News for Sunday, May 2, 2010
Illinois wins again at Big 10s
Illinois held off Iowa to win its second consecutive Big 10 Championship Sunday, but more impressive might be that it was the Illini’s fourth victory since March 28.
Kent State completed a dominant performance Sunday to win its record 18th Mid-American Conference Championship.
describes the celebration during Lorena Ochoa’s tearful goodbye.
The scene around the 18th at Tres Marias – aka Ochoa Stadium – was the kind that lodges a lump in the throats of grown men.
Golfweek.com brings you up-to-the-minute news on Lorena Ochoa’s retirement. Senior writer Beth Ann Baldry will be at Ochoa’s press conference in Mexico City on Friday and will continue to follow this story.
Irishman wins Lytham Trophy
Paul Cutler knew what it was like to be in contention at the Lytham Cup – as a caddie. Now he knows what it’s like to be the champion, the first Irish victor in 28 years.
explains why Lorena Ochoa will not retire as No. 1 in the world.
Jiyai Shin shot 66 on Sunday in Japan to win the Cyber Agent Ladies Golf Tournament by two strokes.
St. Francis rallied late to win the Northeast Conference Championship Sunday, playing the 18th hole at ChampionsGate (Fla.) Golf Club in 3 under to beat Sacred Heart by one shot.
Miyazato wins in Mexico
Ai Miyazato won her third LPGA event of 2010 at the Tres Marias Championship as good friend Lorena Ochoa said a tearful goodbye.
Loyola staged a final-round rally to win its third straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship.
Martin Piller came from behind to win the Stadion Athens Classic at UGA on Sunday for his first Nationwide Tour title.
McIlroy wins at Quail Hollow
Rory McIlroy won his first PGA Tour event in style. The 20-year-old rolled in a 40-foot birdie putt on No. 18 Sunday to set the course record with a 62 and win the Quail Hollow Championship.
Phil Mickelson entered the final round of the Quail Hollow Championship thinking 11 under might give him his second straight victory.
For the past decade, no team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference has been able to unseat Siena College as the conference champion.
Charlotte cruised to its fifth Atlantic 10 Championship in a row Sunday at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla., tying Penn State for most consecutive A-10 titles.
explains how Carl Pettersson shot 68 in just over two hours Sunday at Quail Hollow.
Who says you can’t play 18 holes in under 2 hours, 15 minutes? Just ask Carl Pettersson.
David Eger shot a 3-under 69 in rainy conditions Sunday to win his first Champions Tour event since 2005 at the inaugural Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.
Alvaro Quiros became the first local winner of the Spanish Open in eight years, winning on the first playoff hole Sunday after English rookie James Morrison pulled his approach shot into the water.
Ryo Ishikawa shot a 12-under 58 – the lowest score ever on a major tour – to win The Crowns on Sunday for his seventh Japan Tour title.
says add Steve Stricker to the list of top players who could be out of this week’s Players Championship.
Don’t expect to see Steve Stricker teeing it up at the Players next week.