News for Friday, May 24, 2013

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Oklahoma City wins 6th NAIA women's title

Oklahoma City won its sixth NAIA Women's National Championship on Friday, winning by 12 shots at the Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb.

South Mountain men defend NJCAA D-2 crown

South Mountain Community College successfully defended its NJCAA Division II Men's national title, winning by 32 shots at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course in Scottsboro, Ala.

Barry edges Lynn in tiebreaker for D-2 men's title

Four shots. That's all that separated Barry from its opponent, Lynn, after the two teams split their match-play final 2-2-1 Friday at the NCAA Division II Men's Championship in Hershey, Pa. The ensuing tiebreaker went to Barry, which held the 403-399 advantage.

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Notes: After NCAA title, Park prepares for prom

USC freshman Annie Park's NCAA Championship victory made her just the second player in NCAA history to sweep all three postseason individual titles. So what's next for Park? Her high school's prom and graduation.

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USC wins national title in record-breaking fashion

USC’s national championship will go down in the books next to a number of descriptors, blowout and runaway chief among them. But a 21-shot victory on Friday at the University of Georgia Golf Course amounted to something else for the Trojans: a final endurance test.

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5 Things: DeLaet a shot back of Kuchar at Colonial

Other than earning confirmation that there’s a reason why they call it “The Horrible Horseshoe” at Colonial, Friday went nicely for Graham DeLaet, who found himself a shot back of leader Matt Kuchar when play was halted at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

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Senior PGA: Kentuckians lead, but Watson lurks

Just when you expected players at the 74th Senior PGA Championship to act their age, along came Tom Watson to prove the time-honored adage that, indeed, age is just a number. The two-time Senior PGA champion is at 2-under 140, tied for eighth and five strokes behind a pair of co-leading Kentuckians, Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry.

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Tracker: Kuchar leads as play suspended at Colonial

No one matched Ryan Palmer's first-round 62 Friday at Colonial . . . yet. Second-round play was suspended at the Crown Plaza Invitational with Matt Kuchar leading at 10 under.

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Escape from New York: Hudson Valley offers good golf

For world-weary city residents, the Hudson Valley offers good golf and great food in a pastoral, historic setting.

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Michigan hires Jan Dowling as head coach

The University of Michigan announced the hiring of Jan Dowling as the new head women’s golf coach. Dowling is the fifth coach in the 37-year history of the program.

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Player Diary: Ashlan Ramsey (Part 8)

2012 Rolex Junior All-America Ashlan Ramsey joins the Golfweek.com staff as a player blogger for the 2013 junior golf season.

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Champ still looking for breakthrough win

When Cameron Champ is feeling pressure down the stretch, he doesn’t hide from it. Champ hopes to harness it.

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Haskins: Cal's Kim headlines final four candidates

With the NCAA Championship on the horizon, it is going to take a win by the three players behind Michael Kim to take away the top spot in the Haskins Award Watch List.

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McIlroy, Donald miss cut at BMW PGA Champ.

Two-time defending champion Luke Donald and Ryder Cup teammate Ian Poulter missed the cut Friday at the BMW PGA Championship.