News for Thursday, May 5, 2011

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West: USC leads despite missing McCloskey

Lizette Salas and USC are in position for a second consecutive regional title after taking an immeidate lead at the NCAA West Regional.

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5 Things: Haas is a natural at Quail Hollow

The Haas name resonates at the Quail Hollow Club. A bogey-free effort vaulted Bill Haas into a two-stroke lead over Jonathan Byrd and David Toms.

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Central: Gulugian, UCLA take charge

Freshmen Ani Gulugian (pictured) and Nicole Zhang took charge Thursday during the opening round of the Central Regional.

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East: Cal overcomes midseason blip

California regained its early-season form Thursday at the NCAA Women's East Regional and trails leader Coastal Carolina by two shots.

Tom Lehman leads Regions Tradition

Tom Lehman enjoyed a rather ho-hum day on the course. He finished the first round of the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek on Thursday with five birdies, no bogeys and a one-stroke lead over Nick Price, Mark Calcavecchia, Wayne Levi and Chien-Soon Lu and.

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MSU's Powers plays her way into contention

Caroline Powers has a very strong gene pool in her corner, and as a result, an equally strong competitive fire.

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From thinning roster to winning roster, ASU is back

The Sun Devils are in the thick of things with an opening 7-over 295 after the first round of the NCAA East Regional.

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Credit (the other) David Robinson with this assist

Nationwide Tour player David Robinson will be on the bag for Tommy Gainey, who’ll likely be making his first Players appearance after a hot start to 2011.

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Haas gets off to a hot start at Quail Hollow

Bill Haas made easy birdies on the par 5s and didn't run into any problems Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship. He matched the tournament record for low opening round with an 8-under 64 and a two-shot lead.

College Q&A: Wichita State's Ryan Spears

Asher catches up with Wichita State's Ryan Spears as the regionals kick into high gear today.

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Dickerson off to fast start at Stadion Classic

Bubba Dickerson hasn't had an ideal start in 2011. His 6-under 65 on Thursday turned things around in a hurry.

Michael J. Fox to play in Iowa pro-am

Actor Michael J. Fox has signed on to play in the Principal Charity Classic pro-am golf event next month in Iowa.

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Rice withdraws from Nationwide event

Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice has withdrawn from the Nationwide Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am because of a scheduling conflict.