News for Saturday, April 27, 2013


News 2013 April 27


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5 Things: Glover's lead grows to 2 shots

From Lucas Glover's 2-under 70 atop the leaderboard to 14-year-old amateur Tianlang Guan's high round of the day, here are 5 Things to Know about the third round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Chapman, Blake lead Champions' better-ball event

Roger Chapman and Jay Don Blake teamed to shoot an 11-under 61 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Champions Tour's Legends of Golf better-ball tournament.

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After 54 holes, Brittany Lang gets 'the question'

At the end of her third round in the North Texas LPGA Shootout, Brittany Lang was just off the No. 9 green when she received a marriage proposal.

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Ciganda takes 2-shot lead in North Texas

Carlota Ciganda shot a 5-under 66 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead over the world's No. 1 player, Inbee Park, and LPGA Tour rookie Caroline Masson at the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.

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Sage Valley: Final-round tee times and groupings

Check out the final-round tee times at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley. Tee times were moved up to split tees and an 8 a.m. start due to expected bad weather in the area.

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Zurich Classic moves Sunday tee times earlier

Tee-times and pairings have been moved to early Sunday threesomes, because of the threat of bad weather, for the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans at TPC Louisiana in Avondale, La.

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Notes: Par-4 sixth the ultimate risk-reward hole

The par-4 6th hole -- named Loblolly Bay -- played just over 300 yards on Saturday, and some players in the field took to the risk, but didn't always reap the reward.

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Sage Valley: Hoey, field will need to catch Horsfield

Rico Hoey is one of eight players within three shots of the lead at the Junior Invitational, but only have 18 holes left to catch 36-hole leader Sam Horsfield.

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How it Happened: Glover still leads in Louisiana

Tianlang Guan fumbles his way to the day's high round, but leader Lucas Glover manages his miscues to maintain his lead at the Zurich Classic, with four players tied for second.

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Sage Valley: Burns, Shelton back in contention

Sam Burns and Robby Shelton put so-so rounds on Friday behind them by posting 68s on Saturday to move to 2 under overall and only three shots off the lead.

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Zurich Classic: Third-round tee times

Lucas Glover and Boo Weekley will bring up the rear Saturday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, with defending champ Jason Dufner and 14-year-old Tianlang Guan further back in Saturday's tee times.

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Jamie Binns (NR, 2014) commits to Cal Poly

Jamie Binns (NR, 2014) has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Cal Poly.

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Sage Valley: Henley's path gives Wiggins hope for his

Russell Henley and Victor Wiggins have taken the same road to college golf. Neither player can be claimed off the AJGA’s hotbed of players.

Russell Henley, who was the guest speaker at Nike Night at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley, and Victor Wiggins, will have taken the same road to college golf. Neither player can be claimed off the AJGA’s hotbed of players.

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Sage Valley: Connelly battles illness for 4-over 76

Austin Connelly held a share of the lead at the Junior Invitational early on Friday, but finished with a 4-over 76 after battling an illness.