News for Sunday, April 17, 2011


News 2011 April 17


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Chopra wins shortened Fresh Express Classic

Daniel Chopra won the Nationwide Tour’s Fresh Express Classic on Sunday when fog forced officials to cancel the final round at TPC Stonebrae.

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Sweden captures title at Euro Nations Cup

Sweden wins Euro Nations Cup

Fueled by nationalistic fervor, Sweden made four more birdies on the back nine, surging to a three-stroke victory over England and Germany in the European Nations Cup.

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Auburn women breeze to SEC title

Auburn’s women cruised to victory April 17 at the SEC Championship, finishing at even-par 864 and winning by a comfortable margin on its home course, the Auburn University Club.

North Carolina women waltz to ACC crown

The North Carolina Tar Heels captured their first ACC Championship in 19 years. And they did it in style.

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Echavarria, Gators sweep SEC titles

Florida senior Andres Echavarria had qualified to play in the Nationwide Tour’s Fresh Express Classic last weekend. But he already had told his head coach that he would be with the Gators at the Southeastern Conference Championship instead.

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Texas A&M tops Oklahoma State by 17 at Aggie

Aggie Invitational

Texas A&M notched an impressive victory April 17 at the Aggie Invitational, beating top-ranked Oklahoma State by 17 strokes. Peter Uihlein won the individual title for his second victory on the season.

Faldo Series program expands to Brunei, Pakistan

Faldo Series to Brunei, Pakistan

Brunei and Pakistan have been added as 2011-12 tournament destinations for the Faldo Series Asia golf development program.

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Cook birdies playoff hole to win Outback Pro-Am

Cook wins Outback Pro-

John Cook birdied a playoff hole to win the Outback Steahouse Pro-Am on Sunday, edging Jay Don Blake.

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Ishikawa falters, Takayama clinches Token Cup

Ishikawa falters; Takayama wins

Ryo Ishikawa falters at the Token Cup, leaving the door open for Tadahiro Takayama to win his fourth JGTO title of his career.

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Commentary: Wearing a scarlet letter, Saltman returns to tour

Saltman returns this week

Suspended for cheating, Elliot Saltman's return to competitive golf is ruffling feathers with those that don't think missing one tournament is nearly enough.

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Full coverage: Conference championships

Men's conference play

Stay up to date on the latest men's college golf news as conference action unfolds. has news and results from all the conference championships leading into NCAA Regionals.

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Rapid reaction: Steele's win in Texas

Rapid reaction: Steele wins

Brendan Steele captured his first PGA Tour victory with a 1-under 71 on Sunday, outlasting Kevin Chappell and Charley Hoffman to clinch a spot in the Players Championship and the Masters.

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Five Things: Manassero wins in Malaysia

Manassero, 17, wins Malaysia

Matteo Manassero, 17, shot a 4-under 68 Sunday to win the Malaysian Open, upstaging 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy. The win was Manassero's second on the European Tour.