News for Monday, June 27, 2011


News 2011 June 27


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Lein's dismissal another sign of changing times

says Randy Lein's dismissal from Arizona State proves the new era in college golf is here to stay.

Randy Lein's dismissal from Arizona State proves the new era in college golf is here to stay.

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Club-fitting series: Johnny Miller on senior golfers

Club-fitting series: Part V

Johnny Miller on senior golfers: "Most senior golfers shouldn’t carry anything lower than a 5-iron. That’s what I’ve seen. Fairway woods and hybrids are a senior’s delight."

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Winner's circle: June 20-26, 2011

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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GCAA releases NAIA All-America selections

NAIA All-Americans

The Golf Coaches Association of America has released its list of Ping All-America selections for NAIA. Oklahoma Christian's Oscar Stark is among 10 players on the First Team.

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PGA hires senior director to lead Golf 2.0

Darrell Crall, who for the past 15 years has served as executive director of the Northern Texas PGA Section, has been tabbed to lead Golf 2.0.

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’12 PGA: $92M direct-spending impact for S.C.

2012 PGA Championship

The 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is still more than a year away, but South Carolina and PGA executives already are anticipating the windfall it’ll create for the state.

Sorenson gets another good shot at PGA

Jeff Sorenson can’t say he won’t know what to expect heading into the final two rounds of the 44th PGA National Professional Championship at Hershey Country Club.

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Player of the Week: Connor Black

Connor Black, of Katy Texas, shot 1-over 285 (69-72-70-74) at The Beverly Country Club in Chicago to win the Western Junior by two shots.

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Player of the Week: Emma Talley

Emma Talley, of Princeton, Ky., shot even-par 216 (72-72-72) at Westhaven Golf Course in Franklin, Tenn., to win the AJGA’s Franklin Junior by three shots.

Former Vandy assistant Emil hired at Rice

Justin Emil, who spent the past five seasons as an assistant coach at Vanderbilt, has been named head coach at Rice, the school announced June 27. Emil replaces Drew Scott, who resigned in the spring.

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Lee (No. 5, 2013) commits to UCLA

has given a verbal commitment to UCLA.

Alison Lee, of Valencia, Calif., has verbally committed to UCLA for the fall of 2013. She is ranked No. 5 by Golfweek in the class of 2013.

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5 reasons the U.S. Walker Cup team is looking strong

offers five reasons why the U.S. Walker Cup team is shaping up to be very dominant.

As the summer rolls on, the best American amateurs are playing well and have to be making GB&I guys a bit worried about the Walker Cup in September. Here are five reasons why:

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Walker Cup watch list

breaks down the contenders for this year’s U.S. Walker Cup squad.

Walker Cup watch list

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McIlroy gives Britain top 3 spots in OWGR

British golfers hold the top three spots in the world rankings, the first time that’s happened in the 25-year history of the rankings.