Who won the first-ever Donald Ross Memorial Invitational boys individual title?

Monday, July 12, 2010

No local boys champions, but Creamer wins and Open Week is here

While I was away on vacation, there were several happenings in the golf world.

The FSGA's 56th Boys Junior Championship was held July 6-8 at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando.

No local juniors won either the 16-18 or 13-15 age divisions.

Bradenton's Danny Walker finished with the 54-hole event with a 226 total for the highest area finish in a tie for 14th.

That was 16 shots behind Tampa's Jimmy Stranger, who won the 13-15 age group.

Winter Springs' Hank Lebioda won the 16-18-years-old division with a final round 64 for a three-shot victory at a 209 total.

And in case you were too tuned into the World Cup final, Bradenton's Paula Creamer won her first major championship when she cruised to the finish line at the U.S. Women's Open on Sunday.

Creamer has battled through a nasty thumb injury and grabbed her first major by becoming the lone player to break par after 72 holes.

Then there is Steve Whidden.

The local club professional at Rosedale Golf & Country Club finished his requirements to become a Master PGA Professional.

It's the highest level of achievement for club pros.

Don't forget to look for Bradenton resident Paul Azinger on the television set this week.

ABC's golf coverage has dwindled in recent years, but they always showcase the British Open and Azinger should be taking his spot in the broadcast booth for analysis.

The third major of the year begins Thursday at St. Andrews.

The Old Course returns and despite his lack of success thus far, you can't count out Tiger Woods who has won the last two Opens at St. Andrews.

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