News for Friday, May 18, 2012

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Maccaglia, Oglethorpe win NCAA Div. III titles

Freshman Anthony Maccaglia showed off his impressive abilities on the greens in leading Oglethorpe to a convincing 20-stroke victory for the NCAA Div. III National Championship.

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Dufner takes Nelson lead with late birdie spree

Jason Dufner birdied four of the last five holes Friday for a 4-under 66 and a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Byron Nelson Championship.

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Balicki: IUPUI pulls off a record-setting season

IUPUI is not likely headed to the NCAA Championship in L.A., but it can take solace in a breakthrough season.

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Percy's 62 leads BMW Charity event by 2 shots

Cameron Percy made birdies on seven of the last 10 holes to shoot 62 and take a two-stroke lead midway through the Nationwide Tour's BMW Charity Pro-Am.

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West: Cal rides Kim to one-shot lead over SDSU

Red-hot California vaulted into the lead at the West Regional on Friday, riding Michael Kim's 6-under 64 to a one-shot margin over San Diego State in Palo Alto, Calif.

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Lewis wins at Sybase in quest for 2nd straight win

Stacy Lewis is a step closer to her second straight victory on the LPGA Tour. She won the first four holes and beat Sandra Gal 4 and 3 Friday in the second round of the Sybase Match Play Championship.

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South Central: Texas A&M, Chattanooga charge

Texas A&M charged up the leaderboard Friday at the South Central regional, and are in position to challenge UCLA for medalist honors in Bowling Green, Ky.

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Southwest: Washington vaults into the lead

Cheng-Tsung Pan and his Washington Huskies took on the Oklahoma wind and came out with a four-shot lead over Florida State at the Southwest Regional.

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Rio served search warrant over Olympic golf course

The city of Rio de Janeiro has been served with a search warrant to disclose the contracts it allegedly signed with the owner of a disputed land where the Olympic golf course is to be built.

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Central: Paolucci leads USC charge

Going into the second round of the NCAA Central Regional, USC was in sixth place, but after shooting 12-under 272 in the second round, the Trojans have a one-shot lead.

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Southeast: Alabama takes control in Georgia

Behind Bobby Wyatt, Alabama will take a 12-shot lead into Saturday's final round. But the biggest chase will be for the final spot, with New Mexico clear of four others by only four shots.

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East: Liberty takes six-shot lead over SMU

Liberty maintained its lead at the East Regional and will take a six-shot lead over surprising SMU into the final round on Saturday.

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Top-seeded Kaymer loses at World Match Play

Top-seeded Martin Kaymer was eliminated from the World Match Play Championship by the lowest-ranked player in the field on Friday, losing by 1 hole to Richard Finch.

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Klein: Sharp Park puts focus on muni courses

says Sharp Park highlights the reasons why municipal courses are under fire: budget deficits, public scrutiny and mistrust of government.

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Czech Open canceled due to lack of money

Organizers say the Czech Open scheduled for August has been canceled due to a lack of funding.

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Yuan, 15, moves on to U.S. Open sectionals

At 15, Carl Yuan sports an uncanny ability to stay calm under the toughest of situations. And, on Thursday in central Florida, that helped him move one step closer to the U.S. Open.