Arizona Men Rally for Win

By Golf Channel DigitalFebruary 6, 2003, 5:00 pm
Courtesy of ArizonaAthletics.com
 
TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona men's golf team posted a final-round 8-under-par total to capture the 2003 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate. It marks the 58th team title in program history.
 
Bolstered by four players in the top 19 places, Arizona carded a final round 276 (-8) to post a three-round 829 (-23) and win the event by two strokes over UCLA (831). The Cats' closing charge erased UCLA's two-stroke lead entering Tuesday's final 18 holes. Pepperdine (840), USC (845) and Wake Forest (846) rounded out the top five finishers.
 
The win was Arizona's first team title since April 2001, when the Wildcats captured the U.S. Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif. Arizona's total of 23 strokes under par equaled the eighth-best finish in relation to par in school history.
 
Chris Nallen led the way for Arizona as the junior shot a final-round 69 (-2) to finish in second place individually with a 204 (-9) total. It was Nallen's fourth top-10 finish of the season and the 12th of his career. With three rounds in the 60s in this event, Nallen has posted six scores in the 60s in his last eight rounds played. He finished one stroke behind UTEP's Chris Baryla, who captured individual medalist honors with a three-round total of 203 (-10).
 
All told, four or Arizona's five varsity golfers in the event posted a final-round total at par or better. Nallen was one of four UA golfers to finish in the top 20. Senior Ricky Barnes earned his third top-10 finish of the year with a tie for third place at 205 (-8). His 8-under-par total is a 2002-03 season low for Barnes. Senior Reid Hatley finished in a tie for 10th place at 210 (-3), two strokes ahead of teammate Andrew Medley, who finished tied for 19th place at 212 (-1) in his UA debut
 
Also competing for the Wildcat varsity was freshman Blaine Peffley, who tied for 42nd place at 216 (+3). Peffley's tournament total was a career low effort.
 
The Arizona junior varsity finished in a tie for eighth place with an 851 (-1) total. Sophomore Kipp Riehle finished tied for 10th place at 210 (-3), junior Nick Juszczak finished tied for 15th place at 211 (-2), senior Brian Woolf finished tied for 33rd at 214 (+1), sophomore Nathan Lashley finished tied for 61st at 221 (+8), and freshman Zack Amole finished tied for 72nd at 224 (+11).
 
The 54-hole tournament was contested at Arizona National Country Club at Sabino Springs, a par 71, 6,793-yard facility. It is the fourth time Arizona has won this event, and the first since 1996.
 
Arizona will next be in action Feb. 19-21 at the John Burns Invitational in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Edoardo, other pros congratulate Francesco on Twitter

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:54 pm

Francesco Molinari played a bogey-free weekend at Carnoustie to claim Italy's first claret jug.

His rock-solid performance in the final round earned him his share of social media plaudits.

Here's a collection of Twitter hat-tips, and we start off with Frankie's brother, Dodo.

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Woods: Fan who yelled had 'tipped back a few'

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 6:37 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tiger Woods stood on the 18th tee and thought he needed birdie to have a chance to win The Open. He pulled driver out of his bag, a sign he wanted to boot the ball as far down the fairway as possible.

Woods took a mighty swat and - right in the middle of his downswing - someone yelled. Woods flinched.

Luckily his ball still found a decent spot just off the right of the fairway.


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“I’ve had things like that happen a lot in my career with people who just tried to time it,” Woods said Sunday at Carnoustie after shooting 71 to tie for sixth place. “They tipped back a few, and it’s late in the day.

“Unfortunately, that’s part of what we have to deal with in today’s game. People are trying to yell out things to try to be on TV or be in social media or whatever it may be. That was too close to the game of play.”

Woods hit his approach to 6 feet and missed the birdie putt. He tapped in for par to shoot even par and finish 5 under for the week, in a tie for sixth.

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Pros melt down on Twitter as they watch Tiger

By Grill Room TeamJuly 22, 2018, 6:30 pm

Tiger Woods mounted a final-round charge and, for a little while, took the outright lead at Carnoustie on Sunday.

His fellow pros were watching and tweeting like your average fans.

We compiled some of their missives below:

Woods would go on to finish in a tie for sixth at 5 under par for the week.

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Woods shares emotional embrace with his kids

By Jay CoffinJuly 22, 2018, 6:21 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Tiger Woods missed a birdie putt on the last hole that would’ve vaulted him into a tie for second place at The Open. It was a difficult way to end an otherwise successful week for the 14-time major champion, who is just happy to playing majors again.

Then he walked off the 18th, saw his two children, daughter Sam and son Charlie, and they all took a moment for a long embrace. Turns out, that was the perfect way to end the week.

“I told them I tried and I said, 'Hopefully you’re proud of your pops for trying as hard as I did,'” Woods said Sunday after putting the finishing touches on an even-par 71 to end at 5 under for the week.


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“It’s pretty emotional because they gave me some pretty significant hugs there and squeezed. I know that they know how much this championship means to me and how much it feels good to be back playing again.”

In 2008, when Woods won his last major, the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, Sam was a year old and Charlie was not yet born. They don’t know how much their father used to dominate this game, especially majors. The last time Woods won a PGA Tour event was five full years ago. Woods has joked in the past that they only know him as a YouTube sensation.

“So, for them to understand what I was doing early in my career,” he said. “The only thing they’ve seen is my struggles and the pain I was going through. Now they just want to go play soccer with me. Man, it’s just such a great feeling.”