News for Sunday, October 21, 2012


News 2012 October 21


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Team of the week: Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets won their own U.S. Collegiate Championship thanks to some final-hole heroics from Ollie Schniederjans.

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Player of the week: Patrick Rodgers, Stanford

Rodgers shot a final-round 67 to win the U.S. Collegiate Championship by four shots.

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Schniederjans' eagle propels Georgia Tech at USCC

With an incredible eagle from Ollie Schniederjans on the final hole, Georgia Tech wins U.S. Collegiate by a single shot over defending champion UCLA.

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Russell Henley wins Jacksonville Open

Russell Henley won the Jacksonville Open on Sunday for his second Tour victory of the year, beating B.J. Staten with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

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Golf scene in Columbus piles up points

Ohio State's offense fizzles, but the golf scene piles up the points in Columbus, Ohio.

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5 Things: Gainey wins first PGA Tour title

Tommy Gainey narrowly missed a chance at golf's magic number. He happily settled for a course-record 60 at Sea Island, and his first PGA Tour win Sunday in the McGladrey Classic.

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USC women win at Stanford

Led by individual medalist Kyung Kim, the USC women's team claimed a four-stroke victory over Washington on Oct. 21 at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice.

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Texas freshman Stone adapting quickly; Cal leads Isleworth

Brandon Stone, a Texas freshman and No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, has made the transition from South Africa to college golf look easy. Meanwhile, his Longhorns trail California at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.

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Brun will stay at TCU despite Challenge Tour opportunity

TCU sophomore star Julien Brun says he will stay with the Horned Frogs despite having earned a spot on the Challenge Tour.

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Van Pelt outlasts Dufner at Perth International

Bo Van Pelt won the Perth International on Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over American countryman Jason Dufner.

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Pettersen wins playoff in South Korea

Suzann Pettersen won the HanaBank Championship on Sunday for her ninth LPGA Tour title, beating Catriona Matthew with a 5-foot birdie putt on the third hole of playoff after blowing a big lead.

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UST focuses on torque in Proforce VTS shafts

UST Mamiya attempts to teach importance of shaft torque

Why do so many golfers talk incessantly about shaft flex but never seem to talk about shaft torque? It’s a good question because torque is so important in the choice of a shaft. Shaftmaker UST Mamiya is trying to do something about this. It’s a scholarly response.

PGA Tour caddie Scott Steele dies of heart attack

Scott Steele, a popular PGA Tour caddie who worked for Larry Mize when he won the 1987 Masters, has died of a heart attack. He was 55.

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Casey shows progress with nice finish in Australia

While his winless streak didn't come to an end, Paul Casey's fifth-place finish in Australia is another sign that the Englishman might be headed in the right direction.

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Bad sign for Euro Tour? Youngsters opting for PGA Tour Q-School

Lee Westwood's move to the PGA Tour was a blow for the European Tour, but might be minor in comparison if the sudden flood of young stars opting to participate in PGA Tour Q-School continues.

Lee Westwood's move to the PGA Tour was a blow for the European Tour, but might be minor by comparison if the bevy of young stars opting to participate in PGA Tour Q-School continues.

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Check out the USCC final round live telecast here!

Check out UCLA and the rest of the field as they battle for the U.S. Collegiate title. Follow live with the webcast here!