News for Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Simpson, Miller (63) lead McGladrey Classic

McGladrey Classic co-leaders Zack Miller and Webb Simpson are at opposite ends of the PGA Tour money list, but a winner's check at Sea Island would mean a lot for each.

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Excel Sports, Steinberg to represent Kuchar

Matt Kuchar, a three-time PGA Tour winner, has joined the Excel Sports Management roster, and will be represented by Excel partner Mark Steinberg.

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Weekly top 5: Oregon returning to top form

In Casey Martin’s tenure at Oregon, the Ducks have risen quickly. Martin’s teams often have competed at the elite level and just two years ago the Ducks mentioned as a favorite heading to The Honors Course for the 2010 NCAA Championship.

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Yankovich (No. 147, 2012) commits to Iowa

Nate Yankovich, who is from Blacklick, Ohio and ranked the No. 8 in the Buckeye state, has decided to play college golf at the University of Iowa.

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Kingston holds slim lead at Portugal Masters

James Kingston shot an 8-under 64 to take a one-shot lead over five players after the opening round of the Portugal Masters on Thursday.

Events to watch: Lone Star | Maxwell Berning

Two good college tournaments are on the schedule for the weekend, so let’s break them down.

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Nationwide Tour adds Chile Classic for 2012

The Nationwide Tour announced the creation of the Chile Classic presented by Pacific Rubiales, the first official PGA Tour event in the South American country.

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Harris (No. 26, 2012) commits to Kentucky

Sarah Harris of Hermitage, Tenn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Kentucky. Harris also made unofficial visits to Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Rollins, Auburn and Memphis.

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Toy Box notes: Fowler’s focus on wedges

Rickie Fowler's focus on wedges paid off last week as he earned his first professional victory at the Korea Open.

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Lang among four tied for LPGA Malaysia lead

American Brittany Lang shot a 5-under 66 to tie three others for the lead after the opening round at the LPGA Malaysia on Thursday.

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Notebook: San Jose St. rekindles memories

San Jose State, on the strength of three consecutive victories, rises to No. 18 in the rankings and taps into its rich history. Ryan Lavner reports.

Streelmans spearhead Tuscaloosa charity pro-am

PGA Tour players banded together this week to contribute to a cause near and dear to one of their own.