Oliver Odle went eight strong innings as Augusta beat Savannah 7-2 on Friday night at Lake Olmstead Stadium.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The national championship was there for the taking on the back nine Saturday afternoon for Clemson, but the Tigers ran out of birdies. Clemson, seeking its first national title in golf, shot even-par as a team on the homeward nine at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course and finished second in the NCAA Championships to top-seeded UNLV. The Rebels, 35-under-par for the tournament through three rounds, closed with a 1-over-par 289 to win its first golf championship, by three shots. Clemson shot a final-round 282.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After hot recruiting battles as high school seniors, Augustans John Engler and Charles Howell finally selected the colleges of their choice because of the opportunity to win NCAA Golf Championships. Today, in the hot desert sun, the freshmen will have a chance to win an NCAA championship ring and what's more, they're playing in the same group. Engler, of Clemson, and Howell of Oklahoma State, will be giving chase to top-seeded UNLV as the 72-hole event concludes at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course today.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Augusta State golf coach Jim Kelson says his 17th-seeded team, a five-time winner this season, must elevate its game even higher in the NCAA Golf Championships. What better place to do that than Albuquerque, where the elevation is a dizzying 4,958 feet above sea level. That's in contrast to Augusta, which is 414 feet above sea level. When the 30-team, 72-hole championship begins today at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course, Kelson will learn how high his team can climb college golf's biggest mountain.
There will be unprecedented local interest in the NCAA Men's Golf Championships this week in New Mexico. Five Augustans on four different teams -- including Augusta State -- will be competing in the 30-team event which runs from Wednesday through Saturday at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course in Albuquerque. This is the first time since 1995 that Augusta State has qualified for the NCAAs. This year's team, which coach Jim Kelson calls the strongest in his seven years at the school, won five tournaments.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Notah Begay III expects the seven days he spent in jail for drunken driving to impact his PGA Tour career for years to come. "This isn't the type of incident that's going to quickly be forgotten," Begay said after his release Monday from the Bernalillo County Detention Center. "It will be written about leading into a story. It will always be a part of my career."
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- From beginning to gut-wrenching end, it just wasn't Augusta State's day Thursday. The Jaguars missed the cut in the NCAA Championships by a wide margin, and then senior captain Vaughn Taylor lost a sudden death playoff for spot to play the final two rounds as an individual. The Jaguars, 17th-seeded in the 30-team event, shot an 8-over-par 296 in the second round for a 14-over-par 590 for the 36 holes, finishing tied for 27th in the field. It took a 3-under-par 573 to be one of the 15 teams to make the cut.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The three Augusta freshmen in this week's NCAA Men's Golf Championships aren't being cocky when they say they expected to be here. Charles Howell, John Engler and Scott Volpitto are simply accustomed to success on the golf course, no matter the level. This trip to the desert for the trio is just the latest step up a ladder that they hope leads to the PGA Tour.