News for Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Park exploits 'generous' Sebonack for 1st-round 67

Perhaps more surprising than Inbee Park’s opening 67 was a gift from the USGA to the U.S. Women's Open field: Sebonack played about 300 yards shorter than the advertised 6,821 yards.

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Backup plan on hold as Echeverria opens strong

Paz Echeverria speaks often of her back-up plan, which was made possible by her college degree. Thursday, the Chilean didn't seem to need it, with a 3-under 69 in her first U.S. Women's Open.

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How it Happened: Ha-Neul Kim leads Open

While relatively few players managed to break par during the first round at Sebonack Golf Club, Ha-Neul Kim and Inbee Park rose to the top of the leaderboard with low numbers.

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Henderson, 15, excited to be at her first USWO

Brooke Mackenzie Henderson is the kind of fresh air fans love about our national Open. She’s 15 years old, with dimples in her cheeks and excitement in her eyes.

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5 Things: Castro leads, but needs good 2nd rd

The first round of the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club had a bit of a U.S. Open-type feel to it. Roberto Castro, who shot 5-under 66, and a trio of players – Billy Horschel, Bud Cauley and Graham DeLaet – at 3 under, no one managed to shoot more than a couple shots under par. Here are 5 Things you ned to know from Thursday.

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Tee times: Round 2, AT&T National

Tee times for the second round of the AT&T National at Congressional

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Schniederjans grabs lead in Dogwood Invitational

Ollie Schniederjans, a junior at Georgia Tech, struggled to a 1-over start through six holes at Druid Hills Golf Club before playing the final 12 holes in 4 under to shoot 69. Schniederjans, of Powder Springs, Ga., stands at 12-under 132.

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How it happened: Castro leads at Congressional

The field has shrunk by two major stars -- Tiger Woods and Justin Rose -- but there are still Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott and Jason Day to provide plenty of intrigue at AT&T National. Follow now!

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Experience outweighed the results at JGWP

Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Champ, Ben Balter and Adam Wood traveled to Japan for the Junior Golf World Cup. Although the team didn't win, the foursome and coaches took home an experience of a lifetime.

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LPGA Championship gets new site, dates for 2014

Wegmans LPGA Championship organizers signed a one-year contract with Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, N.Y., and tournament dates will move to the week of Aug. 11 next year.

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East, West Wyndham Cup teams named

36 players have been named to the Wyndham Cup teams (East or West) set to take place at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe GC, July 15-18.

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Women's Open notes: Lewis pleased; Wie struggles

Stacy Lewis’ goal coming into the 2013 U.S. Women's Open was to remain level no matter the situation; plus items on Nelly Korda, Michelle Wie and more from Sebonack.

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Injured, Love withdraws from AT&T National

Davis Love III cites a hip injury in withdrawing from the AT&T National, his lone birdie of an 83 coming at the first hole.

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Callaway Mack Daddy 2 wedges

Callaway has announced its latest wedges – the Mack Daddy 2 line – will be available at retail beginning July 12.

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Joey Johnson wins the Missouri Amateur

Joey Johnson from Ozark, Mo. defeated Ryan Zech of Kearney, Mo., 7 and 6 to win the 106th edition of the Missouri Amateur, contested at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas, Mo.