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In his first American competition this year, Daly comes up flat in Open qualifying

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) - John Daly makes his return to the PGA Tour this week. His return to the U.S. Open will have to wait.

Daly managed only four birdies over 36 holes in a U.S. Open qualifier on Monday and didn't come close to getting 1 of the 13 spots available in Tennessee. He had a 1-under 70 in the morning at Ridgewood and a 2-over 73 in the afternoon at Germantown.

The PGA Tour has lifted its six-month suspension of Daly, who will tee it up Thursday at the St. Jude Classic. He won't be going to the U.S. Open, but he said the 36-hole qualifier helped him make the transition from playing in Europe.

Arkansas gears up for College World Series

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The Razorbacks will soon be on the road to Omaha.

Arkansas was the first team to qualify for this year's College World Series, and they'll face Cal State Fullerton in the first round. Cal St. Fullerton was the overall Number 2 seed in the tournament.

None of Arkansas' players have competed at Rosenblatt Stadium, but coach Dave Van Horn has been there a time or two. Van Horn took Arkansas to the World Series in 2004, and he went there two other times as coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Texas qualifies for College World Series

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The field is set for this year's College World Series.

Texas became the final team to qualify with wins last night in super regional play.

Texas, the overall Number 1 seed, beat TCU 5-2 last night to advance to Omaha. The Longhorns face Southern Mississippi in the first round of the tournament.

Games start June 13th at Rosenblatt Stadium in downtown Omaha.

2 Arkansas track coaches win awards

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Two Arkansas track coaches have received regional coach of the year awards.

Chris Bucknam has been named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association co-coach of the year for the south central region. Bucknam led the Razorbacks to the 2009 Southeastern Conference outdoor title.

Dick Booth was named assistant coach of the year for the south central region. Booth is the jumps coach for Arkansas.

The NCAA outdoor championships start this week in Fayetteville

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