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Specializing in Workers' Compensation Property & Casualty Advanced Claims Service Bilingual Loss Control Pat Hoffman • Keith Schuler Tony Pozas • Tom Hughes (800) 873-3725 CA DOI License #0B01094 | www.iwins.com Serving clubs' needs since 1987 Lucy Li's first round of stroke-play qualifying score, which set a women's record at Poppy Hills GC and tied the championship record. The stroke average on the 413-yard, par-4 12th during stroke play qualifying, which made it the hardest hole. 4.64 The stroke average on the 480-yard, par-5 10th during stroke play qualifying, which made it the easiest hole. The number of holes that winner Yealimi Noh played on the final day (semifinals and final), believed to be the most ever for any USGA championship winner. The number of par-5s that Yealimi Noh played. Total under par that Yealimi Noh was on the par-5s. S H A G B A G Schupak honored NCGA Golf Magazine editor Adam Schupak was named the winner of the National Sports Media Association's Best Golf Story of 2017 award. Schupak's Golf Digest story, "After The Earthquake, How One Man Rebuilt Golf In Haiti By Hand," tells the story of Sylvain Cote, who with the help of a small group of volunteers, rebuilt Haiti's only golf course, a private nine-hole facility, that became a tented village for several years after Haiti's earthquake of 2010. USGA championships held at Poppy Hills GC. The number of U.S. Girls' Junior Championships conducted in the Golden State that have now had at least one Californian in the final. Crunching the Numbers 17 Having played only part of the schedule due to his conditional status, 25-year-old Trevor Cone of North Carolina had been near the bottom of the Web.com Tour money list. Then August's annual Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stoneware happened. Cone caught fire and closed with a final- round 6-under 64 en route to a 4-stroke victory over runner-up Josh Teater. Cone's first victory earned him $108,000 and a berth in the Web.com Tour Finals. "One week can change your life. It's a really fine line," said Cone, who finished with a four-day total of 23-under 257. "Anyone who is out here each week can win. It doesn't matter if you're the last man in the field or No. 1 on the money list. It's pretty awesome to say that I'm a champion this week." Things looked just as good for amateur Steph Curry after he opened with a solid 71, but the Warriors star followed that up with an 86 to finish last. Last year, Curry shot 74-74. "I couldn't hit a driver to save my life... so that's how golf goes," Curry told reporters. "One day you have it, or at least in the amateur world, one day you have it and one day you completely lose it and you have no idea what you're doing over the top of the ball." UP AND DOWN *The Poppy Hills nines were reversed for the championship.

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