News for Thursday, May 17, 2012


News 2012 May 17


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West: San Francisco takes first-round lead

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.

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'11 Nelson runner-up Palmer leads with opening 64

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.

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Darron Stiles leads BMW Charity Pro-Am

Darron Stiles shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Nationwide Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am.

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Babineau: The Greatest Round Ever Played?

Gibson shoots 55

Rhein Gibson shot 16-under 55 at River Oaks GC, a feat that's gone viral across the sports universe.

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Sybase champion Pettersen loses in 1st round

Defending champion Suzann Pettersen didn't last long at the Sybase Match Play Championship, and neither did three well-known Americans.

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Central: TCU leads by 8, only team to break par

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.

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NCAA Div. III Championship: Oglethorpe in command

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.

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South Central: UCLA up by 10; Arkansas lagging

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.

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Southwest: Florida State, Texas share lead

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.

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East: Liberty takes first-round lead

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.

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Kaufmann: Florida governor's recycled idea belongs in the trash

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.

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Southeast: Alabama leads by two strokes

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.

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Maginnes On Tap: Tiger headed to the hills

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.

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Snedeker wins World Match Play opener

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.

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Young N.C. State squad 1st in history to make NCAAs

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.

Tait: King's impact still felt at British golf school

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.

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Tiger named most powerful athlete by Forbes

Forbes: Tiger top athlete

Tiger Woods is still the most powerful athlete in sports, according to Forbes' Celebrity 100 list.

GCAA names Div. III all-region, all-freshman teams

The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its all-region teams and all-freshman team for the 2011-12 season.

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Live scores: Round 4 at Byron Nelson

Round 4 at Byron Nelson

Follow our live leaderboard from Round 4 at the Byron Nelson.

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NCAA Div. III Championship: Oglethorpe extends lead

Oglethorpe extends lead

Oglethorpe extended its NCAA Division III Championship lead to 14 strokes Wednesday at Mission Inn while Methodist moved into second place.