News for Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Three tied for early N’wide lead in Charleston

Joe Affrunti, James Hahn and Brendan Steele shot 6-under 66s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Nationwide Tour Championship, the last chance for all three to earn 2011 PGA Tour cards through the developmental circuit money list.

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Wattel, France march into World Am lead

Romain Wattel already has won an individual title in Argentina. Now the Frenchman is trying to help his country to a world championship.

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Commentary: Jager showing focus in final amateur event

Australian standout Matt Jager is playing his final amateur event this week at the World Amateur Team Championship. Sean Martin takes a look at what may lie ahead.

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Hak starts fast with double eagle at WATC

Hong Kong’s Shun Yat Hak got off to a good start in the World Amateur Team Championship, sinking a 3-wood for double eagle on the par-5 second hole in the first round at Buenos Aires Golf Club.

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Kirk WDs in Charleston with thumb fracture

Chris Kirk, No. 2 on the Nationwide Tour money list, has withdrawn from this week’s season-ending Tour Championship due to a fracture at the base of his left thumb.

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Larazabal leads in Spain, Kaymer struggles

Spain’s Pablo Larazabal shot a 5-under 66 to take the first-round lead Thursday in the Andalucia Masters, while Germany’s Martin Kaymer struggled in his attempt to overtake Tiger Woods in the world rankings.

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Taking it to the Bank at Isleworth

On an unpredictable day at Isleworth, Bank Vongvanij continued his stellar season with a win in one of the best events of the fall.

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Barnes leads Asia Pacific Classic with 63

Ricky Barnes shot an 8-under 63 Thursday to take the lead after the first round of the inaugural Asia Pacific Classic, the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event in Southeast Asia.

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Woods to give back, play in Thai skins game

Tiger Woods says he’s looking forward to giving something back to Thailand when he makes a quick visit to his mother’s home country for the first time in 10 years to play a one-day skins tournament next month.