BY Staff and Wire reports
Saturday, December 01, 2012
12/01/12 at 3:28 AM
McDowell opens up 3-shot lead at Sherwood: Graeme McDowell has done a lot right this year, except for win. He now has one last chance to fix that.
Back on the course that has provided two key moments in his career, McDowell opened with three straight birdies Friday and finished strong for a 6-under 66, giving him a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the World Challenge.
Bo Van Pelt got up-and-down from the drop zone for bogey on the final hole that gave him a 68, leaving him tied for second with Keegan Bradley and Jim Furyk, who each had a 69. Tournament host and defending champion Tiger Woods was tied for the lead on the back nine until he stalled and settled for a 69. He was four shots behind.
OU coach inducted into hall of fame: Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso was one of three members inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame Friday night in Orlando, Fla.
Gasso joins North Carolina's Donna Papa and former Palomar head coach Mark Eldridge as members of the 2012 class.
The upcoming 2013 season will be Gasso's 19th year at the helm of Oklahoma. She has reached the postseason in all 18 of her years at OU, including seven trips to the Women's College World Series, highlighted by the school's 2000 national championship.
NSU players named to All-America team: Northeastern State's Bo White has earned first-team honors on the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America team, while teammate Juan Peralta earned honorable-mention honors.
White, from Durant, was named the MIAA Player of the Year after ending the season with 14 goals. Peralta, a Tulsa native, ended up leading the league in goals this season and was tied with White for the points lead.
Franch becomes three-time NSCAA All-American: AD Franch became the first three-time NSCAA All-American in Oklahoma State soccer history when she was named to the 2012 NSCAA Continental Tire All-America First Team. Franch was a second-team NSCAA All-American in 2010 and was a first-team performer in each of the last two seasons.