News for Friday, June 3, 2011
For a change, the Bay Course at Seaview won a round at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
5 things: The Memorial
The Memorial leaderboard is crowded at the top – at least beneath Steve Stricker, who separated himself Friday with an ace at No. 8. Alex Miceli has five things from Round 2.
If there were a Cinderella Story at the NCAA Championship this week, it would be Ohio State. The Buckeyes, ranked No. 28 entering the championship, finished stroke play in sixth place and drew a first-round match with top-ranked Oklahoma State.
For the second time in the past three NCAA Championships that have included a match-play ending, Georgia is playing in the semifinals.
The trend of playing old foes during the match-play portion of the national championship seems to be a recurring theme for Augusta State, the defending national champion.
Steve Stricker had a hole-in-one on his 17th hole Friday in the Memorial to break out of a big pack and build a three-shot lead going into the weekend.
The semifinals at the NCAA Championship will feature a rehashing of last year's final between Oklahoma State and Augusta State.
Jim Strickland and Warren Vickers, both of Scottsdale, Ariz., won the Charlie Coe Invitational on Friday, combining for a three-day total of 199.
Mark Brooks battled through hot, breezy conditions Friday to shoot a 6-under 65 for a two-stroke lead over Mark Calcavecchia and Peter Senior in the Principal Charity Classic.
Karen Chung, of Livingston, N.J., shot 7-under 209 (68-70-71) at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the AJGA Thunderbird Invitational by six shots.
Brad Dalke, of McKinney, Texas, shot 5-under 211 (73-68-70) at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., to win the AJGA Thunderbird Invitational by one shot.
Duke’s Tim Gornik won his match in Friday’s NCAA Championship quarterfinals with the type of play that always prevails in golf’s biggest tournaments.
Match Play recap
Led by Tim Gornik, the eighth-seeded Duke Blue Devils knocked off top-seeded UCLA in the first round of match play at the men's NCAA Championship. MATCH RECAPS
This week’s Wales Open pales sadly in comparison to last week’s BMW PGA Championship.
Muirfield's 14th and 15th
The holes couldn't be more different, but that's the allure of holes 14 and 15 at Muirfield Village, writes Jim McCabe.
John Kline Super Senior
Don Addington, 80, closed the John Kline Super Senior with a 4-under 67 to win his age division by 11 shots. James Achenbach says that kind of play isn't surprising out of Addington.
Four days after qualifying for his first U.S. Open, Alexander Noren overcame windy conditions to shoot a 4-under 67 Friday and lead defending champion Graeme McDowell by one stroke after the second round of the Wales Open.
Men's NCAA Championship
Our Golfweek staffers are filing reports from the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship. Check back often for the latest news from Karsten Creek.
Augusta State junior Patrick Reed has accepted a sponsor exemption into next week’s FedEx St. Jude Classic on the PGA Tour. Reed will play the event as a professional, a source tells Golfweek.
John Powers will take over as head coach at St. Bonaventure, associate athletic director Steve Campbell announced Thursday.
Martin's Walker Cup picks
With stroke play over at the NCAAs, many players are now focusing on the amateur season. Here's a look at Sean Martin's most recent Walker Cup Watch List.
Ping First-Team All-America honorees for Division I men’s have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America following the stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships.
UCLA’s Patrick Cantlay was named the winner of the Phil Mickelson Award Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The award, presented by the Phil and Amy Mickelson foundation, recognizes the most outstanding freshman in men’s Division I golf.