News for Monday, April 30, 2012


News 2012 April 30


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NCAA women: UCLA, 'Bama, USC top regionals

NCAA Women's Regionals

The NCAA has announced the three 24-team regional fields to be played May 10-12 at three sites around the country. UCLA, Alabama and USC drew the No. 1 seeds.

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Rude: Questions you didn't hear in Tiger's fan presser

Hate To Be Rude on Tiger

Hate To Be Rude: Tiger fielded softball questions from his fans on Monday instead of participating in a typical tournament press conference. Here are some, ahem, questions that were left on the cutting-room floor.

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Winner’s Circle: April 23-29, 2012

See what the winners had in their bags this week.

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McLean closes namesake academy at PGA West

McLean closes academy

Teaching professional Jim McLean abruptly closed on April 30 his namesake academy at PGA West Golf Club after 16 years of operation.

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Stanger (No. 15, 2013) commits to Virginia

has given a verbal commitment to Virginia.

Jimmy Stanger of Tampa, Fla., has given a verbal commitment to play for Virginia in the fall of 2013. Stanger also considered Wake Forest, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Liberty, Harvard and Yale.

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Peck to miss Texas A&M's postseason

Texas A&M proved it can win the Big 12 Championship without one of its best players. Unfortunately for the 13th-ranked Aggies, they won’t have junior Cameron Peck for the rest of the postseason either.

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Dartmouth’s Williamson sets new Ivy standard

Dartmouth’s Peter Williamson has set a new Ivy League standard. Ryan Lavner with the incredible story.

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Notes: Webb Simpson says he needs the nerves

PGA Tour notebook

PGA Tour notebook: Webb Simpson says he needs to "get a little smarter" to replicate his outstanding 2011 season, while Bubba Watson can't wait to get home.

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Player of the week: Luke Guthrie, Illinois

Shot 5-under 67 in Round 3 on the way to a 5-under 283 total and a four-shot victory at the Big Ten Championship, his second consecutive Big Ten title.

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Team of the week: Texas A&M

Playing without low scorer Cameron Peck, who was a late scratch because of a back injury, the 13th-ranked Aggies knocked off No. 1 Texas on April 29 to win their first Big 12 Championship in their last try.

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Player of the week: Doris Chen, USC

Shot a final-round 68, tied for the best round of the tournament, to win the Pac-12 Championship by one shot over a pair of top-10 golfers, UCLA's Tiffany Lua and Arizona State's Giulia Molinaro.

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Team of the week: California

Defeated three of the top 4 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings – No. 1 UCLA, No. 3 USC and No. 4 Arizona State – to win the Pac-12 Championship by a shot over USC on April 29.

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Fernandes, Liu win AJGA Vicky Hurst Championship

Fernandes, Liu win

Rigel Fernandes and Mika Liu, both of Bradenton, Fla. won the AJGA Under Armour®/Vicky Hurst Championship on Sunday at Squire Creek CC in Choudrant, La.