News for Monday, April 25, 2011

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LSU teammates do battle in Monday qualifier

says LSU teammates Andrew Loupe and John Peterson went to battle Monday for a spot in this week's Zurich Classic.

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NCAA women's regional bids released

Alabama, UCLA and USC (pictured) headline the three NCAA women's regionals to be played next week. Check out the complete list of teams and individuals who received a bid.

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Winner’s Circle: April 18-24, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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Monday Top 5: Georgia Tech rolls through ACC

Georgia Tech coasted to an easy win at the ACC Championship and could be poised for a deep postseason run. Lance Ringler has that and more in the Monday Top 5.

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Rolex enters marketing agreement with Asian Tour

The Asian Tour announced a marketing agreement with Rolex, naming the Swiss watchmaker the official timekeeper of the Asian Tour for 2011.

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Wilson Golf to sponsor Illinois Open

Wilson Golf signed a three-year deal making it a presenting sponsor and the exclusive golf equipment manufacturer of the Illinois Open Championship through 2013.

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Player of the Week: Madison Pressel, Texas

The sophomore shot 6-under 66 in Round 2 of the Big 12 Championship, then closed with a 71 to win by five shots and lead Texas to the team title.

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Player of the Week: Preston Dembowiak, Liberty

The senior posted a 6-under 66 in Round 2 en route to the Big South Conference individual title and also helped lead the Flames to the team crown by 31 shots, ending Coastal Carolina’s seven-year tournament reign.

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Team of the Week: Morehead State

In just the program’s third year of existence, the Eagles won the Ohio Valley Conference title for the first time and will play in the NCAA postseason for the first time.

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Team of the Week: Georgia Tech

Yellow Jackets seniors Paul Haley (70), Kyle Scott (68) and John-Tyler Griffin (66) finished 1-2-3 for the second consecutive event, leading Tech to a 16-under 272 in the final round, a 33-under 831 total and a 20-shot victory over runner-up Duke at the ACC Championship in New London, N.C.

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Player of the Week: Moriya Jutanugarn

Moriya Jutanugarn, of Bangkok, Thailand, shot 8-under 205 at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., to win the AJGA Heather Farr Classic by two shots.

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Player of the Week: Nicholas Reach

Nicholas Reach, of Moscow, Pa., shot 20-under 196 (62-66-68) at Sage Valley Country Club to win the Junior Invitational by eight shots.

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Arnold Palmer to play in Quail Hollow pro-am

Arnold Palmer will play in the Wells Fargo Championship pro-am on May 4 and be paired with his grandson.

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A look back at the history of World No. 1

The No. 1 ranking in golf, which Lee Westwood has regained after his victory in Indonesia, has a history of being a short reign.

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Fantasy vs. Reality: Time for the postseason

Are conference championships misleading? Are some teams satisfied with just a conference title? A few myths in college golf.

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Introducing Golfweek for Her, an online portal

Continuing the launch of our Golfweek For Her microsite, we visit with Andrea Doddato, who trains LPGA star Maria Hjorth, winner of this week's Avnet LPGA Classic.

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Niebrugge (No. 42, 2012) commits to OK State

Jordan Niebrugge has given a verbal commitment to play for Oklahoma State. Niebrugge, No. 42 in the 2012 class, has been a highly sought-after player out of Mequon, Wis.