News for Sunday, February 19, 2012


News 2012 February 19


Cal, Childs repeat at Peg Barnard Invitational

California defended its title at the Peg Barnard Invitational, beat tournament host Stanford by 19 shots. It’s the first win of the 2011-12 season for Cal.

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2012 Match Play: First-round pairings

The first-round pairings in the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain on Wednesday:

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Top-ranked Donald draws Els in Match Play

Defending champion Luke Donald faces Ernie Els in the first round of the Match Play Championship. Tiger Woods is to play Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.

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Skip Kendall wins Nationwide Tour opener

Skip Kendall holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday for an even-par 71 and a one-stroke victory in the Nationwide Tour's season-opening Colombia Championship.

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5 Things: Playing it safe pays off for Haas

5 Things: Haas wins

5 Things: FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas played it safe and wound up with the victory on Sunday at the Northern Trust Open, outlasting Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley in a playoff.

Perry wins ACE Group Classic by 5 strokes

Kenny Perry shot a 2-under 70 Sunday for his second Champions Tour title, cruising to a five-shot victory in the ACE Group Classic.

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Tait: Whiteford's Avantha Masters disqualification unfair?

Tait on Whiteford's Avantha Masters disqualification

Alistair Tait: Peter Whiteford's disqualification from the Avantha Masters is a case of golf’s too stringent penalties.

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Tait: Euro Tour goes south for winners

Tait on South African golf

Alistair Tait: Jbe Kruger's first Euro Tour win on Sunday is just the latest example of South Africa's dominance in Europe and beyond. And don't look for it to stop any time soon.

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Live scores: Final round at Northern Trust Open

Final round scores from the PGA Tour's Northern Trust Open

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Australia's Wright wins New Zealand Women's Open

Australia's Lindsey Wright made a 13-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory Sunday in the New Zealand Women's Open.

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Kruger wins in India for his 1st Euro Tour title

Jbe Kruger of South Africa won his first European Tour title Sunday, protecting his overnight lead by shooting a 3-under 69 for a two-shot victory at the Avantha Masters.

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5 Things: No. 1 Tseng wins LPGA Thailand

Tseng wins LPGA Thailand

5 Things: Top-ranked Yani Tseng successfully defended her LPGA Thailand title for her 13th LPGA Tour victory, birdieing the final two holes Sunday to hold off playing partner Ai Miyazato by a stroke.