News for Friday, September 30, 2011


News 2011 September 30


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Na, Vegas, Wi top leaderboard in Las Vegas

Na, Vegas, Wi lead

Kevin Na shot 63 on Friday to climb into a share of the lead at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Jhonattan Vegas (67) and Charlie Wi (66) also are at 12 under.

AJGA ACE Grant program reaches $1 million mark

The AJGA has announced that its Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant program has hit the $1 million mark, providing 409 junior players with financial help to play a greater number of tournaments.

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Howard, 17, wins 2nd stage of LPGA Q-School

Howard wins 2nd stage

Beth Ann Baldry: Ginger Howard, 17, won the second stage of LPGA Q-School on Friday as she guns to become the fifth African-American woman to earn LPGA memberships since 1950.

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Pavin (65) leads SAS Championship by one

Corey Pavin shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the SAS Championship.

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Duke's Duncan has tools for long-term success

College Notebook

Duke's Lindy Duncan is intense on the course, but she has the perfect demeanor for long-term success in the game. Julie Williams.

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Guise (No. 77, 2013) commits to Wake Forest

has given a verbal commitment to Wake Forest.

Danny Guise of Greenwich, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Wake Forest. Guise, a junior at Greenwich High School, is ranked No. 77 in the 2013 class and is ranked No. 3 overall in Connecticut.

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Vernon (NR, 2012) commits to Akron

has given a verbal commitment to Akron.

Carr Vernon of Poplar Bluff, Mo., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Akron.

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Watson shows off swing at Ping facility opening

In helping Ping open a new teaching facility, Bubba Watson showed off his unique skill-set.

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Fleetwood, Hoey lead Dunhill Links

Tommy Fleetwood and Michael Hoey left a trail of big names behind them, sharing the second-round lead at the Dunhill Links Championship on Friday.

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Kerr battles wrist injury that forced Solheim WD

Cristie Kerr’s right arm has been in a splint since Sunday morning of the Solheim Cup. A tearful Kerr withdrew from the event with extensor wrist tendonitis, conceding her singles point to Karen Stupples.

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Mission Hills Hainan nears sensory overload

Golf Life: China

Your assignment: Play all 10 courses at Mission Hills Hainan before you're overcome by sensory overload. Adam Schupak.

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Early commitment helped Schmidt-Curley thrive in China

Mission Hill architects

With U.S. golf-course development virtually nonexistent, many American golf architects have been piling up frequent-flier miles.

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Lexi Thompson, 16, will join the LPGA

Thompson joins LPGA

Commissioner Mike Whan and the LPGA have decided to let 16-year-old phenom Lexi Thompson join the Tour just weeks after her momentous win at the Navistar Classic.

Wildman’s Corner: Tournaments to watch

says there are two college golf tournaments to watch this weekend.

Two tournaments to watch this weekend in college golf.

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Tait: Solheim Cup was golf at its best

2011 Solheim Cup

It might have run up against the Tour's FedEx Cup finale, but the Solheim Cup provided the excitement that the game needs, says Alistair Tait.

Campbell takes lead at Asian Amateur

New Zealand’s Ben Campbell shot 66 Friday to take a three-shot lead halfway through the Asian Amateur.