News for Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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 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.
Toy Box notes
Phil Mickelson won his fourth AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am title with all Callaway gear, including a new ball.
Shaft month: Nunchuk
The Nunchuk message: Golfers of all abilities and all swing speeds should be using the same shaft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.