News for Tuesday, November 6, 2012


News 2012 November 6


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Tour players use Disney as last shot at 2013 status

There’s an added sense of urgency this week at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic as time is running out to claim one of the top 125 spots on the 2012 Tour money list.

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Blixt accelerates Tour joyride with race for top 30

Jonas Blixt will be focused on the 30th spot on the money list at this week's Children's Miracle Network Classic. At No. 35 in earnings, Blixt must jump five places Sunday to earn his first start at the Masters next spring.

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Rugge's USGA legacy: Harmony with clubmakers

says Dick Rugge's 13-year tenure at the USGA not only made peace with equipment makers but forged a working relationship with them.

Dick Rugge, 64, announced his resignation Nov. 5 after nearly 13 years on the job. He will step down Feb. 2, ending a regime that took a giant step toward clarifying current and future golf equipment rules.

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Player of the week: Camilla Hedberg, Florida

The Florida sophomore won the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in a playoff with Alabama’s Jennifer Kirby.

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Team of the week: Florida

A victory at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational was the second in four fall starts for the Gators.

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Team of the week: Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State won the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate for its first victory since the 2011 NCAA Colorado Regional.

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Player of the week: Devon Purser, BYU

Devon Purser won the SCVB Pacific Invitational after making birdie on the final hole to win the event by one.

Navy adds women's golf as a varsity sport

Navy has elevated women’s golf to a varsity sport, effective immediately.