News for Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Lewis, 54, becomes oldest U.S. Mid-Am winner

Randal Lewis, at age 54, showed the younger generation how it’s done Thursday, setting a mark as the oldest U.S. Mid-Amateur champion. Ron Balicki

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Notes: Stricker shoots 68 despite arm injury

Some are trying to impress a captain. Some are trying to add millions more to their bank account. Some are trying to win a tournament that they consider prestigious.

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Hate to be Rude: Bradley, Dufner to reunite

Jeff Rude: Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner, who dueled last month in the PGA Championship, will reunite in the Tour Championship’s second round.

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Bradley (64) builds 2-shot lead in Atlanta

Back in Atlanta for the first time since his victory at the PGA Championship, Keegan Bradley shot a 64 Thursday at East Lake to take a two-shot lead at the Tour Championship.

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Port wins Women’s Mid-Am for record 4th time

Ellen Port, 50, became the first four-time winner of the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur on Thursday with a 2-and-1 victory over Martha Leach at Bayville Golf Club.

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College Notebook: Meet OK State's 'other guys'

With Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway gone, the cast of Cowboys has changed, but Oklahoma State still has plenty of horses to ride. College Notebook

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McCabe: Answering hardship with heart

Sam Alexander has a prosthetic leg and swings one-handed, but he landed his trophy this summer, and then some. Jim McCabe explains.

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Bond (66) grabs early lead at Austrian Open

Liam Bond of Wales shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead after the first round of the Austrian Open, taking advantage of less windy conditions.

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Rater's notebook: Dismal River in Mullen, Neb.

Bradley S. Klein writes that Dismal River, remodeled but still raw, flashes its potential in this month’s Rater’s Notebook.

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D. Johnson joins strong Dunhill Links field

Believe it or not, one of the best fields of the year will be in Scotland next week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

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Tait: Opening foursomes present opportunity

After all the buildup in Ireland, it’s finally time for the 12th Solheim Cup to get under way. Alistair Tait breaks down the opening foursomes pairings at Killeen Castle.

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Baldry: Stupples gives Europe plenty of drive

Beth Ann Baldry: Karen Stupples gives Europe plenty of drive – and tons of tweets – against the Americans on the eve of the Solheim Cup.

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Port aiming for 4th Women’s Mid-Am title

Ellen Port is in position to win a record fourth U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title.

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GW Stableford National Championship

Final results.

Forest Creek awarded ’13 U.S. Mid-Amateur

The 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship will be played at Forest Creek Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., the U.S. Golf Association announced Sept. 22.

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FedEx Cup bonus, PoY on line at East Lake

Webb Simpson is the No. 1 seed heading into the Tour Championship, giving him the best shot to capture the $10 million bonus from the FedEx Cup.