News for Friday, June 6, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Randy Keck resigns as Tulsa women's coach
Randy Keck has resigned as head women’s coach at Tulsa, the university announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this issue: June 6, 2014
Inside the June 6, 2014 issue of Golfweek
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.