News for Monday, October 25, 2010

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Georgia Tech retains lead at U.S. Collegiate

Paul Haley and Georgia Tech remain far in front at the U.S. Collegiate as they chase their first victory in their home event. Ron Balicki reports.

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Tubert posts 63 in Las Vegas, ties NCAA record

College life certainly is agreeing with Emily Tubert.

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Alabama leads by four at Isleworth Collegiate

Freshman Cory Whitsett and Alabama are all smiles at the Isleworth Collegiate, where the Tide is closing in on its second win of the year.

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Player of the week: Tiffany Lua

The UCLA sophomore earned her first collegiate victory after shooting 2-under 214 to share medalist honors with Virginia sophomore Brittany Altomare. Lua, who represented the U.S. at the Curtis Cup in June, made up ground in Round 3 with an even-par 72 as Altomare climbed to a 75.

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Team of the week: California

California posted rounds of 262-266-276 for a 48-under 804 total to win the Alister MacKenzie Invitational. The Golden Bears finished two shots better than San Diego State to win its second consecutive event.

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Team of the week: UCLA

The UCLA sophomore earned her first collegiate victory after shooting 2-under 214 to share medalist honors with Virginia sophomore Brittany Altomare. Lua, who represented the U.S. at the Curtis Cup in June, made up ground in Round 3 with an even-par 72 as Altomare climbed to a 75.

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Player of the week: Austin Gutgsell, LSU

Austin Gutgsell turned in a final-round 69 to claim a four-shot win over teammates Ken Looper and John Peterson at the David Toms Intercollegiate. Gutgsell, who is ranked No. 108 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, fired three rounds in the 60s to finish at 10-under 206 and lead LSU to the team title.

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For Cowboys, life without Uihlein isn’t easy

In terms of separation anxiety, Mike McGraw insists there’s very little.

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Winner’s Circle: Oct. 18-24, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Norman-Ochoa bidding for Olympic design project

Greg Norman and Lorena Ochoa announced a design partnership with hopes of building the Olympic golf course for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Joo (No. 66, 2011) commits to Boston College

Katia Joo, of Rolling Hills, Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play golf at Boston College in the fall of 2011. Joo also considered Northwestern, BYU and Brown.

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Manassero looking for visa to play HSBC

Matteo Manassero is scrambling to get a visa on short notice so he can play in the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai next week.

Q&A: Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada

Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s chief sport development officer, represents golf on the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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Parsons (N/R, 2011) commits to Oakland

Maya Parsons, of Whitby, Ontario, Canada, has given a verbal commitment to play at Oakland.

Duo leads Callaway to Industry Cup title

Who needs Phil Mickelson or Graeme McDowell, anyway?