News for Thursday, October 7, 2010


News 2010 October 7


Three share lead at Senior PGA Professional

James Blair III, Mark Faulkner and Billy Rosinia shot 5-under 67s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship.

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Kerr grabs one-shot lead at Navistar LPGA

LPGA Championship winner Cristie Kerr shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Morgan Pressel, Anna Nordqvist and Dorothy Delasin in the Navistar LPGA Classic.

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Demsey leads Chattanooga Classic by two

Todd Demsey jumped to a two-shot lead Thursday at the Chattanooga Classic after a 10-under 62 at Black Creek Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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Rollins leads by one at McGladrey Classic

Rollins leads McGladrey

Bumped unceremoniously from the FedEx Cup playoffs, John Rollins grabbed the first-round lead Thursday at the McGladrey Classic.

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Curley (NR, 2011) commits to Virginia Tech

has given a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech.

Miles Curley has given a verbal commitment to Virginia Tech. Curley also made unofficial visits to Winthrop, Wofford and the College of Charleston.

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Kite takes one-shot lead at Senior Players

Tom Kite shot a 3-under 67 in calm morning conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over fellow early starters Mark O’Meara, Michael Allen and Joe Ozaki in the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship, the Champions Tour’s final major of the season.

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A sneak peek at the Golfweek Jr. Invite field

Golfweek Jr. Invite

Golfweek’s East Coast Junior Invitational tees off in a month, and the field is filling up fast. Get an updated sneak peak at the competition.

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Mowat’s golf marathon helps grow program

Ball State fundraiser

There’s little Katherine Mowat won't do for her Ball State women’s golf team, including playing 100 holes in a day. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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Simson wins Senior Am for 1st USGA title

Simson wins Senior Am

Paul Simson, 59, won the USGA Senior Amateur on Thursday, beating Pat Tallent to capture the Simson Slam – winning the British, Canadian and U.S. senior amateur titles in the same year.

Junior diary: It’s not so bad to be busy

details the average day for a student at the IMG Leadbetter Golf Academy.

The last two weeks have been really busy!

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PGA Tour exec takes job with Texas Rangers

explains which PGA Tour executive has accepted a position with the Texas Rangers.

Rick George is transitioning from the FedEx Cup Playoffs to Major League’s Baseball’s playoffs. George, who has served as executive vice president and chief of operations for the PGA Tour the past two years, was named chief operating officer of the Texas Rangers.

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Bjorn among four tied for lead in Scotland

Ryder Cup vice-captain Thomas Bjorn shot a 6-under 66 at St. Andrews on Thursday to take a share of the first-round lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links.

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Westwood reinjures calf at Dunhill Links

Lee Westwood hurt his right ankle again but has decided to play on at the Dunhill Links Championship with the world No. 1 ranking in sight.

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Pepperdine riding high with dynamic duo

College notebook

Led by the duo of Josh Anderson and Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine is off to a quick start this fall. D.J. Piehowski reports.

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Asaji, 17, leads Asian Amateur by a shot

Asaji, 17, leads Asian Am

Yosuke Asaji shot 4-under 67 to take the first-round lead at the Asian Amateur. Asaji, 17, of Japan, was the only player to go bogey-free at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

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Woods to play in Thailand in November

Tiger Woods will play in a one-day skins tournament in Thailand next month, returning to his mother’s home country for the first time in 10 years.

Events to watch: Brickyard, Tar Heel Invites

previews this week’s three major college events.

The fall has definitely supplied us with some surprise teams to start the year. For instance, the LSU women are ranked No. 1 in the GolfweekSagarin college rankings, as are the Florida men.