Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez advances to second round at WTA Tour event

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BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom — Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez is heading to the second round of the Viking Classic Birmingham.

Fernandez, from Laval, Que., beat China’s Wang Yafan in the first round of the WTA Tour 250 grass-court event on Tuesday.

The 66th-ranked Fernandez won 76.1 per cent of points when she got her first serve in, well above her opponent’s rate (57.5 per cent).

It was Fernandez’s first match of the grass-court season. She lost in the second round of the French Open.

Meanwhile, Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime beat Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the Noventi

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Player arrested after fight broke out in qualifier for Korn Ferry Tour event | Golf News

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Last Updated: 15/06/21 11:12am


An American professional has reportedly been arrested after a fight broke out during Monday qualifying for this week’s Korn Ferry Tour event.

The bizarre incident took place at Sand Creek Station Golf Club in Kansas, where players were attempting to qualify for the Wichita Open.

According to reports, Luke Smith was arrested after being interviewed by police in the clubhouse following a violent altercation with playing partner Austin Dailey.

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Tim Herron leads PGA Tour Champions event by four strokes

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Tim Herron shot a 9-under 63 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ Principal Charity Classic.

Trying to win for the first time on the 50-and-over tour, Herron birdied the par-4 18th for a back-nine 30 and 14-under 130 total at Wakonda Club.

“I haven’t been in this situation for probably a decade,” Herron said. “Just go out and play each hole at a time. These guys are good. Someone else can shoot 9 under, so I’ve got to still kind of put the pedal down in the right spots. If

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Stephen Ames wins Champions Tour event, Mike Weir comes 2nd

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Vancouver’s Stephen Ames won the Principal Charity Classic on Sunday for his second PGA Tour Champions title, taking advantage of Tim Herron’s final-round collapse.

Seven strokes behind Herron entering the round, Ames shot a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over fellow Canadian Mike Weir.

“Everybody else kind of faltered coming in, unfortunately for those, but fortunate for me,” Ames said. “I had a second Atlanta and I had three other top-10s on top of that, so things were starting to shape up. It’s just a matter of putting things together and obviously getting fortunate, which is what happened this

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Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer ready for another PGA Tour event in his backyard

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Bryson Nimmer can remember hitting golf balls in the fields at his family’s turf farm when he was growing up. 

This week, Nimmer will make his third start in a PGA Tour event this year at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree — while local golf fans use one of the Nimmers’ fields for parking.

“It was wild,” Nimmer said of learning he’d be playing in the one-time tournament so close to home. 

Years after he practiced his swing in the turf fields when he accompanied his father to work, Nimmer, now 24, has grown up to become a professional golfer

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Ryan Alford’s 68 Good For First Round Lead at APGA Tour Event at Valhalla Golf Club

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Ryan Alford, the APGA Tour newcomer from Shreveport, Louisiana, shot a four-under-par 68 to seize the first-round lead at APGA Tour Louisville in pursuit of his second consecutive victory on the circuit that has become a force in driving greater diversity in the sport of golf.

The former Louisiana Tech golfer, 24, won APGA Tour Scottsdale on April 20, playing only his fourth APGA Tour event.  He scored an eagle on the 18th hole to widen his lead over APGA Tour star Willie Mack and PGA Member Jabir Bilal of Atlanta, who played golf at Grambling State University. Mack, who

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