News for Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Hitchner wins Greystone Invitational in playoff

Tyler Hitchner secured his Greystone Invitational victory on June 23 with a playoff victory over Caleb Sturgeon.

Antcliff outlasts Cody in 6-hole Rice Planters playoff

Maverick James Antcliff outlasted Austin Cody on June 22 to win the Rice Planters Amateur. The two went six extra holes at Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, S.C., before Antcliff eventually won.

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Park's playoff birdie earns NW Arkansas victory

World No. 1 Inbee Park sank a 4-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole against So Yeon Ryu, capping her final-round rally and winning the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship.

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Winner's Circle: Ken Duke, 2013 Travelers Championship

Here's a list of the clubs Ken Duke had in his bag when he became a first-time PGA Tour winner at the Travelers Championship.

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Stadler edges Couples for Encompass win

Craig Stadler had a 12-foot par putt remaining to win the Encompass Championship, and the setting was familiar to so long ago. He made the putt to top Fred Couples.

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5 Things: Duke gets 1st Tour win in playoff

Ken Duke defeated Chris Stroud in a playoff Sunday for his first PGA Tour win. Here are 5 Things to Know from the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.

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Koepka wins 3rd Challenge title, moves to Euro Tour

Brooks Koepka, a former All-American at Florida State, picked up his third Challenge Tour victory of the season on Sunday, earning an automatic spot on the European Tour for the remainder of the season.

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How it happened: Duke holds off Stroud for first Tour title

Ken Duke applied the pressure at the turn and never looked back, holding off Chris Stroud on the second hole of a playoff to win his first PGA Tour title on Sunday at the Travelers Championship.

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Commercial appearance costs Pieri amateur status

Scott Pieri, an accomplished amateur in Fort Wayne, Ind., appeared recently in a commercial for a golf store, and forfeited his amateur status because of it.

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Tour winner McGovern gives PNC field a boost

Former PGA Tour winner Jim McGovern and U.S. Amateur champ Sam Randolph added intrigue to an impressive lineup at the PGA Professional National Championship in Oregon.

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'A very young 43,' Els wins 1st BMW International

Ernie Els is a two-time winner at both the U.S. Open and British Open – and the first South African to win the BMW International in the competition's 25th edition.

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Chapman’s birdie on 18 wins the Michigan Amateur

Andrew Chapman buried an 18-footer for birdie on the 18th hole to defeat former MLB pitcher Mike Ignasiak to win the 102nd Michigan Amateur.