News for Thursday, May 19, 2011
Today, the Wildman not only went for a nice stroll around Traditions, but on the Texas A&M campus as well to tape a “Did You Know?” video. I knew Aggieland was rich with history and tradition, but even I was a bit shocked and impressed with some things learned today.
Ernst leads by three
Austin Ernst shot 6-under 66 Thursday to take the individual lead and move LSU into third place at the women's NCAA Championship, where the Tigers are four shots behind UCLA.
NCAAs need some excitement
There hasn't been much excitement in the women's game this year and the NCAA Championship is no exception, writes Lance Ringler. Will something spice things up over the next two days at the Traditions Club?
USC continued its good play, taking the early lead at The Farms GC in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Yang not focused on pros
Unlike many players, UCLA's Glory Yang has no plans to pursue a pro career after college, a decision that has freed up her up mentally to enjoy the game.
Why not seven? That’s what San Diego State coach Ryan Donovan posed to his team coming into the regional as the No. 2 seed in the 14-team field.
Shean eyes wedding, pros
Arkansas senior Kelli Shean has plenty on her mind this week at the NCAA championship. She is looking ahead to a summer wedding and an impending pro career.
Oklahoma State played like the No. 1 team in the country, shooting 12-under 276 to take a four-shot lead.
Florida takes SE lead
Behind Bank Vongvanij's opening 68, Florida took the early lead in the Southeast Regional. Meanwhile, defending national champion Augusta State is off to a rough start.
Fresh off its third consecutive ACC title, Georgia Tech continued to cruise Thursday at the East Regional.
Illinois already is enjoying its return to Wolf Run. The Illini began the season by winning its second consecutive Wolf Run Invitational in early September.
Toms leads at Colonial
David Toms has rebounded quickly from his playoff loss last weekend, shooting an opening 62 at Colonial to grab a share of the early lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Creamer vs. Webb at Sybase
Paula Creamer and Karrie Webb were looking forward to playing each other in the Sybase Match Play Championship, just not this early.
Tyler McCumber fractured his right middle finger. Andres Echavarria needed IV fluids in the emergency room. And Florida coach Buddy Alexander? Well, he was just worried.
NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol, who helped launch "Saturday Night Live" then later established the network as the home of the Olympics, has resigned.
Alexandra Hershberger, of Basking Ridge, N.J., shot 10-over 152 (73-79) at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club to win the IJGT event by 10 shots.
Matt Plummer, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., shot 2-over 144 (71-73) at Hershey (Pa.) Country Club to win the International Junior Golf Tour event by three shots.
Inside the May 20, 2011 issue of Golfweek:
Westwood at World Match Play
Looking for his third win in a row, Lee Westwood downed Anders Hansen with a run of six birdies in eight holes on Thursday to open with a 6-and-5 win at the World Match Play Championship.
Two collegiate golfers, Taylor Fontaine of Rhode Island and Sean Dale of North Florida, were disqualified after thinking they had advanced through the local-qualifying stage for the 2011 U.S. Open.
.500 Rule in women's golf
It's been four years since the .500 rule was implemented in men's college golf. Lance Ringler checked in with coaches at the NCAA Women's Championship to see whether the rule might be in the cards for the women.