News for Thursday, May 23, 2013


News 2013 May 23


Barry wins tiebreaker, to face Lynn for D-2 men's title

Barry beat Nova Southeastern by two shots in a tiebreaker Thursday to advance to the match-play final of the NCAA Division II Men's Championship in Hershey, Pa.

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USC opens up commanding 17-shot lead at NCAAs

USC will take a 17-shot lead into the final round of the NCAA Championship, but the Trojans know that weirder things have happened, thus they must remain focused.

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A tale of 4 seniors: Degrees crucial to next step

Whether planning to turn pro or not, seniors will leave the NCAA Women's Championship in Athens, Ga., with degrees in hand.

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5 Things: Low numbers return in Fort Worth

Call it a Dallas re-run, only set in Fort Worth. But one week after warm temperatures and benign wind enabled the PGA Tour chaps to open with silly low numbers at the HP Byron Nelson Championship, similar conditions greeted players at Thursday’s opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

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Ringler's Championship Feel Test: UGA is No. 2

A championship vibe along with a great view from the media center landed this year's NCAA Women's Championship at No. 2 in Lance Ringler's Championship Feel Test rankings.

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At the Senior PGA, Skinner keeps his focus

As a player who had his PGA Tour card for three years in the 1990s but never managed to win enough money to keep his playing privileges for the following season, Sonny Skinner knows how easy it is for a player to be overly demanding of himself.

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Tracker: Palmer shoots 62, leads at Colonial

Ryan Palmer is a member at Colonial and Thursday he used that to his advantage, carding an 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. See how it all unfolded!

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Florida Southern's Crouch wins D-II title

Florida Southern's Tim Crouch won the NCAA Division II men's individual championship May 22 with a victory in a three-way playoff over South Carolina Aiken's Matt Atkins and Western Washington's Jake Webb.

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Miss. State's McDonald thrives with competition

Mississippi State's Ally McDonald has a competitive fire that has led her into contention for an NCAA title.

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LPGA to use as much of flooded course as it can

The Bahamas LPGA Classic is to start Friday with a 12-hole round, using the holes that are not under water from the worst flooding in about 20 years.

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In defending Garcia, Euro Tour CEO uses racially insensitive word

Responding to Sergio Garcia’s apology to Tiger Woods, European Tour CEO George O'Grady tried to defuse the situation. However, he used the racially insensitive term "colored" while on air with Sky Sports.

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Tait: Controversy is nothing new at Wentworth

After the winds of controversy that have blown over the Wentworth West Course the last few days, the European Tour breathed a sigh of relief when a golf tournament finally broke out Thursday morning.

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Scores: Round 4, Crowne Plaza Invitational

Take a look at the Round 4 leaderboard from the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.