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16-year-old smashes course record to win U.S. Open qualifier by 6 shots

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Robert Keilch, a sophomore at Mater Dei High, carded nine birdies and an eagle on his way to a stunning round of 61 on Wednesday in the U.S. Open local qualifier at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, Calif, booking his ticket to the U.S. Open sectionals.

The 16-year-old needed just 29 shots to complete his opening nine at the California golf course, and speaking on his course record-breaking performance following his round, Keilch credited his driving for giving him the opportunities to attack the pins.

“I putted really well. But the best thing was my driving. I hit 14 of 14 fairways which gave me the best opportunities to go at the pins.”

Prior to Wednesday, Keilch’s best total had been a 64, and his round of 61 was six shots better than his closest competitor.

Keilch will now compete at the Newport Beach, Calif, sectional on June 3 looking to be one of the youngest U.S. Open qualifiers in history for this year’s event at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

Andy Zhang is the youngest ever player to compete in a U.S. Open when he qualified for the tournament as a 14-year-old back in 2012.

 

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Rascal

    May 11, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Monte was so close!

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (9.16.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Five different metals in this flat-stick from National Custom Works.

Special soft carbon Queen B 10 release dropping next week in the Hive from Bettinardi.

Sweet looking cover from American Flatsticks dropping tomorrow.

Copper plated Studio Design 2 blade from Embrace Putters.

Plumbers neck BL/66 with some great stamping from MannKrafted

Kawana Hotel Golf Course in Japan courtesy of Yutaka Kawanami.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Stephen Curry and Under Armour launch SC30 Range Unlimited Golf Collection featuring the Curry 6 SL spikeless golf shoe

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SC30 Range Unlimited Golf Collection

Stephen Curry and Under Armour have launched the SC30 Range Unlimited Golf Collection—a 14 piece collection featuring an array of tops, bottoms, footwear and outerwear available from today.

The NBA superstar showcased the items earlier this summer at Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen, China, and the collection, available in limited quantities, includes the Curry 6 SL spikeless golf shoe ($160).

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The shoe incorporates the Curry 6 basketball shoe’s full knit upper with a spikeless version of the UA Golf Rotational Resistance outsole which is designed for lockdown and lightweight traction.

The SC30 Range collection of polos ($80-$100) also features Under Armour’s Iso-Chill technology. The technology combines cooling yarn into the fabric in order to keep the material cool even in hot and humid conditions.

The collection is available to purchase today in limited quantities at UA.com and Under Armour Brand Houses across North America, Asia and Europe, as well as at select pro shops in the United States.

 

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How much each player won at the 2019 Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

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The 2019-20 PGA Tour season kicked off last week at the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, and it saw Joaquin Niemann romp to victory by a margin of six strokes. As well as all of the perks that come from winning on the Tour, the Chilean collected a cool $1,350,000 check for his efforts in West Virginia, while Tom Hoge’s runner-up finish gave him an $817,500 payday.

There was a total prize pot of $7.5 million up for grabs in the season’s curtain-raiser, and here’s a look at what each player who made the cut took home.

1: Joaquin Niemann, -21, $1,350,000

2: Tom Hoge, -15, $817,500

T-3: Brian Harman, -14, $366,093.75

T-3: Harris English, -14, $366,093.75

T-3: Nate Lashley, -14, $366,093.75

T-3: Richy Werenski, -14, $366,093.75

T-7: Sebastián Muñoz, -13, $235,625

T-7: Scottie Scheffler, -13, $235,625

T-7: Robby Shelton, -13, $235,625

T-10: Viktor Hovland, -12, $189,375

T-10: Matt Jones, -12, $189,375

T-10: Mark Hubbard, -12, $189,375

13: Lanto Griffin, -11, $159,375

T-14: Bud Cauley, -10, $129,375

T-14: Austin Cook, -10, $129,375

T-14: Kevin Na, -10, $129,375

T-14: Joseph Bramlett, -10, $129,375

T-14: Adam Long, -10, $129,375

T-19: Harold Varner III, -9, $92,175

T-19: Scott Piercy, -9, $92,175

T-19: Bronson Burgoon, -9, $92,175

T-19: Harry Higgs, -9, $92,175

T-19: Sungjae Im, -9, $92,175

T-24: Nick Taylor, -8, $59,732.14

T-24: Rob Oppenheim, -8, $59,732.14

T-24: Doc Redman, -8, $59,732.14

T-24: Cameron Smith, -8, $59,732.14

T-24: Zack Sucher, -8, $59,732.14

T-24: Scott Harrington, -8, $59,732.14

T-24: Keegan Bradley, -8, $59,732.14

T-31: Denny McCarthy, -7, $44,850

T-31: Doug Ghim, -7, $44,850

T-31: Morgan Hoffmann, -7, $44,850

T-31: Sam Ryder, -7, $44,850

T-31: Scott Brown, -7, $44,850

T-36: Danny Lee, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Peter Uihlein, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Brice Garnett, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Cameron Tringale, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Hank Lebioda, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Brendan Steele, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Joel Dahmen, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: D.J. Trahan, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Andrew Novak, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Grayson Murray, -6, $31,159.09

T-36: Mark Anderson, -6, $31,159.09

T-47: Jonathan Byrd, -5, $19,035

T-47: Martin Laird, -5, $19,035

T-47: Bubba Watson, -5, $19,035

T-47: Sung Kang, -5, $19,035

T-47: Vince Covello, -5, $19,035

T-47: Dominic Bozzelli, -5, $19,035

T-47: Kevin Chappell, -5, $19,035

T-47: Byeong Hun An, -5, $19,035

T-47: Tyler McCumber, -5, $19,035

T-47: Patrick Rodgers, -5, $19,035

T-57: David Hearn, -4, $16,950

T-57: Roberto Castro, -4, $16,950

T-57: J.J. Spaun, -4, $16,950

T-57: Rhein Gibson, -4, $16,950

T-57: Russell Henley, -4, $16,950

T-57: Jason Dufner, -4, $16,950

63: Cameron Percy, -3, $16,425

T-64: Johnson Wagner, -2, $16,200

T-64: Sebastian Cappelen, -2, $16,200

66: Robert Streb: +1, $15,975

67: Beau Hossler +5, $15,825

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