News for Tuesday, October 2, 2012


News 2012 October 2


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Hawaii-Hilo wins Golfweek Invitational title

Junior Corey Kozuma led Hawaii-Hilo to the team title at the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational in Sunriver, Ore.

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Rodgers repeats, Arkansas wins at Olympia Fields

Stanford sophomore Patrick Rodgers uses final-round 67 to win at Olympia Fields, while Arkansas won the team title by 13 shots.

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Arizona wins Windy City for second fall victory

Arizona remained perfect on the season with a victory Oct. 2 at the Windy City Collegiate. The Wildcats also won their season opener, the Mason Rudolph Championship.

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Crabapple course will 'test your patience'

The Crabapple course at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, site of this season's NCAA Championship, has earned the praise of college coaches at the Ping/Golfweek Preview.

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Nicklaus declines Couples' Presidents Cup offer

U.S. Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples offered an assistant captain position to Jack Nicklaus, but the 18-time major winner declined.

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Former pros winning Senior Am now a trend

When former pro Stan Lee won the USGA Senior Amateur in 2007, it signaled a start to the trend of reinstated amateurs winning the event.

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Toy Box: Lee sticks with what works

Toy box notes: Defending USGA Senior Amateur champion Louis Lee hasn't changed a thing in his bag since last year.

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Mexico to host 2016 World Amateur Team event

Mexico will host the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships, Golfweek has learned.

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Couples, Price name Presidents Cup assistants

Fred Couples and Nick Price announced their captain’s assistants for the 2013 Presidents Cup on Tuesday.

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Higgs (NR, 2013) commits to SMU

Alex Higgs of Overland Park, Kan., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf for SMU.

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Ramirez downs Holtgrieve at Senior Amateur

The one they call "Harry," Gerardo Ramirez, took down medalist Jim Holtgrieve, the U.S. Walker Cup captain, on Tuesday at the USGA Senior Amateur.

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Player Diary: Alabama's Justin Thomas (Part 2)

Haskins Award winner and Alabama star Justin Thomas joins the staff as a player blogger for the 2012-13 college golf season.

Champions Tour returns to Atlanta area in 2013

The Champions Tour will return to the Atlanta area for the first time since 2000 with the Greater Gwinnett Championship on April 19-21 at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga.

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Medinah performance redemption for Lawrie

Maginnes On Tap: So what if his career has been somewhat of an afterthought to Americans? Paul Lawrie proved at Medinah that his game deserves much credit.

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From rags to riches, Poulter now Ryder Cup hero

Before Ian Poulter was a European Ryder Cup hero, he was a young boy growing up in England whose future was anything but predictable.

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Teams of the week: Georgia Tech and Cal

The two teams, Georgia Tech and Cal, shared the title at the Ping-Golfweek Preview.

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16 players named to Walker Cup practice session

The U.S. Golf Association has selected 16 players to attend a Walker Cup practice session, according to a memo obtained by Golfweek.

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Player of the week: Tom Berry, San Diego State

Berry shot 2-under 208 to win the Ping-Golfweek Preview at Capital City Club's Crabapple Course by two shots.