News for Friday, September 9, 2011

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Tseng, Lewis lead NW Arkansas Championship

Stacy Lewis and Yani Tseng shot 5-under 66s on Friday and were tied for the first-round lead at the LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship.

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Wildman's picks: Round 1 at the Walker Cup

Asher Wildman offers his picks to win in the first round of the Walker Cup.

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Michaels eyes LPGA status at Futures Tour finale

For Sydnee Michaels, timing is everything. The former UCLA player, whose looks befit the Hollywood campus, barreled up the Futures Tour money list with her victory in Georgia two weeks ago. Michaels, a rookie on the developmental circuit, moved from 13th to fifth on the money list, an envious but precarious position going into this week’s season-ender.

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Brown, Barenborg lead Futures Tour finale

After the first round of the Price Chopper Tour Championship, Sarah Brown boasted one of the more colorful scorecards. The 19-year-old turned in 31 after making four birdies on her front nine and immediately birdied the 10th to get to 5 under.

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Download: Second of four Walker Cup editions

Make sure to click here to download our second Walker Cup preview edition, presented by Titleist. It is complete with everything you need to know about the course, Saturday's matches and more!

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Senior Women's Am has been dominated by Texas

If recent history is any indication, a Dallas-Fort Worth player likely will contend in the Senior Women’s Amateur. Credit the Ladies Amateur Golf Association, a ‘prep school for competitive golf.’

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Dodd, Siem lead KLM Open; McIlroy three back

Stephen Dodd of Wales shot 6 under for the first 13 holes of his second round to stand 8 under for the tournament Friday before darkness forced 78 players to abandon their rounds at the KLM Open

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Walker Cup: Matches announced for Saturday

Peter Uihlein will get two chances on the opening day of the Walker Cup to exact revenge on Tom Lewis for losing the silver medal to the Englishman in this year’s Open Championship.

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No. 4: Alabama men, Purdue women

College golf is just a few short weeks away. To get you ready, Asher Wildman is breaking down the top 60 men's and women's teams from last year's Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Today, it's No. 4 on the board with the Alabama men and Purdue women.

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Holtgrieve hopes U.S. team does more than win

Jim Holtgrieve wants to win the Walker Cup, but the U.S. captain is more concerned that his players enjoy the experience of representing their country and how it will help their golf careers.

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Preview: Golfweek Program Challenge in S.C.

Twelve NCAA Division I teams (both men’s and women’s) will play in the inaugural Golfweek Program Challenge on Sept. 11-13 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Ryan Lavner and Julie Williams preview the action.

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Walker Cup blog: U.S. got best of GB&I in preview

Call it a good omen or disregard it as a sample of insufficient size. Your choice. Either way, it’s about all we have. The two Walker Cup teams rarely crossed paths in the run-up to this year’s competition.

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5 Things: Here is what the U.S. should do . . .

Our amateur guru Asher Wildman will be glued to the Walker Cup this weekend, and here are 5 Things he'd like to see play out at Royal Aberdeen in Scotland:

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Golfweek’s preseason top 10 individuals: Women

Keep an eye on 2010 Player of the Year Marta Silva Zamora this year as she completes her senior season at Georgia. She tops Beth Ann Baldry's individual preseason rankings.

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Golfweek’s preseason top 10 individuals: Men

Don’t expect a sophomore slump from UCLA's Patrick Cantlay. Ron Balicki places Cantlay at the top of Golfweek's preseason individual rankings.