News for Friday, May 25, 2012

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Baldry: Newfound parity great for college golf

With Alabama winning and plenty of excitement as multiple teams made a run at the Tide, our Beth Ann Baldry says that true parity in women's college golf is now a reality.

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Alabama wins 1st title, Jao-Javanil top individual

In a see-saw battle that saw both USC and Alabama hold the lead during the final round, it was senior Brooke Pancake's 3-foot par putt that clinched the Tide's first NCAA title.

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N.C. State, Colorado finally get to the Dance

Our Lance Ringler says that N.C. State and Colorado finally got to the "Big Dance" in 2012, and have built teams that could make return trips.

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Irwin shoots 66, trails by 2 at Senior PGA

Hale Irwin shot his age Friday with a 5-under 66, finishing the second round of the Senior PGA Championship two shots behind leaders Roger Chapman and John Cook.

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Dufner up 2 strokes halfway through Colonial

Jason Dufner moved into position for his second straight victory and third in five weeks, shooting a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Colonial.

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Judge asked to block land of Olympic golf course

A company disputing ownership of the land where the 2016 Olympic golf course will be built has asked a judge to annul all contracts and block construction on the site.

Johnson, 77, guided WGA for 21 years

Donald D. Johnson, who led the Western Golf Association and its Evans Scholars Foundation for more than two decades, died Thursday at his home, according to the WGA. He was 77.

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Pinehurst No. 2 preps for 2 U.S. Opens in 2014

In a little more than two years, Pinehurst's renowned No. 2 course will play host to the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open on consecutive weeks — the first time the USGA has attempted such a feat.

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Magee back in the swing of things at Senior PGA

After kidney cancer limited his activity on tour, Andrew Magee, who is making his debut at the Senior PGA Championship, is ready for a full season on the senior circuit, says Rich Skyzinski.

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Allen in contention at Senior PGA after 64

Michael Allen shot 7-under 64 in the second round of the Senior PGA Championship Friday, bouncing back from a difficult first day to move into contention.

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Oglethorpe golfers earn D-III All-America honors

After leading Oglethorpe to the Division III title, Anthony Maccaglia and Hayden Jones earned first-team D-III Ping All-America honors.

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McIlroy fires 7-over 79, misses second-straight cut

Alistair Tait: It's never a good sign when the highlight of your day is two-putting on the final green to save 7-over 79. Who is this cut-missing Rory McIlroy?

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Montgomerie, Olazabal head U.S. Open qualifying

Colin Montgomerie and Jose Maria Olazabal, Europe's past and present Ryder Cup captains, headline the field contesting the 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier at Walton Heath on Monday.

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Achenbach: In defense of the Rules of Golf

Graeme McDowell should have been penalized two strokes on Thursday, plain and simple.

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Unheralded Morrison leads BMW Championship

James Morrison started playing golf 11 years ago. He's never made a cut at Wentworth. He is 131st on the Euro Tour money list. And now he is leading the BMW PGA Championship. Huh?