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Greenbrier Resort will open a nine-hole short course in August to complement the three 18-hole regulation courses

Announced: By Greenbrier Resort, that it will open a nine-hole short course in August to complement the three 18-hole regulation courses at the resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The Ashford Short Course will be a walking-only layout of holes ranging from 56 to 112 yards. The trend follows similar openings at resorts such as Bandon Dunes in Oregon and Pinehurst in North Carolina. The Ashford course is named in honor of Army Col. Bailey K. Ashford, a physician who served at the Greenbrier during World War II when the resort, known in 1942-46 as Ashford General Hospital, treated sick and wounded U.S. troops. Greenbrier’s Old White TPC is the site of the PGA Tour’ s annual Greenbrier Classic.

Withdrew: From Clemson, Doc Redman, who announced his intention to turn professional. Redman, 20, of Raleigh, N.C., who won the 2017 U.S. Amateur, helped the Tigers finish 13th at the NCAA tournament Monday. He has made three starts in PGA Tour events this year: 71st at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a missed cut at the Masters and a T-50 at the RBC Heritage. Redman will make his professional debut this week at the Memorial Tournament, to which he had received an invitation as the U.S. Amateur champion.