News for Thursday, March 15, 2012


News 2012 March 15


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Tseng, Park top LPGA Founders Cup leaderboard

Top-ranked Yani Tseng played a seven-hole stretch on the back nine in 7 under and finished with a 7-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the first-round lead with Hee Young Park in the LPGA Founders Cup.

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Handful of LPGA stars sporting new looks

Some new looks for stars

From significant weight loss by Pat Hurst and Karen Stupples, to a new hairdo from Jiyai Shin (right), plenty of players are sporting new looks in 2012.

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Notes: Win signals progress for O'Donnell, Popson

College notebook

Catherine O'Donnell and Erica Popson have made big strides since undergoing thumb surgeries in the offseason. They co-medaled at the LSU Golf Classic. College notebook

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Senden begins to validate short-game work

Senden's short game

John Senden's biggest weakness has been the flatstick. That is changing quickly.

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Dye builds legacy by getting hands dirty

Pete Dye's legacy

For 50 years, Pete Dye has built a legacy by getting his hands dirty

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Harrington opens with a 61 at Innisbrook

Harrington fires 61

Padraig Harrington knew he was playing better golf than his scores indicated. He just wasn't expecting the lowest official score of his life, a 10-under 61 to set the course record at Transitions.

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Notes: A strange new world for Cowboys

College notebook

Notes: After a stellar 2010-11 season, Oklahoma State lost three first-team All-Americans, which dimmed the Cowboys' prospects for 2011-12.

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Aubert wins Kathy Whitworth Invitational

Shannon Aubert captured the Kathy Whitworth Invitational on March 13 by a two-shot margin over runners up Christine Lin and Samantha Wagner.

CC of Birmingham chosen for 2013 Mid-Am

The USGA has announced that the Country Club of Birmingham (Ala.) will host the U.S. Mid-Amateur in 2013. The 2013 Mid Amateur, to be played Oct. 5-10, will be the club’s maiden USGA championship.

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Player of the Week: Carter Patterson

Carter Patterson of The Woodlands, Texas, shot 3-under 141 (71-70) at Traditions Golf Club at Texas A&M in Bryan, Texas to win the TJGT Spring Break Invitational by three shots.

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Player of the Week: Shannon Aubert

Shannon Aubert of Reunion, Fla., shot 1-over 143 (73-70) at Mira Vista CC in Fort Worth, Texas, to win the Kathy Whitworth Invitational by two shots.

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Masters 2012: Tiger says 'I'll be there'

Tiger at the Masters

Tiger Woods, making the rounds in New York to promote the 2013 version of his EA Sports video game, told Good Morning America that he will play the Masters, and likely at Bay Hill as well.

Texas A&M earns comeback win in Hawaii

Texas A&M jumped from second to first in the final round of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational to win its first team title of the season.

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See GW Father & Son Results

See Golfweek's Father & Son Results.

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Live scores: Round 1 at Transitions

Round 1 at Transitions

Follow the scoreboard at the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship in Tampa, Fla.

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Manassero's 64 equals course record in Spain

Manassero equals record

Italian teenager Matteo Manassero boosted his hopes of qualifying for the Masters with a 64 that equaled the course record on opening day of the Andalucian Open.