News for Sunday, October 25, 2009


News 2009 October 25


Nationwide Tour adds ’10 event in Colombia

The Nationwide Tour is losing one event in New Zealand for 2010, but adding another in Latin America, Nationwide Tour president Bill Calfee told Golfweek on Sunday.

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Marsh rallies to win Stocker Cup

Kevin Marsh made four birdies in a six-hole stretch Sunday en route to a victory the Stocker Cup.

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Murray, Levonowich complete wire-to-wire victories

Murray, Levonowich win big

Grayson Murray won with fireworks, Minami Levonowich won without drama. Both ran away with big victories Sunday at the Golfweek Junior Series event at Pine Needles.

A legendary spectator at Pine Needles

watched LPGA Hall of Famer Peggy Kirk Bell, nearly 88, give a golf lesson with her cane at Pine Needles.

Walking down the 18th fairway at Pine Needles with the final group of boys Sunday at the Golfweek Junior Series event at Pine Needles, I caught up with course owner and LPGA Hall of Famer Peggy Kirk Bell.

Southpaw siblings hit Southern Pines

There were two sets of siblings at the Golfweek Junior Series event at Pine Needles this weekend. The most interesting part? All four were left-handed.

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Matteson nips Fowler, Lovemark at

Recovering from a late collapse, Troy Matteson birdied the second playoff hole to beat Jamie Lovemark and Rickie Fowler in the Open at Grayhawk Golf Club.

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Alabama junior golfer, 17, killed in car crash

Vaughn, 17, killed in crash

Hogan Vaughn, a 17-year-old junior golfer from Huntsville, Ala., died Saturday morning after a one-car crash near his home. The senior at Grissom High School played in the U.S. Junior Amateur at Shoal Creek last year.

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Every tops Sim to win Nationwide Tour finale

Every earns PGA Tour card

Matt Every won the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship on Sunday to earn a 2010 PGA Tour card. Sean Martin breaks down the rest.

Blackmar wins first Champions Tour title

Phil Blackmar won his first Champions Tour title Sunday, birdieing five of his first six holes en route to a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke victory over Jay Haas, Tom Kite and Andy Bean in the AT&T Championship.

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Georgia Tech rolls to UNCG Bridgestone title

Georgia Tech wins in N.C.

Georgia Tech went 21 under as a team to win the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Sunday and pick up its first victory of the season.

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Fowler makes ace, opens 5 under thru 5

Rickie Fowler scored a hole-in-one to take a brief final-round lead in the Open at Grayhawk Golf Club.

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Barcelo earns PGA Tour card despite DQ

with the good news that Rich Barcelo has earned his PGA Tour card, despite signing for an incorrect scorecard.

As much pressure as there is playing with a PGA Tour card on the line, Rich Barcelo was in a tougher position – sitting on the couch.

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Stuard stays positive despite tough luck

It looks like Brian Stuard may suffer his second near-miss of a PGA Tour card in the past 10 months.

Swafford still rehabbing shoulder

If you wanted a Hudson Swafford update, here it is. According to Georgia coach Chris Haack, “Hud” is still recovering from shoulder surgery on his torn labrum.

So what did they get at Isleworth this year?

Every year at the Isleworth Collegiate there is always one important question: What’s in the goodie bags?

Henriques aces Isleworth’s 183-yard 11th

Yesterday my best friend called to tell me he made his first hole-in-one at a course in Texas. I was a bit jealous, because the only ace I can ever seem to get is one that comes with a 4 of clubs at the poker table.

Alabama eating well thanks to famous friends

says Alabama has been eating well at Isleworth thanks to some famous friends.

One of my favorite things about the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational is hearing the players talk about their experiences with prestigious alumni or friends of the program that come out to see them play.

Exhausted Quinn awaits Tour card fate

updates the story of Fran Quinn, who needs a minor miracle to earn his PGA Tour card.

When Fran Quinn walked off the golf course Sunday afternoon, he was projected to finish 26th on the Nationwide Tour money list, one spot away from a PGA Tour card.

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Duke rallies to win NCAA Fall Preview

Duke wins Fall Preview

Duke made a statement Sunday winning the NCAA Fall Preview by a shot over Auburn and UCLA. It was the Blue Devils’ first title since the 2008 ACC Championship.

Jonzon wins 1st Euro Tour title in 12 years

Michael Jonzon won his first European Tour title in 12 years with a birdie on his final hole at the Castello Masters for a 4-under 67 and a one-stroke victory.

Bjornstad creates media blitz at Nationwide finale

You may be surprised by the player with the largets media following at the Nationwide Tour Championship. It’s not Michael Sim, who is wrapping up the best season in Nationwide Tour history.

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K.J. Choi wins Asian Tour event in Malaysia

K.J. Choi claimed a four-stroke victory at the Iskandar Johor Open.

Doctors prop up Quinn in his quest for card

reports that Fran Quinn, who is on the verge of earning his PGA Tour card, needed medical attention Saturday night.

Playing 18 holes with a PGA Tour card on the line is difficult enough. Imagine having to do it after spending part of the previous night at an urgent-care clinic.