News for Saturday, March 31, 2012

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5 Things: Tseng likely to win Kraft

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.

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Sjodin pulls even with Tseng at Kraft Nabisco

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.

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Oosthuizen leads Shell Houston Open

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.

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Texas, Augusta State tied at Forest Hills

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.

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Conservative play pays off for Thompson

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.

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Player of the week: Laura Hendee

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.

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Player of the week: Rigel Fernandes

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.

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Olesen leads Sicilian Open by 3 strokes

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.

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Maggert moves into 2nd-round lead 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.

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Woods, McIlroy have starring roles in 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.

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Hull, Taylor show class despite LGU controversy

Despite recent troubled times, Charley Hull and Lauren Taylor have shown considerable class, which will carry them through to successful careers. Alistair Tait