News for Monday, September 20, 2010


News 2010 September 20


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D-II UCCS upsets field, wins D-I Falcon Invite

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, a Division II school, captured the D-I Falcon Invitational on Sept. 20.

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Iowa extends lead to 19 at Golfweek event

GW's Conference Challenge

Vince India helped extend Iowa’s lead to 19 shots in the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Spirit Hollow. Sean Martin reports.

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PGA Tour should rethink placement of off week

says the PGA Tour should rethink its decision to go dark the week before the Tour Championship.

I know the PGA Tour likes to think of the Tour Championship as its “Super Bowl,” but does it have to mimic the NFL with a week off before the big finale?

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Winner’s Circle: Sept. 13-19, 2010

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Never too early to think about the Walker Cup

takes an early look at the potential 2011 Walker Cup squad.

Hard to believe that we’re less than a year from the next Walker Cup.

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PGA Tour expands TV coverage in Hong Kong

PGA coverage in Hong Kong

PCCW’s nowTV has secured the exclusive PGA Tour broadcasting rights in Hong Kong and will cover all tour events live for the next four seasons, beginning in January.

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Seaview Resort acquired by public college

It’s not every day that a public college acquires a golf resort, let alone one that includes a Donald Ross design and ties to the LPGA. Julie Williams explains.

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Walker Cup selection a stealthy process

Jason Gore played dumb when approached by the first President Bush.

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Hoffman uses Rules of Golf to his advantage

Rules of Golf fiascos

Sure, the Rules of Golf can be complicated. But as Jim Achenbach writes, how else would golfers know how to handle goose poop on a green?

Bees swarm player at Golfweek Challenge

explains what caused one player to run shirtless at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.

There was a buzz during the first round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge, and it had nothing to do with Iowa’s incredible play.

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Lara, Jimenez benefit from Ping putters

explains which European Tour players benefited recently from new Ping putters.

Ping, which was founded in 1959 as a putter company, is actively continuing two traditions 51 years later: Making some of the best putters in golf, and choosing some of the most distinctive putter names in golf.

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Player of the Week: Ashley Holder

Ashley Holder, of Orlando, Fla., shot 3-under 141 (67-74) at Eagle Creek Golf and Country Club in Naples, Fla., to win the Florida Junior Tour event by five shots.

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Player of the Week: Joseph Winslow

Joseph Winslow, of Overland Park, Kan., shot 5-under 137 (66-71) at the Country Club of Spartanburg (S.C.) to win the Bobby Chapman Invitational by one shot.

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Team of the week: Alabama

The Tide rolled to a one-shot win over LSU at the NCAA Fall Preview at Traditions Golf Club, the site of the 2011 NCAA Championship.

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Player of the week: Megan McChrystal, LSU

Megan McChrystal, a second-team selection for Golfweek’s preseason rankings, won her fourth collegiate title at the NCAA Fall Preview, topping Vanderbilt’s Marina Alex by two shots.

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Team of the week: Florida

The Gators knocked off defending champions Augusta State and Golfweek’s top-ranked preseason team, Oklahoma State, to win the Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields Country Club.

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Player of the week: Peter Uihlein, OSU

Oklahoma State junior Peter Uihlein backed up his second-round 65 with a closing 70 to win the Fighting Illini Invitational by three shots over Bank Vongvanij.

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Who has the game to top the college rankings?

takes a look at five players who could reach the top of the college rankings.

As the college golf season picks up speed, one of the most heated debates going is who can be called the top collegiate individual?