Newsmakers: April 8, 2009
 

Newsmakers: April 8, 2009

Women’s College Golf

Nannette Hill
Nannette Hill at the 2005 Mizuno Junior at Chateau Elan

Three AJGA alumni captured individual tournament victories last weekend, while two others proved to be tough competition. Megan McChrystal of Louisiana State University led her No. 9 ranked team to a victory, while finishing first individually with a 1-under-par 215 at the Bryan National Collegiate in Brown Summit, N.C. McChrystal earned her second collegiate individual golf title this year. Abby Bools of East Carolina and Nannette Hill of Wake Forest University tied for second at 2-over-par.

At the Lady Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford, Miss., Dori Carter (University of Mississippi) and Linn Gustafsson (Tulane University) finished the day at 1-over-par 217. Carter defeated Gustafsson in a sudden-death playoff on the fourth hole where she birdied to capture her first tournament victory. Gustafsson’s performance aided Tulane’s 11-stroke victory over Ole Miss. Gustafsson posted a low single-round score of 69 in the final round.

Men’s College Golf

Taylor Floyd led Augusta State University to a 13-stroke victory at the Administaff ASU Invitational in Augusta, Ga.  The home team finished at 36-under-par while Floyd posted an impressive 14-under-par 202. Floyd garnered his first collegiate win, and ASU recorded back-to-back tournament victories after winning the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate Tuesday, March 31. Derek Rende of Chattanooga was a close second with 10-under-par. Chattanooga finished second at 23-under-par and Kent State rounded out the top three at 21-under-par.

Zach Barlow of the University of Illinois carded a 2-under-par 211 victory at the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W.V., leading his team to a 3-over-par total and the victory. Following close behind Barlow with a 1-under-par finish was Sebastian MacLean of Xavier University and Alberto Fernandez of Cincinnati ended the event with a 1-over-par finish.

Professional Round-up

The PGA traveled to Humble, Texas, last week for the Shell Houston Open at Redstone Golf Club’s Tournament Course. Paul Casey defeated J.B. Holmes with a bogey on the first playoff hole. Both players finished regulation at 11-under-par. Fred Couples, Henrik Stenson and Nick O’Hern completed the event tied for third at 9-under-par. Casey, a native of England, earned his first tournament victory in the U.S.

The LPGA held the Kraft Nabisco Championship last weekend at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., home of the AJGA’s ClubCorp Mission Hills Junior. Brittany Lincicome finished at the top of the leaderboard at 9-under-par. Tied for a close second were Kristy McPherson and Cristie Kerr at 8-under-par. Current AJGA member Alexis Thompson was the low amateur, finishing at 2-over-par 290.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Results
EaglesDream Golf Academy Junior Open
Boys
Total
1
*Austin Hitt
210
2
Zhengkai Bai
210
3
Zachary Bariso
211
Girls
Total
1
Latanna Stone
219
2
Emma Albrecht
220
3
Lei Ye
222
Under ArmourĀ® / Scott Stallings Championship
Boys
Total
1
Goodman Rudolph
205
2
Ryan Hall
206
3
Brayden Garrison
207
Girls
Total
1
Olivia Cason
207
2
Amanda Doherty
208
3
Abigail Heck
212
Lockton Kansas City Junior
Boys
Total
1
Andy Spencer
202
2
Reese Ramsey
207
3
Brian Choe
209
Girls
Total
1
Pajaree Anannarukarn
208
T
2
Mia Ayer
220
T
2
Alexa Tsay
220
The Yang Foundation Junior at Wood Ranch
Boys
Total
1
Sean Yi
209
2
Brandon Brame
210
3
Seldon Doyle
212
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
215
2
Brittany Park
216
3
Ziyi Wang
217
AJGA Philadelphia Junior presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Christian Cavaliere
216
2
Brent Ito
218
3
Alex Zhu
219
Girls
Total
1
Holly McCann
220
T
2
Brynn Walker
221
T
2
Jackie Rogowicz
221
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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