News for Friday, July 11, 2014

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5 Things: Johnson, fill-in caddie lead Deere

Zach Johnson, who won the John Deere Classic in 2012 and finished runner-up last year, continues to give the locals reason to cheer as he holds a share of the lead. Here are 5 Things to know.

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5 Things: Monty stays on top at U.S. Senior

A round of even-par 71 was enough for Colin Montgomerie to keep his one-shot lead at the midpoint of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, while Bernhard Langer lurks. Here are 5 Things to know.

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Beale ousts Madey in 38 holes to win Pacific NW Am

James Beale needed 38 holes to defeat Cole Madey and win the Pacific Northwest Amateur Friday at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.

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Sources: Sonders leaves Golf Channel to join Fox

Holly Sonders, star of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” and other shows, has left the channel after turning down a new contract offer and is expected to join Fox Sports, according to sources.

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Kuhfeld named Ga. Southern's 1st women's coach

Georgia Southern will field its first women’s golf team in the fall of 2015 and the coach that will direct the program is Emily Kuhfeld.

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With record 62, Rank rises to Players Am lead

Garrett Rank would only take back one shot from a nearly perfect Friday morning at Berkeley Hall Golf Club, where he carded a second-round 10-under 62 to grab a five-shot lead at the Players Amateur.

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Women's British Open: Tee times, third round

Leader Mo Martin will share a tee time Saturday with Beatriz Recari in the third round of the 2014 Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale.

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Martin leads Women's British as stars fade

They say the cream rises in major championships. The $3 million Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale is doing its best to disprove that old adage.

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McIlroy among Royal Aberdeen's victims Friday

Two players were maybe the most shell-shocked Friday at the Scottish Open when they added up their 2nd-round scores: first-round leader Rory McIlroy and countryman Russell Knox.

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Tracker: Martin grabs lead at Women's British Open

First-round leader Ayako Uehara came back to the pack Friday as Mo Martin took the lead at the Ricoh Women's British Open -- with Beatriz Recari, Inbee Park and Jessica Korda among several notables in contention. Recap the highlights here!

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Second-round 78 sends Wie home early

Michelle Wie came to the par-4 16th Friday sitting on the cut line and played the last three holes in 3 over to miss the weekend at the 2014 Women's British Open.

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IMG to title sponsor Junior World Championships

IMG Academy announced Friday that it will replace Callaway Golf as the title sponsor of the Junior World Golf Championships beginning in 2015.

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Horsfield, Garcia remain committed to Florida

Sam Horsfield and Jorge Garcia each confirmed to Golfweek that they are both still committed to join Florida's men's golf program, led by new coach J.C. Deacon, in the fall of 2015.

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At Royal Birkdale, Stupples calls it a career

Whatever the affable Karen Stupples does in the future, she’ll always be introduced as 2004 Women’s British Open champion. Friday at Royal Birkdale, she ended her playing days.

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Recari grabs spotlight with 67 at Royal Birkdale

The last, and likely only time, the media have gathered around Beatriz Recari this season came three weeks ago at Pinehurst when she played a practice round alongside 11-year-old Lucy Li. Friday, Recari found the spotlight herself with a smooth 5-under 67, the lowest round so far this week at Royal Birkdale.

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Gonzalez's 62 earns 3-shot lead in Utah

Andres Gonzales shot a 9-under 62 in the first round of the Web.com Tour's Utah Championship for a three-shot lead over Utah's Tony Finau, Skip Kendall, Steve Wheatcroft and Paul Peterson.