News for Thursday, October 4, 2012


News 2012 October 4


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Wedding keeps Pressel busy during injury-riddled season

Morgan Pressel has worked her way through a thumb injury that has sidelined her for a handful of tournaments this season by carefully planning her January nuptials to Andy Bush.

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Medal-match format at NCAAs divides opinion in D-2

Division II's medal-match-play format has its critics and supports, but there one thing on which all can agree: It's a game-changer.

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Publinks champ Vogel among nation's top collegians

T.J. Vogel, a second-team All-American last season and the U.S. Amateur Public Links champion, is one of the nation’s top players, and his Florida team might be a national-championship contender.

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Simson defeats Skinner for 2nd USGA Senior Am title

Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., playing with unwavering precision, won his second USGA Senior Amateur title Thursday with a 4-and-3 victory over Curtis Skinner of Lake Bluff, Ill.

Lorena Ochoa shoots 1-under 69 in France

Retired champion Lorena Ochoa shot a 1-under 69 at the Lacoste Ladies Open on Thursday.

Grace of South Africa shoots 60 at Dunhill Links

Branden Grace of South Africa birdied the final five holes to shoot a remarkable 12-under 60 at the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland on Thursday.

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Ryder replay: Love opens up about Sunday meltdown

Davis Love III, on the Americans' Sunday meltdown at Medinah: 'If anything, I was overconfident that everyone was playing well and it really didn't matter.'

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Record-setting first round for USA

While the United States got its World Amateur Team Championship campaign off to the best possible start, making a start was all that counted for Kyrgyzstan.

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5 Things: Rose comes of age at Ryder Cup

Though Ian Poulter was the star of the European show, Justin Rose, who played in every Ryder Cup session, pulled off a singles win that catapulted his squad to an improbable victory.

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Notes: McIlroy narrowly avoided forfeit at Medinah

According to Kerry Haigh, managing director of championships for the PGA of America, if Rory McIlroy was more than five minutes late to his Sunday singles match, he would have lost his match to Keegan Bradley.