News for Friday, August 17, 2012

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Mika Miyazato, Michaels share Safeway lead

Mika Miyazato and Sydnee Michaels shot 7-under 65s on Friday in 100-degree heat to share the first-round lead in the LPGA Tour’s Safeway Classic.

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Walker leads Wyndham after 2nd-round 62

Jimmy Walker shot an 8-under 62 on Friday to top the leaderboard at 12 under in the Wyndham Championship.

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Langer leads after rain-shortened round in En-Joie

Bernhard Langer topped the leaderboard at 7 under when first-round play in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open was suspended because of rain Friday.

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Lincicome sits two shots off Safeway Classic lead

Brittany Lincicome loves three-day tournaments and started with a 5-under 67 to sit two shots off the Safeway Classic lead on Friday.

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As top amateur, Williams wins McCormack medal

Chris Williams may have lost in Friday’s U.S. Amateur quarterfinals, but he still received some good news: He clinched the 2012 Mark H. McCormack Medal.

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U.S. Am: Fox defeats World No. 1 Williams

Looking for an underdog to follow at the U.S. Amateur? Meet Steven Fox, who defeated World No. 1 amateur Chris Williams to reach the semifinals.

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Walker leads the way at Wyndham

Jimmy Walker fired a 62 on Friday at the Wyndham Championship to leap into the lead as the second round moved into the afternoon wave.

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Cal teammates Weaver, Hagy into U.S. Am semis

Cal teammates Michael Weaver and Brandon Hagy are into the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur. They could meet in the final.

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Thomas rallies to advance at U.S. Am

Justin Thomas has struggled to get off to a good start at the U.S. Amateur, but he continues to finish in style, advancing with a 2-up victory.

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Ping Anser forged irons

The performance objective for the Anser forged iron is to raise the trajectory of the long irons and lower the trajectory of the short irons.

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Cow Pasture Classic celebrates Hogan

The Cow Pasture Golf Classic features men and women simply sidestepping cow patties to enjoy this tournament in Ben Hogan's hometown.

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Nebraska's Dismal River shows a softer side

The next stop in 'dude ranch' revival: A much-anticipated Tom Doak design at Dismal River Club in Nebraska.

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Celebrating links golf, vast dunesland in Nebraska

A celebration of links golf, vast dunesland and sublime silence just outside Omaha, Neb.

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Women's preview: No. 28 Baylor

Baylor's new squad is young but full of enough international talent to repeat last season's success.

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Men's preview: No. 28 SMU

In Josh Gregory’s first season in Dallas, the Mustangs might have overachieved. Now this team wants more.