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  • Billy Hurley III Finishes T4 at the greenbrier classic

    After a top 10 finish at the Quicken Loans National, Billy Hurley III continued to play well. He had the 54 hole lead at -12 by two shots. It was the first time in his career having the overnight lead going into Sunday. Hurley III fired a +3, 73 in the final round to end seven shots behind the leader. With the strong performance of Billy, he has now made his way into the 2014 British Open. Look for Billy Hurley III to perform at the highest as the season hits the home stretch. 

  • BILLY HURLEY III WITH ANOTHER GREAT PERFORMANCE AT QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL

    Billy Hurley III continued his steady play at the tough Congressional Country Club. By the end of the week, only 10 players were sub par. So far this year, Congressional was the hardest course for the pros to face averaging 2.50 strokes above par per round. That rating is the highest of the year. Billy Hurley was able to finish at -1 and grab yet another top ten on the year. 

  • APPLEBY HAS A STRONG FINISH AT TRAVELERS

    Stuart Appleby just barely made the cut at the Travelers by one shot, but he was able to make the most of it finishing tied for 18th. Stuart had one of the low scores on Sunday to shoot a -9 for the tournament. Stuart fired a 64, six under, to climb the leader board on Sunday. Look for Stuart to continue his great play this weekend at Quicken Loans National. 

  • LEXI CARRYING MOMENTUM FROM FIRST MAJOR WIN INTO 2014 WOMENS US OPEN

    Lexi Thompson is heading into the 2014 women's US Open with high hopes. She is recently coming off her first major victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in which she fired an impressive -14 for the tournament. She is hoping to be able to play her best competing against some of the top players in the world at this years US Open. Be sure to follow the scores at usga.com and check for updates of Lexi on Twitter (@Lexi) and Facebook. 

  • BGS INTRODUCES BLUE GIRAFFE GOLF INSTITUTE

    Blue Giraffe Sports (BGS) is pleased to announce the creation of the Blue Giraffe Golf Institute or “BGGI” starting April 1st, 2014. Blue Giraffe is bringing the latest elite golf instruction and technology to Heritage Golf Links in Tucker, Georgia.  The Institute will house everything from Junior Academies and Corporate Outings to private instruction for existing and developing Tour caliber players. The BGGI will also become home to all Blue Giraffe Sports clients from all professional golf Tours while in Atlanta.  CLICK HERE for the full press release.

Representing the Premier Talent in the World of Golf

Blue Giraffe Sports ("BGS"), is a leading sports management and marketing agency focusing primarily on professional golf with offices in Atlanta, GA, West Palm Beach, FL, and Charlottesville, VA . BGS provides full service management and representation to its clients in the following areas: contract negotiations, endorsements, licensing, promotions, media/public relations, personal appearances, speaking engagements, and television/event opportunities. Through the provision of these services, BGS creates and develops a "brand" identity for its clients that allow them to maximize their value in the commercial marketplace and continue to improve upon the image of their "brand".

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  • July 10-13
  • John Deere Classic
  • TPC Deere Run
  • Silvis, Illinois
  • Purse: $4,700,000

John deere classic

The PGA TOUR will travel to silvis illinois to play tpc deere run

Blue Giraffe will be represented by Nicholas Thompson,  Paul Goydos, John Peterson, Mark Anderson, Jhonattan Vegas, Health Slocum, Justin Bolli and Billy Hurley III.

Billy Hurley III is coming off another strong finish at the Greenbrier Classic and is hoping to carry that momentum into this weeks event. He will join his fellow Blue Giraffe's in the northeast, hoping to play well as we approach the home stretch of the PGA Tour schedule. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    • July 10-13
    • Utah Open Championship
    • Willow Creek CC
    • Sandy, Utah
    • Purse: $625,000

Utah open championship presented by zions bank

The WEB.com Tour is headed to Sandy, Utah this week for the Utah Open Championship. Blue Giraffe Clients playing in this weeks tournament are Alexandre Rocha, Mathew Goggin, Mark Hubbard and Richard S. Johnson. 

 

 

  

 

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  • June 10-13
  • Ricoh Women's British Open
  • Royal Birkdale Golf Club
  • Southport, Lancashire, UK
  • Purse: $3,000,000

Ricoh women's british open

The LPGA Tour heads to Southport, Lancashire, UK for the Ricoh Women's British Open.  For all the latest news and scoring you can check out lpga.com or the golf channel. 

Blue Giraffe will be represented by Lexi Thompson and Julieta Granada during this weeks event.

 

 

 

  

 

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Billy Hurley iii with another strong finish at the greenbrier championship

7 July 2014

White Sulpher Springs - Billy Hurley III continued his strong play finishing T4 at The Greenbrier Classic. Hurley had the lead after his 63, -7 on friday. He held that lead through Saturday and overnight going into Sundays round. Hurley shot a final round 73 to fall to T4 seven shots of the winner. Yet another great week for the Naval Academy graduate. With his strong play, he has earned a spot into the 2014 British Open that will be held at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake, England. Look for Billy to continue his strong performance as the season continues. 

 

Appleby has a strong finish at travelers to finish t18

24 June 2014

Cromwell - Stuart Appleby just barely made the cut at the Travelers by one shot, but he was able to make the most of it. Stuart had one of the low scores on Sunday to shoot a -9 for the tournament. Stuart fired a 64, six under, to climb the leader board. Look for Stuart to continue his great play this weekend at Quicken Loans National. 

Hurley III Finishes 5th at the Honda Classic

3 March 2014

Palm Beach Gardens - Billy Hurley III capped off his amazing tournament at the 2014 Honda Classic with a final round 69 to to finish by himself in 5th place.  PGA National as usual, played extremely difficult and Billy was up for the challenge posting two rounds of 67's, which catapulted him to a 7 under par finish.  Look for Billy Hurley III to continue his strong play as the season goes on.

Appleby T9 at The Humana Challenge

21 January 2014

La Quinta - Stuart Appleby is off to a great start in 2014 due to his consistent play at the recent 2014 Humana Challenge.  His 21 under total included four sub 70 rounds which included a 65 and a 66.  Look for Stuart to build upon his strong play at the upcoming Farmers Insurance Open in La Jolla, CA.

Lexi Featured on TMZ Sports

10 January 2014

New York City - Lexi Thompson was recently featured on TMZ and TMZ Sports in Midtown, New York City with her take on potentially playing with the men on the tour.  When asked about playing against men she not only said she previously declined the opportunity, but also stated, "It's hard enough out in the LPGA."  CLICK HERE for the full video presented by tmz.com

Optimism Surrounding John Peterson

9 January 2014

With his staggering finish at the 2013 WEB.COM Tour finals and an exemption into the 2014 PLAYERS Championship, John Peterson has generated a lot of buzz over the past few months.  Many who follow the Tour feel Peterson is one of the few new names to keep an eye on this season.  The former NCAA champion at LSU, wants to be another PGA TOUR rookie winner this season as has been this case lately: "Guys are really starting to believe they can play with guys who have been here for 15 years. Twenty years ago, guys coming off the (Web.com Tour), they probably didn't believe they could beat these guys straight out."  CLICK HERE to read the full article presented by PGATOUR.com

Lexi Wins Again

18 November 2013

Mexico -- For the second time in a little over a month, 18 year old Lexi Thompson has brought home another LPGA title after winning the 2013 Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Lexi outlasted a strong field to finish at 16 under which included a second round 64 to catapult her to her third career LPGA Tour victory.  After the victory, Thompson now moves into the Top 10 in the latest Rolex Rankings list.  his marks Lexi's fifth professional win and second on the LPGA Tour this season.  Click Here for full coverage of Lexi's big win presented by lpga.com

Etulain Wins Lexus Peru Open

11 November 2013

Peru -- After a steady final round 70, Julian Etulain finished the 2013 Lexus Peru Open at -13, which was his first win on the NEC Series - PGA TOUR Latinoamerica.  On a day where as many as six players had a lead during the final round, Etulain was able to grind out a one shot victory and has all but assured himself a Web.com Tour card for the 2014 season.  Look for Julian at the upcoming Chile Open.  CLICK HERE to read the full story on Julian Etulain's huge victory.  

Lexi Thompson Wins Malaysia

14 October 2013

Malaysia -- 18 year old phenom Lexi Thompson captured the 2013 Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia this weekend in Kuala Lumpur.  Lexi outlasted a strong field to finish at 19 under which included a second round 63 to catapult her to her second LPGA Tour victory.  Thompson set a record for the event by shooting 265 with all four rounds in the 60's for the first time in her career.  After her four shot victory, Thompson has moved up to number 14 in the latest Rolex Rankings list.  Click Here for full coverage of Lexi's big win presented by lpga.com

Hurley III Starts the Season Strong

14 October 2013

San Martin -- Billy Hurley III, who has earned his PGA TOUR card is off to a great start for the 2013-2014 season.  His 12 under finish at the Frys.com Open in San Martin,CA was good for a top ten finish which included four rounds of sub 70.  Look for Billy to continue his good golf at the upcoming McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, GA.  VIEW PROFILE

Thompson Finished 3rd at the Evian Championship

16 September 2013

France -- Lexi Thompson had a strong showing at the Lpga's fifth and final major of the season. Final two rounds of 67 and 68 helped put Lexi in a position for a fantastic end score.  Look for her to continue her strong play at the upcoming Reignwood LPGA Classic

Peterson Earns PGA TOUR Card

10 September 2013

Davidson -- After finishing T3 at the 2013 Chiquita Classic, John Peterson has accomplished one of his lifelong goals, which is becoming a member of the PGA TOUR.  Peterson now has top five finishes in his last three starts and will officially receive his 2013 card after the Web.com Tour finals end.  CLICK HERE to read the full article presented by LSU Sports.

 

Blue Giraffe Sports to Host Cocktails for the Cup 2013

27 August 2013

Atlanta -- BGS would like to announce their holding of the annual Cocktails for the Cup party the thursday of the 2013 Tour Championship. Since 2007, BGS and The Palm Restaurant in the Buckhead area of Atlanta have hosted this charity event and this years charity will be The Silverton Foundation.  Exposure has increased every year with golfers, local celebrities, and media outlets as well as becoming a fixture event during the Tour Championship week. CLICK HERE to read the full press release

 

Anderson Gets Card while Other Blue Giraffes Have a Shot

27 August 2013

Fort Wayne -- BGS would like to congratulate Mark Anderson for earning his PGA TOUR card and returning to golf's biggest stage by finishing in the Web.com Tour's top 25.  Many other players will be vying to earn one of the other 25 cards that will be handed out after the Web.com playoffs.  Blue Giraffe will be pulling for Justin Bolli, David Mathis, Mathew Goggin, John Peterson, Heath Slocum, Alex Rocha, Billy Hurley III, and Richard S. Johnson.

 

Vegas to Return at Web.com Tour Playoffs

27 August 2013

Fort Wayne -- Blue Giraffe's is happy to announce that Jhonattan Vegas will be back to playing golf after a six month injury absence at the Hotel Fitness Championship this week.  Vegas has recovered fully from having surgery on his left shoulder and is ecstatic to be able to golf again.  Although he does have a card for next season with a medical extension, Vegas wants to test the physical conditions of professional golf tournaments, which he has been away from for quite a while.  VIEW PROFILE

Peterson Finishes 3rd at the Cox Classic

26 August 2013

Omaha -- Blue Giraffe's John Peterson finished 3rd at the 2013 Cox Classic presented by Lexus of Omaha. Peterson played consistently well shooting rounds of 66, 65, 66, and a final round 67.  Now Peterson will look forward to the Web.com playoffs to try to secure a card on the PGA TOUR.  VIEW PROFILE

David Mathis T5 at the Reno Tahoe Open

5 August 2013

Reno -- Blue Giraffe's David Mathis capped of a great week at the 2013 Reno-Tahoe open finishing at T5. The tournament is known for its special point format where a player is awarded +2 points for a birdie, +5 for an eagle, +8 for an albatross, and deducted -1 for a bogey and -3 for anything worse.  In total, Mathis finished at +32.  VIEW PROFILE

 

Lexi Thompson's hole-in-one

22 July 2013

Thompson had a solid week at the Marathon Classic finishing at -13 which was T3.  Perhaps the highlight of the tournament was her masterful shot at the Par 3 14th, where she holed it.  To top the shot off, she also won a brand new KIA Cadenza as a result of her hole-in-one.  Check the shot out HERE from lpga.com

 

Nicholas Thompson and Billy Hurley III Performing 

22 July 2013

Blue Giraffe's Nicholas Thompson played some great golf last week at the Sanderson Farms Classic finishing at -18 which resulted in a 4th place finish.  Thompson has now put himself in great position to retain his PGA TOUR card and more importantly, has a lot to be happy about these days.  Hurley III has recently come off a T2 finish at the United Leasing Championship and is now in striking distance to the 25 on the Web.com Tour.

 

Lexi Thompson To Participate in the Solheim Cup

22 July 2013

Blue Giraffe's Lexi Thompson has achieved one of her major goals this season, which is to represent the United States in the Solheim Cup.  This is groundbreaking news not only for herself but the rest of the golfing community.  Thompson has become the youngest golfer ever to be participating in the big event.  VIEW PROFILE

Stephen Gangluff Wins Times Colonist Savings Open

10 June 2013

Victoria -- After back to back 66's including two birdies over his final two holes, Stephen Gangluff rode a two shot victory at the 2013 Times Colonist Savings Open, which is the PGA TOUR Canada's inaugural event.  Most importantly, the win has put Gangluff atop the standings for the five Web.com Tour cards that will be handed out at seasons end.  FULL STORY

 

Game On for Paul Goydos

5 June 2013

Memphis -- Blue Giraffe Sports is excited for Paul Goydos' highly anticipated return to the PGA TOUR this week at the FedEx Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.  After 15 months away from the tour due to hand and wrist injuries, Goydos was able to sit down with PGA TOUR insiders to answer many questions from his fans.  FULL INTERVIEW 

Nicholas Thompson, Mathew Goggin Qualify for the 2013 U.S. Open

4 June 2013

Ardmore -- Blue Giraffe Sports received great news in hearing that Nicholas Thompson and Mathew Goggin have qualified to play in the 2013 U.S. Open at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PN.  Thompson finished T2 at -6 at the Brookside Golf and Lakeside Golf Country Club in Columbus, OH while Goggin finished T5 also at -6 at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD  They will join Casey Wittenberg and John Peterson, who placed T4 last year.

 

Mark Anderson Wins 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am

20 May 2013

Greer -- Blue Giraffe's Mark Anderson looked very comfortable in firing a tournament record twenty seven under in route to his first career Web.com Tour victory.  With a final found 65, Anderson cruised to a five shot victory and has moved up to number nine on the Web.com Tour money list.  We are proud of Mark's big win and he will look to build upon this feat in the upcoming Mexico Championship.  VIEW PROFILE

Justin Bolli Places 4th at 2013 Byron Nelson Championship

20 May 2013

Irving -- After shooting a final round 65, Justin Bolli finished 4th at the PGA TOUR'S HP Byron Nelson Championship.  He ended his weekend with an impressive bogey free round and earned his best finish of the season.  Look for Bolli to build upon his strong play at the upcoming Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.  VIEW PROFILE

 

Casey Wittenberg Finishes T8 at the Players Playing Alongside Tiger Woods

12 May 2013

Ponte Vedra Beach -- Casey Wittenberg had one of the great moments of his PGA TOUR career where he was in contention for one of golf's greatest prizes, The Player's Championship.  In addition, he played his final round at the tournament paired with Tiger Woods.  Casey hopes to build upon his strong play a The Player's at the upcoming HP Byron Nelson Championship.  VIEW PROFILE

John Peterson Participating in his 1st Masters

8 April 2013

Augusta -- After finishing tied for 4th at the 2012 U.S. Open, WEB.COM Tour’s John Peterson has earned an opportunity to play another major and golf’s biggest stage, the Masters.  Peterson played his college golf at Louisiana State University, where he was a three time All-American.  His accolades as an amateur golfer included a Division 1 Championship and a 2011 Jones Cup.  John heads to Augusta eager to test his skills against the best golfers in the world and has visions of leaving Sunday with a Green Jacket.  His early experience on some of golf’s biggest stages should help him prepare for his first Masters experience.  In his free time, John loves fishing and of course, cheering on his beloved LSU Tigers. (View Profile)

For more information regarding John Peterson’s road to the 2013 Masters, John Bradley published an article for the NY TIMES.

Highlights: Hole-In-One: Par 3 13th at the 2012 U.S. Open at the Olympic Club in San Francisco

Nicholas Thompson's Shot Becoming an Internet Sensation

25 March 2013

Orlando -- Nicholas Thompson had perhaps the par save of the season on the PGA TOUR at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.  From nearly 90 feet away on the difficult par 3 17th, Thompson nearly holed it with his feet planted in the lake.  In addition, he had no shame putting shoeless.

Lexi Thompson to be Featured in EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2014

6 March 2013

Life is looking bright for Lexi Thompson not only on the course, but off it as well.  The LPGA phenom, who just turned 18 and coming off her T8 finish at the HSBC Women's Championship, will also be featured in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2014.  Thompson has always been competitive with her brothers not only playing on the course against them, but also on Xbox.  In essence, very soon she will have a chance at beating them playing as herself for the first time in the upcoming game.  In preparation for the release of the game, Thompson spent hours going through all of her swings and was covered with numerous censors in order to capture her every move.  During this process, Thompson was also interviewed and she shared her thoughts about the exciting experience.  CLICK HERE to see the video presented by Golfweek.   In addition, a Demo trailer has been released.  

Goggin Finishes 2nd at the Panama Claro Championhip

6 March 2013

Panama -- The Australian native Mathew Goggin is off to a fast start on the Web.com Tour with a 7 under par to finish second at the Panama Claro Championship.  His strong performance included a round of 68 and another round of 66.  Goggin, a four time winner on the WEB.COM TOUR, including a victory at the 2011 Panama Claro Championship, will be looking to finish in the top 25 on the Web.com Tour money list to obtain his PGA TOUR card.  Look for Goggin at the upcoming Chile Classic on Mar 7 - 10.  View Profile

Lexi Thompson Featured in ESPN the Magazine

 18 February 2013

Australia – Lexi jump-started her season with a 5-under at the Handa Women’s Australian Open.  After joining the tour in 2012, the Coral Springs, Florida native goals for this season are endless, with none being bigger than bringing home a Solheim Cup.  Her charisma, winning attitude, and confidence have helped her become a rising star on the tour. Scott T. Miller, an editor for ESPN the magazine, published an article about the second youngest winner in LPGA Tour history.  After successfully lobbying the LPGA to waive its minimum age of 18, Lexi finished with 4 top 10s on the tour before she turned 18.  Miller also quoted Thompsons’ coach Jim McLean in the article: “When she walks on the range, she has a presence.  You could see it when she was 14.  She gets your attention.”  Continue Reading

The New Giraffes

 18 February 2013

Panama – Blue Giraffe is proud to add Ewan Porter, Lisa McCloskey, and Julieta Granada to their team.  Porter, a two time winner on the Web.com Tour, will be looking to have a strong season and will start at the Panama Claro Championship Feb 21-24.  McCloskey, a graduate of the USC, is a rookie who is exempt for the 2013 season.  Granada, the only Paraguayan player on the tour, won the ADT Championship in 2006.  These golfers add to the diversity, ambition, and character of Blue Giraffe Sports. 

Nicholas Thompson Making Major Strides in 2013

 18 February 2013

La Quinta, CA – The Georgia Tech graduate has already started the young season with a T6th finish at the Humana Challenge.  His strong performance included two rounds of 66 and a blistering final round of 64.  In addition to his hot start, Thompson is fresh off a new deal with IQware, a software company that addresses every aspect of the hospitality industry.  View Profile

Bolli Wins Web.com Tour Championship, Secures PGA TOUR Card

 30 October 2012

McKinney, TX – Justin Bolli finished with a 6-under 65 on Sunday to win the Web.com Tour Championship, moving him into the top 25 on the money list to gain a PGA TOUR card for the 2013 season. Bolli was No. 44 on the money list going into the week, with his victory moving him to No. 9.

Wittenberg, Bolli, and Thompson Among "The 25"

 30 October 2012

McKinney, TX – Blue Giraffe clients Casey Wittenberg, Justin Bolli, and Nicholas Thompson all earned their PGA TOUR Cards for the 2013 season after stellar performances at the season ending Web.com Tour Championship.

Two Top-10's at McGladrey Classic

 21 October 2012

St. Simons Island, GA – Both David Mathis and Arjun Atwal earned Top 10 finishes this past weekend at the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons. Mathis' finish moved him to No. 116 on the money list, assuring him a PGA TOUR card for the 2013 season. Continue Reading

Corbin Mills Secures First Professional Win

 21 September 2012

Concord, NC – Corbin Mills birdied seven of his first eight holes on Friday in the final round of the eGolf Tour’s Cabarrus Classic, recording a final-round 67 to earn his first professional title. Continue Reading

Thompson Earns 2nd Place Finish at Navistar LPGA Classic

 23 September 2012

Prattville, Ala. – Lexi Thompson shot a Final Round 66 at the Navistar LPGA Classic in Prattville, to secure a 2nd place finish. Thompson made history in last year's event, where she became the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history at just 16 years of age. Continue Reading

Cocha Wins First PGA Tour Latinoamerica Event

 8 September 2012

Mérida, México – Tommy Cocha posted a 4-under 68 on Saturday to secure a historic victory at the Mundo Maya Open on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica. Cocha finished at 22-under 266 to win by five strokes at Yucatan Country Club. Continue Reading 

Rocha Finishes 2nd in Reno

 5 August 2012

Reno, NV. – Alexandre Rocha earned a career-best second-place finish at the Reno-Tahoe Open with his 9 points in Sunday's finale boosting him to 42 points overall in the modified Stableford event. View Profile

Bolli Secures T3 Finish in Omaha

5 August 2012

Omaha, NE. –Justin Bolli shot a 7-under 64 in Sunday's finale of the Web.com Tour's Cox Classic, to finish at 20-under par and tied for third.  View Profile 

Peterson Ties for 4th at U.S. Open

17 June 2012

San Francisco, CA. – Not only did John Peterson ace a Par-3 in his first Major Championship appearance, but shot even par in the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open, securing a T4 tournament finish at 3-over.

Top-10 Finish for Bolli in Athens

7 May 2012

Mobile, Ala. – University of Georgia Grad, Justin Bolli, earned his second Top-10 finish of the 2012 Nationwide Tour season, tying for Seventh at 12-under par in the Stadion Classic at UGA this past weekend.

Thompson Finishes 2nd in Mobile

29 April 2012

Mobile, Ala. – Lexi Thompson matched a career best 65 in a bogey-free final round of the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic to become the runner-up of the 2012 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.

Etulain Claims 4th Tour de las Americas Title

18 March 2012

Rancagua, Chile – Blue Giraffe's Julián Etulain went wire-to-wire at the Abierto Internacional Club de Golf Los Lirios – Rancagua to claim his Tour de las Americas’ fourth career title in Chile. Etulain carded a final round 67 to finish the opening event of the 2012 TLA season at 15-under par 273. Continue Reading

Delahoussaye Wins eGolf Tour Opener

18 February 2012

Hilton Head, SC – Brent Delahoussaye posted rounds of 71-67-70-69—277 at the Palmetto Hall Championship to notch his first career title on the tour and the $28,000 first-place prize. The former Clemson University standout has split time between the PGA and Nationwide Tours, but returned to his old stomping grounds this week at the eGolf Tour’s Palmetto Hall Championship. Continue Reading

Rahil Finishes 2nd at The Gujarat Kensville Challenge

29 January 2012

Ahmedabad, India – Blue Giraffe's Rahil Gangjee, finished 2nd at the European Challenge Tour's Gujarat Kensville Challenge 2012 at Kensville Golf and Country Club. Gangjee carded 68, 69 and 73 on the first three days, came up with a one-under 71 in the final round and ultimately took 2nd place after the first playoff hole.

Lexi Sets Two-Tour Age Record After a Win in Dubai

17 December 2011

Dubai, UAE. – Lexi Thompson made history on Saturday, becoming the youngest professional to win on both the Ladies European Tour and LPGA. Lexi shot a 5-under 67 to win the 2011 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters by four strokes for her second professional victory.

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Vegas Finishes T2 at Shootout

11 December 2011

Naples, Fla. – Jhonattan Vegas finished tied for Second Sunday, at the 2011 Franklin Templeton Shootout at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. Vegas and teammate, Rory Sabbatini, finished the week at 29-under for the stellar finish. The Shootout featured 24 of the world's top professional golfers playing on two-man teams in a mixed-format of modified alternate shot, better ball, and scramble.

Rocha & Gangluff Secure TOUR cards

5 December 2011

La Quinta, Calif. – Stephen Gangluff and Alex Rocha earn their TOUR cards after an extensive 6 rounds at the Final Stage of PGA TOUR Qualifying School at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. Gangluff closed with a two-under 70 to end in second at minus-16, just one shot off the leader. Rocha shot a final round 72 to finish at nine-under alongside fellow Giraffe, Mark Anderson. Anderson secured his card earlier this year by finishing in "The 25,"  but was looking to improve his status for the 2012 season.

 

Kim Wins at Metro West

1 December 2011

Orlando, Fla. – Blue Giraffe's Lion Kim, claimed a victory at the NGA Pro Golf Tour's Bridgestone Winter Series at Metro West Golf Course in Orlando. Kim, a two-time All-American selection from the University of Michigan, shot rounds of 70-63-71 for a 12-under 204 total for a two-shot lead to take it all.

Three Blue Giraffe Clients Graduate to PGA TOUR

30 October 2011

Daniel Island, SC – The Nationwide Tour season conluded Sunday with the Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island Club, where the Top-60 on the NW Tour Money List competed for 2012 PGA TOUR membership. Blue Giraffe's Mathew Goggin, Mark Anderson, and Billy Hurley III all made the coveted "25" and earned their PGA TOUR cards for the 2012 season. 

Biesecker Wins 3rd VSGA Mid-Amateur

2nd October 2011

Centreville, VA –Blue Giraffe Managing Director, Nick Biesecker, claimed his third victory in the past four years at the Virginia State Golf Association Mid-Amateur Championship, shooting a final round 2-over 74 to wrap up a wire-to-wire victory at the 35th renewal of the event.

 

Thompson Makes History

18th September 2011

Prattville, AL –Blue Giraffe’s Lexi Thompson, made history Sunday with her five-stroke victory in the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic, making her the youngest LPGA tournament winner at just 16 years of age. Thompson shot a final-round 70 Sunday at Capitol Hill to reach 17-under 271 for the four-round tournament.

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Rahil Gangjee Aces Par 4 at Mylan Classic

4th September 2011

Canonsburg, PA –Blue Giraffe’s Rahil Gangjee, became the third player in Nationwide Tour history to make a hole-in-one on a par-4 hole when he used a driver to ace the 316-yard 15th hole. Gangjee joined Chip Beck (2003 Omaha Classic) and Richard Johnson (2009 Michael Hill New Zealand Open) as the only others to accomplish the feat on Tour. 

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Jhonny Vegas Wins World Skins Game

26th July 2011

Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada –Blue Giraffe’s Jhonattan Vegas took home $140,000 and the 2011 TELUS World Skins Game Title yesterday in Banff Springs, Canada. Vegas made the first birdie of the second nine at the par-3 13th to lock up four skins worth $85,000. This annual two day event has been a Canadian tradition for 19 years and has hosted some of the biggest names in golf. Vegas joined Anthony Kim, Lucas Glover, Stephen Ames, and Paul Casey in the world-class fivesome that battled it out on the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Club.

Hurley Takes 2nd in Chiquita Classic

17th July 2011

Maineville, Ohio –Blue Giraffe’s Billy Hurley III birdied six of his last eight holes yesterday to post a career-best second place finish in the Nationwide Chiquita Classic at TPC River's Bend in Maineville, Ohio. Hurley's final-round 64 sealed a 22-under par 266 and catapulted him from 80th to 22nd on the Nationwide money list. At the end of the season the top 25 Nationwide Tour finishers earn their PGA TOUR card for the following year. Hurley plays next week in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.

Strong T11 Finish for Slocum at US Open

19th June 2011

Bethesda, MARYLAND –Heath Slocum finished 3 under, tying for 11th place at the 111th US Open at Congressional. Slocum was consistent, hitting fairways and greens and did enough to be one of only six players not to shoot a round over par. Slocum hit every fairway on Sunday, the only player to hit all 14 during any round this week, and also recorded three total birdies in each round. 

Vegas Competes at CVS Caremark Charity Classic

19th June 2011

Barrington, RHODE ISLAND – Before heading to the Travelers Championship, Jhonattan Vegas will compete in the CVS Caremark Charity Classic at Rhode Island Country Club, June 19 -21. This two-day tournament features 20 professionals from the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours and consists of 10 two-man teams. Vegas is partnering with Hall of Famer, Ben Crenshaw, in an all University of Texas team. Charity classic scores are totaled by the best ball of the two players on each team on each hole. If teams tie after the 36 holes, they will meet in a playoff on the 18th hole. During the last 13 years, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has raised $14 million for charities around the region, providing vital funding for a variety of critical programs serving children, families and people in transition throughout Southeastern New England.

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Billy Hurley III Finishes Solo 5th in Wichita Open

19th June 2011

Wichita, KANSAS Billy Hurley III finished with the low round of the day yesterday - a five-under 66 - to take fifth place in the Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club in Wichita, Kansas. Hurley's back-to-back 5-under rounds gave him a four-day total of 14-under- par 270 and secured his first career top 5 finish on the Nationwide Tour. 

Mathew Goggin Wins in Wichita

19th June 2011

Wichita, KANSAS – Mathew Goggin won the Wichita Open on Sunday for his second Nationwide Tour title of the year, holing a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 2-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Kyle Thompson. Goggin, also the winner of the season-opening Panama Championship, finished at 18-under 266 in hot and windy conditions on the Crestview Country Club's North Course. Goggin, already the Nationwide’s season money leader before the tournament started, pocketed $108,000 to push his season total to $303,898 on the tour, guaranteeing a top 25 finish for the season and a 2012 PGA Tour card. He also moved within a win of an in-season PGA Tour promotion. 

Julián Etulain wins at TLA Televisa with a final round of 60 

22nd May 2011

Acapulco,MEXICO – Following a third place finish in 2009 and a playoff loss in 2010, Argentina’s Julián Etulain made sure he wasn’t going to be denied this time around at the TLA Televisa Players Championship. His course record setting performance of 10-under par 60, which included a superb nine-hole stretch of eight birdies and one eagle between 7 and 15, secured the 2011 title by six shots on today’s final round at the Fairmont  Acapulco Princess GC. The 22-year old entered the final three holes with the chance of becoming only the second player in TLA history to record a 59, but pared all three to finish the week at 21-under par 289. His aggregate is also a record for the tournament organized by Televisa and the TLA. Julián will be teeing off at the Toyota Peru Open this week.  

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Jhonattan Vegas Finshed 9th at the Volvo World Match-Play

22nd May 2011

Finca Cortesín, SPAIN - Twenty-four of the World’s best players participated on the 2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship at Finca Cortesín, Spain, May 19-22. The field was divided up into eight tantalising groups for the first two days of match play. With the World’s top three players headlining the field for the first time in Spain, the field included six of the leading nine players in the World, all four current Major Champions and players from14 nations. Jhonattan finished 9th among this strong field.

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Jhonattan Vegas Wins 2011 Bob Hope Classic

23rd January 2011

LA QUINTA Jhonattan Vegas ("Jhonny Vegas") signed for a final round of 3-under-par 69 and won the Bob Hope Classic on the second hole of a playoff with Bill Haas and Gary Woodland. A 28-foot birdie-bomb on the 1st hole gave Jhonny a one-stroke advantage and the lead quickly expanded to three-strokes after he converted on an 11-foot eagle at the par-5 6th. Playing partner Gary Woodland was able to cut into the lead with an 8-foot birdie on the next hole, but at the turn Jhonny enjoyed a two-stroke lead. On the back nine, Vegas lost his accuracy off the tee, but solid putting kept him in the lead until the final hole when a three-putt bogey from 47-feet created a three-way playoff with Bill Haas and Gary Woodland. On the first playoff hole, Haas was eliminated after a poor tee shot eventually resulted in a par. The final playoff hole at the par-4 10th saw Vegas find the water off the tee and after a drop he was able to put his approach to 10-feet. Jhonny put his 10-foot par-putt in the cup for his first PGA TOUR title. The victory earns Jhonny an invitation to the 2011 Masters and PGA Championship.

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Goggin wins Nationwide Tour Opener - Panama CLARO Championship

2nd February 2011

PANAMA The 2011 Nationwide Tour got underway last week in Panama for the Panama CLARO Championship where Blue Giraffe's Mathew Goggin separated himself from the lead pack and won the season opener. Goggin, one of only two players to better par each day at the Panama Golf Club, finished at 11-under 269, two shots in front of Darron Stiles and fellow Aussie Alistair Presnell. The Tour's eighth time in Central America proved to be the toughest as temperatures reached into the 90s each day, complicated by afternoon storms causing officials to delay play several times during the first 3 rounds. On the final day, Goggin was error-free on the final nine with seven pars and birdies at Hole 14 and 16. The latter gave him sole possession of the lead for the first time, resulting in his third career win on the Nationwide Tour.