News for Monday, October 5, 2009


News 2009 October 5


Has the bubble finally popped for Eastern Michigan?

wonders if the bubble has finally popped for Eastern Michigan.

Can I talk about a team being on the bubble in October? Sure I can, especially when the team could be the poster child for college golf’s bubble boys.

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No. 4 Illinois wins Windon Memorial

Illinois wins Windon Memorial

Led by Scott Langley (pictured), Illinois notched its second win of the season Monday at the Windon Memorial, topping Northwestern by six shots at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill.

Grimes beats Thompson at Women’s Mid-Am

Results from the first round of match play at the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur, played Oct. 4 at the par-72, 6,193-yard Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club in Ocala, Fla.:

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Georgia’s Zamora notches second title of fall

UGA, Zamora win in Macon

Georgia sophomore Marta Silva Zamora notched her fourth career title, and second of the 2009-10 season, on Monday en route to leading the Bulldogs to a victory at the soggy Eat A Peach Collegiate.

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Winner’s Circle: Sept. 28-Oct. 5, 2009

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

Munoz making pro life look easy

says former Arizona State star Azahara Munoz is making life as a pro look easy after only two weeks.

Two years ago, Azahara Munoz wasn’t even sure she wanted to turn professional. Did the Arizona State star really want that lifestyle?

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Green works toward goal of playing golf again

At a benefit in his hometown, amputee Ken Green refuses to surrender to his injuries. Green is working single-mindedly toward a goal of playing golf again.

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Following the herd in Wales

explains why playing the Pennard Golf Club in Wales' Gower Peninsula is a truly unique experience.

It’s evident even before you pull into the parking lot at Pennard Golf Club that you’re in for a unique experience. Cattle roam the area along Southgate Road and near the clubhouse on Wales’ scenic Gower Peninsula.

So when will Alexis Thompson turn pro?

doesn’t think the LPGA will make 14-year-old Alexis Thompson wait four years to join the tour.

High school graduation must seem like a lifetime away to Alexis Thompson.

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Orender out of the running for LPGA chief

No LPGA for WNBA chief

WNBA chief Donna Orender (pictured right), who was considered a front-runner for LPGA commissioner, has withdrawn her candidacy. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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Player of the Week: Ri Hyang Park

Ri Hyang Park, of Fujieda-Shi-Shizuoka, Japan, shot an even-par 144 (75-69) at the International Junior Golf Tour event at Oyster Reef Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C., to win by seven shots.

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Player of the Week: Michael Werenski

Michael Werenski, of South Hadley, Mass., shot 1-under 143 (75-68) at the International Juniog Golf Tour event at Oyster Reef Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C., to win by two shots.

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Emerging golf nations seek Olympic funding

Emerging nations seek funds

Administrators in developing golf nations claim Olympic recognition can elevate the sport to another level and provide a fast track for growth.

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Olympic golf may open doors to cash in

Cashing in on golf

The Olympic windfall may vary, but that won’t stop companies from trying to cash in on golf in 2016, writes Gene Yasuda.

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Dyson shoots 66 to win Dunhill Links

Simon Dyson of England won the Dunhill Links Championship by three strokes Monday after shooting a 6-under 66 that included birdies on six of the first seven holes.

Meet your President Cup contestants

A quick look at the players competing in this year's Presidents Cup.

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Harding Park

Rerouted for Presidents Cup

This Presidents Cup venue – which will feature rerouting for the tournament – is pleasant and functional, but a shade below inspiring, writes Brad Klein.

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An inside look at Harding Park

Presidents Cup venue

A rerouted layout at Harding Park will allow for potential late-round drama at this week’s Presidents Cup. Bradley Klein has the details.

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Player of the Week: Maude Aimee Leblanc, Purdue

Purdue junior Maude Aimee Leblanc led her team to victory and also found the individual winner’s circle.

Merkulov commits to Duke

explains why the newest recruit for the Duke men's team is making the Blue Devils look pretty strong.

Yaroslav Merkulov, the No. 2 player in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings, has made a verbal commitment to Duke.

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Team of the Week: Purdue

Despite losing Maria Hernandez, last year’s NCAA individual champion, Purdue has started this season strong.

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Player of the Week: Peter Uihlein, OSU

Oklahoma State sophomore Peter Uihlein posted rounds of 60-71-71 for a 5-under 211 total to win the PING/Golfweek Invitational.

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Team of the Week: Oklahoma State

The Cowboys finished 22 shots better than second place Washington at the Ping/Golfweek Invitational.

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Kuchar wins Turning Stone in playoff

Kuchar wins long playoff

Matt Kuchar earned his second PGA Tour victory Monday morning at the Turning Stone Resort Championship, defeating Vaughn Taylor on the sixth hole of a sudden-death playoff.

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Monday Scramble: Time for fun and games

Monday Scramble

It’s Presidents Cup week! Can you dig it? The Monday Scramble can think of five scenarios that will make this week in San Francisco only the best one of the year.