News for Sunday, March 18, 2012


News 2012 March 18


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Sportswriter Furman Bisher dies at 93

Famed Georgia sportswriter Furman Bisher, who covered everything from major golf tournaments to the Triple Crown during a career that spanned six decades, died Sunday of a massive heart attack outside Atlanta.

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Roberts earns 13th Champions Tour victory

Loren Roberts shot a 69 on Sunday to win the Toshiba Classic by two strokes over Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Kite and Bernhard Langer.

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Tseng wins LPGA Founders Cup by a shot

Tseng wins again

Yani Tseng two-putted for par from 40 feet in fading light to hold off Ai Miyazato and Na Yeon Choi by a stroke Sunday in the LPGA Founders Cup.

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Donald earns respect with Transitions win

Donald wins at Transitions

Jeff Babineau: Rory McIlroy took the World No. 1 ranking and all of the headlines two weeks ago at the Honda Classic. On Sunday, Luke Donald emphatically responded.

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Tait: Jimenez keeps event alive with own money

Tait on Jimenez

Alistair Tait: Julien Quesne says that Sunday was the "best day of my life," and he should thank Miguel Angel Jimenez for that.

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Colorado leaves field far behind at Clover Cup

Colorado earned a big win at the Clover Cup on March 18, finishing 31 shots ahead of runner-up Oklahoma. It’s the second title of the season for the Buffs, who also won the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in the fall.

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Long Beach St., Washington are Bandon co-champs

Long Beach State made a big surge on Sunday, making up seven strokes to finish as co-champions with Washington at the Bandon Dunes Championship.

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Clemson three-peats at Furman

Clemson victorious

The Clemson men’s team has found a home away from home at the Furman Intercollegiate.

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5 Things: Donald wins; Els, Goosen struggle

5 Things: Donald wins

5 Things: Luke Donald climbs back to World No. 1 with a birdie on the first hole of a four-way playoff, while Ernie Els and Retief Goosen falter on Sunday.

Host Gators edge Tide by a shot

Gators win

Freshman Camilla Hedberg came up big for host Florida at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational, posting a key birdie on No. 16 and a crucial par save on the final hole Sunday to clinch a one-shot victory over second-ranked Alabama.

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Donald back at No. 1 after Transitions win

Donald wins Transitions

Luke Donald won the Transitions Championship on the first hole of a four-way playoff, and regains World No. 1 status in the process. Check out how the entire day unfolded in Tampa.

Texas-San Antonio wins again at Lady Jaguar

Texas-San Antonio won its third tournament of the season March 18 at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate. The Roadrunners finished comfortably ahead of tournament host Augusta State.

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Tide sets records at Schenkel

Schenkel Invitational

The Alabama men’s team rebounded quite well from a disappointing weekend in Las Vegas.

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Charlie Wi makes a 13 at Innisbrook

Charlie Wi picked up a 13 on the par-5 fifth hole at the Transitions Championship, the second straight week on the PGA Tour that someone made an octuple-bogey.

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Quesne wins Euro Tour's Andalucian Open

Julien Quesne tied the course record with an 8-under 64 on Sunday to win the Andalucian Open for his first European Tour victory.

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Live scores: Final round at Transitions

Final round at Transitions

Follow the final-round scoreboard at the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship