What's Buzzing:

Hoey's 64 gives him co-medalist at Public Links

AP - Sports

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) -- Rico Hoey felt right at home in the ideal weather conditions Tuesday in the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, shooting a 64 to tie for medalist honors.

Temperatures were around 80 with a gentle breeze, both highly unusual in Kansas in July. Hoey, a California native who plays at Southern California, shot a 7-under-par 64 to go 8 under after two rounds of stroke play at Sand Creek Station.

That tied Hoey with Byron Meth, Doug Ghim and Zane Thomas. The 156-player field was cut to 64 for match play, which begins Wednesday.

Hoey's 64 was the best score in stroke play. After starting the day with four straight pars, Hoey birdied three of his next four holes. He also birdied three of his final four holes to shoot 32 on each side.

Ghim, who is from Illinois and signed to play at Texas, shot a 65. Bogeying No. 18 kept him from sole possession of first place.

Thomas, who entered the day tied for the lead at 5 under, survived a rough start. After birdieing the ultra-tough No. 10 to start his round, he had three bogeys in a five-hole stretch before making the turn. But four birdies in his final 10 holes gave him a solid 68.

The other first-round co-leaders, Michael Colgate and Garrett Rank, each shot a 75 in the second round, falling into a tie for 17th place.

The 89th U.S. Amateur Public Links will be the last. The United States Golf Association will replace it with national four-ball competitions next year.

View Comments (1)
  • Ireland captain Keane a doubt for Euro 2016

    Ireland captain Keane a doubt for Euro 2016

    (Reuters) - Ireland captain Robbie Keane is in danger of missing next month's European Championship after suffering a calf injury in training on Saturday. The 35-year-old striker did not play in the 1-1 draw against Netherlands in Dublin on Friday … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Former Croatia captain Boban given high-ranking FIFA role

    Former Croatia captain Boban given high-ranking FIFA role

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Former Croatia captain Zvonimir Boban was given a high-ranking role at FIFA on Monday when soccer's global ruling body named him as one of its two new deputy secretary generals. Boban, 47, will oversee the … More »

    Reuters - 31 minutes ago
  • Rashford signs long-term contract with Man United

    Rashford signs long-term contract with Man United

    (Reuters) - Striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract at Manchester United which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2020 with an option to extend for a further year, the club said on their website(www.manutd.com) on Monday. The 18-year-old … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • I will retire if no interesting job offers: Pellegrini

    I will retire if no interesting job offers: Pellegrini

    (Reuters) - Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini would consider retiring from management if he does not get any exciting offers. The 62-year-old, who guided City to their first Champions League semi-final this season, has been linked with … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • Monday's Sports in Brief

    Baylor has hired former Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe to replace Art Briles and lead its football program through a tumultuous time. A little more than an hour after Grobe's hiring was made official, Baylor announced that athletic director Ian McCaw … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago