News for Friday, March 26, 2010

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Gulbis looking to move on from missed cut

What happened to Natalie Gulbis? Well, she didn’t hit many greens. Gulbis said she hit five greens on Thursday and 10 in the second round. She missed the cut by a mile, shooting 78-75.

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Seo leads Kia Classic, Wie 2 back

Hee Kyung Seo, playing on a sponsor’s exemption, shot a 5-under-67 on Friday to take the lead while Michelle Wie also shot a 67 to pull into contention after two rounds in the inaugural Kia Classic at La Costa.

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An all smiles despite MC at Bay Hill

Byeong-Hun “Ben” An missed his first PGA Tour cut this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, but it was tough to tell from the expression on his face.

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McDonald (No. 34, 2011 ) commits to Miss. State

Ally McDonald has given a verbal committment to play golf at Mississippi State according to Michael Nanney, her high school golf coach at Itawamba Agricultural High School.

Christina Kim's new style, game look sharp

Christina Kim, always a colorful character, debuted a new look this week at the Kia Classic. She walked the La Costa fairways wearing a fedora hat and a chain attached to her yardage book (think Justin Timberlake).

Match play a different animal in college golf

In a recent Lance & Asher podcast, Asher said Washington can’t even win a match play event.

Mulroy leads by a stroke in Louisiana

Garth Mulroy shot a 5-under 66 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Chitimacha Louisiana Open.

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Notes: Saunders holding his own at Bay Hill

Sam Saunders was at the driving range Friday morning after an up-and-down round a day earlier. He took a swing, glanced over and saw his grandfather staring sternly in his face.

Brown-Lemm named women’s coach at Miss. State

Ginger Brown-Lemm has been named the new women’s golf coach at Mississippi State, the school announced Wednesday.

Price, Beck ahead at Cap Cana; Couples lurking

Nick Price and Chip Beck each shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the lead Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour’s Cap Cana Championship.

San Diego State dominant in Barona victory

San Diego State cruised to a 22-stroke victory Friday at the Barona Collegiate Cup.

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Are the Tour pros reading this?

Bay Hill… Babe Hill, there really is no difference this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. With an assortment of tight-fitting polos, bright spring colors and some very fit men – it leaves the ladies no choice but to drool over more than just the pros’ golf games. All sound too good to be true?

Doell named women’s coach at Seton Hall

Sara Doell has been named coach of the new women’s golf team at Seton Hall.

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Oosthuizen, Hutsby tied for lead in Spain

Louis Oosthuizen and Sam Hutsby shot 63s to lead the Andalucia Open, while defending champion Soren Kjeldsen had to contend with a nudist while playing a shot in the second round Friday.

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Mickelson begins Bay Hill week with a 58

Phil Mickelson shot 58 Monday on his home course. He hasn't duplicated that feat at Bay Hill, but after a second-round 67, he's just one back of the leaders entering the weekend. Sean Martin reports.

Oosthuizen searching for Masters bid

Add Louis Oosthuizen to the list of players desperately seeking a win in order to earn a Masters invitation. As Sean Martin writes, Oosthuizen is also looking for his first European tour victory.

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Predicting this year’s champ? Good luck

Good luck predicting this year’s NCAA Division I women’s golf champion. As Julie Williams writes, we could be in for one of the best postseason races in recent memory.

Curtis: Woods playing well, looked ‘nervous’

For players wondering what it will be like to play golf with Tiger Woods when he returns, Ben Curtis can speak from experience. It might be a little different.

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Commentary: Nicklaus: U.S. players need match-play experience

Want to breed a winning attitude? Compete more at match play. That’s the message from the game’s greatest player.

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Whan gives glimpse of life as LPGA chief

From calling sponsors, evaluating his team and even subbing as a Futures Tour caddie, LPGA chief Mike Whan tackles his job with a much-needed dose of optimism.

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Els, Love III among four tied for Bay Hill lead

Davis Love III played 10 holes before making his par during a wild day that left him in a three-way tie for the lead with Ben Curtis and D.J. Trahan among early starters in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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