As the college season gets underway, golf tournaments are starting up and AJGA alumni are doing their best to make the wins happen. Last weekend at the Hawks Invitational, Kyle Spahr of Campbell University, shot a 66-65-70–201 to go 15-under-par for the tournament. His nine-shot victory was the first victory for the senior. He helped lift his Camel's to the first team victory of the season.
Western Illinois's Ben Hermes captured the individual title last week at the Hawkeye Intercollegiate. He shot a final round 66 to lift him to the top spot. Teammate Tim Streng finished second and the Western Illinois Leathernecks took home top team honors.
In women's college golf, there were many winners as well. Katie Elliot of the University of Wisconsin, won her first event of the season at the Badger Invitational. Indiana University took home the home team honors.
Ashley Smith took home the top honors at the Cardinal Classic last weekend. The Grand Valley State University freshman shot a 1-over-par tournament total and helped lead her team to third place. Eastern Michigan University earned the team victory.
Also shooting a 1-over-par and taking home top honors at the Centenary Fall Classic was Pamela Ontiveros of Oral Roberts University. Her team finished third. McNeese State took home top team honors.
Jim Furyk won the Canadian Open with a one-shot lead over Bart Bryant Sunday. This was Furyk's second win of the season. He is currently second on the PGA TOUR money list.
Cristie Kerr earned her third victory of the 2006 season over Annika Sorenstam Sunday at the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic. Kerr is currently fourth on the ADT money list for 2006.