News for Wednesday, April 21, 2010


News 2010 April 21


Texas St. breaks records with Southland win

Texas State set school and Southland Conference scoring records by recording a 33-over 885 total to win the Southland Conference Championship at Ravens Nest Golf Club.

San Jose State wins WAC title by one shot

San Jose State won back-to-back Western Athletic Conference Championships Wednesday for the first time in program history.

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Denver, Kim sweep Sun Belt titles

Denver freshman Kimberly Kim won her first college event Wednesday and led the Pioneers to their seventh consecutive Sun Belt Conference Championship title.

Portland State wins Big Sky Championship

Portland State won its fifth Big Sky Conference title in the past eight years Wednesday in Chandler, Ariz.

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Arizona wins first Pac-10 title since ’02

Arizona wins Pac-10 title

A day after the LPGA confirmed that former Arizona All-American Lorena Ochoa would announce her retirement, the Wildcats won their first Pac-10 title since an Ochoa-led Wildcats squad won the conference crown in 2002.

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Zurich Classic field takes hit with WDs

An already weak field at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans got weaker when its only top-10 players in the World Rankings both withdrew with injuries.

Jackson State wins 3rd straight SWAC title

Jackson State won its third consecutive SWAC Championship on Wednesday to earn the league’s automatic qualifying spot into the NCAA postseason.

Jackson State wins SWAC title

Jackson State cruised to a 45-stroke victory at the SWAC Championships at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria, La.

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ETSU continues super spring with A-Sun win

ETSU wins A-Sun title

Led by senior Seamus Power (pictured), East Tennessee State set a school record in capturing its fourth spring-season title Wednesday at the Atlantic Sun Championship.

Gates feels good vibes in Valdosta

Bobby Gates, the Nationwide Tour’s leading money winner, has a good history at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, site of this week’s South Georgia Classic. That should help as he tries to get his stellar season back on track.

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Coastal Carolina wins 7th straight Big South

Coastal Carolina won its a league record seventh Big South Conference title in a row Wednesday.

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Adams more country than Boo?

I met strapping PGA Tour rookie Blake Adams at the Honda Classic. The man who introduced us said the affable Adams makes Boo Weekley look like a city slicker.

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Tiger Woods . . . a man of commitment

For the second week in a row, Tiger Woods has made an early commitment to a PGA Tour event, a deviation from the past.

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Operation Kikkor Golf: Part 2

I’ve come up with five color pallets that are in the running to be one of the designs for Kikkor Golf’s 2011 women’s shoe collection.

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No one goes home hungry at Zurich Classic

is having trouble interviewing players at the Zurich Classic in between mouthfuls of food.

The field for this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans took another hit when Ian Poulter withdrew in the middle of his pro-am round citing a left knee injury. Steve Stricker and Sergio Garcia now are the only top-25 players in the World Rankings competing this week for $6.4 million.

Poulter withdraws from Zurich Classic

Ian Poulter has pulled out of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Woods signs up early for Players, AT&T

Tiger Woods has entered The Players Championship as he fills out a schedule that is not much different from previous years.

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Who stays home for Texas A&M?

explains the tough decision facing Texas A&M coach J.T. Higgins on the eve of the Big 12 Championship.

Talk about having to make a tough decision. That’s what Texas A&M coach J.T. Higgins faces as he gets ready to take the Aggies to the Big 12 Conference Championship this weekend at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas.

An inside look at the 2010 Palmer Cup teams

The United States and European teams have been announced for the 2010 Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush, Northern Ireland. The annual Ryder Cup-style competition will be played June 24-26.

Fantasy Aces: Zurich Classic

The Fantasy Aces are heading to the Big Easy for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

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Henley, English to play Nationwide Tour event

reports that Russell Henley and Harris English will compete in the Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Athens Classic at UGA.

Two Georgia Bulldogs – Russell Henley and Harris English – will compete next week in the Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Athens Classic at UGA. The event will be held April 29-May 2 at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

Thumbs up: Tulane | Thumbs down: Furman

It is do or die time for several teams from across the country. Today, I give thumbs up and down for women. The men will follow Thursday. Let’s see who is going dancing and who will be keeping their fingers crossed that their seasons aren’t over.

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Hate to be Rude: ‘I don’t want to screw up’

Hate to be Rude

Ken Green returns to Champions Tour competition this week for the first time since an auto accident last June. Jeff Rude reports.

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ASU forced to DQ from Pac-10s due to illness

Seven women’s conference championships ended Tuesday and there was nothing that happened out of the ordinary when it came to which teams won. There was one extraordinary event that took place, however.