News for Tuesday, September 14, 2010
North Carolina backed up its high preseason ranking with a breakthrough performance Tuesday at the Cougar Classic. The Tar Heels shot a 2-over 290 in the final round to capture their first team title since March 2004.
Streelman heading to Atlanta
Kevin Streelman, 102nd at the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs, masters his fate with a Tour Championship spot and plenty of perks. Jim McCabe explains.
Ryder Cup starts Oct. 1
The U.S. Ryder Cup captain went with his gut – but not until seeking plenty of input – in making his four selections. Alex Miceli reports.
Colorado won its first tournament in nearly two years Tuesday, beating California by two shots to capture the season-opening Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic.
Jessica Korda’s bid for an LPGA tour card has begun. The 17-year-old junior standout from Bradenton, Fla., shot 1-under 71 Tuesday at LPGA Sectional Qualifying at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was tied for 12th, five shots behind leader Erica Moston (66).
Seems N.C. State will be just fine without former NCAA champion Matt Hill.
Greensboro wins D-III Invite
The Greensboro Pride had a record-setting week en route to winning Golfweek’s Division III Fall Invitational. D.J. Piehowski reports.
Wil Collins is on quite a hot streak. Collins captured the Idaho Open Sept. 8-10, then won the Monday qualifier for this week’s Boise Open on the Nationwide Tour. Both tournaments were played at BanBury Golf Club in Eagle, Idaho.
explains how LSU was able to shake off a poor start to capture the Gopher Invitational.
Following the first round of last week’s Gopher Invitational at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, Minn., LSU coach Chuck Winstead was not a happy camper. He had good reason.
has details on Augusta State’s trip to the White House, where the team met President Obama.
Augusta State’s NCAA title defense starts Friday at Olympia Fields, but even a victory wouldn’t be the highlight of the Jaguars’ week.
It had been at least four years since TaylorMade lost a driver count on the PGA Tour, but Titleist had the edge at the BMW Championship.
explains the ambitious plans the new owners have for Victoria National Golf Club.
When Terry Friedman commissioned Tom Fazio to build Victoria National Golf Club, Friedman had the unabashed goal of bringing a major championship to the abandoned strip-mine site in southern Indiana. Friedman died in 2004 before that goal was realized, but the new owners have similarly ambitious plans for the highly regarded Newburgh, Ind., club.
Troon Golf has been picked to manage The Golf Club at Lansdowne, a 45-hole facility located at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va.
GW’s Best Campus Courses
Yale tops Golfweek’s Best Campus Courses list, which spans 22 states and includes 30 courses throughout the U.S.
Evan Scholars feature
For 80 years, The Evans Scholars Foundation has provided deserving caddies a shot at college. Their stories personify the American Dream. Jeff Rude reports.
says there’s a big part of the Ryder Cup that is losing its relevance in modern times.
If I were captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, I would lobby for a fundamental change in the competition: All 12 players on each team would participate in every segment of play. This absolutely, positively, unquestionably should happen.
Irons and wedges fetch $57K
The clubs Tiger Woods purportedly used to win the Tiger Slam sold for $57,000 on Sept. 12. Are they really his? James Achenbach reports.
explains why Skidmore College skipped its annual event to play in Florida.
This week was the Skidmore Fall Invitational, which was won by SUNY Farmingdale. The host Thoroughbreds didn’t finish in the top 3 or even the top 5 because, well, they weren’t there.
Five players suited up for Methodist Tuesday at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational. There are countless others back in Fayetteville, N.C., that didn’t get the chance.
Wilson Day, of Gastonia, N.C., shot 5-under 139 (71-68) at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C., and won the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational in a playoff.
Kendall Martindale, of Jefferson City, Tenn., shot 9-under 135 (68-67) at Mimosa Hills Country Club in Morganton, N.C., to win the Joe Cheves Junior Invitational by six shots.
has given a verbal commitment to South Florida.
Trey Valentine, of Melbourne, Fla., has given a verbal commitment to South Florida. Valentine, a senior at Viera High School, also took unofficial visits to Notre Dame, Barry, North Florida and UNC-Chapel Hill.
caught up with Brian Lane, who pulls double duty as the head golf and basketball coach at Transylvania.
Today on Wildman’s corner I caught up with Brian Lane, the head men’s golf coach at Transylvania University who also happens to be the head men’s basketball coach.