News for Monday, May 31, 2010


News 2010 May 31


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Player of the Week: Yueer Cindy Feng

Yueer Cindy Feng, of Orlando, Fla., shot 3-under 213 (72-73-68) at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., and won the AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior in a playoff.

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Player of the Week: Anthony Paolucci

Anthony Paolucci, of Del Mar, Calif., shot 12-under 204 (66-69-69) at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior by three shots.

Edler, Sealy win IJGT’s season finale

With his lead dwindling, Charlie Edler took a swipe at a 1-footer on the eighth hole at Grand Cypress Resort – and missed. His next swing with the driver wasn’t much better, his tee shot plunging into a pot bunker in the fairway.

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Paolucci wins Thunderbird; Feng defends title

Paolucci, Feng win in Arizona

Anthony Paolucci got his first AJGA win in a big way Monday at the Thunderbird International Junior, as Yueer Cindy Feng battled Laetitia Beck for four extra holes on her way to a title defense.

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Would-be qualifier’s joy turns into uncertainty

Erynne Lee, 16, celebrated with her family for about 10 minutes after winning a playoff May 26 and an apparent spot in the U.S. Women’s Open.

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Inside the Honors Course setup for NCAAs

Tiger Woods shot 80 in the final round at the 1996 NCAA Championship en route to victory. Scores won’t be that high this time around, writes Sean Martin, as the national championship starts Tuesday.

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’96 NCAAs: Tiger, big crowds and one wild shot

spoke to ASU coach Randy Lein, who explained what made the ’96 NCAAs so special.

Eric Soderstrom spoke to ASU coach Randy Lein, who explained what made the 1996 NCAA Championship so memorable.

Texas A&M’s Higgins tinkering with lineup

say Texas A&M coach J.T. Higgins is again waiting until the last minute to set his NCAA lineup.

Most teams have their starting lineup set in stone by the postseason. Not Texas A&M.

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Seminoles’ secret at NCAAs? ‘Huge visors’

FSU’s NCAA fashion statement

Florida State thought it needed a little southern karma this week at the NCAA Championship, so the Seminoles put in an order. A box of large visors, please. Eric Soderstrom explains.

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Final thoughts on Colorado Golf Club

explains why Colorado Golf Club will be a perfect Solheim Cup venue in 2013.

Well, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have done it again.

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Principal renews support of Champions event

The Principal Charity Classic will remain at the Glen Oaks Country Club through 2012. The contract extension with the West Des Moines course coincides with the Principal Financial Group’s sponsorship renewal of the annual Champions Tour event.

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Georgia’s Silva Zamora wins Spanish Amateur

Marta Silva Zamora started the summer with a bang Sunday, winning the Spanish Women’s Amateur by a single shot.

Morgan Stanley may exit as Tour sponsor

says murmuring at the Memorial – according to The Columbus Dispatch – raises doubts about Morgan Stanley’s future as sponsor.

Morgan Stanley could be on the way out as a PGA Tour sponsor, according to a report in The Columbus Dispatch.

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Reliving 1996: NCAAs oozed of tour talent

The only other time the NCAA Division I Men’s Championship was staged at The Honors Course just outside Chattanooga, Tenn., was 1996, when a sophomore from Stanford named Tiger Woods won the individual title.

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Winner’s Circle: May 24-30, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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How many NCAA finals appearances?

with a pop quiz: Which team has made the most NCAA finals appearances?

Anyone who follows college golf knows that Oklahoma State has appeared in more NCAA Men’s Division I Championships than any other program in the country.

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Reinvigorated Kim adds punch to UCLA

Kim leads UCLA at NCAAs

When UCLA tees it up Tuesday in the first round of the NCAA Championship, the Bruins will lean on a player who broke par only three times last season. Ron Balicki reports.

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Singh undecided on U.S. Open qualifying

says Vijay Singh, passed over for a U.S. Open exemption, may not attend sectional qualifying.

While playing through back problems and not competing on the weekend in six consecutive starts this spring, three-time major winner Vijay Singh fell out of the top 50 in the world for the first time since 1992. That means his streak of playing in 63 consecutive major championships, the longest current run, is in jeopardy.

Lance Ringler’s Men’s NCAA primer

crunches numbers, looks at over and underachievers, and names his Fab 5 heading into NCAAs.

Lance Ringler crunches numbers, looks at over- and underachievers and names his Fab 5 heading into NCAAs.

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Monday Scramble: Ready to rock at NCAAs

The Monday Scramble

The NCAA Championship begins Tuesday at The Honors Course in Tennessee. Tiger Woods ended his college career with a victory there. The Monday Scramble wonders what star will emerge this week.

Five reasons Washington won’t win the NCAAs

gives five reasons why red-hot Washington won’t win the NCAA Championship.

Well, college golf fans, I have arrived in Ooltewah, and my initial report is not good. The Golfweek crew was greeted by rain, and it has continued to do so since I landed Sunday afternoon.