News for Friday, May 23, 2014

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Oklahoma City women repeat as NAIA champs

Oklahoma City University needed a playoff to capture its second consecutive NAIA Women’s Championship.

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Walters State wins NJCAA D-II men's title

Walters State Community College led wire-to-wire for its first national title, scoring a nine-shot victory over Mesa Community College May 23 in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Championship.

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Barry, Crouch repeat as D-II men's champions

It was back-to-back all around at the NCAA Division II Men’s Championship as Barry University (Miami Shores, Fla.) and Florida Southern College’s Tim Crouch repeated as national champions.

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USC's Chen gives mother special gift with NCAA title

A year ago, Doris Chen's mother thought something was wrong with her health. She was right; she had Stage 3 lung cancer. Fast forward 12 months, and she got to witness her daughter win the NCAA individual title cancer-free.

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Duke women outlast USC to win sixth national title

In a back-and-forth battle over the final nine holes, Duke outlasted defending champion USC to win the 2014 Women's National Championship at Tulsa Country Club.

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Winner's Bag: USC's Doris Chen, NCAA women

A look inside the bag of USC's Doris Chen, who won the individual title at the 2014 NCAA Women's Championship on Friday at Tulsa CC.

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Matthew leads Hull by one at Airbus LPGA Classic

Catriona Matthew remained atop the Airbus LPGA Classic leaderboard Friday, birdieing four of the last seven holes to take a one-stroke advantage over Charley Hull into the weekend.

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Lance Ringler's Feel Test: Tulsa CC gets high marks

Every year, our Lance Ringler takes a look at the venues and the red-carpet treatment each gives the players, coaches, media and patrons. Tulsa Country Club proved to be top-notch on many levels.

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Watson shares Senior PGA lead with Langer, four others

Tom Watson shot a 3-under 68 on Friday for a share of the lead in the Senior PGA Championship with fellow Hall of Famers Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie and three other players.

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Perry has eyes on Valhalla at Senior PGA Championship

Kenny Perry isn't shy about what he wants to get out of this week at the Senior PGA Championship – an invitation to Valhalla for August's PGA Championship.

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5 Things: Garnett leads; Spieth, Snedeker lurk

Brice Garnett fired a 4-under 66 to move to 7 under for the tournament, one better than Chris Stroud and Robert Streb at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

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NCAA Tracker: Weather suspends Round 1

The race for the Elite 8 has officially begun at Prairie Dunes, as the 2014 NCAA Men's Division 1 National Championship kicked off on Friday morning in Hutchinson, Kan. Follow along with our live blog!

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1st round of NCAAs suspended due to weather

The first round of the NCAA Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club was filled with . . . delays. After a third delay Friday, play was suspended for the day.

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Tour Tracker: Crowne Plaza Invitational, Round 2

After a morning that saw few low rounds, the afternoon saw plenty of stars rise at the Crowne Plaza Invitational, including Dustin Johnson holding the lead at 5 under. Who will make a run on Friday? Follow now!

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At NCAAs for first time, Iowa State shows progress

Iowa State might have finished next-to-last at the 2014 NCAA Championships, but the Cyclones looked at it as major progress after they made it to the Big Dance for the first time in school history.

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Stenson inching closer to taking over World No. 1

Henrik Stenson is in contention at the BMW PGA Championship, and a solid finish could land him a big prize: the world's top-ranked golfer.

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VIDEO: Bubba Watson holes impressive mini-golf putt

Bubba Watson is famous for crafting some pretty spectacular golf shots. Here's another one, this time on a mini golf course at Walt Disney World.

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McIlroy posts 71 to stay close at BMW PGA

Rory McIlroy is enjoying the sanctuary inside the ropes provides from his personal life. So much so that he remains in contention to win the €4.75 million BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship tournament.

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Player diary: Brad Dalke (Part 2)

Brad Dalke joins the Golfweek.com staff as a junior player blogger for the 2014 season. Here is his latest installment on his play at the Terra Cotta Amateur, Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and the Oklahoma 2A State Championship.

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Kentwool's new KW Series Sport and Pro Light socks

Kentwool has launched its new KW Series Sport and Pro Light performance socks featuring new technical fabrics and updated looks.

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J. Lindeberg's polos offer old-school feel

J. Lindeberg's golf collection includes old-school cotton polos available for players who are looking for apparel that will function well for a round of golf.