News for Friday, June 21, 2013

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Oklahoma State fires men's coach McGraw

Mike McGraw has been fired as Oklahoma State's men's golf coach, The Oklahoman newspaper reported Friday night on its website.

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Poston wins Southwestern Amateur by 2

J.T. Poston edged defending champ Kevin Dougherty and Max McGreevy by two shots to win the Southwestern Amateur on Friday at Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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5 Things: Watson leads; winds challenge; more

With winds picking up and greens firming up in the afternoon, Bubba Watson's morning 67 stood up for a two-shot lead after 36 holes at the Travelers Championship. Here are 5 Things to Know:

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How it happened: Watson takes Travelers lead

Charley Hoffman shot a 9-under 61 to take the first-round lead at the Travelers Championship, but it was Bubba Watson who assumed the top spot heading into the weekend. See how it all unfolded!

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Travelers Championship: Tee times, third round

Leader Bubba Watson will bring up the rear of the pack Saturday alongside Patrick Reed, with Padraig Harrington and Tag Ridings in the group ahead. See complete third-round pairings and tee times here.

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Becker reclaims solo lead at Northeast Amateur

Rafael Becker had an up-and-down even-par 69 Friday, but it was enough to reclaim the solo lead over Cameron Wilson and two others after the Northeast Amateur's third round.

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Morikawa wins Western Junior by 5 shots

Collin Morikawa made his first appearance in the Western Junior a memorable one, winning by five shots at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis.

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Player diary: Matt Gilchrest (Part 4)

Matt Gilchrest joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season. In his latest entry, he reflects on his first AJGA Invitational victory at the FootJoy Invitational.

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Cal’s Desimone wins GCAA coach of the year

The Golf Coaches Association of America announced on Friday, California head coach Steve Desimone (Division I), Jimmy Stobs of Barry (Division II), King Campbell of UT Tyler (Division III), Kyle Blaser of Oklahoma City (NAIA), Dave Jennings of Central Alabama (NJCAA Division I) and Bill Gardner of Walters State (NJCAA Division II) have received the Dave Williams award presented by Eaton Golf Pride as the national coaches of the year.

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Hakula, Porteous advance to British Amateur final

Finland's Toni Hakula and England's Garrick Porteous advance to the British Amateur Championship finals with semifinal wins over local boy Max Orrin and USA's Jim Liu, respectively.

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Tee times: U.S. Women's Open, second round

Tee times for the second round of the 2013 U.S. Women's Open at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

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Semifinals set for Connecticut Amateur

The field is set for the semifinal matches of the 111th Connecticut Amateur as all four semifinalist chase their first Connecticut Am title.