News for Thursday, May 20, 2010
NCAA Women's Championship
Purdue got everyone’s attention Thursday at the NCAA Championship, zipping past favorite USC to grab a seven-shot lead. But can the Boilermakers hold on? Beth Ann Baldry reports.
Jason Day’s stomach was acting up while he was on the driving range Thursday morning, an angry reaction to antibiotics that are supposed to wipe out a lingering, often-misdiagnosed sinus infection.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is a step closer to playing the U.S. Open.
Playing close to home, Washington continued its recent good play with a strong start at the West Regional. The Huskies, fresh off their come-from-behind Pac-10 Championship victory, shot a 2-under 286 Thursday to take a five-stroke lead in Bremerton, Wash.
Twelve teams are within 10 shots of each other after the first round of the NCAA Southwest Regional in Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, Calif.
NCAA Women's Championship
Spurred by an 8-under 280 Thursday at the NCAA Women’s Championship, Purdue blew by USC and leads the national championship by seven shots with 18 holes remaining.
The Montana High School Association has disqualified the Bigfork High School golfers from the state Class B tournament after ruling a round of golf the team played on the way to the tournament constituted an illegal Sunday practice.
Rookie Scott Brown fired a course record-tying 9-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead over Stephen Poole at the Nationwide Tour’s Rex Hospital Open.
Glaze Meadow Golf Course
Course architect John Fought has been selected to do a $3.5 million renovation of the Glaze Meadow Golf Course (pictured above) at Black Butte Ranch, a 1,251-home vacation destination in central Oregon.
The Old American GC
A student of golf course design can read into The Old American Golf Club in The Colony, Texas, and see touches that call to mind the likes of Shinnecock Hills, Pinehurst No. 2 and Riviera. Bradley S. Klein reports.
What better way to give your clubs a little love than with a swanky head cover. If you’re in the market to crank up your bag a notch or two – I have just the ticket. And I am not talking about a new driver.
All about the experience
When you visit a golf course operated by a casino, it’s fair to expect something more than 18 holes and an attentive cart girl. It should be an experience that you want to relay to your friends when you return home.
says UCLA coach Derek Freeman turned the Bruins loose Tuesday in NYC.
When UCLA coach Derek Freeman heard the Bruins were headed across the country to New Haven, Conn., as a No. 1 seed in their NCAA regional, he knew exactly what to do next.
SC: Texas A&M in front
A year later, Texas A&M still seems to bring its best form to the NCAA postseason. The defending champions are tied for first with TCU after Thursday's first round of the South Central Regional. Ron Balicki reports.
Michelle Wie survived a tight opening match against Stacy Prammanasudh on Thursday in the Sybase Match Play Championship, taking the lead with a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-3 16th and winning 2 up with a conceded birdie on 18.
Stanford, the top seed in the Central Regional, jumped out to a two-stroke lead after the first round at Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind.
Southeast: OK State in front
Peter Uihlein saved a few strokes thanks to Georgia Tech coach Bruce Heppler, and Oklahoma State took advantage. The Cowboys lead Clemson by a shot at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Sean Martin reports.
East: Gribble, Texas take lead
It was easy to see why Cody Gribble felt relaxed Thursday at the NCAA East Regional. The Texas freshman shot 64 and led the Longhorns to a three-shot lead at Yale. Eric Soderstrom reports.
looks at how times are changing in college athletics, with a little help from a CC of Landfall member.
Times have changed in the competitive world of collegiate athletics. Can you imagine what teams at the 2010 Women’s NCAA Championship would look like if freshmen had to sit out a year?
says the NCAA Women’s Championship is just like the NBA Conference Finals: It’s already over.
It dawned on me how similar this year’s NBA conference championship series’ feels to the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship.
with news and notes from Round 1 at the BMW PGA Championship.
News and notes from Round 1 at the BMW PGA Championship.
The PGA Tour is often compared to a big traveling circus, but what in the name of the Alamo were Jason Gore and Pat Perez doing making cotton candy at last week’s Texas Valero Open?
There are plenty of great players from around the world here at the NCAA Women’s Championship. I spoke with a few who will be representing Team USA in this summer’s Curtis Cup.