News for Saturday, May 7, 2011


News 2011 May 7


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West: USC makes history with regional blowout

Women's West Regional

USC made NCAA history Saturday by winning its seventh regional title in program history. It's the second consecutive regional victory for the Trojans.

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Central: UCLA rolls, Minnesota heads to NCAAs

NCAA Central Regional

While UCLA swept the team and individual titles at the Central Regional, Minnesota finished third to advance to nationals for the first time since 1989.

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Five Things: Byrd takes lead at Quail Hollow

Byrd leads Quail Hollow

Jonathan Byrd ran off five birdies in six holes to start the back nine on his way to a 5-under 67 Saturday, taking a one-shot lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.

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East: Final NCAA berths decided in playoffs

says the East Regional came down to the wire Saturday in Daytona Beach.

Marina Alex missed a 5-foot birdie putt on her last hole (No. 9) that would’ve kept Vanderbilt out of a late-afternoon playoff for the eighth spot at the NCAA East Regional. She had a chance make up for it, however, knocking in a 4-foot par putt to give Vanderbilt the win over Florida State.

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Calcavecchia's lead trimmed to one at Regions

Mark Calcavecchia gave away nearly all of his big lead in the Regions Tradition, setting up a tight final round at Shoal Creek.

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East: 'Bama sweeps, Coastal Carolina advances

NCAA East Regional

Alabama swept the titles at the NCAA East Regional, with freshman Stephanie Meadow taking the individual crown. Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina advanced for the first time in school history.

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Amateur Henley tied for 54-hole N'wide lead

Playing on his home course, University of Georgia senior Russell Henley is tied for the 54-hole lead at the Nationwide Tour’s Stadion Athens Classic at UGA. Henley is tied at 9 under with Troy Kelly after both players shot 5-under 66 on Saturday.

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Feherty, Kostis share favorite Seve memories

Memories of Ballesteros

An early fog delay at Quail Hollow was a perfect opportunity for players and media to reminisce about their favorite Seve Ballesteros memories. Jim McCabe shares a few of the details.

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Aiken maintains lead at somber Spanish Open

Thomas Aiken maintained his lead after a somber third day of the Spanish Open overshadowed by the death of golf great Seve Ballesteros.

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Large field, fog complicate Saturday's TV plans

It was a one-two punch that PGA Tour officials never could have anticipated. Not only did a whopping 84 players make the cut at the Wells Fargo Championship, but a thick fog enveloped the Quail Hollow Club Saturday morning.

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Olazabal: Best homage is to continue playing

Jose Maria Olazabal was in tears before teeing off Saturday at the Spanish Open, overcome by grief after the death of his close friend and former Ryder Cup partner Seve Ballesteros.

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Players, officials react to Seve's death

Seve Ballesteros was beloved by the golfing world, which shared its thoughts this morning on his passing.

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Five-time major champ Ballesteros dead at 54

Ballesteros dead at 54

Spain's Seve Ballesteros passed away Saturday at the age of 54. As Alistair Tait remembers, the five-time major champion lifted European golf to new heights.