News for Sunday, June 27, 2010

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Paeglow leads delayed PGA PNC

David Paeglow shot a 5-under 65 on Sunday on The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort to take the lead during the suspended first round of the PGA Professional National Championship.

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Lovemark wins Mexico Open in playoff

Jamie Lovemark won the Mexico Open Bicentenary on Sunday for his first Nationwide Tour victory, beating B.J. Staten with a 3-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a playoff at El Bosque Country Club.

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NCAA Championship heading to Riviera, AAC

The NCAA Championship will be held in 2012 at Riviera Country Club (pictured) and in 2013 at Atlanta Athletic Club. Both will be hosting the NCAA finals for the first time.

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Tidy brings home Ladies’ British Amateur title

England’s Kelly Tidy ended eight years of British frustration in Britain’s premier women’s amateur tournament by winning the Ladies’ British Amateur Championship this weekend.

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Kerr wins LPGA Championship by 12

Cristie Kerr on Sunday became the first American to win the major since Juli Inkster in 2000. And Kerr's bonus: She supplants Ai Miyazato as the world's No. 1-ranked player.

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Watson wins Travelers, first PGA Tour title

Bubba Watson won the Travelers Championship on the second extra hole of a playoff Sunday. It was his first PGA Tour victory.

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After 13 years, Australian Lunn wins again

Australian Karen Lunn got off to a fast start Sunday, scoring 6 under on the front nine, which propelled her to victory at the Portugal Ladies Open.

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Late surge boosts Roberts to Champions win

Loren Roberts birdied the final hole for a closing 7-under 65 to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open by one stroke over Fred Funk.

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Kerr wins LPGA by 12, locks up world No. 1

Talk about a super Sunday. Cristie Kerr won the LPGA Championship by 12 shots, and took over Monday as No. 1 in the world rankings.

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Puyat (No. 13, 2011) commits to Stanford

Marcel Puyat has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Stanford. Puyat, who is from the Philippines and currently resides in Bradenton, Fla., chose Stanford after making unofficial visits to UCLA, California and Duke. He said the final decision came between Stanford and UCLA.

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Kimberly Kim to turn pro for Women’s Open

Kimberly Kim has announced she will turn professional for the U.S. Women’s Open next month at Oakmont Country Club. She played her final amateur event at last week’s U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links.

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Vietnam Golf Association tackles course rating

Several of Vietnam’s leading golf courses are now being “rated” according to the U.S. Golf Association Course Rating System, recognized as the world’s de facto handicapping system.

Rookie Sonoda lands Open spot with victory

Rookie Shunsuke Sonoda scored a stunning upset victory in the weather-hit 130 million yen (US$1.45 million) Gate Way to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic.

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A confidence-boosting win for Plaphol

Chawalit Plaphol commanded the field by an eight-shot margin to win the ICTSI Mount Malarayat Championship on Saturday.

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Horsey overtakes Dredge to win BMW Open

David Horsey of England birdied the 18th hole to win the BMW International Open by one stroke over countryman Ross Fisher on Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 that earned him the biggest victory of his career.

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The PNC visits golf’s modern marvel

In the case of It’s Possible to Build a Golf Course Anywhere With Enough Time and Money, we offer Exhibit A: the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort.

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Horsey birdies 18 to claim maiden win

David Horsey of England birdied the 18th hole to win the BMW International Open by one stroke over countryman Ross Fisher on Sunday, shooting a 5-under 67 that earned him the biggest victory of his career.

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