News for Saturday, March 31, 2012
Tseng's dominance continues
5 Things: While Saturday at the Kraft Nabisco saw strong rounds from Suzann Pettersen and Lexi Thompson, the splash that Yani Tseng is causing with her wins over the past weeks remains at the center of attention.
Tseng shares lead with Sjodin
Karin Sjodin has a chance to beat the dominant Yani Tseng, as both players finished Saturday's round at the Kraft Nabisco with a shared lead of 9 under.
Defending a lead
Louis Oosthuizen shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Saturday to reach 17 under and take a two-shot lead over Hunter Mahan after three rounds of the Shell Houston Open.
Augusta State Invitational
Top-ranked Texas and host Augusta State are tied at 17-under 559 with one round remaining at the Augusta State Invitational, held in the shadow of the year’s first major. TCU freshman Julien Brun holds the individual lead.
Saturday's round at the Kraft Nabisco presented challenging, windy conditions, but Lexi Thompson minimized potential damage by playing conservatively and ended the day with a 4-under 68.
Laura Hendee of Tampa, Fla., shot 12-over-par 156 (80-76) at Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, Fla. to win FCWT at Feather Sound by one shot.
Rigel Fernandes shot 1-over-par 145 (70-75) at Feather Sound Country Club in Clearwater, Fla. to win FCWT at Feather Sound by three shots.
Olesen navigates winds
Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark made four birdies and an eagle for a 5-under 67 to lead the Sicilian Open by three strokes on Saturday heading to the final round.
Maggert leads in Houston
Jeff Maggert, trying to win his hometown event, shot his second 66 to take the lead at 12 under par after two rounds at the rain-delayed Houston Open.
Journey to the Masters
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy passed each other on Sunday at Augusta National last year, two players from different generations who appeared headed in opposite directions. Now, headed into Masters 2012, they’re on a collision course — each taking a path over the last 12 months that would have been difficult for anyone to chart.
Young golfers show class
Despite recent troubled times, Charley Hull and Lauren Taylor have shown considerable class, which will carry them through to successful careers. Alistair Tait