Spring 2010 College Golf

Harry Longshanks

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NCAA golf has started up again after the holiday break and my Longhorns played in the The Amer Ari Invitational at the Mauna Lani North Course in Kohala Coast, HI was this week.

The highly-ranked (Golfweek/Sagarin rankings) field included:
#1 Oklahoma St.
#2 Stanford
#4 TCU
#5 Florida State
#7 Arizona State
#8 Washington
#13 UCLA
#15 Texas
#16 USC
#19 Texas Tech
#22 Georgia Tech
#29 Oregon
and several other schools. In other words, one of the biggest tournaments of the season.

Full results can be found here:
The Amer Ari Invitational- Golfstat Live!

But the Top 5 teams were:
1. Stanford (+2)
T2. Oregon (+5)
T2. Washington (+5)
4. Texas (+6)
5. Oklahoma State (+7)
I've felt all season that Oregon and Washington were underrated in the Golfweek rankings (and they are significantly higher in other rankings) and both teams definitely made a statement this week.

Texas' Bobby Hudson (-7) was the medalist after a final round 66 with no bogeys. Nice to see Hudson get back to winning after a less than impressive fall.

Top 5 Individuals:
1 Bobby Hudson (Texas) -7
2 Brooks Koepka (Florida State) -6
3 Kevin Tway (Oklahoma State) -4
T4 Sihwan Kim (Stanford) -3
T4 Nick Taylor (Washington) -3
Not sure what happened to Texas frosh. phenom Cody Gribble (+16). I'm wondering if he was sick or injured, because he was by far Texas' #1 player in the fall.
 
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We have a college tournament in our town hosted by Georgia Southern University. Its called the EZ-Go Schenkel. I went last year and enjoyed it.
 

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I miss college golf :(
 

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Gah we lost to one and tied with one other pac-10 school. Go dawgs. Good way to start a season for sure
 

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Oh HELL yes!!!!

Oh HELL yes!!!!

Golf News | Golfweek | Top-ranked Spieth commits to Texas

I have been sweating this out wondering what he would do. Didn't expect a commitment this early.

Top-ranked Spieth commits to Texas



Jordan Spieth, the No. 1 player in the Golfweek Junior Rankings, told Golfweek that he has committed to join coach John Field’s team at the University of Texas.

Spieth, 16, of Dallas, had narrowed his choices down to Texas and Oklahoma State, but said that he had “pretty much made my decision around Christmas time.” (His original list also included Stanford, USC and UCLA.)

A few days before Christmas, Spieth watched the Texas men’s basketball team beat Michigan State before a packed house at the Frank Erwin Center. Before the game, Spieth got to hang out with the Longhorns in the locker room and speak with head basketball coach Rick Barnes.

“It was an unreal experience,” he said.

But Spieth said he recently took another unofficial visit to Oklahoma State to make sure that he was positive with his choice.

“I felt like I owed that to OSU,” said Spieth, the 2009 U.S. Junior champ and AJGA Rolex Player of the Year.

“It’s pretty hard to tell the No. 1 program in the country that you’re not going there, but in the end it’s a selfish decision. ... My heart has always been with Texas, and you just have to follow your heart. Everyone says that but it’s true.”

Spieth, currently a junior at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, will only be a three-hour drive from his family and swing coach Cameron McCormick, also of Dallas.

He said it was difficult to ignore the Longhorns’ passion that had been “ingrained into my head” by friends and alumni for years.

“It takes a toll on you,” Spieth said. “I guarantee if I was born in Oklahoma it might be a different story.”

It’s a recurring theme at Texas, however. Current Longhorns freshman Cody Gribble, also of Dallas and No. 8 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, grew up in a UT-crazy family and verbally committed to Texas as a freshman.

Spieth called the recruiting process “a lot of fun” and “just an unbelievable experience” but also said he was relieved to have made his decision public.

“It feels like something just got lifted off my chest,” he said. “It got a little tiring. I was pretty anxious to get a decison, but my parents made sure I was patient instead of being rash about it.”

“It’s a pretty big decision to make when you’re 16.”

Spieth’s upcoming schedule includes the AJGA’s HP Boys Championship (Feb. 12-15), the Azalea Invitational (March 25-28) and the PGA Tour’s HP Byron Nelson Championship (May 20-23), where he will play on a sponsor exemption.
 

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Golf News | Golfweek | Player of the Week: Bobby Hudson, Texas

Player of the Week: Bobby Hudson, Texas

February 8, 2010 4:06 p.m.





Texas junior Bobby Hudson rallied from three shots back to win The Amer Ari Invitational.



Hudson, who started the spring ranked No. 218 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, posted a 6-under 66 in the final round to win for the second time in his college career. Hudson opened with rounds of 70-73 to finish at 7-under 209, one shot better than Florida State’s Brooks Koepka. The 120-player field included several of the top players in college golf.
Am I the only one who follows college golf? Nobody else's alma mater is big in golf?
 

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Am I the only one who follows college golf? Nobody else's alma mater is big in golf?
sorry Harry, i went to college over seas, didn't have a golf team, however i enjoy reading this thread.
 

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sorry Harry, i went to college over seas, didn't have a golf team, however i enjoy reading this thread.
I don't mind posting. But if I'm the only one, it's going to be a little one-dimensional - more of a "Longhorn golf" thread than a "college golf" thread.
 

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Peg Barnard Invitational

Peg Barnard Invitational

The Peg Barnard Invitational was held over the weekend at the Stanford Golf Course. Another early season tournament filled with quality teams.

No surprise that the home team took the crown by one stroke over cross Bay rival California. But what was a surprise was the mediocre showing by my Longhorn women. The Texas team finished 7th out of 11 teams, and the highest finishing Texas player was Nicole Vandermade in 17th place. Madison Pressel, who lit up the Fall schedule, was only able to manage at 32nd place finish in the 36-hole event. As the only non-West Coast school in the event, I might be inclined to think that the Texas team had trouble adjusting to the poa annua greens that are so prevelant out here (well, at least in the PNW), but it's my understanding that the Stanford Golf Course has bent grass greens.

For some reason, GolfStat didn't do live scoring and media coverage in general was severely lacking, so I wasn't able to find complete individual results, but here are the final team standings and what I could piece together for the individual results.

Final Team Standings
1. Stanford 596
2. California 597
3. Oregon 607
4. Washington 609
5. UC Davis 615
6. San Jose State 622
7. Texas 627
8. Long Beach State 633
9. Hawaii 634
10. Santa Clara 644
11. Fresno State 645

Final Individual Standings
T1 Joanne Lee (California) 74 70 144 +2
T1 Sally Watson (Stanford) 73 71 144 +2
3 Rebecca Durham (Stanford) 77 70 147 +5
4 Anya Alvarez (Washington) 72 77 149 +7
T5 Corie Hou (Hawaii) 73 77 150 +8
T5 Ashley Edwards (Oregon) 76 74 150 +8
7 Miki Ueoka (Santa Clara) 78 73 151 +9
T7 Alice Kim (UC Davis) 77 74 151 +9
T7 Kendra Little (Oregon) 75 76 151 +9
T10 Kristina Wong (Stanford) 78 74 152 +10
T10 Emily Childs (California) 79 73 152 +10
T10 Demi Runas (UC Davis) 77 75 152 +10
T10 Felicia Eastick (Oregon) 79 73 152 +10
T10 Lila Barton* (Stanford) 81 71 152 +10
T15 Angela King (Stanford) 76 77 153 +11
T15 Sadena Parks (Washington) 75 78 153 +11
T17 Nicole Vandermade (Texas) 79 75 154 +12
T17 Madeleine Ziegert (San Jose St.) S 78 76 154 +12
T17 Cristina Corpus (San Jose St.) 79 75 154 +12
T17 Shraddhanjali Singh (San Jose St.) 78 76 154 +12
T17 Daniela Holmqvist (California) 76 78 154 +12
T22 Pia Halbig (California) 71 84 155 +13
T22 Darcie Richmond (Washington) 80 75 155 +13
T22 Roseanne Niven (California) 75 80 155 +13
T25 Amy Simanton (UC Davis) 78 78 156 +14
T25 Noelle Zavaleta (Long Beach) 77 79 156 +14
T27 Molly Aronsson (Washington) 82 75 157 +15
T27 Kaili Britos (Hawaii) 77 80 157 +15
T27 Karinn Dickinson (Washington) 77 80 157 +15
T27 Belen Hernandez (UC Davis) 78 79 157 +15
T27 Shannon Fish (Texas) 76 81 157 +15
T32 Madison Pressel (Texas) 81 77 158 +16
T32 Haley Stephens (Texas) 76 82 158 +16
T32 Cheyenne Hickle (Oregon) 75 83 158 +16
T32 Lauren Dobashi (UC Davis) 80 78 158 +16
T32 Sydney Burlison (Stanford) 78 80 158 +16
T37 Tammy Surtees (Santa Clara) 80 79 159 +17
T37 Brenda Chhuor (Long Beach) 79 80 159 +17
T39 Simone Hoey (Long Beach) 84 76 160 +18
T39 Chelsea Czinski (Fresno St.) 79 81 160 +18
T41 Hali Coppin (Fresno St.) 79 82 161 +19
T41 Brittany Bomar (Hawaii) 80 81 161 +19
44 Kate Hildahl (Oregon) 83 79 162 +20
T45 Katrin Delen Briones (San Jose St.) 83 80 163 +21
T45 Desiree Dubreuil (Texas) 81 82 163 +21
T47 Monica Villarreal (Long Beach) 85 80 165 +23
T47 Jody Ho (San Jose St.) 80 85 165 +23
T47 Piper Miller* (Stanford) 80 85 165 +23
T50 Louisa Lies (Fresno St). 82 84 166 +24
T50 Pia Escandon (Fresno St.) 90 76 166 +24
T50 Brigitte Baker (Hawaii) 83 83 166 +24
T50 Lindi Covarrubias (Fresno St.) 84 82 166 +24
T50 Lauren Oh (Santa Clara) 85 81 166 +24
55 Jaqueline Williams* (California) 80 87 167 +25
56 Erin Sullivan (Santa Clara) 81 87 168 +26
57 Erin Matsuoka (Hawaii) 87 84 171 +29
58 Kim Punyasavatsut* (San Jose St.) 89 86 175 +33
59 Jamie Nonaka (Santa Clara) 88 89 177 +35
WD Katelyn Sepmoree* (Texas) WD 79
 

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Okay--to prove I'm paying attention, what do the asterisks signify?

Poor Madison--maybe the team had travel delays and were all underslept?
 

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Okay--to prove I'm paying attention, what do the asterisks signify?
Asterisks next to a player's name indicate that the player is competing as an individual, not part of the team.

College golf is typically a team event with five players comprising the team. After each round, the highest score is thrown out and the four remaining scores are used to calculate the team score. If one of the team members is forced to withdraw, the team must use all four of the remaining players scores to calculate the team score (known as playing "four-legged.")

In some events, teams are allowed to bring extra players who may compete only for the individual title. A player competing as an individual may not be substituted for a team player, even if a team player is forced to withdraw.
 

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Thanks. So an unscrupulous coach with only four strong players on his/her team might force the weak link to withdraw? Seems odd.
 

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Thanks. So an unscrupulous coach with only four strong players on his/her team might force the weak link to withdraw? Seems odd.
You mean if individual players could substitute for a w/d team player?
 

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Wow Speith is playing in a Tour event already?

I'm going to really have to follow that one.
 

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Wow Speith is playing in a Tour event already?

I'm going to really have to follow that one.
Yep. Sponsor's exemption for the Byron Nelson in May. I'm hoping I can find a way to go to that one.
 

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You mean if individual players could substitute for a w/d team player?
No--If a team is five players and you only take the four lowest scores UNLESS one drops out, then why not force the least talented player to drop out?

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No--If a team is five players and you only take the four lowest scores UNLESS one drops out, then why not force the least talented player to drop out?

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huh???? How would that help?

5 team members. Highest score thrown out. Lowest four scores used.
Team X:
Bobby 81-74-78
Timmy 72-74-72
Charlie 67-70-77
Scotty 73-77-77
Leroy 69-70-68

Team score = 863
Typically, you would say Bobby is the least talented player on the team be. But if you left him at home, or made him w/d after round 1, then during round 2, you would have to take Scotty's 86, which would raise the team's overall team score.

Bobby 81-74-78
Timmy 72-74-72
Charlie 67-70-77
Scotty 73-77-77
Leroy 69-70-68

Team score = 866

I thought you were supposed to be "Math Girl"?
 

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