stroke play

noun

Definition of stroke play

: golf competition scored by total number of strokes

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Routzong and Natalie Cao were the top seeds after stroke play, both shooting a 2-over-par 74 on opening day. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Anderson, Luitwieler win Houston City Junior Golf Championships," 22 July 2019 Ryan McCormick, of Middletown, N.J., was the low man of the day, shooting 6 under at the 18-hole, stroke play tournament. Shawn Mcfarland, courant.com, "Former winners and defending major champs highlight featured Travelers Championship pairings," 17 June 2019 Huntsville teen Michaela Morard finished tied for the lead after Monday’s opening round of stroke play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur in West Point, Mississippi. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Alabama golf commit tied atop leaderboard at U.S. Women’s Amateur," 6 Aug. 2019 Kertson had finished stroke play as the eighth seed, White as the 39th. Julia Stumbaugh, azcentral, "Texas State's Evan White wins 95th Arizona Amateur Golf Championship," 3 Aug. 2019 The event includes 156 competitors, which will be cut to a 64-person match-play tournament after two rounds of stroke play. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Chen, Sinz, Stephens among U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur golf qualifiers," 15 July 2019 DeChambeau, 25, was in diapers the last time the tour’s pace-of-play policy was enforced at an individual stroke play event. Karen Crouse, New York Times, "Golf’s New Breed Tries to Speed Things Up," 15 Aug. 2019 The field will be cut to 64 players after today’s second round of stroke play, followed with match play starting Wednesday. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Alabama golf commit tied atop leaderboard at U.S. Women’s Amateur," 6 Aug. 2019 Anderson, who signed with Texas State, was one of six golfers shooting even-par 72 in stroke play, on the strength of seven birdies. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Anderson, Luitwieler win Houston City Junior Golf Championships," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of stroke play

1905, in the meaning defined above

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