News for Sunday, June 28, 2009

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Koepka shoots 67 to win Rice Planters

Florida State's Brooks Koepka came from behind to win the Rice Planters.

Parks named head coach at Louisiana State

Jeff Parks is leaving his post as a golf pro to coach the men’s team at Louisiana Tech.

PNC’s weather no concern for N.Y. player

Those players in the morning wave of Sunday’s opening round at the 42nd PGA Professional National Championship faced a couple of meteorlogical obstacles: hours of cool drizzle just heavy enough to be a nuisance, and winds that often gusted to 20 mph.

Nielsen makes huge rally to win Dick’s

Lonnie Nielsen was as amazed as anybody.

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Perry rolls to Travelers title

Kenny Perry has set a goal of winning 20 times before he leaves the PGA Tour.

Gillis notches first Nationwide victory

Tom Gillis shot 70 in the final round of the Nationwide Tour Players Cup to win by three strokes Sunday.

Dougherty fends off albatross, wins BMW

Nick Dougherty shot a final-round 64 to win the BMW International Open by one stroke on Sunday, although he was nearly upstaged by one of the most rare shots in golf.

Japan title qualifies Ishikawa for British

Japanese teenager Ryo Ishikawa closed with a 1-over 73 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour and qualify for the British Open next month.

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Shin leaves no doubt at Wegmans

South Korea’s Jiyai Shin picked up her fifth title in 11 months with a seven-stroke victory at the Wegmans LPGA on Sunday.