News for Tuesday, February 26, 2013


News 2013 February 26


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USC holds on to win North Ranch Intercollegiate

USC notched a second straight tournament victory by winning the North Ranch Intercollegiate on Tuesday at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif.

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Tumangan helps Stanford to Cal Classic title

A career-best finish from sophomore Mariko Tumangan helped Stanford capture the Cal Classic Tuesday.

Kim earns LPGA exemption in Gonzaga victory

Gonzaga's Alice Kim earned an exemption into the LPGA's Kia Classic, shooting 1-under 215 to capture medalist honors at the UC Irvine Invitational.

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Rude: No question USGA needs to re-think anchoring ban

Our Jeff Rude hopes that the USGA and R&A will listen to those dissenting corners and continue to allowing anchoring for the sake of the game’s enjoyment and growth.

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USC tops UCLA in Sugar Bowl playoff

USC, Golfweek's top-ranked women's team, needed an extra hole to fend off No. 22 UCLA Tuesday at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate at English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans.

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Entering Honda, McIlroy insists 'everything's there'

It’s like chalk and cheese. That’s how Rory McIlroy, the world's top-ranked golfer, explained the recent problem with his game. Through two events this year, McIlroy has shown nothing close to his 2012 form.

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Toy Box: New Bettinardi putter aids Kuchar

With the help of his new Bettinardi putter, Matt Kuchar won his first WGC-Accenture Match Play. Check out the latest Toy Box Notes!

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Weather halts John Hayt; N. Florida declared winner

North Florida held a 12-shot lead on Duke when play began Tuesday. The Blue Devils, No. 9, had done little to make up any of that ground in the rain, so North Florida was declared the winner with its 36-hole 17-under 559.

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Honda Classic: First-round tee times, pairings

Here are the first-round tee times and pairings for the Honda Classic at PGA National's Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Honda Classic

Rory McIlroy is the defending champ. Tiger Woods fired a 62 in the final round last year. Yet, our fantasy panel seems to be enamored with Justin Rose. See all of our predictions.

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McCarthy proves he's worthy of Texas walk-on spot

Texas junior Brax McCarthy is in his first season as a Longhorns walk-on. He's proving to be a solid addition to Golfweek's No. 2 team.

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Source: Euro Tour won't fight anchoring ban

The European Tour will not join forces with the PGA Tour and oppose the proposed anchoring ban suggested by the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A, according to a source who spoke on the condition of anonymity at the London-based tour.

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Guan, 14, set to qualify for Open Championship

Tianlang Guan, the 14-year-old Asia-Pacific Amateur champion who will play in the Masters in April, will attempt to qualify for a second major championship this year when he competes in IFQ-Asia on Thursday.