News for Friday, April 2, 2010


News 2010 April 2


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James (No. 37, 2011) commits to N.C. State

has given a verbal commitment to N.C. State.

Augusta James, No. 37 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2011, has given a verbal commitment to N.C. State. James, of Bath, Ontario, also made unofficial visits to Texas A&M, TCU, Ohio State and Tennessee.

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Cody making changes as summer approaches

says Austin Cody is making some big changes to his game in preparation for joining the Duke roster.

Austin Cody is making some drastic changes to his game, and hoping to have all the kinks worked out by the time he joins the Duke roster next fall.

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Postseason schedule limits media coverage

says a NCAA schedule mix-up means less exposure for college golf.

This year’s postseason schedule has left the Golfweek college gang scrambling for a plan. You see, the NCAA Women’s Championship and the NCAA Men’s regionals are on the same date.

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Lograsso gives Stanford boost to make cut

Angela Stanford stood on the 14th tee at Mission Hills Country Club’s Dinah Shore Course, looked at the snow-capped mountains and allowed her mind to wander. Stanford, a favorite at last year’s Kraft, was in danger of missing a second consecutive cut.

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Charlotte Country Day takes slim lead in S.C.

Palmetto H.S. Championship

Four teams fought to the top of the leaderboard Friday on a tough day at the Palmetto High School Championship. But as Julie Williams reports, there’s still a lot of golf yet to be played in Myrtle Beach.

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Ochoa announces launch of foundation

explains what is making Lorena Ochoa more excited than being tied for second at the Kraft.

Lorena Ochoa posted five birdies to shoot 2-under 70 and enter the weekend at the Kraft Nabisco Championship tied for second place. And, oh yeah, she also announced the launch of the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation, which will begin with an academy in Southern California and ambitiously grow to programs around the world.

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Lewis continuing strong run in majors

explains why Stacy Lewis always hovers around the lead at majors.

Stacy Lewis’ game is built for majors. She has five top-10s since ’07, three of which have been at Grand Slam events.

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Kim leads Kraft; Ochoa, Kerr one back

South Korean Song-Hee Kim shot a 4-under 68 on Friday in the second round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship to top a leaderboard loaded with majors winners.

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Molder shoots 66 to lead in Houston

Bryce Molder birdied four of the last seven holes for a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead Friday in the Houston Open, the final event before the Masters next week at Augusta National.

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Stupples sees offseason fixes pay off at Kraft

Stupples showing good form

Karen Stupples hasn’t won since 2004, but it’s hard to tell this week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. As Beth Ann Baldry writes, Stupples is re-focused and ready for another major breakthrough.

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USC’s Song ‘pulling her hair out’ at Kraft

Jennifer Song said she’s been “pulling my hair out” this week at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Not because she’s playing in a major championship, or because she had to scramble like crazy after hitting only six greens in regulation on Friday.

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Steady Wie eyes weekend charge at Kraft

explains why Michelle Wie’s ho-hum 71 was a good score Friday at the Kraft.

Michelle Wie hit less than half her fairways Friday at the Kraft, but scrambled her way to a 1-under 71 at Mission Hills Country Club’s Dinah Shore Course.

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Ogilvie has Georgia, Hawaii on his mind

says Joe Ogilvie is trying to keep his family happy with trips to Georgia and Hawaii.

With a second-round 67 to move into contention at the Shell Houston Open, Joe Ogilvie has Georgia on his mind. His family? They may be thinking the surf could be up in Hawaii in January.

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Fashion watch: Ralph Lauren’s new man?

says Adam Scott’s new wardrobe could be hinting to the identity of his next apparel sponsor.

Noticed anything lately about Adam Scott’s wardrobe?

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Sim withdraws from Masters with injury

Michael Sim has withdrawn from the Masters because of a right shoulder injury that has kept him out of golf for the last month.

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Glover makes first Houston ace since 2005

U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover recorded an ace in the second round of the Shell Houston Open Friday.

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Note to tour pros: Please smile

A sense of entitlement?

Have golf’s tour pros lost sense of how good they have it? Alistair Tait says more of them need to turn those frowns upside down and do a better job of giving back to the fans.

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Bramlett (NR, 2010) commits to Davidson

has given a verbal commitment to Davidson College.

James Bramlett has verbally committed to Davidson college for the fall of 2010. Bramlett also made an unofficial visit to Emory.

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Mailbag: A parent’s idea for college match play

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