News for Tuesday, February 14, 2012


News 2012 February 14


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'Hungry' Auburn fills up at UCF Challenge

Auburn wins at UCF

Auburn holds off Baylor to win the UCF Challenge as Tigers freshman Victoria Trapani picks up her first college title.

Rutgers: Rob Shutte named head golf coach

Rutgers director of athletics Tim Pernetti announced Tuesday that Rob Shutte has been named head men’s golf coach. Shutte has seven years of collegiate head coaching experience, including the past two seasons as head women’s coach at Lehigh.

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Toy Box: Mickelson wins with all Callaway gear

Toy Box notes

Phil Mickelson won his fourth AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am title with all Callaway gear, including a new ball.

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Nunchuk shaft designed for stability for all golfers

Shaft month: Nunchuk

The Nunchuk message: Golfers of all abilities and all swing speeds should be using the same shaft.

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LSU edges Georgia at spring opener in Puerto Rico

LSU opened the spring just as it did the fall. The Tigers won the Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Tuesday for their third victory of the 2011-12 season.

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SteelFiber nets Tour following for Aerotech

Shaft month: Aerotech

Matt Kuchar was one of the first pros to use Aerotech's graphite shafts, and after his climb up the World Rankings, players like Brandt Snedeker are following suit.

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Player of the Week: Johnny Jones

Johnny Jones of Flowermound, Texas, shot 3-under 69 at Horseshoe Bay (Texas) Resort’s Slick Rock Course to win the weather-shortened Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship Invitational.

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Player of the Week: Grace Choi

Grace Choi of Dallas shot 4-over 76 at Horseshoe Bay (Texas) Resort’s Apple Rock Course to win the weather-shortened Texas Junior Golf Tour Championship Invitational.

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Woods to play Match Play, Honda and Doral

Tiger Woods has announced his upcoming schedule, confirming he will play the WGC-Match Play Championship (Feb. 22-26), the Honda Classic (March 1-4) and the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral (March 8-11).

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This week in the world of golf . . .

Around the world of golf, including the Northern Trust Open, which last week's Pebble Beach National Pro-Am winner, Phil Mickelson, won in 2008 and 2009.

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Men's preview: Sun Belt Conference

Men's preview: Sun Belt

Sun Belt Conference men's preview: Led by Carlos Ortiz, North Texas has turned around its program into a legitimate contender this spring.

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McCabe: Top 15 a triumph for Estes

McCabe: Estes regains full-exempt status

By sharing 15th place and earning $102,400 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm, Bob Estes regained full-exempt status.

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Women's preview: Sun Belt Conference

Women's preview: Sun Belt

Sun Belt Conference women's preview: Behind sophomore Shelby Coyle, Florida International is poised to make a run at a berth in the national championship.