News for Friday, May 31, 2013

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How it Happened: Haas leads, McIlroy makes Memorial cut

Keep up with all the second-round action from the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village – and see where Tiger Woods' morning round went wrong while Bill Haas passed first-day leader Charl Schwartzel.

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5 Things: Haas carries new load at Memorial

Once a carrier of clubs for his father at Muirfield, Bill Haas is now letting them do the talking for him; Bo Van Pelt makes helpful changes; Guan Tianlang misses the cut.

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NCAA match play provides a stage unlike any other

If Friday was any indication, the excitement at the Capital City Club's Crabapple course will only intensify as Cal, Georgia Tech, Illinois and Alabama take the course on Saturday for the NCAA semifinals.

Knox, Kuhlke claim Charlie Coe Invitational title

Jeff Knox and Tripp Kuhlke, both of Augusta, Ga., teamed up to win the Charlie Coe Invitational on May 31 at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colo. The pair claimed a one-shot victory over runners-up Brooks Ratzlaff and Tyler Leon.

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Schniederjans leads Georgia Tech to NCAA semis

Georgia Tech sophomore Ollie Schniederjans made a short birdie on the first playoff hole to win his match and give Georgia Tech a 3-2 quarterfinal victory over UNLV in the NCAA Championship on Friday.

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Watney struggles at Memorial; Harmon notices

Nick Watney's score of 15 over for two rounds at the Memorial Tournament was surprising – as were coach Butch Harmon's comments via Twitter during Friday's second round.

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Cloninger wins Chanticleer Senior Invitational

Rick Cloninger of Fort Mill, S.C., won the Chanticleer Senior Invitational, finishing the 54-hole event with a 1-over 223 on the Chanticleer course at Greenville (S.C.) Country Club.

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Behind Burge, Illinois knocks off defending champ Texas

Nearly left out of the lineup on numerous occasions, Mike Small's continued commitment to Alex Burge paid off after the Illinois' sophomore beat Texas' Cody Gribble to secure the clinching point in Friday's NCAA quarterfinals.

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Alabama picks up lopsided win over New Mexico

Alabama made quick work of New Mexico in the quarterfinals at the NCAA Championship on Friday, setting up a semifinal showdown with Georgia Tech on Saturday.

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How it Happened: NCAA Elite 8 at Capital City

The quarterfinal matches are all set, starting with Cal vs. Arizona State at 10 a.m. on Friday. We'll keep you up-to-date on the latest from each match with our Tracker! Follow now!

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Rude: Tiger's flaws resurface in unlikely spot

It is quite surprising that Tiger Woods is 10 shots off the midway lead at the Memorial – normally one to dominate par 5s, he is an uncharacteristic even par in eight tries at Muirfield Village.

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Cal defeats Arizona State 3-2 to advance to semis

A clutch shot by California's Brandon Hagy on the 18th hole advances the Golden Bears to the semifinals at the NCAA Championships at The Capital City Club's Crabapple course.

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Acey-deucy: Dodt jars two on European Tour

Australian Andrew Dodt is the first on the European Tour to record two holes-in-one during the same round.

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Cal's Stalter takes long route to Berkeley, lineup

Joel Stalter knew he wanted to play in the U.S., but the Frenchman had to do a lot of the leg work, and thankfully got the attention of Cal's Steve Desimone. The rest, as they say, is history.