Tag Archives: Lakes Golf & Country Club

Jun
10
2011

Marc Leishman at Brookside

Yesterday I wrote a behind-the-scenes column on the US Open Sectional Qualifer in Columbus, Ohio. I mentioned a few players, but I talked to plenty more. You see, everyone was just hanging out on the patio or pacing near the leaderboard. In other words, it wasn’t hard to chat with a guy. At PGA Tour events and/or majors, the players usually sign their scorecards and make a dash for the locker room if they don’t feel like talking. But like I’ve said, this was a laid-back environment (and there were probably only three other reporters). So, here we go!

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Jun
9
2011

Wetterich wishing he could go back and replay the 18th at Lakes


Curiously, Brett Wetterich, who opened with a 67 at Brookside, hit driver on the 18th hole at the Lakes, the easier of the two venues, after playing conservatively all day and hitting mostly two-irons and 3-woods off the tee. His drive landed in a fairway bunker and he closed with a bogey to shoot 70.

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Jun
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

The main attraction at Brookside Golf & Country Club

The Waiting Game

For those who teed off early and scored well enough to have a chance, the waiting game was torture. Marc Turnesa played in the first group off on No. 10 at Brookside. He came in the clubhouse — rather patio — at eight-under, only to spend nearly three hours wondering if it was good enough to secure one of the 16 available spots.

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Jun
9
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes

Webb Simpson...in shorts!

As I mentioned on Monday, I love covering qualifiers — all two of them (the other was PGA Tour Q-school in December). What really struck me was the atmosphere reminded me of the USGA qualifiers I played in ten-plus years ago. I’m stunned that it’s been over a decade (yikes! — I feel old!) since I played in the 2001 US Women’s Am qualifier*, and the 2011 US Open qualifier didn’t seem like much had changed. It felt like a throwback to those good ol’ days when it was purely golf.

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Jun
8
2011
By Stephanie Wei under US Open

The Patience of Jobe

Less than twelve hours removed from his phenomenal final-round 65 on Sunday to tie for second at the Memorial, Brandt Jobe picked up right where he left off, firing a sizzling, bogey-free 10-under 62 at the Lakes Golf & Country Club during his first 18 at the 36-hole sectional qualifier for the US Open.

Not only did Jobe punch his ticket to Congressional, but he shared co-medalist honors at 12-under with Chez Reavie in the 120-man field in Columbus, Ohio (which easily could have been mistaken for a regular PGA Tour event).

“It was a survival,” said Jobe, referring to his second 18 at Brookside Golf & Country Club.

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