Blog U.

Subscribe

Golfweek Staff
Duke head coach Dan Brooks talks with Amanda Blumenherst during the 2009 NCAA Women's Championship. Blumenherst is set to be inducted into the WGCA Players Hall of Fame.
Duke head coach Dan Brooks talks with Amanda Blumenherst during the 2009 NCAA Women's Championship. Blumenherst is set to be inducted into the WGCA Players Hall of Fame.

Former Duke standout Amanda Blumenherst will be inducted into the Women's Golf Coaches Association Players Hall of Fame, the WGCA announced Friday.

Blumenherst, who will become the hall's 64th member during a ceremony Dec. 9 in Las Vegas, played for the Blue Devils from 2005-09 and helped lead Duke to 19 team victories, three ACC Championships and two NCAA titles.

She holds the school record for top 10s (37), top 20s (41) and rounds of even par or better (78). Her 12 victories are tied for the most at Duke.

Blumenherst is the only multiple winner of the ...

Click here to continue reading

Golfweek Staff
Stacy Lewis will be inducted into the WGCA Players Hall of Fame on December 9.
Stacy Lewis will be inducted into the WGCA Players Hall of Fame on December 9.

Stacy Lewis, who played college golf at Arkansas, will be inducted into the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Players Hall of Fame on Dec. 9. Lewis will become the 63rd member of the Hall of Fame.

Lewis was diagnosed with scoliosis at age 11 and wore a plastic back brace 18 hours a day for more than six years. When the brace method failed, she had a metal rod and five screw surgically put into her spine. After nine months of intense rehab, she started playing for the Razorbacks. Just two years later she won an NCAA individual championship. She ...

Click here to continue reading

November 19, 2014 | 3 p.m.

Palmer Cup releases fall rankings

Golfweek Staff
Ollie Schniederjans
Ollie Schniederjans

The first of many Palmer Cup rankings have been announced. The top six golfers from the final ranking in the spring from the United States and Europe will comprise of the 10 individuals selected to compete in the 2015 Palmer Cup at Rich Harvest Farms, June 12-14.

TEAM USA

  1. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech senior
  2. Lee McCoy, Georgia junior
  3. Charlie Danielson, Illinois junior
  4. Hunter Stewart, Vanderbilt senior
  5. Robby Shelton, Alabama sophomore
  6. Carson Jacobs, Vanderbilt junior
  7. Maverick McNealy, Stanford sophomore
  8. Denny McCarthy, Virginia senior
  9. Zach Seabolt, Winthrop sophomore
  10. Thomas Lim, Oregon sophomore
  11. William Register, North Carolina freshman
  12. Jimmy Beck, Kennesaw State senior ...

Click here to continue reading

Categories: Blog U., College, Men
Cassie Stein
The Oregon Ducks at the Ka’anapali Classic, where the team won by 24 shots on Nov. 9.
The Oregon Ducks at the Ka’anapali Classic, where the team won by 24 shots on Nov. 9.

Oregon ended the fall season on a high note with a victory at the Ka’anapali Classic Nov. 9, making the 2014-15 fall season one of Oregon’s most successful yet under head coach Casey Martin.

“You know, at the end of last season, I thought we had a good group of players returning and coming in, but then our players did some things over the summer and then I thought we were going to be very, very good,” Martin said after recording his fourth straight victory.

The Ducks, No. 6 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, went undefeated ...

Click here to continue reading

Brentley Romine
Sophomore Jim Liu has decided to leave Stanford's men's golf team, the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur champion informed Golfweek on Monday.
Sophomore Jim Liu has decided to leave Stanford's men's golf team, the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur champion informed Golfweek on Monday.

Jim Liu has decided to leave the Stanford men's golf team. Liu, a sophomore from Smithtown, N.Y., informed Cardinal head coach Conrad Ray of his decision Monday afternoon.

"This was a hard decision to make because I love my teammates and I’m close with all of the guys," Liu wrote Golfweek in an email.

Liu added that "some differences" led him to leave the team.

"I played well going into last year’s season, making it to the semifinals at the British Amateur and to match play in the U.S. Amateur, but some things transpired between ...

Click here to continue reading

November 8, 2014 | 4:16 p.m.

Oregon Ducks set NCAA record with 30-under 254

Andy Zunz
Oregon head coach Casey Martin, left, and assistant coach Van Williams looked on as their team set an NCAA record in Hawaii Friday.
Oregon head coach Casey Martin, left, and assistant coach Van Williams looked on as their team set an NCAA record in Hawaii Friday.

The Oregon Ducks set NCAA single-round records at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic Friday with a 30-under 254.

Five Ducks shot a round in the 60s at Royal Ka’anapali Course in Hawaii. According to Golfstat, Oregon now holds the record for single-round score in relation to par (30 under) and total strokes (254). The score broke the Oregon school record by 13 strokes.

“We had an incredible round today,” head coach Casey Martin said in a release. “Everyone took advantage of the low winds and easier conditions. This is shaping up to be a special group.”

Oregon led the ...

Click here to continue reading

October 29, 2014 | 5:46 p.m.

GCAA announces HOF members for 2014

Golfweek Staff
O.D. Vincent has been a head men's golf coach at Washington, UCLA and Duke. He is in his second year as Executive Director of the PGA TOUR Northern Trust Open.
O.D. Vincent has been a head men's golf coach at Washington, UCLA and Duke. He is in his second year as Executive Director of the PGA TOUR Northern Trust Open.

The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) will induct five coaches into the 2014 Hall of Fame class – Steve Condon, Bill Gardner, Richard Poe, Whitey Skoog and O.D. Vincent. Additionally, Tim Huet will be honored for his contributions to college golf. The banquet will be held Dec. 8 in Las Vegas.

See each recipient’s resume below:

Condon: Coached Jefferson Davis State Community College from 1980-82 and Huntingdon College from 1982-89. At Huntingdon, his team won four NAIA national championships and finished second, third and ninth the other three championships. His teams won seven regional/district titles and seven ...

Click here to continue reading

Categories: Blog U., College, Men, Women
Cassie Stein
Arkansas' Alvaro Ortiz
Arkansas' Alvaro Ortiz

Alvaro Ortiz can see himself in his brother’s shoes one day – playing on the Web.com Tour, winning three times in his inaugural season, leading the regular-season money list and most especially, graduating to the PGA Tour.

Carlos, 23, is four years older than Alvaro and now a full-time member of the PGA Tour for the 2014-15 season. Alvaro is excited to see him play as a full-time member at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Nov. 13-16.

“I got to see him play at the Memorial a few months ago, and that was a great experience inside the ...

Click here to continue reading

Andy Zunz
Spectators look on at the CC of Landfall at the 2010 NCAA women's national championship.
Spectators look on at the CC of Landfall at the 2010 NCAA women's national championship.

Given the relationship between Wilmington, N.C., and women's college golf, the word tradition is appropriate.

This weekend, three out of the past five national championship-winning programs will play the Landfall Tradition at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C., the site of the 1995 and 2010 national championships – events that have been heralded for their excitement and fan engagement.

"Golf is big in this town," said North Carolina-Wilmington head coach Cindy Ho. "Just the amount of people on the 18th hole (in 2010), around 300 people, and I'm talking about spectators. That's a perfect ...

Click here to continue reading

Brentley Romine
Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart (left) and Carson Jacobs combined to finish T-13 or better in every tournament this fall.
Vanderbilt's Hunter Stewart (left) and Carson Jacobs combined to finish T-13 or better in every tournament this fall.

Looking for another pair of candidates for college golf's best one-two punch? Look no further than Nashville, Tenn.

Vanderbilt's duo of Hunter Stewart and Carson Jacobs finished first and second, respectively, at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational at Lake Nona (Fla.) Golf and Country Club. The performance marked the fourth time in as many fall events that Stewart and Jacobs finished inside the top 13.

"I've been reading all those tweets and stuff about best one-two punches in the country, and I'll put my guys up against anyone in the country," Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh said ...

Click here to continue reading

Brentley Romine
North Florida senior Joey Petronio, an Orlando, Fla., native, recorded his first hole-in-one in a college event Tuesday at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.
North Florida senior Joey Petronio, an Orlando, Fla., native, recorded his first hole-in-one in a college event Tuesday at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.

North Florida senior Joey Petronio always enjoys coming home for the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.

The Orlando, Fla., native attended Olympia High School, which is just minutes away from Isleworth Country Club, the host course during Petronio's first three appearances in the Tavistock event, formerly called the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational. This year's venue, Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, is only about a 45-minute drive from Petronio's parents' house.

"It's always my favorite tournament of the year because I get to come home early, stay at my house for a couple of nights, see the parents," Petronio ...

Click here to continue reading

October 20, 2014 | 4:27 p.m.

Zucchetti brothers play Tavistock side by side

Andy Zunz
From left: UCF sophomore Federico Zucchetti and Baylor senior Filippo Zucchetti at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.
From left: UCF sophomore Federico Zucchetti and Baylor senior Filippo Zucchetti at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational.

Scores: Desktop | Mobile

• • •

ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida sophomore Federico Zucchetti's feet were above the ball as he stood in a bunker at Lake Nona Golf Club's par-4 14th on Monday, but he still set up a 25-footer for birdie. It was a shot worth congratulating, but what he heard next was uncommon among the 75 golfers playing in the second round of the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational. It was a phrase in Italian, loosely translated to "pretty good shot from there."

Federico was receiving praise from his older brother Filippo, a senior at Baylor.

The brothers – who hail from ...

Click here to continue reading

Andy Zunz
Guillermo Pereira at the 2014 Tavistock Collegiate Invitational
Guillermo Pereira at the 2014 Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla. – Matias Dominguez's 5-over 77 did not count toward Texas Tech's score Sunday at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, but he deserves a huge assist for the Red Raiders' 21-under 267.

Dominguez, a senior out of Santiago, Chile, helped convince fellow countryman Guillermo Pereira to pick Texas Tech. Pereira, who took the 18-hole lead at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club with a 9-under 63 Sunday, took his friend's advice and has excelled for head coach Greg Sands.

Pereira, the No. 15 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, needed the support of Dominguez, Sands and the rest ...

Click here to continue reading

Andy Zunz
Arizona State women's golfer Noemi Jimenez carries a bag in honor of Pat Tillman at the 2014 ANNIKA Intercollegiate.
Arizona State women's golfer Noemi Jimenez carries a bag in honor of Pat Tillman at the 2014 ANNIKA Intercollegiate.

Nothing about Max Rottluff blended in at the Alister Mackenzie Invitational. Not the camouflage bag he carried, or the play he utilized to earn medalist honors at the Meadow Club on Oct. 14

In fact, the bag was designed to do just the opposite. With a military camouflage pattern and a PT42 shield stitched on, the bag symbolizes something much more than Arizona State or college golf. It was made to honor former Sun Devil and fallen veteran Pat Tillman, along with the rest of the country's service men and women.

"Coach introduced the bag and the whole idea ...

Click here to continue reading

Beth Ann Nichols
Mississippi State senior Ally McDonald
Mississippi State senior Ally McDonald

Not long after Mississippi State walloped the field at the Schooner Fall Classic, the school’s athletic director sent coach Ginger Brown-Lemm a text: “We finally have a football team that the women’s golf program can be proud of.”

Brown-Lemm beamed.

The vibe around Starkville, Miss., these days is downright electric. The football team is ranked No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time in school history. In fact, the Bulldogs are the first team in the poll’s 78-year history to rise from unranked to No. 1 in five weeks.

“I literally think my hearing is ...

Click here to continue reading

Previous

Recent Blog U. Videos

VIDEO: The James Blackwell story

James Blackwell, a kid phenom from upstate New York, was beating everyone imaginable in the game he fell in love with at an early age. It was in high school when his life would change forever. He injured his left hand in a car accident and thought he would never play the sport he loved again. With perseverance and strength, he got back to to playing golf full time, and earned a scholarship to Ball State University in an Muncie, Ind. Check out his full story in this video from Ball State Athletics Digital Sports.

VIDEO: Golfweek Div. 2 Fall Invitational, Recap

A look at final-round play at the Golfweek Division 2 Fall Invitational at Sunriver Resort.

VIDEOS: Golfweek Div. 2 Fall Invitational, Day 2

A look at play through 36 holes at Sunriver Resort.

VIDEO: ANNIKA Intercollegiate (Recap)

A look at the action from Day 3 of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, plus an inside look at the ANNIKA Award banquet.

VIDEO: ANNIKA Intercollegiate, second round

A look at the action from the second round of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at Reunion (Fla.) Resort.

VIDEO: ANNIKA Intercollegiate, Day 1

A look at the action on Day 1 of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate in Reunion, Fla.

VIDEO: Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge

Check out this video of the action at the Fazio Course at Red Sky Golf Club, where the Pepperdine Waves women's team won the 2014 Golfweek Conference Challenge.

VIDEO: Women's Conference Challenge, favorite holes

Check out this video of players talking about their favorite holes at Red Sky Golf Club, site of the Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge.

VIDEO: Dick's Collegiate Challenge Cup, Day 3

A look back at Day 3 action at the Dick's Collegiate Challenge Cup in Tennessee.

VIDEO: Collegiate Challenge Cup, Day 2

Watch Georgia Tech's Drew Czuchry chip-in for the win at the Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup and more highlights from Day 2 at the Golf Club of Tennessee.

VIDEO: Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup, Day 1

Check out players and coaches talk about the SEC vs. ACC rivalry of the Dick's Sporting Goods Collegiate Challenge Cup and more in this video from Day 1 at the Golf Club of Tennessee.

Take 5: NCAA Championship (Semifinals)

Lance Ringler and Asher Wildman weigh in on all of the quarterfinal and semifinal action from Friday.

Looking into the future of the NCAA Championship

Lance Ringler and Eric Soderstrom look forward to future NCAA Championships... can we expect any more changes?

Blog U: NCAA Championship semifinals preview

NCAA Championship: Lance Ringler and Sean Martin break down all the quarterfinal action and look ahead to the semis.