Sunday, January 22, 2012

Felipe wins Match Play

The team started a match play tournament at the end of the fall season for some intra-squad competition. After a few days of stroke play for seeding, the tournament began but the championship match wasn't completed until last week. First-year Felipe Benalcazar beat ELG 2 and 1, beat Kalen 1 up and beat TY 2 and 1 in the championship match.

Championship Synopsis:
After Felipe got out to a quick start winning the first four holes, TY won 5 and 7 to tighten the match. Felipe birdied 8 to go three up and matched TY's birdie on 9 to keep the lead. TY won the 10th, but Felipe got up and down on the bunker of 11 for the halve and match. (12 hole match due to evening classes)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Off Season

Johnson Wagner notched his third win on Tour this weekend at the Sony Open. In a post round interview, he discussed how he expected to win early this season because of his off season work.

"I worked hard. I'm not saying I worked harder than anybody because guys work incredibly hard out here. But I worked harder this off-season, me personally than I've ever even dreamed of. I was working out three days a week at home, made three trips to Florida to go see my coach and we just had incredible weather in Charlotte. I love golf, I love playing, I love competing and trying to win tournaments. So I worked really hard this off-season."

Tournaments are won in the preparation. What are you doing with your off season?