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本周一,由于英国人卡西(Paul Casey)因肩伤退出比赛,14岁的中国高尔夫球手张华创成为历史上入围美国高尔夫公开赛(U.S. Open)的最年轻选手,从而创造了他个人的历史。

14-year-old Chinese golfer Andy Zhang made history of his own on Monday by becoming the youngest player ever to qualify for this week's U.S. Open after Briton Paul Casey withdrew because of a shoulder injury.


Over the weekend, 22-year-old Chinese golfer Feng Shanshan claimed women's golf's LPGA Championship title by shooting 6-under-par for the week, becoming the first Chinese player to win a major tour event and title.

par /ˈpɑɚ/ noun
plural pars

1: the number of strokes a good golfer is expected to take to finish a golf hole or course
▪ He made/scored par on the ninth hole.
▪ She finished the 18th hole three strokes under/over par.
▪ The 18th hole is a par 5. [=par for the 18th hole is five strokes]
▪ a par-5 hole
▪ He made/scored a par on the ninth hole.
▪ She made/scored nine pars in a row.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes.

It is one of the few ball games that does not require a standardized playing area. Instead, the game is played on golf "courses", each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as "playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules."

Golf competition is generally played for the lowest number of strokes by an individual, known simply as stroke play, or the lowest score on the most individual holes during a complete round by an individual or team, known as match play.

The major championships are the four most prestigious men's tournaments of the year. In chronological order they are: The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (referred to in North America as the British Open) and the PGA Championship.[36]

Women's golf does not have a globally agreed set of majors. The list of majors recognised by the dominant women's tour, the LPGA Tour in the U.S., has changed several times over the years, with the last change in 2001. Like the PGA Tour, the (U.S.) LPGA[41] has four majors: the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship, the U.S. Women's Open and the Women's British Open. Only the last of these is also recognised by the Ladies European Tour.

For more see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf


China has emerged so rapidly as a manufacturing powerhouse over the past 15 years that nearly all major foreign companies have set up operations there. And they are no longer simply building cheap production bases for exports but are focusing on sophisticated products and China’s booming domestic demand.


China successfully achieved its first manned space docking, an important step in the country's quest to launch a space station by around 2020.The Shenzhou-9 spacecraft on Monday docked with China's Tiangong-1 space laboratory.

1quest /ˈkwɛst/ noun

plural quests

[count] formal + literary
1: a journey made in search of something
They went on a quest for gold.
2: a long and difficult effort to find or do something
a quest for answers
The team's quest to win a championship finally came to an end.
He refuses to give up his quest to discover the truth.
2quest verb
quests; quest·ed; quest·ing
[no obj] formal + literary: to go on a journey to find something
They were questing for gold.
in quest of
: searching for (something)
She is in quest of the perfect wine.


Asians are the fastest-growing, most educated and highest-earning population in the U.S., according to a new report that paints the majority-immigrant group as a boon to an economy that has come to rely increasingly on skilled workers.

boon /ˈbu:n/ noun
plural boons

[count] : something pleasant or helpful : a benefit or advantage — usually singular
▪ What at first looks like an inconvenience can be a boon.— usually + for or to
▪ The new tax cut is a boon for homeowners.
▪ Reliable daycare is a boon to working parents.


China's goal of building a world-class aviation industry has so far yielded few tangible results, but not for a lack of effort: The country is spending heavily on new aircraft development and aviation infrastructure, with plans for 70 new airports by 2015 and a commercial jet, the C919, meant to compete with best-sellers from Boeing and Airbus.



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