News for Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Romero leads Noh at Reno-Tahoe Open

Andres Romero had seven birdies in a bogey-free first round at the Reno-Tahoe Open to take a one-point lead over South Korean rookie Seung-Yul Noh.

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Williams repeats as Western Am medalist

Chris Williams claimed medalist honors at the Western Amateur for the second straight year. His performance Thursday included capping a record-breaking 17-under 271.

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Ariya Jutanugarn, Wagner tied for Junior PGA lead

Ariya Jutanugarn has totaled 16 birdies and an eagle through 54 holes, but her 1-under 71 on Thursday dropped her into a tie with Samantha Wagner for the Junior PGA Championship lead.

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Furyk races out to the lead at Firestone

Jim Furyk finally made some birdies — a lot of them — for a 7-under 63 to take the lead Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational.

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Tiger Tracker: Woods fires 70 in Round 1

Tiger Woods was in control for most of Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational, but three mistakes on his inward nine proved costly in a even-par 70 that left him seven shots behind leader Jim Furyk.

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Dufner, Bradley have jumped into the spotlight

A year ago, Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner were unknowns. This year, they are featured players with galleries at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational says our Jim McCabe.

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Crane missing Open could be 'blessing in disguise'

Ben Crane took a gamble in not traveling to the Open Championship as the first alternate, and that cost him a spot. Thursday's 66 at Firestone shows he has put that behind him, says Jeff Rude.

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Shelton shoots record round, takes Junior PGA lead

Robby Shelton turned in a record round Thursday, shooting a Sycamore Hills-best 8-under 64 to take the lead at the Junior PGA Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Charleston Southern makes 2 moves

Charleston Southern announced two moves within its golf programs Monday as Matthew Cram-Smith was promoted to head women’s coach and Mike Wilson was named director of golf.

Riehle to lead UC Riverside programs

Eric Riehle graduated in 2005 from UC Riverside, where he was a three-time All-Big West selection for the Highlanders’ golf program. He will now return to the school as the men’s and women’s head coach.

Fosdick to coach Texas-Pan American men

Josh Fosdick spent the past two seasons as an assistant for the men’s and women’s teams at Oklahoma State. Now he’s got his first college head-coaching gig after being hired to lead the men’s program at Texas-Pan American.

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On the golf scene late, Kohles makes up for lost time

Ben Kohles didn't start playing competitive golf until he was 15. Seven years later, Kohles is headed toward a PGA Tour card, says our Sean Martin.

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Live scores: Round 4 at Bridgestone

Check out the Round 4 leaderboard at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC.

Pagila will serve country, play golf at West Point

Justin Pagila will be able to combine his golf talents with his quest to serve his country at West Point.