Newsmakers: August 27, 2007

Amateur Round-up

Colt Knost won the U.S. Amateur, defeating Michael Thompson 2 and 1 Sunday. Knost, who was recently named to the U.S. Walker Cup Team, becomes only the second player to win the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Amateur Public Links championships in the same year.

Rickie Fowler and Kyle Stanley have been added to the 2007 U.S. Walker Cup team. They join Jamie Lovemark, Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson, Chris Kirk, Jonathan Moore, Webb Simpson and Trip Kuehne in hopes of retaining the cup Sept. 8-9 at Royal Country Down in Northern Ireland.

Professional Round-up

Steve Stricker captured his first PGA TOUR title in six years at The Barclays, the first tournament in the TOUR's inaugural FedEx Cup playoffs. Stricker birdied four of his last five holes for a final-round 2-under-par 69.

Lorena Ochoa claimed her third consecutive LPGA Tour title, capturing the Safeway Classic with a five-stroke margin of victory over a group of players including In-Bee Park and Christina Kim.

The 2007 U.S. Solheim Cup Team was announced Sunday. AJGA alumnae on the squad include Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Cristie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome, Laura Diaz, Nicole Castrale and Pat Hurst.The Solheim Cup will be held Sept. 14-16 at Halmstad Golf Club in Sweden.