Newsmakers: March 7, 2006

College Round-up

The Golf Coaches Association of America has named its Ben Hogan Award Watch List. The Ben Hogan Award is presented annually to the top men's NCAA Division I, II or III, NAIA or junior college golfer taking into account all collegiate and amateur competitions during the last 12 months. The GCAA presents it along with Bank of America, Colonial Country Club and the Friends of Golf. The award will be presented May 13 prior to the Bank of America Colonial PGA TOUR event.


Brian Harman

This year, 20 of the 27 golfers named to the watch list are former AJGA players. Clay Ogden of Brigham Young University, Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina University, Ryan Blaum and Jake Grodzinsky of Duke, Matt Every of the University of Florida, Brian Harman and Chris Kirk of the University of Georgia, Roberto Castro of Georiga Tech, Jay Choi of the University of New Mexico, Martin Ureta of the University of North Carolina, Dillon Dougherty of Northwestern University, Anthony Kim of Oklahoma University, Rob Grube of Stanford, Oscar Floren of Texas Tech, Erik Flores of UCLA, Andres Gonzales of UNLV, Scott Brown of USC - Aiken, Luke List of Vandy and Kyle Reifers and Webb Simpson of Wake Forest are all former AJGA members named to the watch list.

Kirk has also been named the SEC's Golfer of the Week after taking home medalist honors at the Puerto Rico Classic. Teammate Brendon Todd finished in a tie for third with Florida's Every helping boost UGA to top team honors.

Oklahoma's Kim finished seven strokes ahead of Stanford's Zack Miller at the Ashworth Collegiate Invitational. Pepperdine took home top team honors, with Adam Porzak leading his team with a third place tie.


Jacqui Concolino

Vanderbilt freshman Jacqui Concolino took home her second medalist honor in as many week's at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American has tied the school record for wins in a season.

Other AJGA Alumni in Men's College Golf...

Ryan Baca's 11-under-par gave him and his Baylor team a first place finish at The Naples Invitational...Andrew Lawson finished at even-par at the Carson Daly Invitational helping The Master's College to a third place team finish. Loyola Marymount took home medalist honors with Jason D'Amore's second place finish leading the way...Greg Koch of Florida Southern finished one stroke ahead of Middle Tennessee State's Nick Bailes at the Didck Wittcoff/South Florida Invitational. Middle Tennessee State finished atop the team division...Andrew Landry, Graham Hill and Justin Harding tied for first at the Orange County National Invitational at 8-under-par. Landry's Lamar took home team honors...Memphis's Keven Fortin-Simard finished first at the All-American Golf Classic. Houston took home team honors with Ricky Romano's third place finish leading the way.

Other AJGA Alumni in Women's College Golf...

Amy Schmucker of the University of Michigan took home top honors at the Rio Verde Invitational. She finished three strokes ahead of Northwestern's Brittany Johnson who helped boost her team to top medalist honors...Christy Carter defeated Jessica Garza in a playoff to lead Oral Roberts to team honors at the Centenary Ladies Spring Invitational...Selanee Henderson finished six strokes ahead of the field at the Kitahara Fresno State Invitational and helped UC Irvine take home team honors.

Professional Round-up

Tiger Woods took home the crystal trophy at the Ford Championship at Doral in Miami. It is his second win on the PGA TOUR this season.

 
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E-Z-GO Vaughn Taylor Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf
Boys
Total
1
S.M. Lee
211
2
Gabriel Lench
213
T
3
Chase Ibbotson
214
T
3
Jake DeZoort
214
T
3
Jake Milanowski
214
Girls
Total
1
Carly Burkhardt
218
2
Natalie Srinivasan
223
3
Yunjie Zhang
224
AJGA Huntsville Junior
Boys
Total
1
Patrick Martin
200
2
Vasili Kartos
215
3
Peyton Wilhoit
216
Girls
Total
1
Maddie Rose Hamilton
222
2
Lauren Gros
223
T
3
Abigail Heck
224
T
3
Micheala Williams
224
Aaron's / Bob Estes Abilene Junior
Boys
Total
1
Jose Cervantes
166
2
McClure Meissner
169
T
3
Drew Jones
172
T
3
Fernando Lopez Butron
172
T
3
Carson Seals
172
Girls
Total
1
Sol Lee
173
T
2
Julie Houston
177
T
2
Binny Lee
177
Midwest Junior Players Championship
Boys
Total
1
Matthew Walker
214
2
Trent Wallace
217
T
3
Mike Lee
219
T
3
Ian Kelsey
219
T
3
Daniel Hudson
219
Girls
Total
1
Heather Ciskowski
225
2
Allyson Geer
226
3
Dana Gattone
228
New Era Junior Championship
Boys
Total
1
Michael VanDerLaan
213
2
Ben Reichert
216
3
Matt Hutchins
218
Girls
Total
1
Katie Kim
218
2
Maren Cipolla
220
T
3
Chelsea Dantonio
226
T
3
Eun-Won Park
226
AJGA Junior at Serrano
Boys
Total
1
Alexander Lee
206
2
Brandon Wu
210
3
Robert Briggs
211
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Total
1
Anna Zhou
214
2
Allisen Corpuz
216
3
Kelsey Ulep
217
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Total
1
Harrison Ott
216
2
Reese Ramsey
218
3
Alex Jamieson
221
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1
Lauren Beaudreau
229
2
Mariah Smith
232
3
Naomi Lee
233
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