News for Tuesday, October 18, 2011


News 2011 October 18


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Oregon, Cal tie for Alister MacKenzie title

Led by Eugene Wong, Oregon won its third tournament of the year, tying for first with Cal at the Alister Mackenzie Invitational.

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Sorenstam, Pressel to team up at Skills Challenge

Annika Sorenstam and Morgan Pressel will team up to compete against the men for the first time in the ADT Skills Challenge on Nov. 7.

Sooners hold off Texas Tech at Maxwell Berning

Despite nearly a month away from competition since its first win, Oklahoma has acquired little rust. The Sooners won their second consecutive event Tuesday at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic. Oklahoma also won the Golfweek Conference Challenge on Sept. 21.

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Eastern Michigan earns 2nd fall win at Hoosier

Eastern Mich wins Hoosier

Eastern Michigan made up six shots on Notre Dame during Tuesday's final round of the Hoosier Fall Invitational, leapfrogging the Irish to earn its second win of the season.

McCumber leads Florida to win at Kiawah

The Florida men’s team shot a 3-over 291 in the final round Tuesday to finish off an 11-stroke victory over Alabama-Birmingham at The Invitational at the Ocean Course.

Oklahoma rolls to 10-shot win at David Toms

Oklahoma won the David Toms Intercollegiate on Oct. 18, rolling to a convincing 10-shot victory over Lamar.

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Notes: McIlroy, Bradley shoot 67s at Grand Slam

Grand Slam of Golf

Weather wreaked havoc at the Grand Slam of Golf, but Rory McIlroy and Keegan Bradley managed to fight the driving rain to shoot a pair of 4-under 67s.

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AJGA announces 2011 Rolex All-America teams

Rolex All-America teams

The American Junior Golf Association has announced its list of Rolex Junior All-Americans, recognizing the top 96 junior golfers around the world, like Shun Yat Hak.

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Malaysia event trumped by Shanghai money grab

Upon seeing the PGA Tour join other tours in trying to stake out a presence in Asia, one high-ranking tournament official said two years ago, “The Far East looks a lot like the Wild, Wild West.”

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Wildman: Five surprise women’s teams this fall

Check out the five surprise women's teams of college golf.

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Toy Box notes: Crane goes light in driver shaft

Ben Crane won the McGladrey with a 53-gram shaft. Why that number is important may surprise you.

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Edwards named director of coaching for EGU

Nigel Edwards, the victorious Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup captain, will be the director of coaching for the English Golf Union.

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Two South Florida events to go head-to-head

South Florida amateur events

Top amateurs have another tournament option this year with the South Beach International Amateur. However, it’s being played opposite the long-running Dixie Amateur, and just down the road in South Florida. Something has to give.

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Tseng named POY before inaugural Taiwan event

Sunrise LPGA Championship

Yani Tseng was named Player of the Year while home in Taiwan for the Sunrise LPGA Championship.

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Lee (No. 21, 2012) commits to SMU

has given a verbal commitment to SMU.

SMU continues to get verbal commitments from top players. This time, it is David Lee, ranked No. 21 in the 2012 class. Lee, of Houston, had offers from California, Texas, Texas A&M and was in contact with Stanford.

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Money ball: Simpson, Donald paired at Disney

Luke Donald should have no trouble figuring out how money leader Webb Simpson stands at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic.

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Euro Q-School becoming a bigger option

Q-School choices

Patrick Reed is the latest example of the Euro influence on the world of golf, as many players are choosing to go to Q-School overseas and in the U.S.

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This week in the world of golf . . .

From Europe to Asia to the U.S., a look at this week's professional golf tournaments around the world.

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Bradley, roommate take divergent career paths

A tale of two paths

Friends since their teen years and now roommates as young touring pros, Jon Curran and Keegan Bradley marvel at their divergent career paths while cheering and challenging each other.