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Sandhills captures first NJCAA D-III men's title

Sandhills captures first NJCAA Division III men's title

Sandhills Community College, of Pinehurst, captured its first national title June 6 at the NJCAA Division III Men’s Championship. Sandhills shot 1,197 for a 15-shot victory over Cincinnati State Tech Community College at Chautauqua (N.Y.) Golf Club.

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Kountakis takes 3rd-round lead at Palmetto Am

Emmanuel Kountakis takes third-round lead at Palmetto Amateur

Emmanuel Kountakis fired a 3-under 67 Friday to jump into the lead at the Palmetto Amateur.

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Americans take 5-1 lead after Day 1 of Curtis Cup

GB&I no match for U.S. as Americans take 5-1 lead at Curtis Cup

Day 1 of the 38th Curtis Cup started with an inspiring speech from the mighty Mariah Stackhouse and ended with a 5-1 lead for Team USA. There were a few hiccups here and there, but overall a spectacular display of golf by the Americans.

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Park, Feng share lead at Manulife Financial Classic

Hee Young Park, Shanshan Feng lead LPGA's Manulife Financial Classic in Ontario

Defending champion Hee Young Park and Shanshan Feng topped the second-round leaderboard Friday in the LPGA's Manulife Financial Classic, a stroke ahead of Michelle Wie.

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Hadley, others still eyeing Open berths in Memphis

Chesson Hadley, others still trying to earn U.S. Open berths in Memphis

Chesson Hadley is among a handful of players still trying to earn U.S. Open berths via the OWGR top 60 this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis.

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Crane increases lead before play halted in Memphis

Putting powers Ben Crane to 6-shot lead before play halted in Memphis

Ben Crane fired a second-round 5-under 65 Friday to move to 12 under and take a six-shot lead at the FedEx St. Jude Classic before play was suspended for the day because of inclement weather.

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Lundberg cards 68 for 1-shot lead at Lyoness Open

Mikael Lundberg cards 68 for 1-stroke lead at Lyoness Open

Mikael Lundberg exploited perfect playing conditions for early starters in the second round of the Lyoness Open on Friday in a bid for his first European Tour title in six years.

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Randy Keck resigns as Tulsa women's coach

Randy Keck resigns as Tulsa women's coach

Randy Keck has resigned as head women’s coach at Tulsa, the university announced.

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Tracker: Crane still leads as play halted early again

Tour Tracker: FedEx St. Jude Classic, Round 2 at TPC Southwind in Memphis

Ben Crane's 7-under 63 gave him the clubhouse lead before play was halted for darkness Thursday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. But Phil Mickelson and others are looking to make a run at the lead Friday during what will be another long day of golf in Memphis.

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Stackhouse inspires 3-0 start for U.S. at Curtis Cup

Mariah Stackhouse inspires 3-0 start for U.S. at Curtis Cup

Team USA huddled on the opening hole at St. Louis Country Club where Mariah Stackhouse delivered an impassioned speech, encouraging her teammates to play for each other leading to a sweep for the Americans after the morning four-ball session.

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Skechers partners with Matt Kuchar

Skechers partners with Matt Kuchar

Skechers Performance Division has announced that seven-time PGA Tour winner Matt Kuchar will be the brand’s first ambassador of the Sketchers GOgolf line.

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Ogio introduces footwear line

Ogio introduces footwear line

The wait is over. Ogio’s footwear line is now available in four different models. The new shoe collection was influenced by Ogio’s presence in adrenaline sports and men’s lifestyle fashion.

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2014 U.S. Open: Tee times, Rounds 1-2

Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson highlight U.S. Open pairings

Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell paired for first two rounds of the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2. The USGA announced the full pairings and tee times on Friday afternoon.

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Members of U.S. soccer team visit TPC Sawgrass

Members of U.S. men's national soccer team visit TPC Sawgrass

Members of the U.S. men's national soccer team stopped by TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to tour the facilities, including the Champions Locker Room, and have a crack at the par-3 17th hole at the Players Stadium Course.

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In this issue: June 6, 2014

In this issue: June 6, 2014

Inside the June 6, 2014 issue of Golfweek

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VIDEO: D. Johnson tests adidas golf's grimpmore technology

VIDEO: D. Johnson tests adidas golf's grimpmore technology

Gripmore technology is an innovation in golf footwear cleat design, combining the performance spiked and spikeless footwear into one. The new line and innovation video series by adidasGolf utilizes this new feature.

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Wright takes lead at Southwestern Amateur

Zach Wright fires 65, takes lead at Southwestern Amateur

LSU junior Zach Wright fired a 5-under 65 Thursday to rise out of a flock near the top of the leaderboard to take a three-shot lead at the 99th Southwestern Amateur at Desert Mountain.

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Will Long holds lead at Palmetto Amateur

Will Long holds lead at Palmetto Amateur

Auburn's Will Long shot a second-round 68 to extend his lead at the Palmetto Amateur on Thursday. Ted Moon is two-shots back after a 4-under 66 in the second round.

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In-depth look at 10 past champs in U.S. Open field

In-depth look at 10 past champs in U.S. Open field

Here is a closer look at the 10 past U.S. Open winners that have secured tee times for next week, while also looking at two players that are still active, but not participating in the year's second major, including Tiger Woods.

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Breaking down the top shots in U.S. Open history

From Tiger to Arnie, the top shots in U.S. Open history

Our crew of experts sat down to reflect on the best shots in U.S. Open history, with Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods and Ben Hogan all making the cut.

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Callaway's new apparel collection: Callaway X

Callaway's new apparel collection: Callaway X

Callaway X is a new apparel line designed for Europe and available in the United States through callawayapparel.com. Check out the blocked polo and chino technical trouser.

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Bobby Jones' new collection keeps comfort in mind

Bobby Jones' new collection keeps comfort in mind

Bobby Jones' new collection of exclusive supreme cotton garments is offered with the ultimate comfort in mind.