News for Monday, September 16, 2013

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Strong finish propels Oklahoma into lead in Iowa

A day after struggling down the stretch, Oklahoma used a strong finish Monday to take the lead after two rounds of the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Spirit Hollow.

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Quick look at Tour Championship's 30 players

Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott and Zach Johnson lead the way into the Tour Championship this week to wrap up the FedEx Cup. Here's a look at the 30-man field.

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Newton shares individual lead at Spirit Hollow

He may be a third degree black belt, but Central Arkansas sophomore James Newton says he's better at golf. And after shooting 2-under 70 Monday to move into a four-way tie for the lead at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, he might be right.

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Bridgestone to enter collegiate-licensing market

Bridgestone Golf is courting the allegiance of college sports fans by producing golf balls featuring the logos of their favorite school teams.

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Player of the week: Liz Nagel, Michigan State

The senior earned her first collegiate victory Sept. 15 at Michigan State’s own Mary Fossum Invitational.

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Team of the week: USC

The Trojans logged a come-from-behind victory Sept. 11 in their season opener, the Dale McNamara Fall Preview.

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5 Things: Zach wins; Championship field set; more

Zach Johnson proved to be the ultimate putting machine, breaking out of a late three-way tie for the lead for a victory at the BMW Championship. Here are 5 Things to Know from Chicago.

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Winner's Circle: Zach Johnson, BMW Championship

Zach Johnson won his 10th PGA Tour event on Monday by coming from behind to capture the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club outside Chicago. Here is a complete list of Johnson's clubs.

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Team of the week: Alabama

The Crimson Tide, No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Preseason Rankings, started the season where they left off last year: With a victory.

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Player of the week: Seth Reeves, Georgia Tech

Senior Seth Reeves picked up his second collegiate victory on Sept. 15 when he won the Tar Heel Invitational by four shots over teammate Richy Werenski.

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How it happened: Johnson rallies for BMW title

Zach Johnson used birdies at Nos. 16 and 17 to vault past Jim Furyk and Nick Watney and capture the BMW Championship on Monday at Conway Farms -- securing a spot in the Tour Championship.

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Sparks' moments of pride come from the little things

For Randy Sparks, 56, director of instruction at Purestrike Medicus Golf Academy in Destin, Fla., moments of pride don’t come through personal accomplishments, he never aspired to compete on the Tour or collect trophies. He appreciated the little things.

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Barry seeks to repeat as Division II men's champs

The Buccaneers earned their second Division II national championship in the past six years thanks in part to team chemistry -- and looks for three returning scorers to lead their title defense.

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Antigua debuts Spring 2014 headwear line

Antigua announced its new Spring 2014 hat collection of men and women with 22 new styles.

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By The Numbers: Ball State's Keegan McKinney, 0

The number was zero for Ball State freshman Keegan McKinney, who made zero bogeys Sunday in the first round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge.