News for Friday, May 20, 2011
Ace bails out Bruins
Behind Tiffany Lua's ace, UCLA storms to a commanding lead over Purdue as the NCAA Women's Championships head into the final round.
Wildman's Walk: Friday
From following a disappointing group to a weather break at the house of an NCAA champion coach, Friday at the NCAAs.
Aggies tough at home
NCAA Women's Championship notes: Texas A&M may not win the title, but it is showing it is a team that can't be taken lightly
Oklahoma State's players could probably arrive at Colorado National Golf Club with four clubs apiece Saturday and still advance to the NCAA Championship at their home course.
David Toms shot his second consecutive 62 Friday, breaking away from the pack and taking a seven-shot lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational.
San Diego State remained on top of the leaderboard with its second consecutive 6-under 278, but the ride to the top Friday was anything but smooth.
USC has a four-shot lead entering the final round in San Diego. It’s a nice position to be in, but not nearly as good as the 15-shot lead the Trojans held at one point Friday.
Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie have won second-round matches to lead six Americans into the third round of the Sybase Match Play Championship.
The selection of the 2018 Ryder Cup venue felt more like an awards show.
Georgia Tech maintained its position atop the leaderboard Friday at the East Regional, shooting a second-round 5-over 293 to take a three-stroke lead over Duke into the final day.
NCAA Southeast Regional
Led by Patrick Reed's second-round 67, Augusta State shot 13 under as a team Friday, vaulting into the lead at the Southeast Regional.
There must be something about big stages that gets Illinois’ Scott Langley going.
Top-ranked Lee Westwood has threatened to close his Twitter account because of the amount of abuse directed at him and fellow golfers on the social networking site.
McIlroy, McDowell at Match Play
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell will meet in the last 16 of the World Match Play Championship after the group stage ended Friday with four major winners tumbling out in Andalusia.
Fila Korea to buy Acushnet
Fortune Brands announced a deal May 20 to sell Acushnet Co., parent of Titleist and FootJoy, to Korean investors including sport apparel and footwear company Fila Korea for more than $1.2 billion.