News for Friday, August 15, 2014

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5 Things: Slocum, Langley share Wyndham lead

Heath Slocum and Scott Langley have each opened the Wyndham Championship with consecutive 65s and share the lead at 10 under through two rounds at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Here are 5 Things you need to know from Friday's second round.

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Conners outlasts Olsen to advance at U.S. Am

Canadian Corey Conners dispatched of Zachary Olsen on Friday at the U.S. Amateur, now needing only one more victory to secure a spot in the 2015 Masters.

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Jones, Grimes share lead at Legends Championship

Rosie Jones and Lisa Grimes each opened with 3-under 69s to grab a share of the lead Friday at The Legends Championship.

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Creamer's major cut streak ends; caddie in hospital

After her longtime caddie had to go to the hospital with back spasms, Paula Creamer shot 77 to miss the cut Friday at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, ending her record major cut streak at 39.

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Tracker: Lincicome leads Thompson, Park by 3

Lexi Thompson failed to hold onto her lead Friday at the Wegmans LPGA Championship, carding an even-par 72 to remain at 6 under. She now trails the new leader, Brittany Lincicome, by three shots.

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Wedel, Yang mature quickly on, off the course

When Gunn Yang and Frederick Wedel tee off in the semifinals of the 114th U.S. Amateur on Saturday morning, they'll have more in common than meets the naked eye – including having their dads away from them for long periods of time.

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Predictions: U.S. Amateur semifinals

And then there were four. The semifinalists are set for the 114th U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Wegmans LPGA: Ko inches closer to 1st major title

Lydia Ko, 17, inched closer to her first major title at the Wegmans LPGA Championship when she carded a 3-under 69 Friday to move into a tie for fourth and trail big-hitting Brittany Lincicome by four strokes.

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Brother on the bag, McCarthy advances at U.S. Am

Denny McCarthy has advanced to the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Amateur with the support of his family and his brother/caddie, Ryan, who is looping for him this week at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Callaway Apex Muscleback irons

Callaway's Apex Muscleback irons are designed to make it easier to get shots with the long irons up in the air while helping players flight short irons lower.

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Callaway Apex UT Irons

A forged face cup and low CG make the Callaway Apex UT Irons long-iron alternatives.

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Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Wedges

The Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Wedges' updated grooves and more sole options mean better performance around the greens.

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Wedel's U.S. Amateur run continues

Can Frederick Wedel’s dream run in his first U.S. Amateur Championship continue? It sure seems like it with the way he's been playing at the U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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In this issue of Golfweek Magazine: August 15, 2014

Printed inside the August 1, 2014, issue of Golfweek Magazine: