News for Sunday, October 31, 2010


News 2010 October 31


Chattanooga wins Lady Paladin Intercollegiate

Chattanooga won the Lady Paladin Intercollegiate on Sunday, capturing its first title of the season.

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The man behind Ping’s S56

says Mike Nicolette and Ping’s S56 iron make a formidable team.

The Industry Cup wasn’t the Bay Hill Classic, a PGA Tour event he won back in 1983, but it was enough to add some excitement to Mike Nicolette’s golf life.

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Steele skipped N’wide event to officiate wedding

explains why Brendan Steele skipped a Nationwide event to officiate a wedding.

It was crunch time on the Nationwide Tour, when every performance was magnified, when every result carried significant ramifications.

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Hicks scrapes out Tour card at N’wide finale

Players scramble for cards

Justin Hicks was the last player to snag a PGA Tour card on a nervy final day at the Nationwide Tour Championship. Ryan Lavner reports.

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Fernández prevails in Paraguay

Sebastián Fernández of Argentina posted a 4-under 68 and took advantage of the mistakes made by Paraguay’s Héctor Céspedes to win the Stella Artois - Tigo Carlos Franco Invitational on Sunday.

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Monday-qualifier Spittle wins AT&T in playoff

Monday qualifier Rod Spittle won the AT&T Championship on Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory, beating Jeff Sluman with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

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3 musketeers

Alexander Levy (right) dropped a 50-foot birdie bomb Sunday that helped clinch France’s maiden victory at the World Amateur Team Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Steele wins N’wide finale in playoff

Steele wins in Charleston

Brendan Steele won the Nationwide Tour Championship Sunday after beating Colt Knost in a four-hole playoff.

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Bjerregaard (NR, 2011) commits to Florida St.

has given a verbal commitment to Florida State.

Lucas Bjerregaard has informed Golfweek that he has made a verbal commitment to Florida State.

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5 Things: Lorena's ever-growing nest egg

Who knew retirement could be so lucrative? Lorena Ochoa hung up the spikes in April, but she’s still managing to mint money on the links. She captured the $1.28 million Mission Hills Star Trophy Pro-Celebrity tournament in Haikou, China. That check alone would be good enough for No. 7 on this season’s LPGA money list.

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New world order: It starts with Westwood

If you listen closely enough, you can probably hear the champagne corks popping in the European Tour headquarters in Virginia Water, England. Lee Westwood overtook American Tiger Woods as world No. 1 at the conclusion of the Andalucía Masters at Valderrama.

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France earns first victory at WATC

France wins WATC

Alexander Levy dropped a 50-foot birdie bomb Sunday that helped clinch France’s maiden victory at the World Amateur Team Championship.

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Norman conquest of Europe? Shark group to buy Valderrama

Valderrama Golf Club, a former Ryder Cup venue, and its adjacent property in Sotogrande, Spain, has agreed to be purchased by the Greg Norman-owned Stripe Group.

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Hugo captures victory No. 3 at Platinum Classic

Jean Hugo shot a 6-under 66 Saturday to take the Platinum Classic by two strokes at the Mooinooi Golf Club.

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Lovemark tops money list, fully exempt for ’11

says Jamie Lovemark finished first on the Nationwide Tour money list to secure fully-exempt status on the PGA Tour.

With a seventh-place finish Sunday at the Nationwide Tour Championship, Jamie Lovemark claimed the top spot on the money list to secure fully-exempt status next season on the PGA Tour.

Back-to-back wins for Pace in China

Even a four-way playoff can’t keep Lee-Anne Pace down. The 29-year-old South African came from six shots back Sunday to win the Suzhou Taihu Ladies Open, a week after her victory at the Sanya Ladies Open in Hainan.

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Too fit to quit: 'Reborn' Atthaphon wins Mercedes-Benz finale

Atthaphon Prathummanee ended a frustrating 10-year wait to win his first significant title as a professional when he recorded victory Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Masters Indonesia.

Kim edges Ishikawa to widen lead on money list

Kim Kyung-tae staved off a Ryo Ishikawa’s late charge to claim victory Sunday in the Mynavi ABC Championship.

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McDowell holds on to win Andalucia Masters

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland shot a 74 Sunday to win the Andalucia Masters at Valderrama.

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Westwood ends Woods’ 5-year reign at No. 1

Westwood World No. 1

For the first time in five years, Tiger Woods is no longer golf’s No. 1 player. Lee Westwood has become the 13th player to claim the top spot.

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Ochoa tops Montgomerie in pro-celebrity event

Lorena Ochoa came out of retirement and made $1.28 million with her two-shot victory Sunday over Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie in the pro-celebrity Star Trophy at Mission Hills.

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Crane birdies 18 to win Asia Pacific Classic

Once he became eligible to play a few Asian tournaments, Ben Crane wasn’t immediately sure he wanted to go halfway around the world for golf. It’s already paying off in a big way.

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Choi defends LPGA Hana Bank title in Korea

South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi successfully defended her title in the LPGA Hana Bank Championship, shooting a 3-under 69 on Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Vicky Hurst.