News for Monday, May 27, 2013

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Garcia, Morales claim AJGA Thunderbird titles

Jorge Garcia won the Thunderbird International Junior on May 27 after posting a final-round 2-under 70 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Matsuyama tops U.S. Open qualifier in Japan

Hideki Matsuyama led all U.S. Open hopefuls at International Sectional Qualifying May 27 at Ohtone Country Club’s West Course in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Matsuyama finished 36 holes at 8-under 132.

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Q&A: Eddie Merrins, former UCLA head coach

Eddie Merrins recently spoke to Golfweek about his tenure as UCLA coach, his best team and the quality he believes is the key to success.

Preview: Chanticleer Senior Invitational

Along with birdies and eagles, southern charm and tradition will be at the top of the leaderboard as top senior amateurs visit Greenville, S.C., for the Chanticleer Senior Invitational.

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At Walton Heath, good golf and a garden party

Ninety-four of Europe’s elite professionals turned up to qualify for arguably the game’s hardest major, and a garden party broke out. Then again, what do you expect when you stage a U.S. Open qualifying tournament at a place called Walton-on-the-Hill, a quintessential English golf club in the leafy county of Surrey?

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Match play adds a few chapters to NCAAs

Our Lance Ringler takes a look at a few of the storylines at the outset of the week, including the battle between Cal and Alabama, as well as Thomas Pieters return to defend his individual title.

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Capital City Club offers rich, successful history

The Capital City Club has a rich history -- playing host to this week's NCAA Championship is just the latest in a mix of historic events that have taken place on the expansive property just outside of Atlanta.

Elon tabs Hill to lead men's golf program

Don Hill has been named the new Elon men’s golf coach, and will replace Bill Morningstar, who retired this season after 41 years leading the Phoenix.

NCAAs: What the teams are saying on Twitter

Take a look at the Twitter banter from all 30 teams participating in this week's NCAA Men's Championship at Capital City Club.

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Days later, USC's rout remains mind-boggling

More than 48 hours after USC claimed victory at the NCAA Championship, it’s still hard to put into words exactly what happened at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

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Khan can sleep well after redemption at qualifier

After earning a spot in the U.S. Open, Simon Khan can put behind him disappointment at the BMW PGA Championship.

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NCAA men: Staff predictions for Elite 8, medalist

Our college golf crew will be out in full force this week at the Capital City Club this week for the NCAA Men's Championship. Here's a look at their Elite 8 and individual medalist picks.

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

Tee times for the first- and second-round of the 2013 Men's NCAA Championship at The Capital City Club's Crabapple Course in Milton, Ga.