Newsmakers: September 15, 2008
 

Newsmakers: September 15, 2008

College Round-up

Mike Van Sickle
Mike Van Sickle

Mike Van Sickle won the 2008 Gopher Invitational that ended Sunday in Minneapolis. Van Sickle competes for Marquette University, who finished tied for sixth as a team at the event. The top-five finishers included Charlie Holland, Cole Peevler, Richard Lee, and Sang Yi.  LSU and Texas finished tied for first at 8-over-par.

Kyle Stanley, a member of the Clemson Tigers golf team, won the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga., Sunday with an 8-under-par 208. Jonathan Hodge finished as the second place individual at the event, while his team, the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga Mocs, won the event over the University of Tennessee by five strokes.

Professional Round-up

On the Nationwide Tour, Chris Tidland won the Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft with a tournament total 20-under-par 264. Scott Piercy, Peter Tomasulo and Matt Bettencourt all finished in the top five.

Angela Stanford won the Bell Micro LPGA Classic, held at Magnolia Grove Golf Course in Mobile, Ala., Sunday with an 11-under-par 277. AJGA alum Kim Hall took second. Danielle Downey and Hee-Young Park tied for fourth place, and In-Kyung Kim finished tied for seventh.

The 2008 Ryder Cup gets underway Friday. Nine of the 12 U.S. team members are AJGA alumni. They are Phil Mickelson, Stewart Cink, Jim Furyk, Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard, Ben Curtis, J.B. Holmes, Hunter Mahan, and Steve Stricker. Chad Campbell, Kenny Perry and Boo Weekley round out the team. Team USA will compete against their counterparts from Europe at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky.

*AJGA alumni denoted in bold

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Results
Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at The Seagate presented by Sportlink
Boys
Total
1
Robert Eisch
141
T
2
Alvaro Escalada
142
T
2
Michael Saccente
142
Girls
Total
1
Alice Jo
142
2
Maria Hoyos
146
3
Courtney Zeng
147
Preseason Junior at Cantigny
Boys
Total
T
1
David Perkins
219
T
1
Drew Kiehl
221
3
Frank Lindwall
216
Girls
Total
1
Brooke Babbin
237
2
Emily Young
240
T
3
Margaret Hickey
238
T
3
Loren Skibba
241
Junior All-Star at Longaberger
Boys
Total
1
*Graham Corbin
146
T
2
Aaron Chen
146
T
2
Grant Smith
146
Girls
Total
1
Kailie Vongsaga
152
2
Megan Furtney
153
3
Erica Shepherd
154
Preseason Junior at Worthington Manor presented by Golf Performance Center
Boys
Total
1
Walker Simas
150
2
Dominic Wagner
151
T
3
Evan Long
152
T
3
Tanner Johnson
152
Girls
Total
1
Hailey Freedman
162
T
2
Samantha Fritzinger
169
T
2
Julia Calomiris
169
* Won via sudden-death playoff
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