Newsmakers: February 20, 2007

College Round-up

Misun Cho led Pepperdine to a first-place finish at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., Cho also won the individual title with a 5-over-par 218.

Aaron Weston of Colorado State shot an 8-under 64 in the final round of the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invite to force a playoff with Jacksonville's Duncan Stewart. Weston made birdie on the first extra hole to win medalist honors.

Professional Round-up

Charles Howell III claimed his second PGA TOUR victory at the Nissan Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Howell closed with a final-round 6-under-par 65 to force a three-hole playoff with Phil Mickelson.

Paula Creamer won her third LPGA Tour title at the season-opening SBS Open at Turtle Bay at the Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu, Hawaii. Creamer shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 for a tournament total 207 and a one-stroke victory over Julieta Granada. Kimberly Kim and Taylore Karle both missed the cut.