News for Saturday, May 7, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark Calcavecchia gave away nearly all of his big lead in the Regions Tradition, setting up a tight final round at Shoal Creek.
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.
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.
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.
Thomas Aiken maintained his lead after a somber third day of the Spanish Open overshadowed by the death of golf great Seve Ballesteros.
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.
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.
Seve Ballesteros was beloved by the golfing world, which shared its thoughts this morning on his passing.
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.