News for Friday, July 13, 2012


News 2012 July 13


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Matteson leads John Deere; Stricker three back

Matteson leads; Stricker close

Troy Matteson remained at the top of the John Deere leaderboard on Friday with a second-round 68, but favorite Steve Stricker enters the weekend only three shots off the lead.

Hoey, Niphatsophon win Junior World titles

Rico Hoey of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., narrowly won the Callaway Junior World Championship on Friday, edging runner-up Beau Hossler by a stroke.

Khamborn cruises to Women's Western Junior title

Chakansim “Fai” Khamborn of Thailand won the Women’s Western Junior on Friday, defeating Morgan Nadaline, 6 and 4.

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Senior Open: Ten Broeck a David among Goliaths

U.S. Senior Open

Players as tough as Lance Ten Broeck don't come around every day. That the 56-year-old journeyman has the 36-hole lead at the U.S. Senior Open seems fitting.

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Aylwin, Vogel to face off in Public Links final

U.S. Amateur Public Links

North Florida's Kevin Aylwin (above) will face Florida senior T.J. Vogel, a second-team All-American this past season, in Saturday’s 36-hole U.S. Amateur Public Links final.

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Hamrick, former 'Bama star, into True South Classic

Hunter Hamrick, a former three-time AllAmerican at Alabama, will play next week’s True South Classic.

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Lehman, Pavin in contention at U.S. Senior Open

U.S. Senior Open

It is feeling like 1995 all over again, with Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin (above) showing their old U.S. Open form at the U.S. Senior Open at Indianwood.

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Mickelson relishing links test overseas

If the wind is howling and the rain's pouring during the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, expect Phil Mickelson to be wearing a broad grin on his face.

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Petefish (No. 10, 2014) commits to Georgia Tech

has given a verbal commitment to Georgia Tech.

Chris Petefish, the top-ranked player in Arizona, has made a verbal commitment to play for Georgia Tech. Petefish also made unofficial visits to Stanford, Washington, UCLA, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Duke.

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Mickelson shoots 64 at Scottish Open; 5 off lead

Phil Mickelson broke out of his slump with an 8-under 64 at the Scottish Open on Friday, leaving him five shots off the second-round lead shared by Alexander Noren and Francesco Molinari.

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Vogel makes semifinals at U.S. Amateur Public Links

U.S. Amateur Public Links

T.J. Vogel fought his way to another victory at the U.S. Amateur Public Links. Two down at the turn, Vogel beat good friend Alberto Sanchez, 1 up, in Friday morning’s quarterfinals.

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TopGolf’s successful mix: Swings, suds and socializing

Kaufmann on TopGolf

TopGolf thinks outside the box to create a successful atmosphere that goes beyond hitting a golf ball says our Martin Kaufmann.

Adams Speedline Tech driver

Adams Speedline Tech driver sports multimaterial head

The bulge and roll of the face in the Adams Speedline Tech driver has been reconfigured, paired with a titanium body that sports an attached graphite wing.

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Simpson withdraws from Open Championship

U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson officially withdrew from the British Open on Friday as he awaits the birth of his second child.

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Whiteford makes ace, misses out on champagne

Peter Whiteford's hole in one in his second round at the Scottish Open came too late to capture the 168 bottles of champagne for the feat.