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Archive: June, 2012

First Tee participant to represent Philadelphia at Pebble Beach

Saturday, June 30, 2012, 6:05 PM
Daniel Gentilucci, a 17-year-old senior at Roman Catholic High School and an active member of The First Tee of Philadelphia, will participate in next weekend's Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, Calif., a Champions Tour event. Gentilucci was selected by a national panel of judges who measures... Read more

U.S. Open grounds tickets sold out for championship rounds at Merion

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 3:07 PM
The U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday that grounds tickets for all four rounds of the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore have sold out. The USGA said the only tickets available for any of the four championship rounds from June 13 through 16 are a limited number of premium Trophy... Read more

Local club pros prepare for PGA of America national championship

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 12:42 AM
The PGA Professional National Championship, the biggest tournament of the year for club professionals, starts Sunday at Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Courses in Seaside, Calif. Thirteen members of the Philadelphia Section PGA are among the contestants in the 312-player field for the 72-hole tournament... Read more

Webb Simpson wins U.S. Open as Jim Furyk fades late

Sunday, June 17, 2012, 7:18 PM
The Inquirer's Joe Juliano is filing live updates during the final round of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco. 10:30 p.m. update: West Chester native Jim Furyk bogeyed the 16th hole and failed to birdie either the 17th or 18 holes, giving Webb Simpson the 2012 U.S. Open title at... Read more

Grounds tickets sold out for last three Open days at Merion

Sunday, June 17, 2012, 4:44 PM
The United States Golf Association says that grounds tickets for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday rounds for the 2013 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club are sold out. The Open will take place from June 13 to 16 at the famed East course in Ardmore. The USGA said grounds tickets remain available for Thursday's... Read more

U.S. Open update: Woods moves into tie for lead

Friday, June 15, 2012, 7:50 PM
SAN FRANCISCO – Tiger Woods saved par out of the bunker on the 18th hole Friday to conclude a round of 70 that gave him a share of the lead at the halfway mark of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club. Woods, a three-time Open champion, sank a 4-foot putt after blasting out of a bunker front the... Read more

Philadelphia teen wins First Tee national award

Thursday, June 14, 2012, 6:20 PM
Zakki Blatt, an 18-year-old member of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia who has overcome a congenital heart defect and a stroke, has been named the male winner of the Achiever of the Year award presented by the national First Tee organization and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Blatt, of Philadelphia... Read more

Two major golf events in Philadelphia area start Tuesday

Monday, June 11, 2012, 10:37 PM
The 112th Philadelphia Amateur and the Philadelphia Section PGA’s Variety Tournament of Champions are two prominent events in local golf this week. The amateur, a Golf Association of Philadelphia championship that also earns its titlist points in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, begins Tuesday... Read more

Despite leg problem, Casey Martin returns to the U.S. Open

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 8:13 PM
Casey Martin was a picture of courage at the 1998 U.S. Open where he played all four rounds out of a cart, a controversial move that was decided by the courts, because a circulatory disorder in his lower right leg made it impossible for him to walk 18 holes. Now thanks to a superb qualifying performance... Read more

Philadelphia area contestants in U.S. Open qualifying

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 2:25 PM
Dave Quinn is a veteran of the U.S. Open qualifying process, and hopes to use that experience to finally break through and earn a spot in his very first national championship. Quinn, 45, head pro at the Links in Marlton, is one of nearly 1,000 players seeking the final 76 available berths in the U... Read more
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