News for Monday, May 20, 2013


News 2013 May 20


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Washington's Williams wins Ben Hogan Award

Washington senior Chris Williams is the 2013 Ben Hogan Award recipient.

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Gleneagles' 17th wreaks havoc in Open qualifier

The par-3 17th hole wreaked havoc on the field at the Open Championship qualifier at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas -- eventually helping decide the final three spots on Monday.

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5 Things: Alabama takes winning streak to Athens

Alabama is aiming for national title No. 2, season victory No. 8 and consecutive victory No. 6 this week at the NCAA Women's Championship. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Monday's practice rounds in Athens, Ga.

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Alabama, Meadow top NCAA Championships picks

The Crimson Tide have won seven titles this season and junior Stephanie Meadow is playing some of the best golf of her young career, but they're not the only picks for this week's D-I final.

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5 Questions: Henry Liaw, 2001 U.S. Junior champ

We caught up with Henry Liaw, the 2001 U.S. Junior champion, who spends his days teaching the game in his native California.

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After busy week, Then prepares for Thunderbird

Gabriella Then is a busy girl. After qualifying for her third U.S. Women’s Open last week in Beaumont, Calif., the 17-year-old won the Scott Robertson Memorial Junior Sunday. She now will prepare for her third Thunderbird International Junior.

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Mickelson commits to FedEx St. Jude Classic

Phil Mickelson committed to the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Monday, meaning he'll play two straight events leading up to the U.S. Open.

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Burger makes the most of her Georgia career

Georgia senior Emilie Burger has made the most of her four years as a Bulldog, especially her fourth year, as new head coach Josh Brewer moved in to take over the reigns. She will compete in her first and last national championship in her backyard of Athens, Ga.

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Bae withdraws from Open Championship qualifier

Having gone 72 grueling holes in vintage Texas heat and wind to secure his first PGA Tour win, Sang-Moon Bae chose not to play 36 more to try and secure an Open Championship spot on Monday.

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Bae, McDowell move up in OWGR after victories

Sang-Moon Bae’s victory at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, his first PGA Tour win, moved him to No. 64 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

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Just say 'no' to make-up between Woods, Garcia

Asked if he had any thought of contacting Sergio Garcia to make amends between the two, Tiger Woods quickly answered: "No."

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Tee times: NCAA Women's Championship, Rd. 1, 2

First- and second-round tee times for the NCAA Women's Championship at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.

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Player of the week: Greg Eason, Central Florida

Central Florida’s Greg Eason became the first Knight to win an individual regional title in Tempe, Ariz., on May 18.

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Team of the week: California

California won its 11th tournament of the season on May 18 at the NCAA Pullman Regional.

Player of the week: Carl Yuan

Carl Yuan won the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament on May 19 by three shots.

Player of the week: Gabriella Then

Gabriella Then, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., won the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament on May 19.

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Tiger to play in Memorial; Guan, too

Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will play in the Memorial Tournament May 30-June 2 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Amateur Tianlang Guan, 14, will join him after receiving a sponsor exemption.

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AJGA, CJGA team up for Open event in Canada

The American Junior Golf Association, in partnership with the Canadian Junior Golf Association, will conduct an AJGA Open event in London, Ontario, on August 12-15 at Greenhills Golf Club.

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Coleman (No. 23, 2015) commits to Arizona State

Taylor Coleman of San Antonio has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for Arizona State beginning in the fall of 2015.

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Barnoya, Jang claim Golfweek West Coast titles

Rafael Barnoya and Jiyoon Jang claimed titles Sunday at the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational. Barnoya rallied from the third position on the leaderboard entering the final round, while Jang defended her lead.