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  1. Region golf: St. Petersburg girls sweat one out

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    TEMPLE TERRACE — The St. Petersburg girls team was announced as the Class 3A-4 region runnerup Monday, securing their first team state tournament berth in school history.

  2. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome falls in LPGA playoff

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    INCHEON, South Korea — South Korea's Kyu Jung Baek, in her first LPGA start, won a three-way playoff that included Seminole's Brittany Lincicome to claim the KEB-HanaBank Championship on Sunday.

    Brittany Lincicome winces after missing a birdie putt in the KEB-HanaBank Championship three-way playoff. She loses to Kyu Jung Baek.
  3. Ben Martin leads PGA event in Vegas after third round

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    LAS VEGAS — Ben Martin birdied five straight holes on the back nine Saturday and finished with 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

    Ben Martin, a former Clemson star, has not won in 55 PGA Tour starts.
  4. Andrew Putnam, Russell Knox tied for lead at Shriners Open

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    LAS VEGAS — Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

  5. Stewart Cink, Martin Laird share lead in Vegas

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    LAS VEGAS — Stewart Cink birdied seven of the final 11 holes Thursday for 7-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Martin Laird in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

  6. Three questions with Pinellas Park golfer Eric Costa

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    Pinellas Park High School senior Eric Costa was not groomed to play golf at an early age. He did not grow up spending his days at the local country club. He only discovered golf during his freshman year, when he decided to go out for the varsity team. At his first district tournament, Costa shot 103 at Bardmoor Country …

    Senior Eric Costa has been playing golf for four years and is headed to regionals.
  7. Bae Sang-moon wins PGA Tour event in Napa

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    NAPA, Calif. — Bae Sang-moon built a big lead and was steady enough on the back nine at Silverado to win the Frys.com Open on Sunday in the first event of the new PGA Tour season.

  8. Bae takes lead with late rally

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    NAPA, Calif. — Bae Sang-moon took the lead early and expanded it Saturday in the Frys.com Open, closing with three big putts for 7-under 65 and a four-shot lead going into today's final round. Matt Kuchar and Brooks Koepka got back into contention, but only briefly because of Bae's finish.

  9. Laird takes lead at PGA Tour's Frys.com Open

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    NAPA, Calif. — Martin Laird wasn't sure what to expect out of his game after a seven-week break. He hasn't found too much wrong after two rounds of the Frys.com Open.

  10. District golf: East Lake boys poised for postseason run

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    Tyler Dierwechter felt bad. After shooting 75 in last year's district tournament to help the East Lake High boys golf team advance to regionals, he was unable to play in the next round due to a family cruise.

    Tyler Dierwechter stands on the Swilcan Bridge at the St. Andrews Old Course in Scotland last year.

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