News for Sunday, July 29, 2012


News 2012 July 29


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5 Things: Kohles wins in his pro debut

5 Things: Tour

5 Things: Former Virginia All-American Ben Kohles made the most of his pro debut, winning the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational on Sunday in a playoff with Luke Guthrie.

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5 Things: Piercy's early birdies lead him to title

5 Things: Canadian Open

5 Things: Scott Piercy posted a third-straight 67 to follow his record-breaking 62 to win the Canadian Open by a single shot over Robert Garrigus and William McGirt.

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Tait: Wiesberger picks up special win in homeland

Tait on Bernd Wiesberger

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger wins for the second time this season, but this Euro Tour victory meant a bit more to him by winning in his homeland says Alistair Tait.

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Kohles wins event in playoff with Guthrie

Ben Kohles won the Tour's Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational on Sunday in his first professional start, beating Luke Guthrie with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.

Hawaii wins Girls' Junior America's Cup at home

Hawaii won the Girls’ Junior America’s Cup on July 27 on their own turf. Led by Eimi Koga and Mariel Galdiano, the team finished at even-par 658 for the 54-hole event played at Wailea Golf Club in Maui, Hawaii.

Northern California wins 10th Junior America's Cup

Northern California edged British Columbia by five shots at the Junior America’s Cup to win the event for the 10th time. Northern California finished at 7-under 623 at BanBury Golf Club in Eagle, Idaho.

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Couples wins Senior British Open by 2 shots

Fred Couples won the Senior British Open by two strokes over Gary Hallberg on Sunday after shooting a 3-under 67 in the final round.

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Mendoza (No. 131, 2013) commits to San Diego St.

has given a verbal commitment to San Diego State.

Nahum Mendoza has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for San Diego State. It’s the only school to which he took an unofficial visit.

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Young Werenski aims for turnaround at Golfweek Jr.

Golfweek New England Jr.

Mickey Werenski has a good role model in older brother Richy, who last week won the Porter Cup. Mickey hopes to find success of his own this week at the Golfweek New England Junior.

UNCG names Sargent as women's head coach

The University of North Carolina-Greensboro has named for LPGA Tour and Futures Tour member Sarah Sargent as its women's golf coach, the university announced on Wednesday.

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Inbee Park wins Evian Masters by 2 shots

Inbee Park of South Korea shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the Evian Masters for the first time, beating veteran Karrie Webb and overnight co-leader Stacy Lewis by two shots.

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Tait: There's still time for Scott to win a major

Tait on Adam Scott

Adam Scott has to win a major. No two ways about it. It’s either that or enter an alternate hall of fame into which no one wants to be inducted, says our Alistair Tait.

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U.S. Open champ Simpson is a father again

U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson is a father again. Simpson's wife, Dowd, gave birth Saturday to daughter Willow Grace.

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Oakhurst Links sold at auction for $410,000

Oakhurst Links, one of the nation's oldest golf courses, sold for $410,000 on Saturday, an auction house said. Auctioneer Tommy Garten wouldn't reveal the winning bidder until bank financing is completed.

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All-American Kohles in control in his pro debut

Making his pro debut, Ben Kohles, an All-American Virginia product, will begin Sunday’s final round of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, with a two-shot lead.