News for Thursday, July 8, 2010


News 2010 July 8


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Mai (No. 35, 2011) commits to Northwestern

has given a verbal commitment to Northwestern.

Brittany Mai, No. 35 in Golfweek’s rankings for the class of 2011, has verbally committed to Northwestern. Mai, of Poway, Calif., also considered UCLA, USC, Cal-Berkeley, Stanford and UC Davis.

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Chappell leads Gretzky Classic with 61

Kevin Chappell took an early two-shot lead Thursday at the Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic, shooting an 11-under 61 at the Georgian Bay Club in Clarksburg, Ontario.

Every denies pot possession after arrest

PGA Tour rookie Matt Every has denied possessing marijuana after his arrest at an Iowa casino two days before the John Deere Classic.

Hebert transfers from FSU to Auburn

Sophomore Michael Hebert, who abruptly left Florida State following the Seminoles’ third-place finish at the NCAA Championship, will resume his college career at Auburn.

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Amateur Shean tackles odds at Oakmont

Shean shoots 70 at Oakmont

Kelli Shean charged to the top of the U.S. Women’s Open leaderboard Thursday on a beastly Oakmont course. As Beth Ann Baldry writes, Shean has the kind of amateur story that makes this event special.

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Yang rebounds from poor start at Oakmont

After making double bogey on her first hole Thursday, Amy Yang just smiled and gently placed her putter back in the bag.

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Notes: Heat, pace make long day at Oakmont

Imagine 52 Red Sox-Yankees games all going on at about the same time.

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Clarke leads Scottish Open; Lefty 6 back

Darren Clarke upstaged fellow Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell with a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Scottish Open on Thursday.

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Lang leads U.S. Women’s Open with 69

Temperatures were in the 90s. Michelle Wie was in the 80s. On a demanding day when tough old Oakmont Country Club illustrated again that playing par golf can be an achievement, only Brittany Lang was in the 60s.

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Mr. Sunshine’s outlook pays off during 59

says even pessimistic Paul Goydos found no faults in his 59 at the John Deere.

For a golfer facetiously nicknamed “Sunshine,” it was sunny and 59 at the TPC Deere Run.

Q&A: Fore!! Axel and Hudson designer Paul Nguyen

Attention fashion-crazed parents – I’ve found one of the hottest, trendiest and most sophisticated boys golf apparel on the market, outfits that are going to make you jealous that they don’t come in your size.

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Creamer tops in Thursday’s marquee group

says Paula Creamer shined brightest in Thursday’s marquee group.

Paula Creamer already considers Oakmont one of her favorite tracks. It’s fun; it’s hard; it can make you go crazy.

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Former collegiate stars top Nationwide money list

noticed some former collegiate stars are making big checks on the Nationwide Tour.

It was only a few years ago when they were the stars of college golf. Each was a first-team All-American and each took home some of the most prestigious awards.

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Wie sputters to opening-round 82 at Oakmont

explains what went wrong in Michelle Wie’s opening 82 at Oakmont.

Michelle Wie pumped her first twice after holing a 6-foot par putt on Oakmont Country Club’s first hole during the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open.

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Goydos shoots 59, Stricker has 60 at Deere

Goydos shoots 59 at Deere

Big news Thursday? LeBron, please. Paul Goydos shot 59 in the first round at John Deere. Steve Stricker followed hours later with 60.

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Q&A: NCAA individual champ Scott Langley

caught up with NCAA individual champ Scott Langley to talk about his summer plans.

It’s been quite the summer so far for Illinois rising senior Scott Langley.