News for Thursday, October 18, 2012
Spain's Alejandro Canizares and New Zealand's Michael Hendry each shot 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Perth International.
Bud Cauley clinched his first PGA Tour card last year at the McGladrey Classic. A year later, he finds himself tied for the lead at Sea Island.
Golf lost one of its best-known champions of the grass-roots minority golf movement when William “Bill” Dickey, 84, died in Phoenix on Oct. 16.
Men's college notebook: First-year coach Scott Limbaugh has helped Vanderbilt to a team title and a No. 14 ranking so far this fall.
Houston will add women's golf to its athletic program next fall, hoping to replicate the success that the men's program has had over the years.
Oklahoma shot a school-record 8-under 280 in the final round of its home event on Oct. 18, the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic, to earn its first victory of the fall season. The Sooners finished 29 shots ahead of runner-up Notre Dame.
University of St. Thomas (Minn.) senior Michael Mortenson was one of only three golfer to receive the Elite 89 award.
Colin Proctor from Anderson, Ind., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Illinois.
Carson Schaake of Omaha, Neb., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Iowa.
The PGA Tour has announced that it will take operational control of the Canadian Tour, forming PGA Tour Canada.