News for Wednesday, May 30, 2012


News 2012 May 30


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NCAAs: Scoreboard from Round 2 at Riviera

Scoreboard from NCAAs

The second-round leaderboard from the 2012 NCAA Men's Championship at Riviera Country Club.

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Illinois' Pieters holds two-shot lead at NCAAs

Pieters leads NCAAs

Thomas Pieters is the only player to shoot two rounds in the 60s at Riviera and will take a two-shot lead into Thursday's final round for the individual title.

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Martin: Thursday will provide tough test at NCAAs

Martin on NCAAs

Sean Martin: Come Thursday morning, the intensity at Riviera will be palpable, with the race for the top eight and the individual champ on the line, setting up what may just be college golf's best day.

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Alabama leads NCAAs as match-play race heats up

Alabama leads NCAAs

Alabama and UCLA held steady on Wednesday, with the Tide holding a four-shot advantage after two rounds. But it will be the race to get into the top eight that will provide epic theater Thursday.

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Ringler: What we learned Wednesday at NCAAs

Ringler on Round 2

With so many teams in the mix trying to make a run at a match-play spot, tension began to mount during the Day 2 at Riviera. Lance Ringler shares what he learned . . .

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NCAA Tracker: Follow Round 2 from Riviera

Round 2 at Riviera

Alabama rallied late to take a three-shot lead after one round at the NCAA Championship. Will the Tide stay hot or will someone catch them on Day 2 at Riviera? Follow with our running blog!

Briles-Hinton resigns from Richmond after 3 seasons

Jill Briles-Hinton has resigned as head women's coach at Richmond, the athletic department announced May 30. Briles-Hinton held the position for three seasons. A national search is under way for her replacement.

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Memorial notes: Pros search for balance

Elite players know that they are at their best when they can occasionally get away, when they pick and choose where they play and when they have a balance between the sport they play and their family back home.

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Cal's Hagy moves to the head of the class

Lavner on Brandon Hagy

Brandon Hagy was the sideshow in what promised to be an NCAA main feature between Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. But our Ryan Lavner says Hagy's talent belongs in the same class.

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NCAAs: Riviera's 10th hole is short, but deadly

Riviera's 10th hole

Riviera's 10th hole can be a risk-reward hole, but no one can really pinpoint where to take the risk. The little 315-yard par 4 is giving the field fits at the NCAAs, says Sean Martin.

Oldest coach to have a team competing at NCAAs?

NCAA Championship

At 75-years-old, UAB's Alan Kaufman might be the oldest coach to have a team competing in the NCAA Championship. If anyone knows of a coach older than 75 who brought a team to college golf’s national finals, let our Ron Balicki know.

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NCAAs: Spieth, top-10 squads struggle at Riviera

Top-10 squads struggle

Texas and other top-10 teams struggled Wednesday at Riviera. But as Ryan Lavner writes, they all have a chance heading into what should be an epic final day.

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Player of the week: Ariya Jutanugarn

Ariya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, won a one-hole playoff shot 5-under 211 (72-72-67) at Grayhawk GC in Scottsdale, Ariz. on May 28 to win the AJGA Thunderbird International, after shooting 5-under 211 (72-72-67) to tie with Laura Sojo of Colombia.

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Player of the week: Max Orrin

Max Orrin, an 18-year-old from the United Kingdom, shot 10-under 206 (70-67-69) at Grayhawk GC in Scottsdale, Ariz. on May 28 to win the AJGA Thunderbird International.

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Spieth, Rodgers among All-Region selections

D-I Ping All-Region teams

Jordan Spieth. Patrick Rodgers. Patrick Cantlay. Check out the other selections to the Division I Ping All-Region teams.

UC Riverside coach Hjulberg announces resignation

Paul Hjulberg, head coach of the UC Riverside men’s and women’s golf teams, has announced that he is resigning from both positions.

Murphy resigns as CSU-Northridge head coach

Bonnie Murphy has resigned as the head women’s golf coach at Cal State Northridge. Murphy recently completed her 11th season with the Matadors.

O'Connor resigns after 17-year career at Stanford

Caroline O’Connor has resigned as the head women’s golf coach at Stanford, ending a 17-year career with the Cardinal.

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Cheyenne Woods to return to Wegmans as a pro

Cheyenne Woods, a recent Wake Forest graduate, will play her first tournament as a professional June 7-10 at the Wegmans LPGA Championship. It’s the second major of the LPGA season.

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This week in the world of golf . . .

This week in the world of golf includes the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament and the NCAA Division I Championship at Riviera CC in Los Angeles.

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Tee times, pairings at The Memorial

The Memorial

Here are the first- and second-round tee times and pairings for The Memorial at Muirfield Village GC in Dublin, Ohio.

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5 Things: Lawrie bidding for Ryder Cup spot

5 Things: Wales Open

5 Things: European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal will get an up-close look at the state of Paul Lawrie's game when the two play together at the Wales Open.

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Junior notes: Sojo takes Thunderbird loss in stride

Girls junior notebook

Girls junior golf notebook: Colombian Laura Sojo, 16, takes her Thunderbird defeat to superstar Ariya Jutanugarn in stride, while Annie Park defeats a slew of boys in New York.