News for Sunday, September 29, 2013



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5 Things: Hadley, Peterson shine at finals

Chesson Hadley won the Tour Championship and John Peterson claimed the money title for the four-event Tour Finals, while others in the field faced dramatic finishes in Florida.

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Kongkraphan to top Symetra money list, earn card

P.K. Kongkraphan, a petite 21-year-old Thai player who won once this year and came into the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship with $43,848, will be one of 10 players to earn an LPGA card for the 2014 season.

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Kane's final-hole birdie cinches LPGA Legends

Lorie Kane knocked a 40-foot chip shot to within two inches of the cup on the final hole for the birdie she needed to bag the LPGA Legends Championship.

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USGA presidential nominee popular, visible

Tom O’Toole Jr., nominated to become the next president of the U.S. Golf Association, has gone out of his way to increase the transparency and effectiveness of golf’s governing body in the U.S.

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Meet the teams: Golfweek Division II Invitational

A look at the 15 teams participating in this year’s Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational, which begins Monday at Crosswater in Sunvriver, Ore.

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Munoz, in 'long year,' wins Ladies French Open

A two-time winner on the Ladies European Tour who also won the LPGA Tour's 2012 Sybase Match Play Championship, Azahara Munoz edged Gwladys Nocera and Valentine Derrey in the Ladies French Open.

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Howell edges Uihlein at St. Andrews for Dunhill win

"To nail that birdie putt to win is pretty sweet," David Howell said after defeating Peter Uihlein in a playoff Sunday to win at St. Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

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USGA nominates O'Toole as its next president

The election of USGA officers, including Thomas J. O'Toole Jr. who has been nominated for president, and the Executive Committee will take place in February at Pinehurst, N.C.

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Column: Ballesteros deserves better than no-shows

This week’s Seve Trophy in Paris is a sad reflection on some of the European Tour’s top players who have decided not to play in an event to remember Seve Ballesteros.