News for Thursday, July 21, 2011


News 2011 July 21


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Blanks takes Round 1 lead at Canadian Open

American Kris Blanks shot a 3-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the first-round at the Canadian Open on Thursday.

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Girls Jr.: Jutanugarn, Then move toward rematch

Girls Jr.: Round of 16

The Round of 16 is in the books at the U.S. Girls' Junior, where Ariya Jutanugarn is working toward a marquee rematch with Gabriella Then.

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NCAA champ Peterson leads Nationwide event

NCAA champion John Peterson shot an opening 7-under 64 to take the first-round lead at the Nationwide Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational in Columbus, Ohio.

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Behind strong short game, Roachell into quarters

says Summar Roachell's tidy short game and local caddie make her a dangerous player in the U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinals.

With a tidy short game and a top-notch caddie, Summar Roachell might be one of the most dangerous players left in the U.S. Girls' Junior quarterfinals.

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U.S. Junior: Ball’s torrid play earns Elite 8 bid

Junior: Round of 16

Adam Ball played his final five holes in SIX under par to close out Juan Yumar and move into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Junior Amateur. Ryan Lavner recaps that and the rest of the day's action.

Reach leads Palmetto amateur, Mills 3 back

Nicholas Reach retained the lead midway through the Palmetto Amateur, but one of the summer’s hottest players made a move in Thursday’s second round.

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U.S. Jr.: Defending champ Liu knocked out

Liu out of U.S. Junior

And just like that, defending U.S. Junior champion Jim Liu was defeated by unheralded Chelso Barrett in the Round of 32. Ryan Lavner explains how it happened.

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Amateur Karlsson tied for Nordea Masters lead

Swedish amateur Robert Karlsson shot a 5-under 67 Thursday to share the lead with countryman Alexander Noren and Jaco Van Zyl of South Africa after the first round of the Nordea Masters.

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U.S. Jr.: Who's in? Who's out? Round of 32

The genius of the drivable 18th hole at Gold Mountain was on display Thursday during the opening match between medalist Beau Hossler and Austin Smotherman.

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5 Things: Mason's longevity on display at British

5 Things: Senior British

From Carl Mason's dominance on the European Senior Tour to Mark Calcavecchia's quick start, 5 Things to know from Thursday at the Senior British Open.

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Stupples, Hjorth among early Evian leaders

Former British Open champion Karen Stupples of England shot a 5-under 67 for a share of the first-round lead with Sweden’s Maria Hjorth and South Korea’s Ahn Shin-ae at the Evian Masters on Thursday.

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U.S. Girls' Junior: Tiny Koga has big dreams

2011 U.S. Girls' Junior

Tiny Eimi Koga gave Auroroa Kan all she could handle on Thursday at the U.S. Girls' Junior, but wasn't disappointed after advancing to match play for the first time.

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Nicole's diary: The perks of having a caddie

Player diary: Most weeks, Nicole is the player and the caddie. This week, she decided to hire someone to carry her bag and offer advice. And it worked.

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Woods’ next caddie? Oddsmaker likes Sunesson

So the speculation begins on who will replace Steve Williams as Tiger's caddie. Maybe Fanny Sunesson?

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Club-fitting series: Haney’s tips for club selection

Club-fitting series: Part XI

So what advice does Hank Haney have about golf equipment and choosing golf clubs? Hybrids, hybrids, hybrids.

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Clarke turns $2,800 margin into millions

The Darren Clarke parade arrived via helicopter in the British capital as the Northern Irishman accepted one of his many rewards for winning the 140th Open Championship.