News for Monday, March 3, 2014
No. 2 USC leads top-ranked UCLA by 5 at Bruin Wave Invitational
USC regrouped after a poor opening-round to shoot 11-under 277 Monday afternoon at the Bruin Wave Invitational and take a five-shot lead at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, Calif.
Monday musings: Tiger's physique; Seminole pro-am; more
Plenty was buzzing about golf Monday on social media, including talk of Tiger Woods' WD at the Honda Classic or Arnie's game at the Seminole pro-am. See the golfers' quotes on those topics and more.
Houston takes lead at Querencia Cabo Collegiate; Alabama in 3rd
Houston fired a 1-over 285 to take the second-round lead Monday at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate.
Miami grabs early lead at Hurricane Invitational
Behind Daniela Darquea's first-round 3-under 68, Miami opened with an even-par 284 to take a one-shot lead at the Hurricane Invitational at Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla.
Behind trio of 67s, South Florida charges to front at USF Invitational
South Florida got a trio of 5-under 67s in Monday's second round of the USF Invitational, as the host Bulls shot 19-under 269 as a team to take a nine-shot lead.
VIDEO: Paula Creamer on HSBC win: 'Grinded it'
Paula Creamer's emotions ran high Sunday not only because of her 75-footer for eagle to claim the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore, but also because of the fight that got her to that point, she said after her win.
Winthrop rallies to win Colleton River Collegiate
Winthrop entered Monday's final round of the Colleton River Collegiate one shot back of first-day lead Kennesaw State. But the Eagles carded a 6-over 294 while the Owls shot 296, resulting in a one-shot victory for Winthrop at Colleton River's Dye Course in Bluffton, S.C.
Bradley wears newest pair of Air Jordans at Honda Classic
Keegan Bradley sported some new one-of-a-kind Nike Air Jordan golf shoes at the Honda Classic.
Winner's Style: Russell Henley, Honda Classic
Russell Henley survived a four-man playoff on Sunday at the Honda Classic to secure his second PGA Tour title. See the Nike Golf apparel he wore each day at PGA National.
Team of the week: UCLA
The UCLA women shot 21-under 843 and placed all five starters in the top 20 en route to winning the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate on Feb. 25.
Team of the week: Alabama
The top-ranked Alabama men won their 11th straight tournament at the Puerto Rico Classic on Feb. 25, and their fifth tournament of the season.
Player of the week: Marta Sanz, Auburn
Auburn's Marta Sanz, a senior, shot 8-under 208 to win the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate, the second individual title of her collegiate career.
Player of the week: Greg Eason, Central Florida
Central Florida's Greg Eason picked up his first win of the season at the John Hayt Collegiate at Sawgrass Country Club on Feb. 25, finishing three shots clear of second-place Sam Love of Alabama-Birmingham.
Player of the week: Morgan Baxendale
Morgan Baxendale shot 74-73 for a 3-over 147 total and four-shot victory at the Florida Junior Tour event at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 2.
Player of the week: Robin Wang
Robin Wang won the Florida Junior Tour event at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 2, carding rounds of 68-69 for a 7-under 137 total.
USGA announces U.S. Women's Open international qualifying
The USGA announced it will introduce international qualifying for the U.S. Women's Open – starting this year – in a press release sent on Monday morning.
Stanford's Patrick Rodgers to turn pro after spring
Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers will turn pro after the spring season, his father, Charlie, told Golfweek on Monday.
OWGR: Russell Henley to 46th; Tiger Woods' No. 1 ranking in jeopardy at Doral
Russell Henley's victory Sunday at the Honda Classic didn't just earn him a Masters berth, but also a spot in this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral.
Move over, Oscars; we're taking the Ultimate Golf Selfie
Assuming you get to replace actors with golf stars and play the role of Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres, which 10 golf figures would you want in your Ultimate Golfers' Selfie?
Fujikura Pro 95i graphite iron shaft
Fujikura is about to introduce a graphite iron shaft called the Pro 95i. The construction of this 95-gram shaft easily will allow clubmakers to build graphite-shafted irons of the same length and swingweight as irons with conventional steel shafts.
By the numbers: 7 top-10 teams at Southern Highlands
The tournament may not start until Friday, but there is still plenty of hype heading into the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in Las Vegas. Seven top-10 teams are in the field on Friday.
Q&A: Austen Truslow preps for Puerto Rico Open
Austen Truslow discusses his preparation for the PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open.