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April 27, 2014 | James Barragan
The NCAA and its member institutions often refer to "student-athletes," but the front side of the term isn't often highlighted in a sports section. We asked officials from the Southland's 10 Division I universities to point us toward their best and brightest -- the teams that made classroom performance a priority. Eight of the schools chose to participate and here is what we found: -- USC's top-ranked women's golf team is trying for a repeat of last year, which in this case means more than defending its national championship.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Inspired by Tiger Woods, city parks officials announced Wednesday that they will open a golf academy for city youths next month in Griffith Park. The Tregnan Golf Academy at Coolidge is set to open July 10, providing city children with the chance to take lessons on three practice holes and a driving range.
BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A former partner at the Los Angeles office of accounting giant KPMG was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for giving confidential information about his firm's clients to a golfing buddy, who used it to make more than $1 million in profits by trading those companies' stocks. Scott London, 51, pleaded guilty to insider trading last year, admitting that he repeatedly tipped off a friend to the secrets of several KPMG clients, including Herbalife Ltd. and Skechers USA Inc., from 2010 to 2012.
SPORTS
October 24, 1988 | Maryann Hudson
By the time Joey Sindelar was 12, he probably had played more golf than most will play in a lifetime. Instead of growing up with a basketball hoop on the garage, Sindelar had a putting green in his front yard, a golf course in the back, and a father intent on making little Joey a golfer.
SPORTS
July 16, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A set of 23 golf clubs, each used by a former British Open champion, sold for $1.04 million. Auctioneers at Sotheby's said the woods and irons, belonging to winners between 1860 and 1930, went to an unnamed British company.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By David Wharton
The upcoming U.S. Open in Pinehurst, N.C., will feature a nostalgic kind of golf course -- and perhaps a glimpse at the future of the sport. Pinehurst Resort officials have removed acre upon acre of rough that used to line the fairways of their No. 2 course. In its place, they have restored the sandy areas and wire grass that were part of architect Donald Ross' original design. "We lost the uniqueness of being this beautiful, 30 miles wide, 80 miles long, sand hills of North Carolina," course owner Bob Dedman said.
SPORTS
April 15, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
 Brandon Ahn, a freshman who lives in Glendale, won  the L.A. City Junior golf championship at the Sepulveda Golf Complex, defeating Samuel Kim of Irvine on the third hole of a playoff. Ahn and Kim each finished with three-round totals of 202. Ahn shot 66, 70 and 66. Daniel Lopez of Los Angeles was next at 204 and Spencer Soosman of Westlake Village shot 206. Elizabeth Wang of San Marino won the girls' flight with a 207. Lydia Choi of Beverly Hills finished second at 208. There were nearly 600 competitors.
SPORTS
April 13, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The winner didn't raise his fists to the sky, he dropped his head to his knees. The winner didn't shout to the heavens, he wept into the shoulder of his wife. The winner didn't play precision golf or careful golf or even anything that can be remotely described as textbook golf. Run a lint brush over those green jackets, put some storm windows on Butler Cabin, the Masters has once again been won with Bubba Golf. Or, in the joyous, Southern-twanged tones of thousands who lined the 18th fairway at Augusta National early Sunday evening, Bub-baaaa!
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The man with the most continually shouted first name in golf will begin the final round of the Masters on Sunday in a final pairing with the most frightening of competitors. A 20-year-old kid who refuses to call him by his first name. Jordan Spieth respectfully refers to all of his elders as "Mister," which will make him the only person at Augusta National not referring to his co-leader as "Bubba. " "Yeah, 'Mr. Watson,' for sure," Spieth said, pausing, smiling.
SPORTS
April 9, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
AUGUSTA, Ga. - It was a quiet, nondescript moment deep in the pine trees at the end of a sunny practice round. It was a moment unspoiled by smartphones or smart alecks. It was the perfect Masters moment. At a spot where fans could cross the 18th fairway Wednesday afternoon, the marshals did not spot any oncoming golfers and dropped the ropes. But the fans didn't move. In the distance, they could hear a shuffling and a whistling, and so they waited. And waited. Finally, coming down the hill, with no caddie or entourage, accompanied only by his twirling golf club, was smiling former Masters champion Angel Cabrera.
SPORTS
April 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Paulina Gretzky isn't a professional golfer. Her connection to the golf world is as the fiance of PGA player Dustin Johnson. Apparently that was good enough for Golf Digest magazine to put the scantily clad 25-year-old daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky on the cover of an upcoming edition that hits tablets on April 8 and newsstands April 15. “Sports figures, celebrities and models have appeared on Golf Digest covers since the magazine's beginning,"...
SPORTS
March 31, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Jake King, a golfer at North Hollywood High, had to miss last week's scheduled match because he was in Maryland helping represent his school in the CyberPatriot VI competition that was won by North Hollywood.  Competitors show off their cyber-defense knowledge to "thwart attacks on computer systems and networks. " Said North Hollywood golf Coach Steve Miller: "I hope he breaks into the 80s like he can can break into a computer. " Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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