Newsmakers: September 17, 2007
Alabama's Gator Todd made birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to lead the Crimson Tide over South Carolina in the Carpet Capital Collegiate. The two schools had shot matching 5-over-par 869s. Georgia Tech's Chesson Hadley captured the individual title with an 8-under-par 208. Alabama's Michael Thompson finished in second place, three strokes back.
Florida State won its first team title since 1998 at the Inverness Intercollegiate, firing a team-total 862 to finish six shots ahead of Michigan State. The Seminoles were led by Jonas Blixt, who tied for the individual title with the Spartans' Ryan Brehm, and Matthew Savage, who placed in a tie for seventh.
UCLA won the Mason Rudolph's Women's Championship by 14 strokes over Arizona State. The Bruins were led by Tiffany Joh, who finished in a tie for third place, and freshmen Glory Yang and Maria Jose Uribe, who finished seventh and tenth respectively. Duke's Amanda Blumenhurst began the season on a familiar note - she won the individual title with a 13-under-par 203.
Notre Dame set a school 54-hole record at the Cougar Classic with a 6-over-par 870 team performance. The Irish were led by Lisa Maunu, who captured the individual title with a 6-under-par 210. Teammate So-Hyun Park finished in second place, three strokes back.
Corey Nagy led Charlotte to the team title at the Scenic City Invitational and also captured the individual portion with a 9-under-par 204...St. John's Keegan Bradley finished first at the Hartford Hawks Invitational with a 4-under-par 212...Texas State's Linn Gustafsson captured the individual title at the Chip-N-Club Invitational and also helped her team to the individual title...California won the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic, led by Shannon Yocum who claimed the individual portion with a 2-under-par 214...UMass Amherst's Hayley Milbourn won the Dartmouth Women's Invitational with a two-over-par 146.
Tiger Woods won the PGA TOUR's THE TOUR Championship Sunday. Woods fired rounds of 64-63-64-66 for a tournament total 23-under-par 257, his career low on tour. Woods also captured the inaugural FedEx Cup.
The United States retained the Solheim Cup, defeating Europe 16-12. The Americans captured eight singles victories on Sunday, with Pat Hurst, Sherri Steinhauer, Morgan Pressel, Nicole Castrale and Paula Creamer all winning their matches. Creamer did not lose a match all week, posting a 2-0-3 record to improve to 5-1-4 in two Solheim Cup appearances.
*AJGA members and alumni denoted in bold.