News for Friday, August 17, 2012


News 2012 August 17


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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

U.S. Amateur quarterfinals

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

Ping Anser forged irons seek consistent trajectory

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.