Teams announced for NCAA DI women's regionals

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 27, 2017, 3:45 pm

Seventy-two teams and an additional 24 individuals were announced Thursday as being selected to compete in the NCAA Division I women's regionals, May 8-10.

Each of four regional sites will consists of 18 teams and an extra six individual players, whose teams were not selected. The low six teams and low three individuals not on those teams will advance to the national championship, May 18-24, hosted by Northern Illinois University at Rich Harvest Farms, in Sugar Grove, Ill.

The four regional sites include the Scarlet Course/OSU Golf Course, in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by Ohio State University; The Rawls Course, in Lubbock, Texas, hosted by Texas Tech University; the University of Georgia Golf Course, in Athens, Ga., hosted by the University of Georgia; and the University of New Mexico Championship Course, in Albuquerque, N.M., hosted by the University of New Mexico.

The University of Washington is the women's defending champion. Here's a look at the regionals, along with teams and players:

Albuquerque Regional Lubbock Regional Athens Regional Columbus Regional
Stanford UCLA Alabama Florida
USC Arizona St. Georgia FSU
Duke Furman Northwestern South Carolina
Miami (Fla.) Kent St. Arizona Arkansas
Oklahoma St. Texas Baylor Colorado
North Carolina St. Oklahoma Wake Forest Texas A&M
California BYU UCF Purdue
Illinois San Diego St. Tennessee Ohio St.
Pepperdine Texas Tech UNC Michigan
Washington TCU Clemson San Jose St.
SMU UNLV Augusta Houston
Campbell Oregon Auburn Louisville
Denver Iowa St. Kansas St. Wisconsin
New Mexico St. Oregon St. Michigan St. Kentucky
Cal. Polytechnic St. Murray St. Troy Old Dominion
California St. Georgetown Princeton Delaware
Texas Southern Richmond North Florida Missouri St.
Houston Baptist Sacred Heart Quinnipiac Cleveland St.
Martina Edberg (Cal St.-Fullerton) Caroline Nistrup (LSU) Chieh Jessica Peng (Mississippi St.) Loy Hee Ying (E. Tennessee St.)
Bianca Pagdanganan (Gonzaga) Malene Krollboll Hansen (Coastal Carolina) Laura Fuenfstueck (Charleston) Camila Serrano (FIU)
Jess Yuen (Missouri) Lois Kaye Go (Boston College) Lisa Pettersson (East Carolina) Michaela Fletcher (Memphis)
Gudrun Bjorgvinsdottir (Cal St.-Fresno) Alivia Brown (Washington St.) Vanessa Ha (San Francisco) Emma Albrecht (Notre Dame)
Paige Lee (California-Davis) Jakeishya Le (California-Riverside) Alexandra Farnsworth (Vanderbilt) Kate Smith (Nebraska-Lincoln)
Kristin Le (Santa Clara) Katrina Prendergast (Colorado St.) Anna Redding (Virginia) Emie Peronnin (Minnesota)
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Salas (62) leads LPGA's Indy Women in Tech

By Associated PressAugust 17, 2018, 12:50 am

INDIANAPOLIS - Lizette Salas matched the Brickyard Crossing record with a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the Indy Women in Tech Championship, making birdie on the final three holes for a two-stroke lead over fast-starting Angel Yin and Japan's Nasa Hataoka.

Yin birdied eight of the first nine holes in her morning round for a front-nine 8-under 28 - one short of the LPGA Tour's nine-hole record. It matched the third-lowest nine-hole score in relation to par in tour history.

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Salas eagled the par-5 second in the afternoon and added three straight birdies on Nos. 4-6. She birdied Nos. 12 and 14 before reeling off three more in a row to close, waiting out a late 77-minute suspension for an approaching storm.

Salas matched the course record set by Mike McCullough in the PGA Tour Champions' 1999 Comfort Classic.

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Sordet opens with 62 to grab lead at Nordea Masters

By Associated PressAugust 16, 2018, 11:23 pm

GOTHENBURG, Sweden - Clement Sordet opened with four straight birdies to shoot 8-under 62 and take the first-round lead of the Nordea Masters on Thursday.

Sordet says ''I wasn't really focusing on the score, I was just enjoying it.''

The Frenchman, who shot his lowest European Tour round, has a two-stroke lead over Scott Jamieson of Scotland and Lee Slattery of England.

Hunter Stewart is the highest-placed American after a 5-under 65 left him on a four-way tie for fourth with Christofer Blomstrand, Tapio Pulkkanen and Richard Green.

Defending champion Renato Paratore's hopes of becoming the first player to successfully retain the title look in doubt after the Italian shot 9-over 79 at Hills Golf Club.

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Peterson confirms plans to play Finals

By Will GrayAugust 16, 2018, 9:17 pm

After flirting with retirement for much of the summer, John Peterson confirmed that he will give it one more shot in the upcoming Tour Finals.

Peterson, 29, had planned to walk away from the game and begin a career in real estate in his native Texas if he failed to secure PGA Tour status before his medical extension expired. His T-13 finish last month at The Greenbrier appeared to be enough to net the former NCAA champ at least conditional status, but a closer look at the numbers revealed he missed out by 0.58 points in his last available start.

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But Peterson was buoyed by the support he received from his peers at The Greenbrier, and when he got into the Barbasol Championship as a late alternate he decided to make the trip to the tournament. He tied for 21st that week in Kentucky, clinching enough non-member FedExCup points to grant him a spot in the four-event Finals.

Last month Peterson hinted that he would consider playing in the Finals, where 25 PGA Tour cards for the 2018-19 season will be up for grabs, and Thursday he confirmed in an Instagram post that he will give his pro career "one last push."

The Finals kick off next week in Ohio with the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship and will conclude Sept. 20-23 with the Tour Championship. Peterson will be looking to rekindle his results from 2013, when he finished T-5 or better at each of the four Finals events while earning fully-exempt status as the top money earner.

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Lyle honored with sand sculpture at Wyndham

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 16, 2018, 9:00 pm

Jarrod Lyle passed away last week at the age of 36 after losing his third battle with cancer.

And after a PGA Championship filled with tributes to the Australian, the Wyndham Championship found its own way to keep his legacy alive at the North Carolina Tour stop.

Next to the Wyndham Championship and PGA Tour logos carved into the sand on site at Sedgefield Country Club is Lyle's name and the "Leuk the Duck" mascot. The duck has become synonymous with Challenge, an organization that supports kids with cancer.

Fellow Aussie Stuart Appleby posted the display on social media:

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Lyle was also remembered in a more traditional manner on the first tee, where his bag and trademark yellow bucket hat were prominently displayed.