News for Friday, July 26, 2013

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Raber goes wire-to-wire to win Pacific Coast Am

Despite a late slip, Tyler Raber went wire-to-wire to win the Pacific Coast Amateur. Raber, who built a six-shot lead through 13 holes July 26, bogeyed three of the final five holes but still won by three shots

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Scheffler, Riley to meet in U.S. Junior final

Davis Riley and Scottie Scheffler will meet in the final match of the 66th U.S. Junior Amateur Saturday at Martis Camp Club after notching big victories Friday in the semifinals.

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5 Things: Mahan takes control; Merrick goes low

On a chamber of commerce day, Hunter Mahan birdied his last three holes to shoot 64 and seize the 36-hole lead of the RBC CanadianOpen at Glen Abbey Golf Club.

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RBC Canadian Open: Tee times, third round

Hunter Mahan and John Merrick will play in the day's final group during Saturday's third round of the RBC Canadian Open -- see the top groups and complete tee times here.

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How it Happened: Mahan moves into Canadian lead

John Merrick's Friday-morning 62 has first-round leader Brendan Steele, Matt Kuchar, Hunter Mahan and others giving chase this afternoon. Keep up with the highlights right here!

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World record or not, Massie's 56 gives mini-tour player confidence

Behind 21 putts and 17 greens in regulation, Jesse Massie recorded an improbable 56 at the Glenmary Country Club in Louisville, Ky., believed to be a world record on a par-72 course.

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Parziale wins rain-shortened Francis Ouimet title

Matt Parziale, 26, won a five-hole playoff to capture the rain-shortened 46th Francis Ouimet Memoral Tournament July 26 at Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale, Mass.

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Henderson, 15, wins Canadian Women's Amateur

Brooke Henderson, the top-ranked Canadian women’s golfer, captured her first Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship Friday.

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Pendrith leads Shin by 1 at Porter Cup

Taylor Pendrith of Richmond Hill, Ontario, shot a third-round, 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead over Canadian National Team teammate and first-round leader Justin Shin into the Porter Cup’s final round. Pendrith’s three-day total is 13-under 197.

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Then, Abe chart equally tough roads to Girls' Jr. final

This is the one for which Gabriella Then has been searching. Four times a competitor at the U.S. Girls’ Junior, Then had never made it past the quarterfinals until now. She’ll tee it up in the final against Lakareber Abe on Saturday.

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Langer, Wiebe tied for Senior British lead

Two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer fired a 3-under 67 to jump into a share of the Senior British Open lead with American Mark Wiebe on Friday at Royal Birkdale.

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APL winner Niebrugge captures Wisconsin State Amateur

Jordan Niebrugge, last week's winner at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, continued his hot streak by winning the 112th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship on Wednesday at The Bog in Saukville, Wisconsin.

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Augenstein ends Horsfield's run at U.S. Junior

John Augenstein continued his surprise run at the U.S. Junior Amateur, advancing to the semifinals and ending Sam Horsfield's stay at Martis Camp Club in the process.

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14-year-old becomes youngest pro-event winner

Phachara Khongwatmai, at the tender age of 14, become the youngest golfer ever to win a pro event when he went 13 under at the ASEAN PGA Tour's Singhua Hin Open.

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Nike's chief club designer retires; remains as consultant

Tom Stites, Nike's director of product innovation, has retired. But he'll remain with Nike as a consultant and work on the company's biggest projects.

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Knox adds name to Web.com Tour's list of 59s

Another tourney, another 59 for the Web.com Tour – as Russell Knox cards the magical sub-60 score during the second round of the Boise Open.

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Abe powers through Girls' Jr. bracket; to face Wu in semis

Lakareber Abe arrives at Alabama in a little more than a year, but already cries of “Roll, Tide!” can be heard when Abe does something good on the golf course.

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Pros coming up aces Friday on Twitter

From a hole-in-one to tournament preparations to a couple of family moments, the faces of pro golf are having a busy day on social media.

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Notes: Augenstein, Riley move on at U.S. Junior

John Augenstein survived an exhausting day. Davis Riley took an early lead and never relinquished it. Both moved on Thursday at the U.S. Junior Amateur.