News for Monday, September 13, 2010


News 2010 September 13


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Canavan leads rally at Golfweek D-III event

Golfweek Div. III Fall Invite

For Matt Canavan, hydration has been the key to success at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational in Haines City, Fla. D.J. Piehowski explains.

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FedEx Cup playoffs move on without Tiger

Leave it to the PGA Tour to find the upside of Tiger Woods missing out on the Tour Championship.

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Vietnam’s central coast enters tourism fray

A private tourism consortium in Vietnam has been launched to compete with southeast Asia’s top golf-and-beach destinations. Matt Nelson reports.

Illinois wins third straight Wolf Run title

Illinois opened its season Sunday with a third straight win at the Wolf Run Invitational. The Illini, No. 18 in Golfweek’s preseason rankings, ran away with the championship, beating runners-up Central Florida and Ball State by 19 shots.

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LSU, Hahn triumph at Gopher Invitational

LSU picked up where it left off last year, rolling to victory Monday at the Gopher Invitational.

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UNF’s Dale skips Wolf Run with knee bruise

Close followers of college golf may have noticed that North Florida junior Sean Dale wasn’t in the lineup for his title defense at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. Dale, a second-team All-American last season, missed the event with a deep knee bruise, North Florida head coach Scott Schroeder said.

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PHOTOS: Creamer flies in F-16 with Air Force

Creamer flies in F-16

Paula Creamer flew in an F-16 with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds on Sept. 9 at the Air Force Reserve Base in Pittsburgh.

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Winner’s Circle: Sept. 7-12, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Freshmen get Alabama off to super start

Alabama coach Jay Seawell finds himself in that position this season. Sure, the Crimson Tide have two proven performers coming back in Bud Cauley and Hunter Hamrick. But if Alabama is to bounce back from off-year last season, a pair of incoming freshman – outstanding ones at that – have to step up quickly.

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N’wide notes: Putnam’s Utah victory ‘huge’

Michael Putnam’s victory at the Nationwide Tour’s Utah Classic not only improved his chances of regaining his PGA Tour card, but made a difficult decision much easier.

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Predictable doesn’t have to mean boring

Dustin Johnson had a memorable weekend at the BMW Championship, collecting a victory after what seems like a year filled with “major” mishaps, and looking classy and dapper as he strolled down the fairways.

Augusta State coach welcomes baby boy

A visit to the White House is one of the perks that comes with winning an NCAA title. Josh Gregory, who guided Augusta State to the 2010 NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Championship, didn’t accompany his team for Monday’s visit to the White House, though.

Siverson brings hoops experience to links

says Duane Siverson’s roots at Concordia College run deeper than golf.

If there’s a coaching record at Concordia College, odds are Duane Siverson is somehow associated with it.

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Wie to play season-ending event in Dubai

Michelle Wie will end her season by playing in the Dubai Masters, the final Ladies European Tour event of the year.

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2010-11 College Preview: Dollars or degrees?

2010-11 College Preview

For many talented youngsters who skip college and turn pro early, the chase for LPGA riches goes unfulfilled. Beth Ann Baldry reports.

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No rush for men to professional ranks

While men’s professional golf is becoming a more difficult and risky vocation, the college and amateur experience has improved. Sean Martin reports.

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Ask this collegians: What if I don’t make it?

Many top collegians do not end up having a prosperous professional career. That’s why it’s good to have a Plan B. Julie Williams explains.

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Ringler’s musings after college kickoff

shares his thoughts as college golf’s fall season gets under way.

This past weekend was sort of the kickoff to college golf, and it begins the fall season that will be over before you know it.

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Out of playoffs, Fowler heads to Karsten Creek

explains where Rickie Fowler is headed to prepare for the Ryder Cup.

Disappointed by his failure to make it into the Tour Championship? Still riding a high by his selection to the Ryder Cup?

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Player of the week: Paula Hurtado, Florida International

The senior from Colombia posted rounds of 75-72-75 at the Wolverine Invitational to defeat teammate Cristina Marin by two shots and earn her third college title.

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Player of the week: Lee Bedford, Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons junior shot 72-66-68 for a 10-under 206 total to win the Carpet Capital Collegiate title by two shots over teammate Evan Beck. Bedford birdied Nos. 12 and 14, then hit 3-wood to 12 feet and made the eagle putt on the par-5 15th before closing with a birdie at No. 18. It was his second college victory.

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Team of the week: Florida International

The Panthers took a commanding win at the Wolverine Invitational, posting a 44-over 896 at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich. Florida International, which finished 2009-10 at No. 88 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, defeated runner-up Iowa State by 11 shots.

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Team of the week: Alabama

The Crimson Tide kicked off its 2010-11 season with a victory, closing with a 1-over 289 to win the Carpet Capital Collegiate.

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Arendell makes statement in Wolf Run win

Golf fashion trends catch on quickly, especially when a player has success while sporting the hot, new fashion. Example A: the wearing of sunglasses upside down and backwards on a player’s hat.