Originally created 07/21/02

Golf roundup



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Ryan Moore defeated Lee Williamson 10 and 9 Saturday to win the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and earn a spot in the 2003 Masters.

Moore, of Puyallup, Wash., a sophomore at UNLV who played in the U.S. Open, had 14 birdies and one bogey and closed out Williamson in 27 holes of the 36-hole final at The Orchards.

The margin of victory was the second-largest in tournament history behind Jim Sorenson's 12 and 11 win over Jay Cooper in 1985.

"I'm not sure where that came from," said Moore, who lost in the final of the 2000 U.S. Junior Amateur. "I just know I would have hated playing against me today."

Moore earns a spot in the 2003 Masters, if he remains an amateur, and the finalists receive automatic berths into next month's U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills.

Moore was 6-up after 18 holes and was 9-up after 24 holes.

PGA TOUR: Shaun Micheel had a hole-in-one in the completion of the suspended second and shot a 5-under 67 in the third to take a three-stroke lead in the B.C. Open in Endicott, N.Y.

Micheel finished the final three holes of his second-round 65 with a birdie on No. 16 and a hole-in-one - with a 7-iron from 162 yards - on the par-3 17th. Seeking his first PGA Tour title, Micheel had a 19-under 197 total on the En-Joie course.

LPGA TOUR: Kelly Robbins shot a 4-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over South Korea's Mi Hyun Kim into the final round of the Giant Eagle LPGA Classic in Vienna, Ohio.

Robbins, who won the last of her nine tour titles in 1999, had a 12-under 132 total on the Squaw Creek course. Kim, a three-time tour winner, also shot a 68.

SENIORS: Bob Gilder rolled in a 25-foot eagle putt on the final hole, finishing off a course-record 9-under 63 and taking a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the SBC Senior Open in Chicago.

Gilder, the rookie of the year on the senior tour last season when he won twice and had 11 other top 10 finishes, followed up his first-day 70 with a bogey-free round to reach 11-under 133 on the links-style Harborside International course.