September 25, 1992 |
If golf fans haven't heard of Shelley Hamlin, that's only because her battle hasn't been loud enough. That, like Hamlin's life in the last year, is about to change. Hamlin is fighting breast cancer, as are four other women associated with the LPGA tour. Heather Farr's struggle has been more publicized. The illness of Suzanna Jackson, LPGA director of tournament operations, has a higher profile. Hamlin, like millions of American women, has been quietly fighting an insidious disease.
February 21, 1986 |
Juli Inkster shot a five-under-par 67 Thursday to take the first-round lead in the $250,000 Standard Register-Samaritan Turquoise golf tournament at the Arizona Biltmore Adobe Course. Inkster held a one-shot lead over Rosie Jones, Sherri Turner, Mary Beth Zimmerman, Shelley Hamlin and rookie Michelle Berteotti. Inkster's round was highlighted by an eagle at the par-five 15th hole, where she hit a 5-wood approach shot within 12 feet of the pin and sank the putt.
January 25, 1985 |
Lauren Howe, who was once told to give up golf because of an injured wrist, shot a four-under-par 68 Thursday to become the surprise first-round leader of the $200,000 LPGA Deer Creek tournament. Howe used a new putting stroke while compiling a 32-36 that gave her a one-stroke lead over Sylvia Bertolaccini, Mina Rodriguez-Hardin, JoAnne Carner and Shelley Hamlin.
September 18, 1987 |
Tommy Nakajima tied the course record with a 10-under-par 62 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the rain-shortened first round of the $600,000 Greater Milwaukee Open. Play was called after a 2 1/2-hour rain delay with only half of the 156-man field finishing. The first round will be completed this morning with second-round play scheduled for this afternoon and Saturday morning, if necessary.
August 15, 1987 |
Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman each fell victim to what Nicklaus called "stupid mistakes" and were among the two dozen players eliminated Friday in the second round of the International golf tournament at Castle Rock, Colo. "I didn't play very smart golf, and that's unusual for me," Nicklaus said. He also had some extremely high numbers, including a 44 for his first nine holes at the Castle Pines Golf Club, a course he designed.
March 8, 1991 |
Even the most imaginative scriptwriter would have to struggle to top the tale of Robin Walton in the Inamori Classic golf tournament at StoneRidge here Thursday. In Walton's words, "It was an unbelievable, coincidental, you'll-never-believe-it-in-a-million-years story." En route to the three-under-par 69 that put her in a first-place tie with Marsha Foyer and Caroline Keggi, Walton lost a contact lens on the fifth fairway.