News for Friday, June 3, 2011


News 2011 June 3


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Shin leads ShopRite after windy opening round

For a change, the Bay Course at Seaview won a round at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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5 things: Ace makes the difference for Stricker

5 things: The Memorial

The Memorial leaderboard is crowded at the top – at least beneath Steve Stricker, who separated himself Friday with an ace at No. 8. Alex Miceli has five things from Round 2.

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Oklahoma St. knocks off Ohio St. to reach semis

If there were a Cinderella Story at the NCAA Championship this week, it would be Ohio State. The Buckeyes, ranked No. 28 entering the championship, finished stroke play in sixth place and drew a first-round match with top-ranked Oklahoma State.

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Henley, English lead Georgia to NCAA semis

For the second time in the past three NCAA Championships that have included a match-play ending, Georgia is playing in the semifinals.

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Augusta State defeats Georgia Tech for 2nd year

The trend of playing old foes during the match-play portion of the national championship seems to be a recurring theme for Augusta State, the defending national champion.

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Stricker uses ace to build 3-shot Memorial lead

Steve Stricker had a hole-in-one on his 17th hole Friday in the Memorial to break out of a big pack and build a three-shot lead going into the weekend.

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Cowboys to take on Jaguars in NCAA semis

The semifinals at the NCAA Championship will feature a rehashing of last year's final between Oklahoma State and Augusta State.

Strickland, Vickers combine to win Coe title

Jim Strickland and Warren Vickers, both of Scottsdale, Ariz., won the Charlie Coe Invitational on Friday, combining for a three-day total of 199.

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Brooks (65) leads Principal Charity Classic

Mark Brooks battled through hot, breezy conditions Friday to shoot a 6-under 65 for a two-stroke lead over Mark Calcavecchia and Peter Senior in the Principal Charity Classic.

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Player of the Week: Karen Chung

Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., shot 7-under 209 (68-70-71) at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the AJGA Thunderbird Invitational by six shots.

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Player of the Week: Brad Dalke

Brad Dalke, of McKinney, Texas, shot 5-under 211 (73-68-70) at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the AJGA Thunderbird Invitational by one shot.

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Gornik leads Duke past top-seeded Bruins

Duke’s Tim Gornik won his match in Friday’s NCAA Championship quarterfinals with the type of play that always prevails in golf’s biggest tournaments.

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Quarterfinal recaps: Duke downs top-seeded UCLA

Match Play recap

Led by Tim Gornik, the eighth-seeded Duke Blue Devils knocked off top-seeded UCLA in the first round of match play at the men's NCAA Championship. MATCH RECAPS

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Euro Tour produces 'B' Team for Wales Open

This week’s Wales Open pales sadly in comparison to last week’s BMW PGA Championship.

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The genius of Muirfield's 14th and 15th

Muirfield's 14th and 15th

The holes couldn't be more different, but that's the allure of holes 14 and 15 at Muirfield Village, writes Jim McCabe.

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Addington closes with 67 at John Kline Super Senior

John Kline Super Senior

Don Addington, 80, closed the John Kline Super Senior with a 4-under 67 to win his age division by 11 shots. James Achenbach says that kind of play isn't surprising out of Addington.

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Noren leads McDowell by one shot in Wales

Four days after qualifying for his first U.S. Open, Alexander Noren overcame windy conditions to shoot a 4-under 67 Friday and lead defending champion Graeme McDowell by one stroke after the second round of the Wales Open.

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A few match play answers at the NCAA Championship

Men's NCAA Championship

Our Golfweek staffers are filing reports from the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship. Check back often for the latest news from Karsten Creek.

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ASU's Reed to turn professional after NCAAs

Augusta State junior Patrick Reed has accepted a sponsor exemption into next week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic on the PGA Tour. Reed will play the event as a professional, a source tells Golfweek.

Powers takes over St. Bonaventure men's program

John Powers will take over as head coach at St. Bonaventure, associate athletic director Steve Campbell announced Thursday.

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Martin: After NCAAs, another Walker Cup watch

Martin's Walker Cup picks

With stroke play over at the NCAAs, many players are now focusing on the amateur season. Here's a look at Sean Martin's most recent Walker Cup Watch List.

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GCAA names Ping first-team All-Americans

Ping First-Team All-America honorees for Division I men’s have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America following the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships.

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UCLA's Cantlay wins Phil Mickelson Award

UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay was named the winner of the Phil Mickelson Award Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The award, presented by the Phil and Amy Mickelson foundation, recognizes the most outstanding freshman in men’s Division I golf.