Newsmakers: March 20, 2006
Megan Grehan of Mamaroneck, N.Y., took home her first title of the 2006 season by winning the Kathy Whitworth Invitational last week. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American finished the event with a 72-71 - 143 tournament total. Kimberly Kim of Pahoa, Hawaii, finished in second. In third place was Kristen Schelling of Mesa, Ariz., and Isabelle Lendl of Bradenton, Fla., finished in fourth. Rounding out the top five was Elizabeth Alger of Tequesta, Fla., and Glory Yang of Murrieta, Calif.
Esther Choe of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Angela Park of Torrance, Calif., competed this week in the LPGA's Safeway International presented by Coca-Cola. Played at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club in Superstition Mountain, Ariz., Choe finished the event tied for 32nd with a 69-71-70-74 - 284. Park ended the week with a 71-70-73-76 - 290 finish.
Memphis sophomore Keven Fortin-Simard took home top honors for the second time this season at the Border Olympics last week. His 203 tournament total set the school record for 54-holes. Baylor senior Ryan Baca finished one stroke behind Fortin-Simard, but was able to help his school take home team medalist honors.
Oklahoma's Anthony Kim dominated the field at the Hall of Fame Invitational last week. Kim finished the tournament with a 67-69-72 - 208 to finish eight strokes ahead of Oklahoma State's Jonathan Moore. Moore's second place finish was enough to help Oklahoma State go home with team medalist honors.
Duke freshman Amanda Blumerherst continued her winning ways at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational. She finished six strokes ahead of Texas A&M's Ashley Knoll. This is Blumenherst's second victory this season. Tied for third were Christa Spedding of Texas A&M and Pernilla Lindberg of Oklahoma State. Elizabeth Janangelo of Duke rounded out the top five. Duke took home team honors finishing nine strokes ahead of Texas A&M.
Other AJGA Alumni in Men's College Golf...
Matt Miller of Illinois State helped lift his team to top honors with his medalist honors at the Kauai Collegiate Cup. Dan Vojta of Western Illinois and Darren Lundgren of Rollins finished the event tied for second...Michigan State's Matt Harmon finished two strokes ahead of North Carolina's Robert Riesen to earn individual honors at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational. North Carolina took home team honors...Mississippi's Kyle Ellis finished the USA Spring Golf Classic at 4-under-par to earn medalist honors and lead him team to top billing...Loyola-Marymount's Jason D'Amore finished five strokes ahead of the competition at the Callaway Golf Invitational...Jordan Irwin of Houston took home top individual honors at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate last week. Houston tied for team honors with University of South Carolina - Aiken. Scott Brown of USC-Aiken finished tied for second with Daryl Chappell of Virginia Commonwealth...Loyola College's Michael Mulieri topped Kyler Murphy in a playoff at the Fort Lauderdale Spring Classic. St. Bonaventure took home team honors.
Other AJGA Alumni in Women's College Golf...
Meaghan LeBlanc of Bradley shot even-par at the NIU Snowbird Intercollegiate helping lift her school to top team honors...Indiana's Shannon Johnson finished 5-under-par to earn medalist honors at the UNLV Spring Invitational. UNLV took home team honors lead by Da Sol Chung...Stephanie Hicks of Longwood University took home top honors at the North/South Women's Collegiate. Jacksonville's Alexandra Andersen finished fourth and helped lead her team to top team honors...UNC-Wilmington's Michelle Jarman medaled at the Pinehurst Challenge. Maryland took home team honors led by Katie Trotter's third place finish.