News for Friday, October 28, 2011



Ramsay holds 2-shot lead at Andalucia Masters

Scotland's Richie Ramsay shot a 1-over 72 to hold his two-stroke lead after the second round of the Andalucia Masters on Friday, in which only four players reached the halfway point under par.

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College notes: Impact of amateur-status rules

The USGA and R&A announced new rules allowing national governing bodies to cover players’ living expenses and amateurs to enter into contracts with agents and sponsors. Sean Martin explores the impact.

Haag shoots 68, takes Stocker Cup lead

Randy Haag shot a 4-under 68 Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the 20th annual Stocker Cup.

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Salamander expands Florida reach by adding 2 resorts

Sheila C. Johnson is the latest hospitality executive to try to profit from one of Bobby Ginn’s numerous failures.

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Rater's notebook: Shining Rock

In our Rater’s notebook, Bradley S. Klein writes that rugged terrain and awkward routing squeezes Shining Rock into a hard place.

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Overton goes low to share Asia Pacific lead

American Jeff Overton shot a course-record 9-under 62 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead with Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson in the Asia Pacific Classic.

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McIlroy extends lead to 2 at Shanghai Masters

U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy shot a 3-under 69 on Friday to increase his lead to two strokes after the second round of the Shanghai Masters.