News for Tuesday, May 29, 2012


News 2012 May 29


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Alabama takes three-shot lead at NCAAs

Red-hot Alabama used local knowledge from a pair of pros to help lead it to a three-shot lead over Florida and Auburn after Round 1 at the NCAA Championship.

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'Bama authors a day of surprises at Riviera

Alabama at NCAAs

Alabama's scorecards had as many twists Tuesday as a well-written novel. But for Hunter Hamrick and his teammates, that's typical Crimson Tide golf.

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Ringler: What we learned Tuesday at NCAAs

Ringler on Round 1

From the set-up at Riviera Country Club to the Pac-12's surprisingly bad Round 1 to the race for Player of the Year, Lance Ringler reveals what he learned (and didn't learn) on Tuesday.

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Tiger says he's building trust in his swing

Instead of his weekly press conference, Tiger took to the internet and instead hosted another fan chat after completing a practice round at the Olympic Club, site of the 2012 U.S. Open.

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NCAA Tracker: Follow Round 1 from Riviera

Round 1 at Riviera

Wondering how the first round is shaping up at the 2012 NCAA Men's Championship? Will UCLA and Patrick Cantlay have a home-course advantage at Riviera? Follow our running blog!

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McCumber leads Gators to top morning round

Gators top morning

Led by Tyler McCumber, Florida posted the lowest score Tuesday among the 15 teams in the morning wave of the NCAA Championship. Head coach Buddy Alexander knows there's lots of golf left.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Memorial

Fantasy Tip Sheet: Memorial

Fantasy Tip Sheet: A week after three of our fantasy panelists correctly predicted Zach Johnson's victory, a pair of them are liking Bo Van Pelt's chances at Memorial this week.

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NCAAs: Bill Murray yuks it up at players dinner

Bill Murray speaks at NCAAs

USC alumnus Scott Simpson was the scheduled speaker at a players dinner on Monday night, but it was his guest, Bill Murray, who stole the show, says our Ron Balicki.

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Shaw to part ways with Vandy after six years

After six years as the head men’s golf coach, Tom Shaw will part ways with Vanderbilt when his contract expires June 30.

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Toy Box: Johnson relies on Titleist in victory

Toy Box notes

Toy Box notes: Zach Johnson captured his second Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on May 27 carrying a bag with mostly Titleist gear.

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U.S. Open: A look at the sectionals

U.S. Open sectionals

2012 U.S. Open: From Davis Love III to Beau Hossler, there are plenty of big names across all walks of golf that are ready to take on one of today's 11 U.S. Open qualifiers.

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Junior notes: Murray qualifies for Nationwide event

Junior boys notebook

Junior boys notebook: After making the cut at the 2010 Rex Hospital Open, Grayson Murray will make a return to visit to play in his second Nationwide Tour event on May 31.

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Notes: Dufner lends a hand to alma mater Auburn

NCAA notebook

NCAA notebook: Red-hot PGA Tour star Jason Dufner catches up with alma mater, Auburn, to help the Tigers get a read on Riviera, while David Chung is left off Stanford's starting five.

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2012 GW Pro-Am at Pebble Beach

Who will challenge 2011 Champions, Rosemont CC?

2012 Registration now open.

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Snedeker proves his talent goes beyond his clubs

Achenbach on Snedeker

After his bag was lost in Spain, Brandt Snedeker proved how talented he really is - mostly to himself.

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Martin: Tide's Thomas driven to succeed

Martin on Justin Thomas

Alabama star freshman Justin Thomas knows what success looks like - he has been surrounded by it all of his life, and now he has a chance for an NCAA title says Sean Martin.