News for Monday, April 7, 2014

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No. 60 San Diego, UCLA lead Redhawks Invite

San Diego and junior Grant Forrest lead the Redhawks Invitational at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.

Oklahoma leads race at Wyoming Cowboy Classic

The Oklahoma Sooners lead the Wyoming Cowboy Classic at Talking Stick’s North Course by one.

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Virginia leads by 13 at Jim West Intercollegiate

Virginia shot 36-under 540 at the Jim West Intercollegiate in McKinney, Texas on Monday to lead by 13 shots.

FSU, Castren lead Web.com Intercollegiate

Florida State shot a two-round total of 8-under 568 at the Web.com Intercollegiate on Monday to lead by seven at Marsh Land Country Club.

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Achie's Awards: Day to Stricker, a look at Monday's best

James Achenbach is in the midst of covering his 44th Masters and took a few moments to offer up his Monday awards, strictly restricted to the handful of press conferences since play was washed out at Augusta National.

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Elder Stadler beams with pride in son's success

While their relationship has been strained in recent years, Craig and Kevin Stadler seem to be putting aside any differences to enjoy their making history at the 2014 Masters.

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Winner’s Style: Lexi Thompson’s apparel, Kraft Nabisco

Lexi Thompson first major championship victory -- fourth LPGA title -- came Sunday at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. See her Puma Golf apparel from Rancho Mirage, Calif., Thursday to Sunday.

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TaylorMade SLDR MiniDriver spotted at Augusta

TaylorMade’s SLDR MiniDriver already has gotten a workout on Tour, and it might find its way into several bags this week at Augusta National. The small-headed wood becomes available to consumers May 2.

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Player of the week: Brandon Hagy, Cal

Cal senior Brandon Hagy won his third tournament of the season April 6 at the Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas.

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Player of the week: Celine Boutier, Duke

Duke sophomore Celine Boutier took medalist honors at the Ping/ASU Invitational April 6 at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz., after finishing at 8-under 208.

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Team of the week: Central Florida

UCF won its second straight tournament and fourth of the season April 6 at the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.

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Team of the week: USC

USC won the Liz Murphey Collegiate April 6 in Athens, Ga. The top-ranked Trojans defeated Arkansas, 3-2, in the match-play final.

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Player of the week: Elizabeth Wang

Elizabeth Wang of San Marino, Calif., shot a pair of 2-under 70s to win the AJGA Junior at River Ridge Golf Club's Victoria Lakes Course in Oxnard, Calif., by three shots. It was her second AJGA victory.

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Player of the week: Spencer Soosman

Spencer Soosman of Westlake Village, Calif., shot a pair of 4-under 68s to win the AJGA Junior at River Ridge Golf Club's Victoria Lakes Course in Oxnard, Calif., by four shots. It was his first AJGA victory.

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Senden’s scripted apparel for 2014 Masters

John Senden will wear Greg Norman Collection apparel for his fifth Masters start on April 10.

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Winner's Style: Matt Jones' apparel, Houston Open

Matt Jones sealed his first PGA Tour victory and a trip to the Masters at the Shell Houston Open. See Jones’ TravisMathew apparel from the Golf Club of Houston.

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Thompson jumps to 6th in Rolex Rankings; Wie 24th

Lexi Thompson moved to sixth in the latest Rolex Rankings after her victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship, while runner-up Michelle Wie also made a big move.

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Monday musings: Rain at Augusta; Lexi's win; more

With rain setting in at Augusta National and cutting short Masters practice, several players took to Twitter earlier than usual on Monday – not to mention having tweeted Sunday on all things golf as well. Here's a sampling of tweets from players.

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Brotherly bond: Maguire brothers win on same day

Florida State freshman Jack Maguire won the Mason Rudolph Championship on April 6, the same day that his brother M.J., a junior at North Florida, won the Irish Creek Collegiate.

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Reed taking on history with first Masters trip

Patrick Reed knows that only three first-timers have ever won at Augusta National, but the confident 23-year-old isn't one to back down from a challenge.

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Trio could supplant Woods as World No. 1 at Masters

Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson don't even need to win the Masters to have a chance to supplant Tiger Woods as World No. 1, while Jason Day would take the top spot if he were to slip on the green jacket come Sunday at Augusta National.

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Heavy rain, thunderstorms force closure of Augusta National

Due to heavy rain and thunderstorms that hit Augusta mid-morning, Augusta National has decided to close the course for the day, with patrons with practice round tickets promised refunds in May.

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What's on tap for Monday at Augusta National

We give you a look at what is planned for the day at Augusta National, with patrons and players likely needing to dodge raindrops for most of Monday.

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Adidas Golf scripted apparel for 2014 Masters

Adidas Golf announced its three staffers – Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Jason Day’s scripted apparel for the 2014 Masters.

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Masters Roundtable: Predictions for Augusta

Today's Masters Roundtable offer up our staff's picks to win and contend from three groups of players taking aim at Augusta National in 2014.

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Scott returns to Augusta 'well-grounded'

Other than adding a splash of green to his wardrobe, Adam Scott returns to Augusta National ‘well grounded.’