News for Friday, June 8, 2012

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Langdale widens his lead in Palmetto Amateur

Austin Langdale, a high school senior from Townville, S.C., shot even-par 70 Friday at Palmetto Golf Club to extend his lead to two strokes at the midway point of the Palmetto Amateur.

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McIlroy shoots 5-under 65 to take Memphis lead

Rory McIlroy snapped his string of three straight missed cuts in style Friday, shooting a 5-under 65 to take the lead into the weekend at the St. Jude Classic.

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Donovan re-ups with San Diego State

San Diego State men's coach Ryan Donovan, who had been under consideration at many of the top college jobs in recent years, has agreed to a three-year contract with the Aztecs.

Mauntler resigns as Toledo men's coach

University of Toledo men's golf coach Jamie Mauntler announced his resignation Friday after nine years.

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Gulf Coast shows off its post-Katrina beauty

Once damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Hard Rock Casino and golf courses all along the Gulf Coast have shown a remarkable recovery says our Ryan Lavner.

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Pak takes the lead at LPGA Championship

Playing in her first tournament since injuring her left shoulder in early April, Se Ri Pak shot a 1-under 71 on Friday to take a one-shot lead.

UF promotes Bastel to women's head coach

Florida didn't have to look very far for its new women's head coach. Emily Bastel was promoted to replace Jan Dowling, who resigned last month after three seasons at UF.

Haas wins South Carolina Open

Jerry Haas, the Wake Forest men’s golf coach, shot 8-under 205 (67-69-69) to win the South Carolina Open on June 7 at Fort Jackson GC.

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LPGA's Park, 33, announces retirement

Two weeks ago Grace Park made up her mind to retire from the LPGA. Friday's second round at the Wegmans LPGA Championship could be her last.

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U.S. leads 4-2 after Day 1 of Curtis Cup

The United States is up 4-2 after Day 1 of the Curtis Cup. And since the U.S. doesn't historically lose leads, it might already be over for Great Britain & Ireland, writes Alistair Tait.

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Cornett to resume captaincy after cart accident

U.S. Curtis Cup captain Pat Cornett broke her right ankle in a golf cart accident Friday, forcing the team to request the help of former captain Carol Semple Thompson.

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Westwood keeps 3-shot lead at Nordea Masters

Lee Westwood shot a 4-under 68 and maintained a three-stroke lead after the third round of the Nordea Masters at Bro Hof Slott Club on Friday.

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Duncan, McCloskey lead U.S. foursomes sweep

Lisa McCloskey (pictured) and Lindy Duncan combined to form a fierce duo that GB&I's Stephanie Meadow and Leona Maguire couldn't overtake. The U.S. leads the Curtis Cup after one session.

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Live scores: Round 4 at St. Jude Classic

Follow our live leaderboard during Round 4 of the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

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10 players to watch at the 2012 U.S. Open

A look at 10 players (outside the top 10 in the world ranking) to watch at next week’s U.S. Open in San Francisco, according to our Ryan Lavner.