News for Friday, April 16, 2010

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Hearn takes two-shot lead at Fresh Express

David Hearn shot a 6-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead at the Nationwide Tour’s Fresh Express Classic.

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We all could use a little more Boo

I am finally giving props to a well-deserved fairway fashion icon, Boo Weekley. He is one shot off the leader – Jim Furyk - at the Verizon Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

What will it take to make it to postseason?

What will it take to get into men’s NCAA Regional play? Well, we know that teams will have to have a winning head-to-head won-loss record. Besides that, winning conference or having a better national ranking than the magic number will do the trick.

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Short game carries Nordqvist to Mojo 6 win

Anna Nordqvist, one of the tallest players on tour, is a short-game wizard. Looking at her 6-foot frame one expects a power game, but it’s her touch on and around the greens, along with her steely nerves, that wins tournaments.

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Rice learns costly lesson in Nationwide debut

On the eve of his professional golf debut, Jerry Rice made a rookie mistake, a golfing faux pas: He tinkered with his swing and put a new putter in his bag. The results were predictable.

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Nordqvist beats Blumenherst in Jamaica

Anna Nordqvist won the inaugural Mojo 6 Jamaica LPGA Invitational on Friday, beating Amanda Blumenherst, 1 up, in the six-hole championship match in the Raceway Golf event.

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O’Meara leads Outback; Watson two back

Mark O’Meara shot a 6-under 65 on Friday, taking a one-stroke lead over Mike Reid and defending champion Nick Price in the first round of the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.

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Furyk among three tied for Verizon lead

Jim Furyk, Greg Owen and Charles Howell III moved into the lead Friday at the Verizon Heritage, and stand at 7-under 135. First-round leader K.J. Choi faltered after a strong Masters week, dropping to T-22.

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Charleston Southern, Stetson take home titles

Get ready for an exciting postseason. Charleston Southern and Stetson struck the first blows with unlikely conference wins, leaving other teams to scramble for at-large bids into a wide-open national title race. Julie Williams reports.

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Mickelson to join Woods at Quail Hollow

Tiger Woods will compete with Masters champion Phil Mickelson again when he returns to the PGA Tour.

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Commentary: If I can do it, they can do it

Steve Norrell was struggling as he stood on Littlestone’s 15th tee in the fourth round of the 72 Club. He was within sight of the clubhouse, but his legs were screaming in agony.

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Mailbag: The yellow golf ball hits college!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time to go to the mailbag, where this week Idaho Vandals head coach Jon Reehoorn has the floor... I mean internet space.

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Kim Do-hoon takes 1-shot lead at China Open

South Korea's Kim Do-hoon shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round at the China Open.