November 29, 2005
List, a junior at Vanderbilt, finished atop
the leader board at the Western Refining College All-America
Golf Classic. The two-time Rolex Junior All-American
shot 13-under-par and captured a one-stroke victory
over Georgia’s Chris Kirk. The
impressive field included 31 of the nation’s top
collegiate golfers. This victory is List’s second
of the season and puts him in good company with the
tournament’s past winners including Tiger
Woods, Ricky Barnes, Notah
Begay, David Duval, Matt
Kuchar and Chris Nallen.
2005 LPGA Final Qualifying School begins this week with
many young names in the field.2005 Rolex Junior Player
of the Year Morgan Pressel will begin
her professional career trying to earn her tour card
this week at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The 17-year-old will be in good company with a mix of
veteran players and others, such as herself, trying
to make the tour for the first time. Other AJGA alumni
who look to earn their tour card this week include Brittany
Lang, Hsiao-Ching Lu and 2004
Rolex Junior Player of the Year Julieta Granada.
The top 24 players will earn fully exempt status. The
next 35 will become non-exempt LPGA members for the
following season. The event begins November 30 and runs
until December 4.
PGA TOUR will also host their Final Qualifying School
this week. The six-round tournament will be held in
Winter Garden, Fla., on the Panther Lake Course and
the Crooked Cat Course. A number of notable players
will be vying for their card this year including many
AJGA alumni. 1999 Rolex Junior Player of the Year Hunter
Mahan will be joined by Matt Gogel,
Bob May and Bill Haas
in the chase for their '06 TOUR card starting Wednesday.