News for Thursday, April 28, 2011


News 2011 April 28


Engler, Zylstra lead Coleman Amateur

John Engler took the early lead at the George L. Coleman Amateur Invitational, firing an opening 65 to claim a four-shot advantage on Mike McCoy.

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Kim, Park lead Avnet LPGA; Lewis one back

Grace Park and Song-Hee Kim shot 5-under 67s on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Avnet LPGA Classic, the tour’s only event in a six-week stretch.

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Watson, Jones share early lead in New Orleans

Watson leads in New Orleans

Bubba Watson shot 66 Thursday to tie Australian Matt Jones for the early lead at the Zurich Classic at TPC Louisiana in New Orleans.

North Florida to launch women's team in 2012

The University of North Florida will add a women’s golf team to its list of varsity sports beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.

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Lorena Ochoa announces she's pregnant

Lorena Ochoa announces pregnancy

Lorena Ochoa announced on Twitter April 28 that she and husband Andres Conesa are expecting a baby. Ochoa's brother, Alejandro, said she is about eight to nine weeks along.

Thumbs up: OSU | Thumbs down: Scheduling

You didn’t really think I would go a week without a Wildman’s Corner, did you? I hope not, because it’s time to issue some Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down.

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Rochester-bound: Thompson lands Wegmans spot

When Wegmans renegotiated its contract for this year’s LPGA Championship, an extra sponsor exemption was included in the package. Guess who’s going to Rochester this summer? Lexi Thompson.

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Player diary: Nicole fixes her putting

Player diary: Nicole Noelle Smith

Player diary: Nicole Noelle Smith fixes her putting at home in La Quinta and picks up some dough hunting Easter eggs.

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Industry assesses damage after Southeast storms

Severe storms hit Southeast

As the death toll topped 200 in six Southeastern states devastated from storms April 27, the golf industry took measure of the damage today.

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Notes: Owls hootin’ it up with NCAA berth

College Notebook

Kennesaw State has joined the list of perennial powers in the state of Georgia. Ron Balicki reports.

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McGrane leads Ballantine’s; Westwood 6 back

Top-ranked Lee Westwood finished Thursday’s first round of the Ballantine’s Championship with a double bogey, falling six shots behind leader Damien McGrane.