LOS ANGELES — The next two months suddenly are loaded with perks James Hahn never imagined. His victory Sunday at Riviera gives him a two-year exemption on a PGA Tour that took him a decade to reach. He qualified for two World Golf Championships. He’s going to the Masters for the first time. What’s more, his wife is expecting their first child in three weeks.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Sunshine is always a pleasant surprise at Pebble Beach, and Thursday brought a real stunner: John Daly was near the top of the leaderboard.
SAN DIEGO — Jason Day was playing to win and figured he lost. His chip from gnarly rough behind the 18th green at Torrey Pines came out hot, rolled out fast and tumbled off the front of the green toward the water. After a week of visualizing his hands on the trophy, his thoughts quickly changed to a more dire scenario.
The final round of the Class 4A state tournament didn’t go exactly as Guyer wanted, but its boys and girls teams left the University of Texas Golf Club in the gloaming Tuesday with the satisfaction of a successful season and a huge step forward for the program.
Brad Stracke faced a pretty large rebuiding job at North Texas this season. One look at what has transpired on the Web.com Tour is evidence enough of just how big the task was.
POTTSBORO — Argyle’s boys golf team will enter the second round of the Class 3A Region II tournament a few strokes ahead of everybody else.
A trio of North Texas golfers put up red figures Tuesday in the final round of the Lone Star Invitational to power the Mean Green to a fifth-place finish. Cory Churchman, Juan Munoz and Gonzalo Rubio were under par as North Texas had the third-best score of the day at 5 under par.
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Eji Kwon and Chaslyn Chrismer fought through difficult conditions Tuesday to give North Texas its two lowest individual scores on the final day of the BYU at Entrada Classic. Kwon and Chrismer finished tied for 35th place after shooting scores of 78 and 79, respectively.
MILTON, Ga. — One of the most decorated golfers in school history had his career at North Texas come to an end in the final round of the NCAA Division I tournament Thursday.
MILTON, Ga. — Playing on college golf’s biggest stage with a national title on the line, North Texas senior Rodolfo Cazaubon didn’t shrink from the challenge Tuesday.
Rodolfo Cazaubon’s goal of reaching the NCAA Golf Championship is now a reality.
AUSTIN — With four holes remaining in the Class 3A state tournament Friday, Argyle and Andrews were tied for first place.
As the lone senior on Guyer’s top boys golf team, Kyle Hodges has developed quite the reputation among his head coach and teammates. That was further solidified at the Class 4A Region I tournament in Abilene nearly two weeks ago when Hodges lined up a putt that would go down in Guyer golf history.
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. — The North Texas women’s team dropped to eighth place Tuesday but Taylor Kilponen remained in the top 10 after the second round of the Sun Belt Conference tournament. The Mean Green shot a second-round 311 and has a two-round score of 619, while Kilponen is tied for 10th place after 36 holes.
To achieve true success, a golfer first must conquer the most imposing threat before traversing the elements of the course. A golfer’s brain has several responsibilities when it comes to producing a consistent swing, but Denton’s Lindsey Heal’s primary concern is managing her self-imposed pressure, fear and excitement before she approaches the first tee box.
With two days to earn a trip to the UIL state golf tournament in two weeks, several area athletes are vying for berths in the state tournament at this week’s regional tournaments. The Guyer boys are in second place in the Class 4A Region I tournament while the Ponder girls are in a tie for fourth in the Class 2A Region II tournament . The Argyle boys find themselves in second in the Class 3A Region II tournament heading into the second round.
Guyer golf coach Roddy Adams compared the mentally agonizing sport he coaches to pulling the big, enticing lever on a slot machine. In his analogy, the golfer and the gambler are the same. Most of those on the course hope everything lines up, scores are lowered and new heights are achieved.
In the final event before the Sun Belt Conference tournament, the North Texas women finished 12th at the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational on Sunday. Battling a gusty wind that kept all of the scores but two above 300, the Mean Green shot a third-round 326.