News for Thursday, March 15, 2012
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.
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.
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
Senden's short game
John Senden's biggest weakness has been the flatstick. That is changing quickly.
Pete Dye's legacy
For 50 years, Pete Dye has built a legacy by getting his hands dirty
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.
Notes: After a stellar 2010-11 season, Oklahoma State lost three first-team All-Americans, which dimmed the Cowboys' prospects for 2011-12.
Shannon Aubert captured the Kathy Whitworth Invitational on March 13 by a two-shot margin over runners up Christine Lin and Samantha Wagner.
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.
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.
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.
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 jumped from second to first in the final round of the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational to win its first team title of the season.
See Golfweek's Father & Son Results.
Round 1 at Transitions
Follow the scoreboard at the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship in Tampa, Fla.
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.