News for Saturday, May 19, 2012


News 2012 May 19


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West: California stays hot with Regional victory

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.

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Central: USC protects slim lead, wins by one stroke

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.

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Rude: Henry finding success at Byron Nelson

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.

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Pressel wins twice to reach semifinals of Sybase

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.

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Dufner carries lead into final round of Byron Nelson

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.

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South Central: Chattanooga, Jaeger take top spots

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.

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Southwest: Washington's win ends recent woes

Southwest Regional

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.

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East: Liberty triumphs; SMU, Duke fall short

East Regional

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.

British Columbia holds off SCAD for NAIA crown

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.

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Southeast: Alabama rolls to fifth title of spring

Southeast Regional

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.

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Defending champ Watson out of Senior PGA

Defending champ out of Senior PGA

Defending champion Tom Watson has withdrawn from next week's Senior PGA Championship.

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McDowell edges Garcia in Match Play playoff

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.

GCAA announces Division II First-Team All-Americans

The GCAA announced PING First-Team All-America honorees for Division II following stroke-play portion of the NCAA Championships.