News for Thursday, May 17, 2012
NCAA West Regional
San Francisco entered the West Regional as the No. 11 seed, so it was safe to say that the Dons’ opening-round, 7-under 273, was quite the surprise.
Ryan Palmer shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Byron Nelson Championship, a year after losing a playoff to Keegan Bradley in the event.
Darron Stiles shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Nationwide Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am.
Gibson shoots 55
Rhein Gibson shot 16-under 55 at River Oaks GC, a feat that's gone viral across the sports universe.
Defending champion Suzann Pettersen didn't last long at the Sybase Match Play Championship, and neither did three well-known Americans.
NCAA Central Regional
The only team to shoot below par, TCU blew away the competition in the first round of the NCAA Central Regional, shooting 6-under 278 to lead by eight strokes over Kent State.
Oglethorpe leads by 16
Oglethorpe is in position to claim its second NCAA Division III men's golf title heading into Friday's final round at Mission Inn in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
NCAA South Central Regional
UCLA seems to fare well when it leaves the West Coast. The Bruins built a quick 10-shot lead during Round 1 of the Southeast Regional as Patrick Cantlay landed in third.
NCAA Southwest Regional
Florida State's team unity and confidence showed in round 1 of the NCAA Southwest Regional Championship, as the Brooks Koepka and his teammates share a six-shot lead with Texas.
NCAA East Regional
Liberty leads the NCAA East regional by five strokes, but SMU is making a run for it with the guidance of coach Josh Gregory, who's in his first year as coach of his alma mater.
says Florida Gov. Rick Scott needs to back off of his idea to add more municipal and state-run courses to Florida
Florida Gov. Rick Scott needs to back off of his idea to add more municipal and state-run courses to Florida, says Martin Kaufmann.
NCAA Southeast Regional
No. 2-ranked Alabama couldn’t have asked for a better start to the NCAA Southeast regional: Bobby Wyatt shot 66. Player-of-the-year candidate Justin Thomas shot 67. Cory Whitsett and Hunter Hamrick each had 68.
Maginnes On Tap
Tiger Woods' decision to play the Greenbrier Classic in July may raise a few questions, but it's still a win-win, says John Maginnes.
Three days after his flight to Spain needed an emergency landing because a passenger suffered a heart attack, American Brandt Snedeker used borrowed irons and a putter from the pro shop to win his opener Thursday at the World Match Play Championship.
says North Carolina State earned its first NCAA Championship berth with grit and moxie.
In a slow, southern drawl, Page Marsh says its hard to rile up her young North Carolina State team. The way she says it, it’s hard not to believe her.
Leslie King and Knightsbridge
Late swing guru Leslie King was one of the most important figures in British golf, and his impact is still felt.
Forbes: Tiger top athlete
Tiger Woods is still the most powerful athlete in sports, according to Forbes' Celebrity 100 list.
The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its all-region teams and all-freshman team for the 2011-12 season.
Round 4 at Byron Nelson
Follow our live leaderboard from Round 4 at the Byron Nelson.
Oglethorpe extends lead
Oglethorpe extended its NCAA Division III Championship lead to 14 strokes Wednesday at Mission Inn while Methodist moved into second place.