News for Friday, August 26, 2011


News 2011 August 26


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U.S. Am semis: Kraft vs. Senior, Cantlay vs. Russell

2011 U.S. Amateur

Patrick Cantlay needs extra holes to advance, while Jack Senior, Jordan Russell and Kelly Kraft will join the UCLA star in the U.S. Amateur semifinals on Saturday at Erin Hills.

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Martin: Uihlein to attend Q-School this fall

Uihelin to attend Q-School

Peter Uihlein has told Golfweek he is attending Q-School this fall. Uihlein, an Oklahoma State senior, will not turn pro should he earn a card, though. He'll use the event to gain experience and bolster his case for sponsor exemptions when he turns pro after the 2012 NCAA Championship.

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Stanford, Miyazato lead Canadian Women's Open

Angela Stanford and Ai Miyazato took advantage of soft greens and a lack of wind to be co-leaders after two rounds of the Canadian Women's Open.

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Kuchar leads Barclays with 18 holes to play

What once looked to be a long week at The Barclays suddenly has turned into a sprint.

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59 watch fades as Johnson falters down stretch

Dustin Johnson birdied seven of his first 11 holes Friday at par-71 Plainfield Country Club. Considering he still faced two par 5s, the so-called 59 watch was on high alert in an area already on hurricane alert.

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Tulane tabs Andrew Pratt as women’s coach

Pratt named Tulane coach

Tulane has named Andrew Pratt head women’s golf coach. Pratt becomes the fourth head coach in the 22-year history of the Tulane women’s golf program.

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Garrido takes one-shot lead at Johnnie Walker

Ignacio Garrido shot a 3-under 69 Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Johnnie Walker Championship.

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U.S. Walker Cuppers lead charge into Am quarters

U.S. Amateur Quarterfinals

Eight players remain, but three U.S. Walker Cuppers – Peter Uihlein, Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Rodgers – lead the charge into Friday afternoon’s quarterfinals at the U.S. Amateur at Erin Hills.

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Despite lack of practice, Buckley soaring at U.S. Am

Buckley into U.S. Am quarters

Working as an intern on Wall Street, SMU's Max Buckley didn't have much time to practice this summer. But that hasn't stopped him from advancing to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur.

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Wildman: A quick look at U.S. Am quarterfinals

takes a quick look at the afternoon quarterfinal matches at the U.S. Amateur.

After great matches in the Sweet 16, there are some interesting match ups to watch in the quarterfinals.

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Barclays shortened to 54 holes to avoid hurricane

Barclays shortened to 54 holes

The PGA Tour announced Friday that The Barclays, the first FedEx Cup playoff event, would be shortened to 54 holes to avoid the effects of Hurricane Irene.

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Kuchar takes lead at rain-delayed Barclays

Matt Kuchar returned to beautiful sunshine and a birdie Friday morning to take the lead at The Barclays.

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DeChambeau (N/R, 2012) commits to SMU

has given a verbal commitment to play golf at SMU.

Bryson DeChambeau of Clovis Calif., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at SMU.