News for Friday, June 24, 2011


News 2011 June 24


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Understated Cantlay gets the job done

Cantlay soars at Travelers

For a 19-year-old who followed low-amateur honors at the U.S. Open with a record-breaking 60 at the Travelers Championship, Patrick Cantlay is as understated as can be. Sean Martin explains.

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Tseng maintains slim LPGA Championship lead

After seeing her lead disappear in the morning session, Yani Tseng fought her way back into a place where she’s been plenty comfortable this year.

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Amateur Cantlay (60) opens 4-shot Travelers lead

Am Cantlay leads Travelers

Patrick Cantlay, 19, shot a course-record 10-under 60 on Friday to take a four-shot lead at the Travelers Championship. Cantlay earned low amateur honors at last week's U.S. Open.

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Huston, Wiebe share lead at En-Joie

John Huston and Mark Wiebe shot 7-under 65s on Friday to share the lead after the first round of the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open.

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GCAA names Ping Division I All-America teams

GCAA All-Americans

The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its Ping Division I All-America teams for the 2010-11 season.

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Uihlein posts third-round 62 for NE Am lead

Uihlein leads NE Am

Peter Uihlein emerged Friday as the leader of the birdie barrage otherwise known as the third round of the Northeast Amateur. A 7-under 62 put him three shots ahead of his closest pursuer.

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Junior Notes: Talley's record-tying AJGA win

Golfweek Junior Notebook

Emma Talley tied the AJGA record for most consecutive AJGA wins (three), winning in Kentucky for her ninth career victory. That and more in this week's Junior Notebook. . .

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Baldry: LPGA needs more players like Blomqvist

Blomqvist finds her game

Minea Blomqvist wears a lot of hats in life: Mother, professional golfer and, some might say, social genius. After back-to-back rounds of 69 at the LPGA Championship, she trails by two.

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Putnam, Collins launch birdie barrage at NE Am

Andrew Putnam and Will Collins turned the Wannamoisett Country Club course into a bird sanctuary during Friday’s third round at the 50th Northeast Amateur Invitational.

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Tour rookie Renner takes early Travelers lead

PGA Tour rookie Jim Renner, a New England native, shot a 7-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead after the rain-delayed first round at the Travelers Championship.

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Dambaugh (NR, 2013) commits to South Carolina

has given a verbal commitment to South Carolina

Katelyn Dambaugh, runner-up at last year’s U.S. Girls’ Junior, has verbally committed to play for South Carolina for the fall of 2013.

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Stenson, Coetzee share midway lead in Munich

George Coetzee of South Africa birdied four of his last six holes Friday for a second straight 5-under 67, putting him in a tie for the lead with Henrik Stenson at the midway point of the BMW International Open.

Mercer's Tredway named Louisville assistant

Andrew Tredway has resigned as Mercer's head men's coach to become the men's assistant coach at Louisville.

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British Am champ MacPherson DQ'd at Northeast

says British Amateur champ Bryden MacPherson was disqualified from the Northeast Am because of a "stupid mistake."

This year’s Northeast Amateur Invitational came to an abrupt end Friday morning for Australian Bryden MacPherson, who the week before won the British Amateur Championship. It was simply because he did the right and honorable thing and showed integrity, which is the cornerstone for the game of golf.

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Has LPGA sexiness gone too far?

At some point, there is going to have to be a limit to all this sexiness in women's golf. Ashley Crain weighs in.

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Local Open qualifying needs a restructure

With fewer British Open qualifying spots, lesser-known players are missing their chance.