News for Sunday, October 17, 2010


News 2010 October 17


Man dies after being struck with golf ball

Authorities say a man who was hit in the head with a golf ball at a Southern California country club has died.

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5 Things: Roccin’ eagles

How did Rocco Mediate manage to win the Open for his first victory since 2002? With a spectacular shot in each of the four rounds. All for eagle, no less.

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Recari wins CVS Challenge for 1st LPGA title

Spain’s Beatriz Recari won the CVS/pharmacy LPGA Challenge on Sunday for her first LPGA Tour title, overcoming soggy conditions and a late bogey for a one-stroke victory over France’s Gwladys Nocera.

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Etulain's 36-footer secures 2nd career title

Argentina's Julian Etulain defeated countryman Agustin Jauretche by sinking a 36-footer for eagle on the 73rd hole of the Abierto Internacional Hacienda Chicureo.

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Late eagle propels Mediate to title

Mediate wins

Rocco Mediate holed out for eagle – again – on the 17th hole Sunday to capture the Open for his first win since 2002.

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Virginia wins by four at The Ridges

Virginia wins The Ridges

Virginia won its second tournament of the fall Oct. 17, cruising to a four-shot victory at the Bank of Tennessee at The Ridges. It’s the first time in three years the Cavs have won multiple events in a season.

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Martin back on track after strong Portugal showing

The best is yet to come from Spain’s Pablo Martin. Count on it. Martin might not have won the Portugal Masters, but the fact he got into contention proves his game – and his life – is getting back on track.

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Gore wins Miccosukee, 7th Nationwide title

Gore wins Miccosukee

Jason Gore won his seventh Nationwide Tour title Sunday at the Miccosukee Championship, giving him the most wins in tour history.

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Sources: Olympia Fields gets 2015 U.S. Am

says Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club will host the 2015 U.S Amateur.

Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club will host the 2015 U.S. Amateur, sources told Golfweek. Bradley S. Klein reports.

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Rookie Harding claims wire-to-wire victory

It was a week to remember for Justin Harding. The Sunshine Tour rookie rocked back and forth but still claimed his first tour victory Oct. 15 at the Vodacom Business Origins of Golf Final.

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Green closes with 65 to win Portugal Masters

Richard Green shot a 65 Sunday to win the Portugal Masters over a group of four players two strokes back.

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Money player

In fifth place overnight, Kim Kyung-tae of South Korea shot a course record Sunday to capture the Japan Tour’s signature event: the Japan Open. Augusta-bound amateur Hideki Matsuyama impressed the golf world again by finishing T-3.

Ahn extends money-list lead with 4th victory

There’s just no stopping Ahn Sun-ju. The rising Korean star continued her remarkable rich vein of form with a runaway seven-shot success Sunday in the Fujitsu Ladies.

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Felton toasts return to form with vintage victory

After spending much of the year working in a friend’s wine shop, Kim Felton became OneAsia’s first Australian champion of the year with a two-stroke victory Sunday at the Midea China Classic.

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Harrington ends drought with Johor Open win

Padraig Harrington earned his first victory in two years Sunday, winning the Asian Tour’s Iskandar Johor Open by three strokes over Noh Seung-yul of South Korea.