Newsmakers: November 14, 2005

College Round-up

The University of Georgia finished their season with three team titles after beating rivals Georgia Tech on Sunday at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship. Former Rolex Junior All-Americans Kevin Kisner, Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd all captured victories for the Bulldogs.

Georgia Tech senior Mike Barbosa defeated former Rolex Junior Player of the Year Brian Harman, 4 and 3, by winning four straight holes after being deadlocked through the first nine. Adam Cohan was also victorious for the Yellow Jackets defeating Richard Scott, 2 and 1.

Purdue’s women were able to capture the victory on Sunday over Arizona State University. The Boilermakers were led by freshman Maria Hernandez and sophomore Whitney Frykman. Also taking their matches were Onnarin Sattayabanphot and Christel Boeljon.

The Sun Devils held close, but were never able to make the comeback. Tiffany Tavee was the only player to win, earning ASU one point against third ranked Purdue.

Other AJGA Alumni in Men’s College Golf…
Charles Chae, a senior at Holy Names University shot 5-under-par at the Bill Cullum Intercollegiate last week to earn a four-stroke victory over Kevin Chappell of UCLA. Chae helped Holy Names earn team honors at the event…Rollins University senior Tim Acquaviva took home medalist honors last week at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational helping Rollins earn the team victory…Parker LaBarge carded a 5-under-par 211 to take away individual honors at the Battle of the Bend in Many, La., last week.

Other AJGA Alumni in Women’s College Golf…
Texas State University freshman Christine Brijalba earned her first collegiate victory last week at the Bronc Classic. Her 3-over-par 219 put her one stroke ahead of Mary Betancourt of Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.

Professional Round-up

Christina Kim earned her second LPGA Tour victory on Sunday at the Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions. Finishing the tournament 15-under at Magnolia Grove’s Crossing’s Course in Mobile, Ala., Kim outlasted Australia’s Rachel Hetherington by one stroke.

Three-time Rolex Junior All-American Brittany Lang finished second at the FUTURES Tour Qualifying Tournament this past weekend. The Duke University junior shot rounds of 69-69-69-68 – 275 to finish five shots behind Song-Hee Kim of Seoul, South Korea.