News for Thursday, May 31, 2012


News 2012 May 31


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Lavner: Day 3 marked the end for many at NCAAs

Lavner on NCAAs

For 22 teams and plenty of individuals, Thursday marked the end of their collegiate season. Maybe even their competitive golf careers. As endings go, it was abrupt, says Ryan Lavner.

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Martin: Aztecs could be this year's Augusta State

Martin on San Diego State

San Diego State fired a tournament-low, even-par 284 on Thursday to leap into a share of fourth place heading into match play. Could the Aztecs be the 2012 version of Augusta State?

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Scores: Round 3 at NCAA Men's Championship

NCAA Men's Championship

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

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Stallings leads Memorial; McIlroy recovers

Scott Stallings quietly took the lead at the Memorial on Thursday, but most eyes were on Rory McIlroy's recovery, Tiger Woods' solid round and Erik Compton's amazing story.

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Mickelson cites fatigue after WD at Memorial

Mickelson withdraws

Phil Mickelson says that it wasn't his 7-over 79 that caused his post-round withdrawal from Memorial on Thursday. It was his whirlwind schedule before the event that left him "fatigued."

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Tracker: Tiger fires 70; Mickelson WDs

Round 1 at Memorial

Tiger Woods carded a steady 2-under 70 and is four shots behind leader Scott Stallings. Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson fired a 7-over 79 and withdrew after the round.

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McCabe: Muirfield plays starring role at Memorial

McCabe on Muirfield

Much of the attention on Thursday went to the likes of Tiger Woods, but Muirfield Village was the biggest star.

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Auberge Resorts goes northwest; Justice expands

Boutique operator Auberge Resorts added its first Northwest property as Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, continues to add to his growing resort business.

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Texas A&M makes a run at match play

Martin on Texas A&M

Texas A&M won it all in 2009, but has just missed out on match play the past two seasons. After an impressive morning round, the Aggies will be holding their breath again.

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Rusty but ready, Marino applauds his return

It was a rocky return to the PGA Tour for Steve Marino after a four-month absence from competitive golf, but as he would say later, it was better than sitting on the couch and watching television.

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Oakhurst on the auction block; future uncertain

Oakhurst Links

Oakhurst Links, a pioneer in American golf that annually hosts the National Hickory Championship, is up for sale. Will is still exist by the time next year's championship is played?

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Renovations put best face on Kauai golf

found Kauai an attractive destination for golfers traveling to the Hawaiian islands.

Martin Kaufmann made his first trip to Kauai recently, and found the small Hawaiian island surprisingly attractive, especially for golfers.

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Slattery's 67 with sore wrist lead Wales Open

Lee Slattery overcame a sore wrist and windy conditions to shoot an opening round 4-under 67 Thursday for a one-shot lead at the Wales Open.

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McIlroy recovers from rugged start for 71

Rory McIlroy went from the bunker to the water, walked across the pond to the drop area, then hit into another bunker. When he was done making a mess of the 12th hole at Muirfield Village, he had a quadruple-bogey 7 on his card and wondered if this was going to be another short week.

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Nolen (No. 18, 2013) commits to Oklahoma State

has given verbal commitment to Oklahoma State.

Stratton Nolen, ranked No. 18 in the class of 2013 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, has given a verbal commitment to Oklahoma State.

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East Carolina signee dies in swimming accident

ECU signee dead at 18

Trevor Times, an East Carolina signee who would have graduated high school in less than a month, died in a Memorial Day swimming accident. Funeral services for the Williamsburg, Va., native take place Friday.

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Ochoa to return for LPGA event in Mexico

Lorena Ochoa Invitational

After retiring in 2010, Lorena Ochoa will return in November to play the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico.

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As U.S. Open approaches, Johnson relives '07 Am

says the USGA's return to The Olympic Club for the U.S. Open sparked some memories for Dustin Johnson.

Dustin Johnson might not remember match play at the 2007 U.S. Amateur, played at The Olympic Club, too clearly, but it's safe to say his opponent does.