Newsmakers: January 30, 2006

Junior Round-up

Alexandra Bodemann of Palm City, Fla., took home the title at the Doherty Cup last week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On the 21st hole, Bodemann clinched the win over Olivia Briggs. The victory is the first for Bodemann.

AJGA rising senior Sydnee Michaels of Temecula, Calif., has been extended an invitation to play at this year's LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship. Held at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., the event is the LPGA's first major of the season. Also invited to play in the event are the 2005 Rolex Junior Player of the Year Morgan Pressel and three-time Rolex Junior All-American Brittany Lang.

Professional Round-up

Tiger Woods started his year off on the right foot winning the Buick Invitational on Sunday. The two-time Rolex Junior Player of the Year won on the second playoff hole at Torrey Pines.