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)
  • Win over Liverpool was one of West Ham's greatest - Bilic

    Win over Liverpool was one of West Ham's greatest - Bilic

    Fans with long memories may disagree but West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic believes their last-gasp, extra-time win over Liverpool on Tuesday will go down as one of the London club's greatest triumphs. Angelo Ogbonna's header in the dying … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 28 seconds ago
  • AP Source: Ole Miss football cited in 13 of 28 violations

    AP Source: Ole Miss football cited in 13 of 28 violations

    A person with knowledge of the investigation says the NCAA cited Mississippi's football program in nearly half of the 28 rules violations levied against the school in the Notice of Allegations the university recently received. The person said … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 33 seconds ago
  • Lou Lamoriello owns Gary Bettman at Brodeur retirement ceremony (Video)

    Lou Lamoriello owns Gary Bettman at Brodeur retirement ceremony (Video)

    “Commissioner, that’s not the same reaction that you got.” … More »

    Puck Daddy - 4 minutes 38 seconds ago
  • Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup

    The Arizona Diamondbacks and Gold Glove center fielder A.J. Pollock avoided arbitration and agreed to a two-year deal worth $10.25 million late Monday night. Pollock hit .315 with 65 extra-base hits -- including 20 home runs -- last season. - - … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Correction: T25-UConn-South Carolina story

    Correction: T25-UConn-South Carolina story

    In a story Feb. 8 on the women's basketball game between No. 1 UConn and No. 2 South Carolina, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Connecticut coach as Gene Auriemma. Story should have said Geno Auriemma. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - UConn coach … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago