News for Saturday, June 8, 2013


News 2013 June 8


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Frost leads Couples by one at Regions Tradition

David Frost birdied the 16th and 17th holes Saturday en route to a 6-under 66 and a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples after the third round of the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek.

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Pressel is 'letting the athlete back out' at Wegmans

The last time Morgan Pressel held a 36-hole lead was here at Locust Hill in 2008, before this tournament became a major. The last time Pressel won a tournament also was in 2008, at the Kapalua LPGA Classic.

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U.S. takes commanding 8-point lead at Palmer Cup

After going 4.5-0.5 in the morning four-ball session, the U.S. picked up six more points in the afternoon singles play to take a commanding 11.5-3.5 Palmer Cup lead over Europe.

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Palmetto: Reach defeats Strohmeyer in playoff

Nicholas Reach birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff with Scott Strohmeyer to kick off his summer with a win at the Palmetto Amateur at the par-70 Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, S.C.

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5 Things: Stefani overcomes quad to take St. Jude lead

Shawn Stefani fired a 4-under 66 on Saturday -- a round that included a quadruple-bogey -- to take a one-shot lead over Harris English heading into Sunday's final round at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

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How it happened: Stefani takes one-shot lead

Despite a quadruple-bogey on the par-3 11th, Shawn Stefani was able to battle back with four birdies over his final five holes to take a one-shot lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Saturday.

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Orrin, 19, lurking at St. Andrews Links Trophy

Max Orrin has given the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup selectors something to think about recently with two wins. He could make them think just a little bit harder by winning the St. Andrews Links Trophy.

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Merion’s 11th holds its head above water – barely

Heavy rains in the Philadelphia area have somehow spared Merion Golf Club’s notoriously flood-prone 11th green. With thunderstorms in the forecast next week, officials are not out of the woods just yet.

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Opposite tactics drive both Wie, Stanford to success

Michelle Wie decided to use driver only twice on Saturday. Angela Stanford used it everywhere. The result? They are both in contention.

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Luiten shoots 67 for 3-shot lead at Lyoness Open

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands shot a 5-under 67 Saturday, extending his lead to three strokes heading into the final round of the Lyoness Open.

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DiLisio's great-grandfather caddied for Hogan at U.S. Open

Up-and-coming junior golfer Isabella DiLisio's great-grandfather, Nick Ciocca, was on the bag for Ben Hogan the day he hit his famous 1-iron at Merion Golf Club East during the U.S. Open.