News for Monday, September 30, 2013

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Otters build hefty lead on cold day in Sunriver

Dylan Jackson, as the last holdover from the CSU-Monterey Bay team that won the NCAA Division II Championship in 2011, played his role without a fault on Monday.

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Andrew Loupe battled voices to earn PGA Tour card

Andrew Loupe battled "the demons and voices" inside his head to make a 5-foot par putt on the 18th hole to earn his PGA Tour card for the 2013-14 season.

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Golfers evacuated after finding meth lab near course

Could it be that Heisenberg got one last cook in before his death Sunday night on the series finale of Breaking Bad? Golfers were evacuated off a Greenville, S.C., golf course on Sept. 26 after two golfers found containers of methamphetamine in a nearby wooded area, according to WNCN.

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Former Dartmouth coach Johnson dies at 73

William (Bill) D. Johnson, former men’s golf coach at Dartmouth College who had chaired the NCAA golf committee, died suddenly Sept. 23 in Pinehurst, N.C. He was 73.

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Cal wins Nicklaus Invitational; Hagy medalist

California notched its second victory of the fall, winning the Jack Nicklaus Invitational by 19 shots over Oklahoma.

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KBS Tour-V iron shafts

The new KBS Tour-V shaft touts tight dispersion and already has won the support of Phil Mickelson and Callaway, which will make it the stock shaft for the Apex Pro irons.

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Team of the week: New Mexico

New Mexico, No. 14 in the Golfweek Preseason Rankings, won the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate at the UNM Championship Course on Sept. 28.

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Player of the week: Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech

Junior Scott Vincent earned his second consecutive collegiate victory at the VCU Shootout on Sept. 24 at Hermitage CC in Manakin-Sabot, Va.

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LPGA: Meet the 2013 Symetra Tour graduates

Here's a quick look at the top 10 on the Symetra Tour money list, who with their finish earned LPGA cards for 2014.

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Player of the week: Grace Na, Pepperdine

The senior posted 6-under 210 (71-71-68) at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colo., to win the Golfweek Women’s Conference Challenge.

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Team of the week: Pepperdine

The Waves defended their title Sept. 25 at the Golfweek Women’s Conference Challenge.

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By The Numbers: Kent State, 2

Two was the number for the Kent State women's team as the Golden Flashes won the Nittany Lion Women's Invitational on Sunday for their second straight victory of the fall.

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Daly hits golf ball out of man's mouth – again

After having elbow surgery in July, Daly – in his first day back on the job – decided to hit a drive out of a guys mouth outside of the bar “Losers” in Nashville on Sunday night.

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Howell, Uihlein rise in Official World Golf Ranking

David Howell and Peter Uihelin, who finished first and second, respectively, at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland, moved up in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

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Lynn hopes for return trip to D2 championships

Lynn University is trying to make it back to the NCAA Division II National Championship without some keys components from last year's team. Head coach Andrew Danna knows that underclassmen have to step up and one in particular, Jose Andres Miranda, already has. He will lead the team during his sophomore campaign.

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Guan to face Woods, McIlroy in skills challenge

Tianlang Guan will face Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy in a skills challenge Oct. 28 in Hainan, China.

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Hole by hole: Muirfield Village, Presidents Cup

Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, is the House that Jack Built for stroke play near his hometown of Columbus -- nearly four decades after opening, it's ideal for match play too.

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Long-drive legends: Gorton can win at any age

Having won the main, senior and super-senior titles in the World Long Driving Championship, Mike Gorton says big hitters by their nature must be more accurate than others.