News for Sunday, May 8, 2011


News 2011 May 8


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Player of the Week: Erica Popson, Tennessee

Erica Popson posted rounds of 68-69-71 to win the NCAA West Regional by five strokes.

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Team of the Week: Coastal Carolina

Coastal Carolina became the seventh No. 17 seed to advance out of regional play to the national championship.

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Player of the Week: Russell Henley, Georgia

Russell Henley, playing as an amateur, won the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Classic.

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Team of the Week: San Diego State

San Diego State won the Mountain West Conference for the first time in program history.

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Ballesteros was more than golf legend to Ciganda

says Arizona State's Carlota Ciganda knew Seve Ballesteros as the father of childhood friend Javier.

Before Arizona State teed off for the final round of the NCAA East Regional on May 7, coaches Melissa Luellen and Missy Farr Kaye had to break the news of Seve Ballesteros’ death to junior Carlota Ciganda.

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Georgia’s Henley wins N’wide event

Amateur wins N'wide event

University of Georgia senior Russell Henley became the second amateur winner in Nationwide Tour history Sunday, shooting a 3-under 68 for a two-stroke victory on the Bulldogs' home course.

Meesawat ends drought with romp in Thailand

Prom Meesawat didn't just end his winless streak, he made it a distant memory. Meesawat won for the first time in five years, running away with a nine-stroke victory at the Singha Pattaya Open on the ASEAN PGA Tour in Pattaya, Thailand.

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Lehman tops Senior in Regions Tradition

Tom Lehman won the Regions Tradition for his third victory in seven Champions Tour events this year, beating Peter Senior with a par on the second hole of a playoff Sunday.

Kim notches second OneAsia Maekyung Open title

Behind a 6-under 66 in the final round, Kyung-tae Kim claimed his second GS Caltex Maekyung Open title in Seoul on the OneAsia Tour.

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Ahn captures JLPGA's World Ladies title; Pressel is 6th

Korean Sun-ju Ahn closed with a 3-under 69 to clear the field by three shots to win the JLPGA's World Ladies Championship in Ibaraki, Japan.

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Glover wins for 1st time since '09 US Open

Glover beats Byrd in playoff

Lucas Glover closed with three tough pars on the rugged finishing stretch at Quail Hollow on Sunday, then won the tournament in a sudden-death playoff over former Clemson teammate Jonathan Byrd.

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Harrington avoids rules violation, again

Padraig Harrington at the center of another potential rules violation, but avoids any penalty after decision left up to himself.

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Aiken wins Spanish Open, dedicates title to Seve

Thomas Aiken earned his first European Tour title with a two-shot victory at the Spanish Open on Sunday, and promptly dedicated the victory to golf great Seve Ballesteros.

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Aiken wins after seven weeks away from golf

Aiken wins Spanish Open

Thomas Aiken pulled off an improbable win after a seven-week layoff, clearing the field by two and dedicating his Spanish Open win to the late Seve Ballesteros. Our Alex Miceli sat down with Aiken prior to his vacation . . .

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Pat Perez's wife helps tornado victims in 'Bama

Perez's wife volunteers in Alabama

Pat Perez is in contention while his wife is volunteering in tornado-stricken Alabama.