NGCA Announces Awards

By Golf Channel NewsroomMay 25, 2004, 4:00 pm
CHICAGO, Illinois -- The National Golf Coaches Association announced the year-end student-athlete and coaches awards for Division I Womens College Golf. Most winners were recognized at the NGCA Awards Banquets held in Auburn, Alabama, on Friday evening, May 21.
 
DIVISION I AWARDS
 
2004 NGCA Division I Player of the Year
 
Elizabeth Janangelo ' Duke University
 

 
2004 Dinah Shore Trophy Award
 
Adrienne Gautreaux - University of South Carolina
 

 
2004 Edith Cummings Munson Golf Award
 
Kallin Downs - New Mexico
 

 
2004 NGCA Division I Softspikes Freshman of the Year
 
Brittany Lang ' Duke University
 

 
2004 NGCA Division I National Coach of the Year
 
Carrie Forsyth ' UCLA
 

 
2004 NGCA Division I Regional Coaches of the Year
 
East Region: Dan Brooks ' Duke University
 
Central Region: Therese Hession ' The Ohio State University
 
West Region: Carrie Forsyth - UCLA
 

 
2004 NGCA Division I All-American Teams
 

 
1st Team
 
Erica Blasberg - University of Arizona
 
Meaghan Francella - University of North Carolina
 
Allison Hanna - The Ohio State University
 
Sarah Huarte - University of California Berkeley
 
Elizabeth Janangelo - Duke University
 
Brittany Lang - Duke University
 
Susie Mathews - UCLA
 
Charlotte Mayorkas - UCLA
 
Virada Nirapathpongporn - Duke University
 
Ashley Prange - University of North Carolina
 
Kim Welsh - Washington State University
 
May Wood - Vanderbilt University
 

 
2nd Team
 
Irene Cho - University of Southern California
 
Nicole Hage ' Auburn University
 
Leigh Anne Hardin ' Duke University
 
Sarah Johnston - Furman University
 
Hanna Jun ' UCLA
 
Carolina Llano ' Pepperdine University
 
Paige MacKenzie ' University of Washington
 
Sunny Oh ' UNLV
 
Brooke Tull ' Texas Christian University
 
Kristen White - The Ohio State University
 

 
Honorable Mention
 
Elizabeth Allen - California State Northridge University
 
Sofie Anderson - University of California Berkeley
 
Aimee Cho - University of Florida
 
Kallin Downs ' University of New Mexico
 
Allison Fouch - Michigan State University
 
Ashley Gomes - San Jose State University
 
Anna Grzebien ' Duke University
 
Sarah Jacobs ' Vanderbilt University
 
Malinda Johnson ' University of Wisconsin
 
Sung Ea Lee - University of Washington
 
Lisa Meldrum ' University of Oklahoma
 
Krystal Shearer ' UCLA
 
Jessica Shepley ' University of Tennessee
 
Sophia Sheridan - University of California Berkeley
 
Karin Sjodin - Oklahoma State University
 
Jenny Suh ' Furman University
 
Mallory Underwood - Oklahoma State University
 

The National Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches. The NGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. Today, the NGCA represents over 325 programs throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.
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Rahm (62) fires career low round

By Will GrayJanuary 19, 2018, 12:03 am

The scores were predictably low during the opening round of the CareerBuilder Challenge, where the top-ranked player in the field currently sits atop the standings. Here's how things look after the first day in Palm Springs as Jon Rahm is out to an early advantage:

Leaderboard: Jon Rahm (-10), Austin Cook (-9), Andrew Landry (-9), Jason Kokrak (-9), Brandon Harkins (-8), Martin Piller (-8), Aaron Wise (-8), Beau Hossler (-8)

What it means: Rahm is coming off a runner-up finish two weeks ago at Kapalua, and he picked up right where he left off with a 10-under 62 at La Quinta Country Club. It marked his lowest career round on the PGA Tour, and it gave him a one-shot lead heading to the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Cook is the only player within two shots of Rahm who has won already on Tour.

Round of the day: Rahm got off to a fast start, playing his first seven holes in 6 under, and he made it around La Quinta without dropping a shot. The 62 bettered his previous career low on Tour by two shots and it included an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole to go along with eight birdies.

Best of the rest: Cook was a winner earlier this season at the RSM Classic, and he's now in the mix for trophy No. 2 following a 9-under 63 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Like Rahm, he opened with a seven-hole stretch at 6 under and turned in a scorecard without a bogey. He'll now head to the more difficult Stadium Course for his second round.

Biggest disappointment: Patrick Reed blitzed the three-course rotation in Palm Springs en route to his first career Tour title back in 2014, but he's unlikely to repeat that feat after opening with a 2-over 74 on the Nicklaus Tournament course. Reed made only one birdie against three bogeys and was one of only 32 players in the 156-man field who failed to break par in the opening round.

Main storyline heading into Friday: Rahm deserves the spotlight, as he entered the week as one of the event's headliners and did nothing to lose that billing in the opening round. But the pack of contenders is sure to keep pace, while players like Phil Mickelson (-2) will look to put up a low score in order to build some momentum heading into the weekend.

Shot of the day: Wesley Bryan's 7-under 65 on the Nicklaus Tournament course was helped in large part by an eagle on the par-4 10th, where he holed a 54-degree wedge from 112 yards away. Bryan went on to birdie the next hole amid a five-hole stretch of 5 under play.

Quote of the day: "Shot 10 under par. There's not much more I can ask for." - Rahm

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Recent winner Cook contending at CareerBuilder

By Will GrayJanuary 18, 2018, 11:45 pm

Patton Kizzire is currently the only two-time PGA Tour winner this season, but Austin Cook hopes to join him this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge.

Cook won for the first time in November at the RSM Classic, a victory that catapaulted him from the Web.com Tour graduate category into an entirely new echelon. Cook notched a pair of top-25 finishes over the last two weeks in Hawaii, and he's again in the mix after an opening 63 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course left him one shot behind Jon Rahm.

"Today was great," Cook told reporters. "The conditions were perfect, but I always loved desert golf and I was just hitting the ball well and seeing good lines on the greens and hitting good putts."

Cook got off to a fast start, playing his first seven holes in 6 under highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 fourth hole. He briefly entertained the notion of a sub-60 round after birdies on Nos. 10 and 11 before closing with six pars and a birdie.


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Cook was a relative unknown before his victory at Sea Island earlier this season, but now with the flexibility and confidence afforded by a win he hopes to build on his burgeoning momentum this week in California.

"That was a big, proud moment for myself, knowing that I can finish a tournament," Cook said. "I think it was one of those things that I've proven to myself that now I can do it, and it just meant the world to me."

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Photo: Fleetwood's phone cover is picture of Bjorn

By Jason CrookJanuary 18, 2018, 11:40 pm

There's phone covers and then there are Phone Covers.

Paul Casey has himself a Phone Cover, showing off the protective case that features a picture of his wife at last year's U.S. Open.

Now, it appears, Tommy Fleetwood has joined the movement.

Fleetwood, last year's season-long Race to Dubai winner, has a phone cover with a picture of Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn on it. And not even a current Thomas Bjorn. This is a young Bjorn. A hair-having Bjorn.

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The 26-year-old is a virtual lock for this year's European Ryder Cup team, but just in case, he's carrying around a phone with a picture of the team captain attached to the back of it.

It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for him.

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Mickelson starts fast, fades to 70 at La Quinta

By Will GrayJanuary 18, 2018, 11:07 pm

Phil Mickelson got off to a fast start in his first competitive round of 2018 - for six holes, at least.

The 47-year-old is making his first start since the WGC-HSBC Champions this week at the CareerBuilder Challenge, and only his third competitive appearance since the BMW Championship in September. Four birdies over his first six holes indicated that a strong opener might be in the cards, but Mickelson played his subsequent holes in 2 over.

It added up to a 2-under 70 at La Quinta Country Club, typically the easiest of the three courses in rotation this week, and left Mickelson eight shots behind Jon Rahm.

"It was fun to get back out and be competitive," Mickelson told reporters. "I for some reason am stuck on 70 here at La Quinta, whether I get off to a good start or a bad one, I end up shooting the same score."


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Mickelson stunted his momentum with a tee shot out of bounds on the par-4 eighth hole, but he managed to save bogey and otherwise drove the ball relatively well. Instead, he pointed to his normally reliable iron play as the culprit for his back-nine backslide on a day when more than 120 players in the 156-man field broke par.

Mickelson will now head to the Nicklaus Tournament Course with the Stadium Course on tap for Saturday's third round. While there were several low scores Thursday at La Quinta, Mickelson remains bullish about the birdie opportunities that still lie ahead.

"This isn't the course where I go low on," Mickelson said. "I feel more comfortable on Stadium and Nicklaus. Neither of them are nearly as tight and I tend to score a lot lower on those other two than I do here, historically."