News for Wednesday, November 2, 2011



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Bruins close fall season with win in Hawaii

With Lee Lopez in the lead, UCLA ended its fall season with another win at the Rainbow Wahine Invitational. The victory is the third for the Bruins in four starts.

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Lehman trying to claim Champions season title

Charles Schwab Cup points leader Tom Lehman’s right knee gave him so much trouble last year that several close friends suggested he undergo replacement surgery.

Canadians rally for first-round Spirit lead

Canadians Garrett Rank and Mackenzie Hughes rallied after a bogey-bogey start to the Spirit International Amateur on Wednesday, birdieing 10 of the next 16 holes.

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McIlroy: Parting with ISM geared toward fresh start

Rory McIlroy broke his silence Wednesday about parting ways with agent Chubby Chandler, but left unanswered the big question: Why?

Lim, USC win at CordeValle; Oregon ends streak

Steve Lim led USC to a four-shot victory Wednesday at the Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle. With the victory, USC ended Oregon's three-tournament winning streak.

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Former collegians test pro ranks at Winter Series

Playing the mini-tours is more difficult than it might seem. Just ask a few recent college standouts.

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Vandermade, Pressel lead Longhorns to Rawls win

Thanks to a 1-2 finish from Nicole Vandermade and Madison Pressel, the Texas women’s team won its Betsy Rawls Invitational on Wednesday.

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Cathrea's program prepares her for future

Casie Cathrea is up at 4:30 a.m. most days for a training program that includes workouts and live video streaming with her coaches around the country. How's that for preparation?

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Shin to cap season with Mizuno Classic

Jiyai Shin will call it a season after this week’s Mizuno Classic.

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Cathrea (No. 5, 2013) commits to Oklahoma State

Casie Cathrea has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oklahoma State.

Thumbs up: Oregon women | Thumbs down: Spirit

Asher Wildman doles out his weekly thumbs up and thumbs down awards.

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Puerto Rico Open to offer exemption to Yani

Yani Tseng, playing with the men? It could happen at the 2012 Puerto Rico Open, as the tournament's general chairman tells Golfweek he'll extend an exemption to the LPGA star.

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‘The Rivalry’ aims to pair top collegians, alumni pros

In a tournament that Brandon Goethals says will 'revolutionize college golf,' Rickie Fowler and other pro golfers may team up with a current player from their alma mater at 'The Rivalry.'

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Jordan out as Presidents Cup assistant captain

NBA labor issues will keep Michael Jordan from going to Australia to be an assistant captain for the U.S. team at the Presidents Cup.

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Lee (NR, 2012) commits to UMKC

Sandra Lee of San Antonio has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Missouri-Kansas City.

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Gates' Q-School odyssey takes lucrative detour

Two weeks ago, Bobby Gates narrowly missed retaining his Tour card. On Thursday, he'll take a break from Q-School to tee it up in one of the most lucrative tournaments of the year in China.

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2012 Golfweek's Best Resort Courses

Who made our exclusive 2012 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses list? Check it out!