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Archive for July, 2011

Dave Duffy

Finishing up deadline for No. 131

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Deadline hasn’t changed much in the last 23 years, except Annie has taken over the bulk of the work. But I still write the editorial and help select articles. I often work with my newest assistant, Clara, in my lap. We’re a day away from completing deadline for Issue No. 131.

Dave Duffy

Mills and Do defeat Ernst and Dodd

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Derek Ernst of UNLV almost got it done at the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, but lost in a playoff to Corbin Mills of Clemson. Ernst, 21, is from Clovis, California, while Mills, 21, is from Easley, South Carolina.

In the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship, which was held concurrently at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon, Brianna Do, 21, of UCLA, defeated Marissa Dodd, 17, a high school graduate headed for Wake Forest. Do was born in Caliornia but represented her parents’ country of Vietnam, while Dodd is from Allen, Texas.

Here are a few photos:

GBHS golf team members Matt Anderson, who carried the standard for the men's championship, and Robby Duffy

Derek Ernst found lots of trouble on Hole 17, hitting into three bunkers. He lost his one-hole lead.

All eyes were on Corbin Mills for this Tee-shot. He's a big man and a big hitter.

Robby and Matt got to talk with Derek after the match.

I hung out a bit with Suzanne Andrews, the coordinator of the more than 300 volunteers at the match.

I also got to meet Corbin Mills, the men's champion.

And I met with Brianna Do, the women's champion.

Dave Duffy

I’ll be rooting for Derek Ernst at Saturday’s U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Derek Ernst of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Corbin Mills of Easley, South Carolina, will be in the 36-hole final tomorrow (Saturday) of the 2011 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort about 50 miles north of BHM. I got to talk with him yesterday after he advanced to today’s final eight contenders. My son, Robby, was a volunteer at the six-day event and was the “standard bearer” for Ernst’s group Friday. Naturally, I talked with the winner afterwards. Very likable 21-year-old. The winner tomorrow will get an invite to participate in the PGA’s Masters Tournament.

If you watch the event live on the Golf Channel, you’ll probably see me, Lenie, and Robby in the crowd. The “standard bearer” tomorrow will be Matthew Anderson, Robby’s high school golf teammate.

Dave Duffy and Derek Ernst

As standard bearer, on the left, Robby had a close-up view of Derek's performance Friday as he advanced to the final eight players.




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