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Rose to Keep Pushing, Move Forward After Masters Loss

Justin Rose left Augusta National Golf Club, site of the 81st playing of the Masters, on Sunday with his head held high despite a tough playoff loss for what would have been his second major title.  This year’s Masters marks the second time the 2013 U.S. Open winner finished runner-up …

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Henley Earns Houston Open Win, Masters Invite

In the 11th hour, Russell Henley earned the last Masters invitation up for grabs on Sunday when he made it back in the winner’s circle at the Shell Houston Open after shooting a final round 65 (-7).  The ten birdies on the day propelled Henley to his first win on …

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Gators, Horsefield Sweep at Rudolph Mason

The Gator men’s golf team won its fifth title of the year after going 12-under on its last seven holes of the final round for 13-under on the day to edge out fellow golf-powerhouse Alabama by one shot.  The three-round, 822 (-30) total was their best of the year, propelling …

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Regional Finals Preview: UConn-Oregon, USC-FSU

March Madness may be winding down, but the race to the Final Four is still heating up.  Stanford and Mississippi State both pulled off upsets to punch their tickets to the semifinals.  They will await the outcome of two games tonight– Connecticut vs. Oregon and Florida State vs. South Carolina– to …

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Leishman Wins API, Earns Masters Invite

The PGA TOUR was in Orlando for the Arnold Palmer Invitational this weekend.  The biggest story line of the week wasn’t who was there, but rather who could not be.  Tournament host and PGA legend, Arnold Palmer, passed away in September at the age of 86.  Every year he would …

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SEC Preview: Mizzou Hosts Texas A&M

Texas A&M men’s basketball (15-13, 7-9 SEC) will play their last road game of the regular season Tuesday night when they travel to Missouri to take on the Tigers (7-21, 2-14 SEC). Preview Texas A&M won the first time the two teams met this season.  The 76-73 victory over the …

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Women’s Golf Prepares for Home Tournament

The Gators Women’s golf team has three weeks off to prepare for their home tournament.  Their last start came a week ago when they finished second (874) at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Golf Championship in New Orleans. Recent Play The Gators had a busy travel schedule in February.  They …

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GHS Faces Ocala-Vanguard in Regional Semis

Gainesville High School (25-3) will face Ocala-Vanguard (22-6) in the 7A regional semifinals Tuesday night.  This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season, with Vanguard winning two of the first three. Fourth Meeting Vanguard seems to have the slight scoring advantage over GHS, averaging just over …

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Gators Men’s Golf, Fourth at Home Tourney

The University of Florida men’s golf team finished fourth at the SunTrust Gators Invitational, which included four Gators finishing in the top 10 top individually.  The team finished the 54-hole tournament at +13 (853). The Gators hosted the 15-team field Saturday and Sunday at the Mark Bostic Golf Course at …

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