Newsmakers: October 1, 2007

College Round-up

Texas Tech captured the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate with a team total 9-over-par 873. Red Raider sophomore Will Griffin birdied the final two holes to share the individual title with University of Alabama-Birmingham's Brad Smith.

Duke won the Margaret Branch NCAA Preview with a team total 16-under-par 860. The Blue Devils were led by Amanda Blumenherst, who placed second with an 11-under-par 208, and Jennie Lee, who finished sixth with a 6-under-par 213.

Notre Dame won the Wolverine Invitational, while Eastern Michigan's Stephany Fleet took the individual title with a 6-over-par 219.

Professional Round-up

The U.S. retained the Presidents Cup, defeating the International team 19 1/2 - 14 1/2. Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson, Zach Johnson, Charles Howell III, David Toms, Scott Verplank, Steve Stricker, Stewart Cink, Woody Austin, Lucas Glover and Hunter Mahan made up the victorious U.S. squad. Verplank posted a perfect 4-0 record, while Toms garnered the most points (4.5) for the U.S. with his 4-0-1 record.

Colt Knost and Dustin Johnson, who both turned professional after helping the U.S. win the Walker Cup, will make their professional debuts at the PGA TOUR's Valero Texas Open this week.