News for Thursday, May 24, 2012


News 2012 May 24


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Baldry: ASU's Molinaro learns to enjoy journey

Baldry on Giulia Molinaro

With a share of the 54-hole individual lead, Arizona State's Giulia Molinaro has learned to enjoy her journey - from her upbringing in Kenya to strengthening her mental game says Beth Ann Baldry.

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Alabama falters late to set up frantic Friday

NCAA Women's Championship

Alabama held a 15-shot lead late on Thursday, but fell apart coming down the stretch and will take a two-shot lead into Friday's final round at the NCAA Championship.

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Golfweek’s Best: Municipal Courses (2011-12)

Bethpage Black leads our list, but who else makes the cut? Check out our 2011-12 Golfweek's Best Municipal Courses.

Hanna resigns as Furman women's coach

Furman coach resigns

After seven seasons as the women's coach for Furman, Jen Hanna resigned Wednesday.

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Ringler: Tide's collapse will create a tense Friday

Alabama had a chance to put this one away on Thursday, and couldn't make it happen. And now the likes of USC and Purdue are in striking distance. It's going to be a great Friday in Franklin, Tenn.

Alabama had a chance to put this one away on Thursday but couldn't make it happen. Now, the likes of USC and Purdue are within striking distance. It's going to be a great Friday in Franklin, Tenn.

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Johnson has 1st-round lead at Colonial after 64

Johnson leads Colonial

Zach Johnson's 6-under 64 has him leading after the first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

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Mohegan Sun CC provides counterpoint to casino

Klein on Mohegan Sun

Bradley S. Klein: The Mohegan Sun CC provides a counterpoint to sleek casino.

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Owners hope big gamble on Greenbrier pays off

Kaufmann on Greenbrier

Deep-pocketed Jim Justice vows to make his big gamble on The Greenbrier pay off says our Martin Kaufmann.

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Chapman has early lead at Senior PGA

Chapman leads Senior PGA

Despite playing just one event on the European Senior Tour this season, Roger Chapman leads the Senior PGA Championship at 3 under.

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Ringler: Legends Club ranks high among venues

NCAA Women's Championship

Due to its welcoming atmosphere, and well-maintained, gallery-friendly course, the Vanderbilt Legends Club ranks high on the 'Ringler Championship Feel Test' chart. Lance Ringler

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Thailand's Jao-Javanil at home in Oklahoma

NCAA Women's Championship

Oklahoma's Chirapat Jao-Javanil is a long way from "home," but she has found a new one in Norman, Okla., says our Julie Williams.

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Greens grab attention of Senior PGA field

Senior PGA Championship

The greens at 18-month-old Harbor Shores – site of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship – have challenged players with their difficulty and diversity.

Annie Park wins Nassau boys golf championship

Annie Park, of Levittown, N.Y., shot 8-under 134 at Bethpage State Park’s red course to win the Nassau Boys’ High School Championship on May 23.

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McIlroy shoots 74; Lawrie, Drysdale share lead

Leaders Peter Lawrie and David Drysdale each shot 6-under 66s at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving a frustrated top-ranked Rory McIlroy and his high-ranking rivals trailing after the first round.

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Tait: McDowell's two-stroke penalty a bit much

BMW PGA Championship

Alistair Tait: Graeme McDowell was assessed a two-stroke penalty after a ball moved in the bushes before he addressed the shot. Sure, rules are rules. But this one was a bit too penal.

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McIlroy tosses club, shoots 74 at Wentworth

A frustrated Rory McIlroy tossed his club to the ground in a fit of anger during his bogey-filled opening round at the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.

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Live scores: Round 4 at Colonial

Round 4 at Colonial

Follow our live leaderboard from Round 4 at Colonial.