On the Next Tee
On the Next Tee
Event: B.C. Open.
Course: Turning Stone Resort, Atunyote Golf Club (7,315 yards, par 72), Verona, N.Y.
Purse: $3 million (winner's share $630,00).
TV: USA (today-Friday, 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3 p.m.).
Defending champion: Jason Bohn.
Sara Hurwitch, 17, of Potomac Falls won her first two matches at the U.S. Girls' Junior Amateur yesterday at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte. Hurwitch, an All-Met from Dominion High School who will play at the University of Central Florida in the fall, defeated Ariana Patterson of Carmel, Calif., in the first round, 3 and 2, then won her second-round match, 3 and 2, over Wonjoo Choi of South Korea. Hurwitch will play top-seeded Mina Harigae of Monterey, Calif., in the round of 16 today.
"It's very exciting," said Hurwitch, who also played in the event in 2003 and 2005. "I love the course. It's a great setup for me. I've been striking the ball so well this week."
Hurwitch said the Carmel course favors the accurate hitter over the long hitter. "The rough is pretty tough, about 2 1/2 inches. This course rewards you for staying in the fairway," she said. . . .
Joe Monte, an All-Met from Chantilly High School, won his first-round match, 1 up, over Matthew Pierce Jr. of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., at the U.S. Junior Amateur yesterday at Rancho Santa Fe (Calif.) Golf Club. Monte will play either John Douglas Archibald of Simi Valley, Calif., or Michael Ballo Jr. of Springdale, Conn., in the round of 32 today. . .
Stephanie Connelly of Sparrows Point Country Club and Megan Leineweber of Green Hill Yacht and Country Club advanced to today's 85th Maryland State Golf Association Women's Amateur final at Hillendale Country Club. Connelly, an 18-year-old sophomore at Ohio State who was the 2005 All-Met co-golfer of the year at Northeast High School, defeated Kaitlyn Rohrback, a 14-year-old freshman at Spalding, 3 and 2, in yesterday's semifinals. Leineweber, a 17-year-old from Salisbury, won her semifinal match against Nicole Sikora, 23, of Mountain Branch Golf Course, on the 20th hole. . . .
The Virginia Open begins today at Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond. Richmond's Ted Brown defends his title at the 72-hole stroke play event that runs through Sunday.
-- Dave Yanovitz and Kathy Orton