News for Monday, February 21, 2011


News 2011 February 21


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Play our Match Play Challenge and win prizes!

Match play contest

With the first match under way, so is our Match Play Challenge. Check back here to see how you stack up against the field!

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Top 5: McCready wins Battle at the Beach

Monday Top 5

He may not have been a favorite coming in, but San Diego's Kenneth McCready's solid play at the Battle at the Beach helped him earn medalist honors and vault up the college rankings.

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Spieth closes AJGA career with HP Boys title

Spieth wins HP Boys

Jordan Spieth capped his AJGA career in style Monday, pulling ahead during a wild stretch on the back nine to win the HP Boys Championship in his final AJGA start.

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5 Things: Boutier wins AJGA Annika Invite

5 Things: Annika Invite

Julie Williams: Celine Boutier, a member of the French national team, held on for a hard-fought victory Monday in the AJGA Annika Invitational.

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Island of Oahu delivers big wow factor

Island of Oahu

From the rainforest of Ko'olau to calm Ko Olina, the Island of Oahu delivers a big wow factor. Josh Sens explains.

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Winner’s Circle: Feb. 14-20, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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By the numbers: Breaking down each match

Match Play breakdown

Tiger Woods is 84-9 against Thomas Bjorn. Take a look at a breakdown of each of the WGC Match Play Championship's first-round matches.

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Sorenstam to become health advocate for First Tee

says Annika Sorenstam will become a health advocate for The First Tee.

The First Tee has earned accolades for introducing America’s youth to golf and teaching them life skills. Now, with the help of Annika Sorenstam, it’ll provide them with health and wellness instruction, too.

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Biershenk, 37, finds way back to N’wide Tour

Biershenk has new outlook

Tommy Biershenk, 37, finds himself back on the Nationwide Tour, but this time with a different outlook on life.

Wildman Q&A: Former UCF player Jhared Hack

caught up with Jhared Hack to discuss his college and amateur days.

Asher Wildman reminisces about a college player and wonders how great he could have been.

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Player of the week: Carlota Ciganda, Arizona State

The Sun Devils junior defeated a strong field at the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge by two shots with rounds of 73-70-72. The victory moved Ciganda into the top 10 at No. 9 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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Player of the week: Kenneth McCready, San Diego

The Toreros senior posted rounds of 65-67-71 for a 7-under 203 total and a breakthrough victory at the Battle at the Beach.

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Team of the week: Iowa State

The Cyclones didn’t win the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, but they sure made a statement.

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Team of the week: UCLA

The Bruins, led by runner-up Patrick Cantlay and third-place Connor Driscoll, posted a 1-over 351 in the final round to come from behind and win the Battle at the Beach by three shots over San Diego in Newport Coast, Calif.