News for Saturday, May 21, 2011


News 2011 May 21


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Wildman's Walk: Teams asking 'What if?'

Wildman's Walk: Final round

While LSU's Austin Ernst won the individual title, the Tigers may be among those teams wondering 'What if?'

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UCLA wins 2011 women's NCAA championship


UCLA hung on to win the women's NCAA Championship Saturday over Purdue, which was not able to count the score of Thea Hoffmeister, who was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.

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Toms blows 7-shot lead; Wi leads at Colonial

Charlie Wi made a 32-foot birdie putt on the par-3 16th hole soon after a weather delay at Colonial, taking the lead after playing partner David Toms blew a seven-stroke advantage in the third round Saturday.

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Cantlay wins by six, leads UCLA to West title

UCLA freshman Patrick Cantlay showed why he was one of three players invited to the Hogan Award banquet earlier this week, winning by six shots after a bogey-free 67 Saturday.

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San Diego St. wins first regional crown at Tucson

Texas A&M and San Diego State were the top two seeds in the 14-team field at the Omni Tucson National Resort regional and the two best-ranked teams – the Aggies No. 6 and the Aztecs No. 13 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

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Tour blog: Toms stumbles in third round

Just like that, the runaway is a close race at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. That’s because David Toms went from cruise control to hitting a few speed bumps Saturday in the third round.

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Stanford upsets Creamer to make semis

Angela Stanford roars back to beat Paula Creamer to join Kerr, Choi and Pettersen in the semifinals of the $1.5 million Sybase Match Play Championship Saturday.

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Tway, Oklahoma State breeze through regional

South Central Regional

Thanks to medalist Kevin Tway and third-place Talor Gooch, the Oklahoma State Cowboys won the NCAA South Central Regional by a mammoth 18 shots.

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Duke goes low to overtake Georgia Tech at East

On a course that had yielded few birdies through the first two rounds of the East Regional, Duke sure went low Saturday at the Pete Dye River Course to capture the team title.

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NCAA leaders may see different conditions Saturday

NCAA Championship final round

The Traditions Club was slammed with rain Friday night, meaning the leaders could be in for some tricky conditions in the final round of the women's NCAA Championship.

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Cal State-Monterey Bay wins 1st NCAA D-II title

CSUMB wins D-II title

In the match-play debut at the Divison II level, Cal State-Monterey Bay won the national championship after defeating Lynn University.

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Michigan, Kim rally for Central Regional titles

Often playing in the shadow of defending NCAA champion Scott Langley, Luke Guthrie continued to lead Illinois, closing in 65 to claim co-medalist honors.

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Florida claims Southeast title; Long closes in 62

Florida wins SE Regional

Led by Andres Echavarria, Florida won the Southeast Regional title Saturday at Ocala, punching its ticket to next month's NCAA Championship at Karsten Creek.

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Does NCAA Championship need 54-hole cut?

Does NCAAs need cut?

After Friday's delays, it will be interesting to see if the NCAA Championship can finish on time. Asher Wildman wonders if the event would be better off with a 54-hole cut.

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Kaymer, Donald to meet at World Match Play

Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer won their quarterfinal matches at the World Match Play Championship on Saturday.