Newsmakers: September 22, 2008
 

Newsmakers: September 22, 2008

College Round-up


Lindsey Solberg

It was an all-AJGA alumni top five at the Wolverine Intercollegiate which ended Sunday. UC-Davis’ Ramie Sprinkling won the tournament with a 7-under-par 206. John Murphy and Eric Mina of the University of California, Peter Malnati of Missouri, and Dan Woltman of Wisconsin rounded out the top finishers.

Caroline Westrup, competing for Florida State, won the Cougar Classic last Tuesday, finishing with a three-day total of 10-under-par 206. Whitney Neuhauser of Virginia, Marta Silva and Mallory Hetzel of Georgia and Allie White of the University of North Carolina all finished in the top five.

Lindsey Solberg finished tied for second at the Mary Fossum Invitational held in East Lansing, Mich., over the weekend, helping Michigan State claim the team title over Kent State. Julia Potter, competing for the University of Missouri, finished fourth.

Professional Round-up

Matt Bettencourt won the Nationwide Tour’s Oregon Classic Presented by Kendall Automotive Group with a tournament total 19-under-par 269, moving him from No. 53 to No. 19 on the Nationwide Tour money list. Bubba Dickerson, Spencer Levin, Bradley Iles and 1990 Rolex Junior All-American Brian Smock rounded out the top five.

Will MacKenzie won the Viking Classic held at Annandale Golf Club, Madison, Miss., in a sudden-death playoff over Marc Turnesa Sunday for his second PGA TOUR victory. Brian Gay, Steve Allan, Bill Haas, and Casey Wittenberg were the other top finishers.

AJGA alumni went a combined 13-10-11 to help the U.S. team reclaim the Ryder Cup Sunday. Hunter Mahan and J.B. Holmes went undefeated on the weekend, and Jim Furyk’s 2 & 1 victory over Miguel Angel Jiménez secured the U.S. win. Team USA finished with 16.5 points to Europe’s 11.5, bringing the cup back to the United States for the first time in nine years.

*AJGA alumni denoted in bold

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Results
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Preseason Junior at Ocala
Boys
Total
T
1
Calle Hagstrom
141
T
1
Benjamin Hjort
141
3
Louis-Francois Charpentier
142
Girls
Total
1
Christina (Siqing) Lu
150
2
Rina Jung
155
T
3
Natalie Petersen
156
T
3
Christen Simons
156
Preseason Junior at North Hampton presented by the City of Jacksonville
Boys
Total
1
Logan Membrino
143
T
2
Cecil Wegener
149
T
2
Connor Futrell
149
Girls
Total
1
Alexa Rivas
152
2
Claire Fitzgerald
153
3
Kristin Whitehead
158
Under Armour® / Hunter Mahan Championship
Boys
Total
1
*Brandon Smith
142
2
Riley Casey
142
3
Thomas Lewis
144
Girls
Total
1
Courtney Dow
142
T
2
Xinying Wang
145
T
2
Hailey Jones
145
T
2
Bailey Tardy
145
Preseason Junior at Diablo Grande
Boys
Total
1
Ryan Grauman
145
2
Seldon Doyle
148
3
Zackary Kaneshiro
151
Girls
Total
1
Hannah Ko
145
2
Linyu Dong
150
3
Carol Cheng
151
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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