News for Friday, October 29, 2010

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Portland to end golf programs

The University of Portland has announced that it will discontinue its men’s and women’s golf teams at the end of the 2010-11 academic year. The university will add women’s crew to its list of intercollegiate sports beginning in the fall of 2011.

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Cook, Irwin among AT&T Championship leaders

Hale Irwin shot his age for the first time on the Champions Tour, finishing with a 6-under 65 for a share of the first-round lead in the AT&T Championship with 2007 and 2008 winner John Cook, Larry Nelson, Chien Soon Lu and Mark Wiebe.

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Knost tied for lead at N’Wide Championship

Colt Knost shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Joe Affrunti and Brendan Steele in the Nationwide Tour Championship, the last chance for all three to earn 2011 PGA Tour cards through the developmental circuit money list.

Results: PGA Tour Q-School, first stage

The opening wave of the PGA Tour’s first stage of Qualifying School is under way, with a number of notable players moving on to the second stage. Below is a breakdown of each qualifier.

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U.S. climbs leaderboard at soggy WATC

David Chung and the United States battled heavy rain Friday in Argentina, moving into fifth at the World Amateur Team Championship.

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Dozier (No. 30, 2011) commits to Troy

Tolver Dozier of Dothan, Ala., has given a verbal commitment to Troy. Dozier is the No. 30-ranked player in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings for the class of 2011.

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McDowell leads Andalucia; Kaymer falls

Martin Kaymer is unlikely to take over the No. 1 ranking from Tiger Woods after falling 11 shots behind leader Graeme McDowell at the Andalucia Masters on Friday.

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Arkansas, Tubert stay cool for win in Vegas

With easygoing freshman Emily Tubert in the lead, Arkansas is only beginning to realize its potential. Julie Williams explains.

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Turning Stone out as PGA Tour sponsor in ’11

Unable to find a tournament date that met its needs or the PGA Tour's, Turning Stone Resort announced it is canceling its championship after a four-year run.

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Injured Ames won’t defend title at Disney

Stephen Ames’s back injury will keep him from defending his title at next month’s Children’s Miracle Network Classic in Florida.

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Notes on the field at the WATC

Turns out Jim Furyk isn’t the only player to find the winner’s circle after finding troubles with an alarm clock.

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Hurst, Kim atop Hana Bank leaderboard

American Vicky Hurst and South Korea’s Song-Hee Kim shot 4-under 68s in chilly conditions Friday to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Hana Bank Championship.

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Crane holds share of lead in Malaysia

Thai golfer Pariya Junhasavasdikul had five birdies over the last seven holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the lead after the second round of the inaugural Asia Pacific Classic.

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AT&T Championship to say goodbye to Oak Hills

Bruce Lietzke understands the uncertainty that most players feel when a tournament moves to a new course, especially ones put together by Pete Dye.