MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
by Morning Read staff report

Amid the outpouring of support for the flood-ravaged residents of Houston, nobody came through quite like Stacy Lewis.

Lewis, who has lived in The Woodlands, Texas, in suburban Houston since age 11, pledged before the LPGA’s Cambia Portland Classic that any money that she might make would go toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The storm dumped as much as 50 inches of rain in Houston last week and led to at least 44 deaths.

So, what did Lewis do? Well, for the first time in more than three years, she won on the LPGA. She committed her $195,000 first-place check to suffering Houstonians.

 



by Alex Miceli

With missiles flying and nuclear-weapons testing underway in North Korea, the Korean peninsula would seem to be one of the world’s scariest places.

But it’s not searing enough to keep the PGA Tour or its players away from the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges next month on Jeju Island, South Korea.

 


PGA Tour should have known

You’d think that the PGA Tour, heavily populated with and run by a group of lawyers (most notably retired commissioner Tim Finchem), would know better (“Wells Fargo’s latest misstep mars PGA Tour,” Sept. 1, http://bit.ly/2wzrMJA). I’ve been in tech for decades and can attest, as a six-time CEO of venture-capital-funded companies, that VC firms perform full diligence on a company prior to investing a dollar.

Personally, I closed my Wells Fargo accounts months ago and went to another bank, fed up with exactly the practices that you mention in your post.

 


2

Number of victories this season on the Symetra Tour for Celine Boutier, who won the Sioux Falls Great Life Challenge on Sunday. Boutier, 23, of Montrouge, France, shot even-par 72 at Willow Run Golf Course in Sioux Falls, S.D., for an 11-under 273 total and one-stroke victory against Benyapa Niphatsophon of Thailand. Boutier earned $31,500 to move to $96,748 for the season and second place on the Volvik Race for the Card money list, from which the top 10 will earn LPGA membership. Niphatsophon leads with $102,288 (scores: http://bit.ly/1qbwkBd).

 



In the news

Selected: As host of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, Berkeley Hall Club in Bluffton, S.C., the U.S. Golf Association announced. The USGA did not indicate whether Berkeley Hall’s North or South courses, both Tom Fazio designs, would be the site for the Aug. 29-Sept. 3 tournament. The North Course hosted the 2005 U.S. Women’s State Team event, won by Georgia; the South Course hosted the 2005 U.S. Men’s State Team event, won by Texas. Since 2012, Berkeley Hall has hosted the annual Players Amateur.


CALENDAR
September 1-4
PGA Tour: Dell Technologies Championship
TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.
September 2-4
Men’s amateur: Labor Day Invitational
CC of Mobile (Ala.)
Men’s amateur: California State Fair
Haggin Oaks (MacKenzie), Sacramento, Calif.

      
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