There is no denying that match play has created buzz at the men's NCAA Championships during the past five years, so why haven't more conference championships adopted the style of play? Our Lance Ringler says they should.
Defending champion Ben Schlottman of Forsyth Country Day School fired a 7-under 65 Friday at the Palmetto High School Championship, breaking Rickie Fowler's tournament record, while Edison High took the first-round team lead.
Europe, led by captain Colin Montgomerie, defeated Asia in the 2011 Royal Trophy match play event in Hua Hin, Thailand, at Black Mountain Golf Club.
Europe team captain Colin Montgomerie celebrates while holding the Royal Trophy in front of a portrait of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej after defeating the Asia team on Sunday, Jan. 9 in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Europe team members pose after defeating the Asia team at the 2011 Royal Trophy. From left in front row, Pablo Martin of Spain, captain Colin Montgomerie of Scotland and Matteo Manassero of Italy. Second row from left, Fredrik Andersson of Sweden, Peter Hanson of Sweden, Rhys Davies of Wales, Henrik Stenson of Sweden and Johan Edfors of Sweden.
Europe team members, from left, Andersson Fredrik, Colin Montgomerie, Peter Hanson, Henrik Stenson and Johan Edfors celebrate after defeating the Asia team Sunday at the 2011 Royal Trophy matchplay event at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand.