News for Saturday, May 19, 2012
Cal wins West Regional
California continued its last-season surge with a dominating victory at the West Regional, using three top-10 finishers to win by six strokes.
USC wins Central
Top-seeded USC protected its lead during the final round of the NCAA Central Regional to win the title by one stroke over Oregon Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
J.J. Henry at Byron Nelson
J.J. Henry is enjoying success at the HP Byron Nelson Championship and it's easy to see why.
Sybase Match Play
Morgan Pressel won twice Saturday to reach the semifinals of the Sybase Match Play Championship in Gladstone, N.J. Azahara Munoz, Vicky Hurst and Candie Kung also advanced.
Dufner out front
Nine players had or shared the lead during the third round of the Byron Nelson Championship. But it was Jason Dufner who played himself to the top of the leaderboard Saturday.
South Central Regional
Chattanooga senior Stephan Jaeger ran away with the individual title at the South Central Regional as his team just managed to pass Texas A&M and UCLA for the team title.
After struggling in recent weeks, Washington conquered strong winds and top-ranked Texas to win the Southwest Regional by four strokes Saturday in Norman, Okla.
Blayne Barber (pictured) went 4 under in his final four holes to help top-seeded Auburn qualify for its first NCAA Championship under head coach Nick Clinard.
During the final round of the NAIA National Championship, it looked as if the tournament could easily go one of two ways: to British Columbia or to Savannah College of Art and Design.
Alabama rolled to a 25-stroke victory in the NCAA Men's Southeast Regional in Athens, Ga. The victory marked the Crimson Tide's fifth title of the spring.
Defending champ out of Senior PGA
Defending champion Tom Watson has withdrawn from next week's Senior PGA Championship.
McDowell wins Match Play playoff
Graeme McDowell held his nerve in a tense playoff against local favorite Sergio Garcia to squeeze into the World Match Play Championship semifinals in Spain on Saturday.
The GCAA announced PING First-Team All-America honorees for Division II following stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships.