News for Monday, June 21, 2010


News 2010 June 21


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Kimberly Kim leads WAPL stroke play with 66

Kimberly Kim shot a 5-under 66 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Women’s Public Links on Monday.

Altomare wins big at Women’s Eastern Am

Brittany Altomare cruised to a 4-shot victory at the Women’s Eastern Amateur, posting a 4-under 212 to leave the majority of the field in the dust.

Moan returns to college golf as Bradley coach

After a five-year hiatus from collegiate golf, Mary Moan will assume head coaching responsibilities at Bradley University. Moan previously coached at Yale from 2000 to 2005.

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It’s time to reward elite college players

has a few suggestions to recognize the elite players in college golf.

I am the biggest college golf homer out there, but after seeing what two of the top players in the game did this week in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, well, I think it’s safe to say these kids can play.

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Winner’s Circle: June 14-20, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Youthful stars shape Cobra-Puma’s identity

says Cobra’s signing of Alexis Thompson reveals as much about the brand as the phenom’s potential.

It always helps to know who you are. A sense of identity is critical to an individual’s well being – and perhaps, even more so for a company’s brand.

Guerrero wins Southwestern Amateur after 65

Estanislao Guerrero won the Southwestern Amateur Championship June 18 with big help from a final-round 65.

Nutter, Bae claim North & South Junior titles

Jake Nutter and Sarah Bae took home the North & South Junior Championship titles on June 17 by close margins.

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Colombia Open returns to TLA schedule

The Tour de las Americas continues to bolster its schedule with the addition of the Colombia Open. The tournament is scheduled for July 29-Aug. 1.

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U.S. Open to return to Pebble Beach in 2019

The U.S. Golf Association announced that the 2018 U.S. Amateur and 2019 U.S. Open will be held at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

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UBS bows out as Players sponsor

Players loses sponsor

The PGA Tour has lost a primary sponsor of its flagship event. UBS, a sponsor of The Players Championship since 2005, has decided not to renew its long-term agreement. Adam Schupak reports.

Chang repeats at Southeastern Amateur

Derek Chang shot a final-round 7-under 64 June 19 to finish at 13-under 271 and repeat as the Southeastern Amateur champion.

Peterman rolls to victory at Monroe Invitational

Kyle Peterman called it a “USGA type of day” at the Monroe Invitational.

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Player of the Week: Tanner Kesterson

Tanner Kesterson, of Plano, Texas, shot 9-under 271 (69-64-70-68) at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., to win the AJGA’s FootJoy Invitational by one shot.

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Big Four go down swinging at U.S. Open

In each of the five previous majors staged at Pebble Beach Golf Links (four U.S. Opens and the 1977 PGA Championship), the “chalk” has ruled.

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After win, Miyazato takes over as World No. 1

Women’s golf has a new No. 1 player in Ai Miyazato of Japan.

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Havret shows courage before arriving at Pebble

says Gregory Havret’s U.S. Open run began far from Pebble Beach.

Gregory Havret’s improbable run never would have taken place if not for two putts holed thousands of miles from here and weeks before the U.S. Open started.

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Golf’s biggest stars fall short at Pebble Beach

When Phil Mickelson made his birdie attempt from off the green on the opening hole Sunday, the gallery roared its approval. The fans were prepared to see Lefty charge.

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McDowell’s Open win sweet on Father’s Day

McDowell wins U.S. Open

The best part of Graeme McDowell’s U.S. Open victory. As Dan Mirocha writes, it was sharing it with his father, Kenny.

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McDowell is last man standing at U.S. Open

Europe’s drought at the U.S. Open is over. Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland claimed victory as all the big names slid down the leaderboard. He’s the first European to achieve the feat since Tony Jacklin did it 40 years ago.

Europe’s stars leave Pebble empty-handed

Three Europeans are leaving the U.S. Open with different feelings after each came in believing he could be the victorious one – never thinking another lesser-known Euro would steal his glory.

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Els falters in attempt to win third Open

When the final round of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was over, Ernie Els could say he had his chances. He, however, could not convert, which is how a little-known European named Graeme McDowell found himself holding the trophy.

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Unlikely journey lets Havret shine at Pebble

Gregory Havret likely isn’t a household name just about anywhere. But that’s bound to change with his performance Sunday at Pebble Beach.