News for Thursday, May 19, 2011


News 2011 May 19


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Wildman's Walk: Thoughts from Round 2

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.

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Ernst (66) takes 3-shot individual lead at NCAAs

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.

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Ringler: 2010-11 season needs a little excitement

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, Kang take first-round lead at West regional

USC continued its good play, taking the early lead at The Farms GC in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

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Without pro future, Yang at peace with game

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.

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San Diego St. chasing seventh win at Southwest

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.

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Shean looking ahead to wedding, pro career

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.

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Einhaus gives OK State early lead in Colorado

Oklahoma State played like the No. 1 team in the country, shooting 12-under 276 to take a four-shot lead.

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Florida leads Southeast; Augusta St. starts slowly

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.

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Georgia Tech takes six-shot lead in Virginia

Fresh off its third consecutive ACC title, Georgia Tech continued to cruise Thursday at the East Regional.

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Langley, Illinois lead early at Central 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.

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Toms, Reavie (62) take early lead at Colonial

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.

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Creamer set to face Webb at Sybase Match Play

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.

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Banged-up Gators take early lead in Ocala

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.

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NBC Sports chairman Ebersol resigns

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.

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Player of the Week: Alexandra Hershberger

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.

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Player of the Week: Matt Plummer

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.

In this issue: May 20, 2011

Inside the May 20, 2011 issue of Golfweek:

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Westwood blitzes Hansen at World Match Play

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.

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Lessons learned for Fontaine, Dale after DQs

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.

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Women's coaches not in favor of .500 rule

.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.