May 3, 1990 |
Beth Daniel eagled the par-5 11th hole and shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a three-stroke lead today after the first round of the $316,000 Konica Cup World Cup. Daniel, second on the LPGA Tour's money list, sank a five-foot putt for the eagle on the 463-yard 11th. She had five birdies and two bogeys on the hilly 6,397-yard, par-72 Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club course. Nayoko Yoshikawa of Japan and Cheng Mei-chi of Taiwan are tied for second at 70.
March 16, 1989
Ed Pfister of the United States fired a record 7-under-par 65 and took the first-day lead in the $220,000 Singapore Open Golf Championship today at Tanah Merah Country Club. Pfister, 22, had a flawless round, with seven birdies and no bogeys. If his record is not broken during this tournament, he will receive $5,000. Kirk Triplett of the United States was in second place with a 67. Two other Americans, Casey Nakama and Scott Taylor, were tied for third with two Taiwanese at 69.
December 14, 1985 |
Jim Colbert and Tom Purtzer shot a six-under-par 66 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Raymond Floyd and Hal Sutton after two rounds of the $550,000 Team Invitational golf tournament at Boca West. Colbert and Purtzer, playing the No. 1 Course, were at 127 after a round that included six birdies and no bogeys. Sutton and Floyd, who played the No. 3 Course, shot a 65. First-round leaders Mac O'Grady and Tom Sieckmann shot a 70 and were in a group of six teams at 129.
April 20, 1989 |
Americans Greg Bruckner and Steve Bowman each shot a 4-under-par 68 and shared a one-stroke first round lead today in the $455,000 Dunlop Open tournament. The 29-year-old Bruckner, from Manhattan Beach, Calif., had an eagle, three birdies and a bogey on the 7,052-yard, par-72 Ibaraki Golf Club's west course. Bruckner was last year's Singapore Open champion. Bowman, from Tyler, Tex., carded six birdies and two bogeys.
March 1, 1990 |
Two golfers aced holes today as the Japan PGA Tour opened with the Daiichi Fodosan Cup tournament. Hajime Meshiai scored a hole-in-one on the 180-yard fifth hole en route to a 7-under-par 65 and the first-round lead. Norio Mikami aced the 140-yard seventh hole and shot a 66. Meshiai, whose only victory last year came in June, had seven birdies and two bogeys to go with his ace on the 6,430-yard, par-72 Miyazaki International Golf Club course.
April 10, 2009 |
Birdie: Tim Clark. He won the Par-3 Contest and laughed at the jinx, saying that nearly 50 years of history would not prevent him from winning the main event. Clark shot 68 on Thursday, using wedges to birdie every par-five. Bogey: Phil Mickelson. Did he even play Thursday? Mickelson got almost no air time, and with good reason. He made just two birdies in a 73. Birdie: Greg Norman: Is he really 54 years old? All those cruel losses at Augusta have not aged him.
May 28, 1988 |
San Jose State's Denise Philbrick shot a 4-under-par 70 on the third day of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. women's golf tournament Friday to tie Oklahoma State's Eva Dahllof for the individual lead at 216. Dahllof, the sole leader after the first first two rounds of the 72-hole tournament, shot her second straight par-74, making two birdies and two bogeys. Tulsa moved up from third place to replace Oklahoma State as the leader among the 17 schools bidding for the team title.
November 3, 1985
Ex-UCLA star Corey Pavin shot the day's best score, a five-under-par 67, for a three-round total of 205 to take a three-stroke lead in the $203,330 '85 ABC Cup Japan-U.S. golf matches at Kawanishi, Japan. In the nine-man team event, the Japanese recorded a 649 for a three-round total of 1,915, stretching its lead to 12 strokes over the U.S. team, captained by Hale Irwin. The Americans had a 657 for 1927. Pavin had an eagle on the 416-yard, par-four seventh hole.
April 19, 1990 |
Rick Gibson of Canada and Lin Chie-hsiang of Taiwan shot 5-under-par 67s to take the first-round lead today in the $633,000 Dunlop Open Golf Championship, the last leg of the 10-tournament Asian Golf Circuit. Gibson carded seven birdies and two bogeys and Lin had six birdies and one bogey on the Ibaraki Golf Club's 7,163-yard, par-72 East Course.
July 20, 2009 |
BIRDIE He spent four days making the possible seem absurdly elastic. He supplied a thorough renovation of 59, an age long thought to teeter toward athletic decrepitude. He renewed a mutual fondness with the British golf fans of such depth that you could feel the premises deflate when it grew clear he wouldn't quite get there.