North Dakota's Anderson wins Dinah Shore award

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 29, 2012, 3:06 pm

North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson has won the Dinah Shore Trophy, the LPGA announced Tuesday. Administered by the LPGA Foundation, the award was presented to Anderson during the annual National Golf Coaches Association Division I women's collegiate golf banquet last Friday in Nashville, Tenn.

The Dinah Shore Trophy recognizes a female collegiate golfer who excels in both academics (3.2 on a 4.0 scale) and athletics, while maintaining a 78.00 or less scoring average. The nominees must also demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and community service.

“The Dinah Shore trophy is a very prestigious award that recognizes its recipients for being not only great golfers, but most importantly for being outstanding, unselfish people of high character,” said Matthew Johnson, North Dakota State's coach. “It is a very meaningful award, and I am thrilled that Amy has been chosen for this great honor.”

Anderson, a native of Oxbow, N.D., has balanced a college golf career while maintaining an impeccable community service record. She is a junior at NDSU and will graduate in Accounting with a minor in fraud investigation next year. A solid performer on and off the golf course, Anderson has maintained a 3.96 grade point average, while sustaining a 73.0 scoring average this season.

As part of the award, North Dakota State women's program will receive a $10,000 grant. The award and the grant are funded through the LPGA Foundation's Dinah Shore Scholarship Fund and the Friends of Golf organization.

Anderson holds several records at North Dakota State including most tournament wins in a season at five, running her career total to 15 wins, and has tallied 28 top-10 finishes. Anderson is scheduled to play for the U.S. in the Curtis Cup in Scotland in June.

Off the course, Anderson has assisted with clinics and instruction at the local LPGA-USGA Girls Golf site in Fargo, helping young girls with different aspects of their game, and has visited multiple elementary schools reading books to children and promoting a healthy lifestyle. She is also actively involved in Brookdale Baptist Church ministries, which includes caring for children in the nursery, playing piano and violin for music ministry, serving at church events and recruiting volunteers for the United Blood Service’s blood drive. On campus, Anderson serves as the vice president for Brookdale’s campus ministries, selecting Bible study materials and organizing events. She also serves on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and assists with organizing community involvement events for NDSU’s athletic programs.

Past winners of the Dinah Shore Trophy include Amanda Blumenherst (2008, 2009) and Stacy Lewis (2007).

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.