News for Monday, February 10, 2014



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San Diego, Forrest in front at Farms Collegiate

San Diego opened with a 5-under 283 before adding a second-round 292 Monday at the Farms Collegiate at the Farms Golf Club in Ranch Santa Fe, Calif.

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Cal State Northridge in control at Matador

Cal State Northridge may be 14 over through two rounds of the Matador Invitational, but the host Matadors will take a 22-shot lead into Tuesday's final round at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif.

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Oklahoma leads Baylor by a shot at Oak Hills

Oklahoma opened with rounds of 10-over 294 and 1-over 285 to grab a one-shot lead after the first day of the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas.

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USC takes lead at Northrop Grumman Challenge

USC notched the only under-par round of the day, using a 5-under 279 to take a 14-shot lead after the second round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Monday at Palos Verdes Golf Club.

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Kirtland CC's Mark named Superintendent of Year

For dedication to customer service at The Kirtland Country Club -- more than 90 years old and located in Willoughby, Ohio -- Chad Mark earned the TurfNet Superintendent of the Year Award, presented by Syngenta.

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Furman coach 'dumbfounded' about program's end

When Gary Clark, Furman’s athletic director, told his longtime men’s golf coach Feb. 6 that potential budget cuts could end the Paladins’ program, “I was dumbfounded,” Todd Satterfield said.

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Jones Cup runner-up Connelly proves he has big game

Austin Connelly may not be the biggest or longest junior golfer out there, but the 5-foot-8 17-year-old from Irving, Texas, packs a big punch, evidenced by his recent runner-up finish at the Jones Cup.

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Central Florida keeps lead at UCF Challenge

Central Florida held onto its lead at the UCF Challenge Monday at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.

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USGA hopes Opens can take root at Pinehurst

Executive director Mike Davis spent a lot of his time during the USGA's annual meeting explaining the upcoming back-to-back national championships at Pinehurst this June, the U.S. Open followed by the U.S. Women’s Open.

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Oklahoma looks to repeat at UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational

The Oklahoma Sooners headline a field of Southern teams as they look to repeat as champions at the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational.

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LIVE SCORES: UTSA-Oak Hills Invitational

Check out the live leaderboard from the UTSA/Oak Hills Invitational.

Player of the week: Garett Reband

Garett Reband carded a final-round 6-under 66 en route to a victory at the Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship, held Feb. 8-9 at Horseshoe Bay (Texas).

Player of the week: Maddy Rayner

Maddy Rayner won the girls 15-18 division of the Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship, held Feb. 8-9 at Horseshoe Bay (Texas).

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The Farms Collegiate Invitational starts up Monday

Kennesaw State headlines the group of teams competing at The Farms Collegiate Invitational Monday and Tuesday.

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Ramsey, Hanzel share Tommy Barnes Award honors

Ashlan Ramsey, of Milledgeville, Ga., and Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Ga., were recently named co-winners of the Tommy Barnes Award during a luncheon held at Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta.

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Cheyenne Woods rises in Rolex Rankings

Cheyenne Woods' first professional victory Sunday at the Australian Ladies Masters not only moved her to the top of the Ladies European Tour's Order or Merit, it also sparked a big climb in the Rolex Rankings.

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U.S. Ryder Cup standings: Walker's lead grows

Following his third PGA Tour victory of the season, Jimmy Walker took a sizable lead in the latest U.S. Ryder Cup standings.

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LIVE SCORES: Matador Golf Invitational

Follow the live leaderboard from the Matador Golf Invitational.

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Inaugural Matador Invitational welcomes West Coast teams

Eight west-coast teams will compete in the inaugural Matador Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif.

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LIVE SCORES: The Farms Collegiate

Follow the live leaderboard from The Farms Collegiate.

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Walker cracks OWGR top 25; D. Johnson to 11th

Jimmy Walker moved inside the top 25 of the Official World Golf Ranking following his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

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Match play: Aphibarnrat last man in, Koepka first out

Monday was the cutoff for those looking to qualify for the WGC-Accenture Match Play and it's Kiradech Aphibarnrat, at 67th in the world, as the last man in and Brooks Koepka as the first out.

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Miceli: Self-analysis pushes Walker to wins

Records and statistics matter not when you can put a “W” in the win column, yet stats were what made JImmy Walker better by his own admission en route to three wins in eight PGA Tour starts.