News for Tuesday, September 11, 2012


News 2012 September 11


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Former champ Smith advances to Mid-Am quarters

The U.S. Mid-Am featured a pair of battles between longtime friends, with Charlie Blanchard getting the best of the Rhode Island battle and Nathan Smith winning his Pennsylvania matchup.

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Bellomy, Campbell set records in season opener

Led by individual medalist Brooke Bellomy, Campbell's women's golf team opened its season in record-setting style at the Golfweek Program Challenge.

George Zahringer, 59, pulls off a rare double

George Zahringer advanced to the match-play portion of the U.S. Mid-Am, only to withdraw so he could go participate in the qualifier for the USGA Senior Amateur. He made it there too.

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Florida, Hedberg win season opener in Charleston

Florida opened its season Tuesday with a six-shot victory at the Cougar Classic. The Gators finished comfortably ahead of Duke, which charged up the leaderboard during the final round.

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Florida cruises to 24-shot victory at Kiawah

Florida, No. 8 in Golfweek’s preseason rankings, shot 18-over 882 at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, but that was good enough for a 24-shot victory over Texas-Arlington.

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Michigan State to play 108 holes in four days

The Michigan State men's golf team will take off on quite an odyssey next week, taking in 108 holes of golf over the span of four days.

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Ko brings modest goals to Royal Liverpool

Notebook: Lydia Ko, the 15-year-old that took the LPGA by storm three weeks ago in Canada, called Liverpool "one of the hardest golf courses I've ever played."

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In this issue: Sept. 14, 2012

Inside the Sept. 14, 2012 issue of Golfweek.

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Toy Box notes: McIlroy's wedge setup

BMW Championship winner Rory McIlroy has won three of his past four starts. His all-around play has been stellar, including an extraordinary ability to save par.

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Blanchard wins battle of lefties at Mid-Amateur

Lefties and good friends Charlie Blanchard and Brad Valois faced off Tuesday in the second round of U.S. Mid-Amateur match play.

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McIlroy in a no-win situation for Olympics

Rory McIlroy is faced with a politically sensitive decision: Ireland or Great Britain in the 2016 Rio Olympics? No easy answer there. Maybe it's best to avoid chasing gold altogether.

Heintz, a former Tour player, takes Penn position

Bob Heintz was a three-time Ivy League champion at Yale before becoming a PGA Tour player. Now he’s headed to another Ivy school, Penn, to begin his college coaching career.

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Motter (NR, 2014) commits to Mississippi State

has given a verbal commitment to Mississippi State

Grant Motter from Hattiesburg, Miss., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Mississippi State in the fall of 2014. He also made unofficial visits to Southern Mississippi and Auburn.

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Love finds a way: Inside the Ryder Cup war room

Just how did Davis Love come to the conclusion of picking Brandt Snedeker, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson for the Ryder Cup? Alex Miceli takes you behind the scenes during the long deliberation process.

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Orr (NR, 2013) commits to Florida

has given a verbal commitment to Florida.

Ryan Orr has given a verbal commitment to Florida for the fall of 2013. Orr also made unofficial visits to South Florida, North Florida, Central Florida and Mercer, and also considered Houston, Coastal Carolina, Kentucky and Louisville.

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Notes: Garrigus one of Tour's best stories

Notebook: Robert Garrigus was once known for his off-the-course dealings, but is now letting his play among the best in the game do all the talking.

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Cabot Links to add second course

says Cape Breton in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia just might be the latest hotbed of world golf development.

Brad Klein says Cape Breton in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia just might be the latest hotbed of world golf development.

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Pairings and tee times: Ricoh Women's British Open

Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko, the latest under-18 sensations, highlight the early-week tee sheet at this week's Ricoh Women's British Open.

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Cantlay qualifies for Tour event in Boise

Patrick Cantlay shot 8-under 63 Monday at BanBury Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, to qualify for the Tour's Albertsons Boise Open.