News for Saturday, May 22, 2010

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Day overcomes illness to lead Nelson

Beware of the ailing golfer, chapter 1,082,439.

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Spieth moves into contention at Nelson

Jordan Spieth, 16, didn’t go away. Rather, his movement was into contention.

Southwest: Oregon claims 10-shot victory

Oregon ran away with the Southwest Regional title Saturday at Carlton Oaks Golf Club in Santee, Calif., shooting 2-under 286 to complete a 10-shot victory.

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South Central: Texas Tech nips Texas A&M

When Russell Henley’s day on the golf course was done, he walked away with his head down and a saddened look on his face. He was not a very happy camper.

East: Penn St., Kent St. make more history

UCLA started off its week on the East Coast by grabbing some pizza in a hole-in-the-wall joint in Manhattan. They ended the week by qualifying for the NCAA Championship.

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Bryan’s 9 dashes Gamecocks’ NCAA run

Early Saturday afternoon at The Course at Yale, a tournament volunteer sat in a chair behind the ninth green, almost boasting as he warned a few visiting spectators to the danger that lurked before them.

West: Washington wins regional by 29 shots

Washington left little doubt at the West Regional, rolling to an emphatic 29-shot victory at the Gold Mountain Golf Complex in Bremerton, Wash.

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Top-ranked Shin beats Wie at Match Play

Top-ranked Jiyai Shin knocked out Michelle Wie in the Sybase Match Play Championship quarterfinals Saturday, winning 2 and 1 on another hot, humid day at hilly Hamilton Farm.

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Southeast: Uihlein, OK State roll at regional

Top-seeded Oklahoma State lived up to its billing, edging Clemson by two shots at the Southeast Regional. Peter Uihlein returned to form, winning the individual title. Sean Martin reports.

Central: Stanford cruises to 4-shot victory

Stanford shot a 6-under 274 on Saturday to finish atop the Central Regional. The Cardinal, No. 3 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, finished at 10-under 830, four strokes ahead of Florida State at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.

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Day leads Nelson; Spieth six back

Making the cut at the Byron Nelson Championship never was the goal for Jordan Spieth. The 16-year-old insists he’s here to win – and he’s certainly put himself in contention.

Riegger extends lead to 5 at Rex Hospital

John Riegger extended his lead to five shots Saturday at the Rex Hospital Open. Riegger put up an 8-under 63 at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, N.C., to move to 20-under 193.

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Hedwall named NGCA Player of the Year

Oklahoma State golfer Caroline Hedwall has been named the player of the year by the National Golf Coaches Association.

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Commentary: Karlsson’s whirlwind trip ends in dazzling 62

Robert Karlsson raced back to Wentworth on Saturday after learning he had made the cut at the BMW PGA Championship. The extra trip was well worth the effort. Karlsson shot a third-round 62 and is two strokes back of Chris Wood. Alistair Tait reports.

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Wie to play Shin in Match Play quarterfinals

Michelle Wie set up a quarterfinal match against top-ranked Jiyai Shin, beating Karine Icher 3 and 2 in the Sybase Match Play Championship.

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Purdue gives hope to schools outside Big 3

When Jennifer Song missed her birdie putt on the 18th hole at the Country Club of Landfall on Friday afternoon, several things happened. USC missed out on forcing a playoff by a single shot; players from Purdue breathed a sigh of disbelief; and fans were left wanting more.