match play at the last three Publinx championships.

All quarterfinalists are exempt from qualifying for the 2005 Championship at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio. The finalists are also exempt for the 2004 U.S. Amateur next month.

LPGA TOUR: Michelle Estill and Young-A Yang are tied for the lead at 6-under 138 after the second round of Giant Eagle Classic in Vienna, Ohio.

PGA TOUR: Jonathan Byrd shot a 4-under-par 68 to maintain his one-shot lead after three rounds in the B.C. Open at Endicott, N.Y. Byrd was at 16-under 200.

NATIONWIDE TOUR: D.A. Points held a six-stroke lead after the third round of the Pete Dye West Virginia Classic. Andy Sanders (Turpin) and Brett Wetterich (Oak Hills) failed to make the cut.

CELEBRITY: Former NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver's chip-in for an eagle gave him a two-point lead over Rick Rhoden, Dan Quinn and Mark Rypien in the American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe. Tolliver had 47 points in the modified Stableford scoring.

PGA Tour

B.C. OPEN

Saturday

At En-Joie Golf Club

Endicott, N.Y.

Purse: $3 million

Yardage: 6,974; Par: 72

Third Round

Jonathan Byrd67-65-68-200
Ted Purdy69-67-65-201
Robert Gamez75-61-65-201
Tommy Tolles67-69-65-201
Notah Begay III73-62-66-201
John E. Morgan65-68-68-201
Camilo Villegas65-70-67-202
Neal Lancaster67-67-69-203
Chris Smith69-65-69-203
Steve Allan72-68-64-204
Jim Gallagher, Jr.70-68-66-204
John Senden71-66-67-204
Robin Freeman70-67-67-204
Hidemichi Tanaka68-68-68-204
Jason Bohn67-68-69-204
Pat Bates70-68-67-205
Omar Uresti71-67-67-205
Hank Kuehne70-68-67-205
Vaughn Taylor71-66-68-205
Joey Sindelar68-69-68-205
John Cook69-68-68-205
David Peoples70-66-69-205
Gabriel Hjertstedt67-68-70-205
Jay Williamson68-67-70-205
Daniel Chopra68-65-72-205
Todd Fischer65-69-71-205
Bill Haas74-66-66-206
Brenden Pappas66-73-67-206
Jim Carter70-68-68-206
Brett Quigley66-69-71-206
Kevin Stadler65-70-71-206
Richard S. Johnson69-68-70-207
Esteban Toledo71-66-70-207
Garrett Willis66-71-70-207
Craig Stadler67-69-71-207
David Edwards71-71-66-208
Mark Wiebe69-70-69-208
Wayne Levi72-67-69-208
Roger Tambellini69-69-70-208
Olin Browne67-71-70-208
Stan Utley68-69-71-208
John Rollins71-65-72-208
Mike Grob71-71-67-209
Wes Short, Jr.72-69-68-209
Brock Mackenzie69-71-69-209
Jason Dufner69-71-69-209
Tom Carter67-72-70-209
Greg Chalmers68-71-70-209
Kelly Gibson64-74-71-209
Fred Funk74-68-68-210
Hiroyuki Fujita72-70-68-210
David Sutherland73-69-68-210
Matt Hendrix72-70-68-210
Kevin Muncrief70-71-69-210
John Morse71-70-69-210
Kevin Na70-70-70-210
Mark Wilson70-69-71-210
Craig Bowden68-71-71-210
Michael Clark II70-69-71-210
Brian Kortan69-68-73-210
Roland Thatcher66-68-76-210
Lucas Glover67-74-70-211
David Ogrin73-68-70-211
Ken Green69-71-71-211
Mike Standly72-68-71-211
Jim Benepe67-68-76-211
Mike Heinen67-75-70-212
Trevor Dodds74-68-70-212
Brad Bryant72-70-71-213
Brandt Snedeker69-73-71-213
Billy Andrade72-68-73-213
Carl Paulson69-70-74-213
Tim Conley72-70-72-214
Danny Briggs72-69-73-214
Grant Waite71-69-74-214
Mike Springer71-71-73-215
Mike Sullivan71-71-73-215
Ken Duke73-68-74-215

LPGA Tour

GIANT EAGLE CLASSIC

Saturday

At Squaw Creek Country Club

Vienna, Ohio

Purse: $1 million

Yardage: 6,446; Par 72

Second Round

a-denotes amateur

Michelle Estill71-67-138
Young-A Yang67-71-138
Moira Dunn70-69-139
Laura Diaz69-70-139
Nadina Taylor69-71-140
Heather Bowie72-69-141
Leta Lindley71-70-141
Katherine Hull76-66-142
Dina Ammaccapane74-68-142
Jen Hanna74-68-142
Nicole Jeray73-69-142
Anna Acker-Macosko72-70-142
Amy Fruhwirth71-71-142
Heather Daly-Donofrio71-71-142
Emilee Klein70-72-142
Gloria Park66-76-142
Amy Hung73-70-143
Ji Yeon Lee73-70-143
Jamie Hullett71-72-143
Cathy Johnston-Forbes71-72-143
Kristi Albers70-73-143
Isabelle Beisiegel70-73-143
Marilyn Lovander69-74-143
Donna Andrews68-75-143
A.J. Eathorne75-69-144
Seol-An Jeon74-70-144
Catherine Cartwright74-70-144
Mardi Lunn73-71-144
Jill McGill73-71-144
Mikaela Parmlid73-71-144
Angela Jerman73-71-144
Lee Ann Walker-Cooper72-72-144
Jean Bartholomew72-72-144
Natalie Gulbis72-72-144
Chris Johnson72-72-144
Tina Fischer72-72-144
Yu Ping Lin71-73-144
Tammie Green70-74-144
Beth Bauer74-71-145
Allison Finney73-72-145
Reilley Rankin73-72-145
Dale Eggeling72-73-145
Juli Hilton72-73-145
Ashli Bunch72-73-145
Carri Wood71-74-145
Kathryn Marshall71-74-145
Candy Hannemann75-71-146
Jessica Reese74-72-146
Soo Young Moon74-72-146
Nancy Scranton74-72-146
Jackie Gallagher-Smith73-73-146
Joellyn Erdmann-Crooks72-74-146
Suzy Whaley72-74-146
Laura Myerscough72-74-146
Becky Iverson71-75-146
Ashley Winn71-75-146
Marcy Hart77-70-147
Kim Williams75-72-147
Riko Higashio75-72-147
Jenny Park-Choi75-72-147
Jenna Daniels74-73-147
Brandie Burton74-73-147
Angie Rizzo73-74-147
Michele Vinieratos73-74-147
Il Mi Chung72-75-147
Kris Tschetter72-75-147
Laurie Rinker72-75-147
Jung Yeon Lee72-75-147
Audra Burks71-76-147
Kelly Lagedrost71-76-147
Kate Golden70-77-147
Patricia Baxter-Johnson70-77-147

Nationwide Tour

WEST VIRGINIA CLASSIC

Saturday

At Pete Dye Golf Club

Bridgeport, W.Va.

Purse: $600,000

Yardage: 7,248; Par: 72

Third Round

D.A. Points65-62-68-195
Vance Veazey69-67-65-201
Nick Cassini66-69-67-202
Darron Stiles66-67-69-202
Patrick Damron68-72-63-203
Nick Watney63-71-69-203
D.J. Trahan66-70-68-204
Bryce Molder66-67-71-204
Jeff Gove70-69-66-205
Bob Heintz69-69-67-205
Jason Caron71-69-66-206
Chris Tidland70-69-67-206
Kyle Thompson71-68-67-206
Jess Daley71-65-70-206
Bryant Odom70-65-71-206
Andrew McLardy73-69-65-207
Jon Mills74-68-65-207
Jason Schultz70-71-66-207
Bobby Kalinowski72-68-67-207
Nathan Green70-68-69-207
Craig Lile68-70-69-207
Ryan Howison71-71-66-208
Ryan Hietala69-72-67-208
Bradley Hughes71-69-68-208
Greg Boyette72-68-68-208
Ryan Armour75-67-67-209
Greg Bruckner68-70-71-209
Charley Hoffman69-73-68-210
Stephen Gangluff72-68-70-210
Tom Scherrer68-71-71-210
Warren Schutte68-69-73-210
Scott Gutschewski69-68-73-210
Charles Warren69-73-69-211
Tyler Williamson69-73-69-211
Mario Tiziani69-72-70-211
Ahmad Bateman75-66-70-211
Jim Rutledge70-71-70-211
Scott Sterling70-71-70-211
Jason Buha71-69-71-211
Euan Walters69-70-72-211
Johnson Wagner70-68-73-211
Joseph Alfieri70-72-70-212
Fran Quinn71-71-70-212
Brad Ott69-73-70-212
Ned Michaels66-75-71-212
Keith Nolan70-71-71-212
Troy Matteson69-71-72-212
Justin Hicks70-68-74-212
Anthony Painter72-70-71-213
Steven Alker73-69-71-213
Chris Anderson71-69-73-213
Ty Tryon69-70-74-213
Scott Petersen71-71-72-214
Doug LaBelle II70-71-73-214
David McKenzie72-69-73-214
Paul Gow72-69-74-215
Jeff Freeman68-73-75-216
Jake Reeves71-68-77-216
Keoke Cotner70-69-77-216
Kevin Johnson72-70-76-218

U.S. Amateur Public Links

Saturday

At Rush Creek Golf Club

Maple Grove, Minn.

Yardage: 7,132; Par: 72

Championship

Ryan Moore, Puyallup, Wash. (132), def. Dayton Rose, Midwest City, Okla. (147), 6 and 5.




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