stroke play


Definition of stroke play 

: golf competition scored by total number of strokes

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In a 75-player field, Cascino finished fifth at 1-under par after two rounds of stroke play at Briarwood Country Club. Steve Millar, Daily Southtown, "Super soph: Providence graduate Michael Cascino gearing up for encore in men's golf for Butler," 28 June 2018 Bolden, a Missouri recruit, shot 2-under-par 70s in each of the opening two rounds to finish stroke play in second place. Steve Millar, Daily Southtown, "Match-play maker: Lincoln-Way Central’s Brianne Bolden stands out at Women’s Western Amateur," 5 July 2018 On Tuesday, the tournament shifts to George Wright Golf Course in Hyde Park for a second round of stroke play. Owen Pence,, "Tommy Parker of Thorny Lea takes early lead at Mass. Am," 10 July 2018 Belcastro, 17, of Norwalk, won the title after a stroke play qualifying round Monday and back-to-back days of two match play rounds to reach the final against Doyle. Christopher Hanna,, "Belcastro Takes Home CT Junior Amateur Golf Championship," 12 July 2018 Jackson Lang of Nashawtuc Country Club and Andrew O’Leary of Pawtucket Country Club shared medalist honors after the conclusion of stroke play Tuesday in the second round of the 110th Massachusetts Amateur Championship at George Wright Golf Course. Mia Berry,, "Jackson Lang, Andrew O’Leary share medalist honors in match-play qualifying," 11 July 2018 The format is 54 holes of stroke play, with all players playing 36 holes and a cut to the low 40 scorers and ties for the final round., "Digest (July 7): Capitals' Alex Ovechkin shows off Stanley Cup at World Cup," 7 July 2018 In women's stroke play, Connie Rummel fired an 81, followed by Kelly Hollister (82) and Halcyon Swisher (83). Anchorage Daily News, "Greg Sanders wins Alaska match play title on 1st playoff hole," 27 June 2018 The 72 holes of stroke play feature fourballs in the first and third round, foursomes in the second and fourth rounds. ... Dennis Manoloff,, "PGA Tour 2018: Live leaderboard for Zurich Classic final round," 29 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of stroke play

1905, in the meaning defined above

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