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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AJGA Junior hosted by Ocala - Marion Sports Commission
Boys
Total
1
Austin Hitt
141
T
2
Tyler Strafaci
142
T
2
Luis Gerardo Garza
142
Girls
Total
1
Emma Albrecht
144
2
Taylor Tomlinson
147
T
3
Gabriela Coello
148
T
3
Amy Zhang
148
T
3
Kaeli Jones
148
Under Armour® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Davis Shore
131
2
Zach Norris
136
T
3
Will Chandler
139
T
3
Brian Clark
139
Girls
Total
1
Sophia Schubert
132
2
Angella Then
142
3
Kimberlee Tottori
145
AJGA Junior at Southwind presented by True Temper
Boys
Total
T
1
Braden Thornberry
142
T
1
Trey Winstead
142
T
1
Davis Baxter
142
Girls
Total
1
Mia Ayer
144
2
Jiayu Kong
145
3
Klara Castillo
148
Lockton / Samsung Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Kory Franks
144
T
2
Andrew Beckler
145
T
2
Aaron DeNucci
145
Girls
Total
1
Amy Matsuoka
141
T
2
Alison Chang
148
T
2
Anabelle Chang
148
Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior Classic
Boys
Total
T
1
Mason Glinski
141
T
1
Taisei Negishi
141
T
1
Wocheng Ye
141
T
1
Joshua Suh
141
Girls
Total
1
Benyapa Niphatsophon
135
2
Clare Amelia Legaspi
136
T
3
Alyaa Abdulghany
140
T
3
Minjou Chen
140
AJGA Philadelphia Junior
Boys
Total
1
Isaiah Logue
213
2
Will Bernstein
217
T
3
Davis Lamb
218
T
3
Brent Ito
218
Girls
Total
1
Brynn Walker
231
2
Madelein Herr
235
3
Amy Ding
236
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