2000-01 Men's Golf News

May 2, 2011
ASU Golf Ranked 11th
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked 11th in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. ASU was ranked 10th last week after reaching fourth four weeks ago.

August 24, 2001
Webb outlasts teammate
ATLANTA - For three years Michael Webb and Jamie Elson have been friends and teammates at Augusta State. Thursday morning they were flung together as rivals.

August 14, 2001
Bold amateurs enter new era with professional approach
Like climbing the earth's highest mountains, trying to win the Walker Cup is worth doing simply because it is there. The luxury of an amateur institution is that failed attempts, and there have been many in the past, can be quietly forgotten.

August 13, 2001
British Isles team defends its title
SEA ISLAND, Ga. - Suspense at Sea Island?

August 13, 2001
McEvoy's men storm to historic triumph

August 12, 2001
Sea Island surge: GB&I
It is commonly expected that Great Britain and Ireland would dominate the Foursomes -- or alternate shot -- portions of the Walker Cup Match.

August 12, 2001
GB&I in Position for Comeback
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Led by the strong play of Luke Donald and a clutch 3-wood from Jamie Elson, Great Britain & Ireland claimed three of four alternate-shot matches Sunday morning and moved into position to retain the Walker Cup.

August 12, 2001
Elson halves foursome match
SEA ISLAND, Ga. - Somehow, the pressure putt always seemed to fall on Augusta State's Jamie Elson.

August 11, 2001
Americans Rally at Walker Cup
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - Erik Compton battled back from an early deficit and so did the Americans, winning five of the eight singles matches Saturday afternoon to take a one-point lead over Great Britain & Ireland in the Walker Cup.

August 11, 2001
Great Britain & Ireland Lead Walker
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - David Eger nearly whiffed a 4-iron from an awkward downhill lie on the 18th hole, then missed a 10-foot par putt that allowed Great Britain & Ireland to halve the match and take the early lead Saturday in the Walker Cup.

August 11, 2001
Molder, U.S. team eager to regain Walker Cup
SEA ISLAND, Ga. - Bryce Molder, an All-American for four years at Georgia Tech who broke college scoring records held by Tiger Woods and David Duval, has decided to skip the U.S. Amateur next week to turn professional.

August 1, 2001
ASU’s Jamie Elson Named to Walker Cup Squad
Augusta, GA - Augusta State University’s Jamie Elson, who led Augusta State’s men’s golf team to a school-best seventh place finish at the 2001 NCAA Championships, has been named to the Great Britain & Ireland squad for the 2001 Walker Cup.

July 16, 2001
Michael Webb Wins Georgia State Amateur Championship
Atlanta, GA - Augusta State University’s Michael Webb sank a 12-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff with Randy Donahoo to win the Georgia State Amateur Championship.

June 28, 2001
United States Defeats GB&I in 2001 Palmer Cup
Springfield, NJ - The Palmer Cup presented by CSFBdirect, named after legendary golfer Arnold Palmer, ended Thursday at Baltusrol Golf Club as the American collegiate all-stars defeated Great Britain and Ireland 18-6 on the historic Lower Course.

June 6, 2001
Three Players Earn All-American Honors
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University’s golf team finished the season ranked seventh in the final edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. The top 10 finish marks the highest end-of-the-season ranking in school history for Augusta State.

June 3, 2001
Jaguars finish seventh
DURHAM, N.C. - Augusta State's golf team could have played the round of its life in Saturday's NCAA Championship and never gotten within shouting distance of the University of Florida. That's how deep into under-par red numbers the Gators went in the final round.

June 3, 2001
Gators catch their prey
The crowd surrounding the scoreboard near the 18th hole at the Duke University Golf Course could only stare in amazement as the numbers posted by Florida seemed to get lower and redder by the minute. By mid-day it became apparent that everyone else in the NCAA Championship field was playing for second place.

June 3, 2001
Florida rallies to take team title
Florida went from awful to awesome in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at the Duke University Golf Club this week, finishing with a display of sub-par golf that simply blew the field away.

June 2, 2001
NCAA golf notebook

June 2, 2001
Weather, Wildcats befuddle Georgians
Durham, N.C. --- There were two matters on the minds of the golf coaches and players who sought shelter from the rain in the lobby of the host Washington Duke Hotel: the weather and the Arizona golf team. There was nothing they could do about the weather and very little they could do about the Wildcats.

June 2, 2001
Jaguars welcome rainfall
DURHAM, N.C. - The rains came at a good time for Augusta State's golf team in Friday's NCAA Championship. The Jaguars just hope too much damage hasn't already been done.

June 1, 2001
Georgia schools remain in contention
Durham, N.C. --- Erik Compton had his shoes off and his socks rolled halfway off his feet, just far enough to allow him to massage the blisters that had popped up on his heels. Pain? Not after a second-round 68 that helped thrust the No. 1-ranked Georgia golf team back into contention at the NCAA Championships.

June 1, 2001
Arizona still in front after 2nd round
One old-guard golf school surged back into contention, another traditional power was sent home early for the first time and several smaller schools leapt forward in the standings Thursday at the NCAA Championships.

June 1, 2001
Elson's 65 keeps Jags in running
DURHAM, N.C. - No one believed Augusta State golf coach Jay Seawell when he said the Jaguars were coming to Duke Golf Club to win the NCAA Championship.

May 31, 2001
Thinking big
The majority of contending teams at the NCAA Golf Championship are familiar names to sports fans - football and basketball powers such as Georgia, Stanford, Oklahoma, Purdue, UCLA and Washington.

May 31, 2001
Augusta State able to show it belongs
Durham, N.C. --- Outsiders might see Augusta State as the little fish in the big pond at the NCAA Championships. Pardon coach Jay Seawell and his Jaguars for not sharing that view.

May 31, 2001
Jags display strength in first round
DURHAM, N.C. - Augusta State had no idea how strong its first-round score in the NCAA Championship was until about six hours after the Jaguars had completed play Wednesday.

May 28, 2001
Augusta State Set for NCAA Golf Championships
Augusta, GA - Augusta State’s 14th-ranked men's golf team will be participating in the NCAA Division I Golf Championships beginning May 30 through June 2nd. The tournament will be held at the Duke Golf Club in Durham, North Carolina, a 7,088-yard, par 72 layout.

May 19, 2001
ASU Heading To NCAA Finals
STILLWATER, OK - Augusta State’s men's golf team qualified for the NCAA Championships after finishing seventh on Saturday at the Central Regional being held at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This marks the sixth time out of the past nine years the Jaguars have advanced for the NCAA Finals.

May 17, 2001
Jamie Elson and Oliver Wilson Selected to the Prestigious Palmer Cup
AUGUSTA, GA - More than half the players on the eight-man Great Britain and Ireland team for this year’s Palmer Cup will have ties to collegiate golf programs in the United States.

May 17, 2001
Georgia Men, Duke Women Highlight Teams In Final Edition Of MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings District Coaches' Polls
PRINCETON, N.J. - The University of Georgia men's golf team, and the Duke University women's golf team, the top-ranked teams in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings throughout most of the spring season, headline the list of teams ranked in the final 2000-01 edition of the district coaches polls.

May 9, 2001
ASU golf team has title hopes
In the past few years, Jay Seawell has dreamed of winning a national championship at Augusta State. For the third-year golf coach, the future is now.

May 9, 2001
Augusta State Golf Selected to the NCAA Central Regional in Stillwater
INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Division I Men's Golf Committee has selected the teams and individuals that will participate in the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships.

May 8, 2001
ASU Holds Annual Golf Banquet
AUGUSTA, GA - The Augusta State University golf team held its annual Golf Banquet/Luncheon on Tuesday afternoon at the Forest Hills Golf Club.

April 25, 2001
ASU 10th In Latest Rankings
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked 10th in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. ASU was ranked ninth last week after reaching fourth three weeks ago.

April 19, 2001
Seawell has guided Augusta State to prominence
Jay Seawell admits he sometimes has to explain to a recruit that Augusta State is located in Georgia, not Maine. Other times Seawell only has to mention the Masters to get his point across.

April 18, 2001
ASU Ninth In National Rankings
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked ninth in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. ASU was ranked sixth last week after reaching fourth two weeks ago.

April 15, 2001
Augusta State Notches Sixth Consecutive Top Five Finish
CHAPEL HILL, NC - Augusta State University’s sixth-ranked golf team shot Sunday’s best round to finish in fifth place at The Intercollegiate, held at the Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Jaguars shot a three-round total of 866 (+2) to finish 10 strokes back of tournament champion Duke University (856; -8).

April 11, 2001
ASU Golf Sixth In Rankings
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked sxith in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. ASU was ranked fourth last week, but fell two spots after having last week off.

April 5, 2001
Jaguars golf jumps to No. 4 in nation
On the strength of its sudden-death playoff victory in last week's 23rd annual Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club, Augusta State jumped six places in the MasterCard Collegiate rankings.

April 4, 2001
ASU Vaults To Fourth In Nation
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked fourth in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. ASU’s top five ranking is the highest in school history.

April 2, 2001
Masterful stroke for Jaguars
Great Sunday finishes in Augusta are not uncommon.

April 1, 2001
Augusta State Wins Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational (presented by Kroger) in Thrilling Fashion
AUGUSTA, GA - Augusta State University’s 10th-ranked golf team won the 2001 Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational, presented by Kroger, in thrilling fashion Sunday afternoon at a windy Forest Hills Golf Club. In the last group of the day, ASU sophomore Oliver Wilson sank a 50-foot chip to pull the Jaguars into a first place tie with ninth-ranked North Carolina State at eight-under par (856).

March 31, 2001
ASU Currently in Third Place at Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational, presented by Kroger
AUGUSTA, GA - Augusta State University’s golf team is currently in third place after the first round of the 2001 Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational, presented by Kroger. The Jaguars fired a five-under 283 in the morning round, followed by a six-under 282 in the afternoon round.

March 31, 2001
ASU team hopes to win 4th straight title
Jay Seawell knows it won't be easy for his Augusta State team to win its golf tournament for the fourth straight year.

March 28, 2001
Augusta State to Host the 23rd Annual Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational, presented by Kroger
Augusta, GA --- Augusta State University will host the 23rd Annual Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational, presented by Kroger on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1. The 15-team field will compete at the Forest Hills Golf Club, a par 72, 6,875-yard layout.

March 28, 2001
ASU Ranked 10th In Latest Poll
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked 10th for the second consecutive week in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

March 26, 2001
Augusta State Ranked Third in NCAA District 3
AUGUSTA, GA - Augusta State University’s 10th-ranked golf team is currently ranked third in the latest NCAA District 3 North Rankings. The top eight teams at the end of the season will advance to the NCAA Regionals in Williamsburg, Virginia.

March 25, 2001
Augusta State Rallies to Finish Fourth at Schenkel Invitational
STATESBORO, GA - Augusta State University’s golf team shot Sunday’s best round of 283 (-5) to finish fourth at the star-studded Schenkel EZ-GO Invitational, hosted by Georgia Southern University. The tournament boasted six teams ranked in the top 10 of the latest Mastercard Golf Rankings, including the 10th-ranked Jaguars.

March 21, 2001
ASU 10th In The Nation
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked 10th in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

March 20, 2001
ASU Second At USCA Invitational
AIKEN, SC - Augusta State University’s 18th-ranked golf team finished in second place at the rain-shortened Cleveland Golf Collegiate Championships, hosted by USC Aiken. The Jaguars finished the tournament with a 15-over par 583. The tournament, which was scheduled to be finished Tuesday morning, was called due to inclement weather conditions. The second place finish marked the fourth time in the last five tournaments that ASU has finished in the top three.

March 14, 2001
ASU 18th In Latest Poll
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked 18th in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

March 11, 2001
ASU 17th; Elson Ranked 10th
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State University is ranked 17th in the latest edition of the Division I Men’s MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

March 5, 2001
Kroger Announces Sponsorship of the 23rd Annual Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational
AUGUSTA, GA - The 23rd Annual Cleveland Golf/ASU Invitational will be presented by Kroger, as announced at a press conference Monday afternoon at Forest Hills Golf Club.

February 20, 2001
Augusta State Finishes Second at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Augusta State University’s golf team shot a spectacular final round 276 (-12) to finish second at the star-studded field at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship, hosted by the University of North Florida. ASU’s 276 marked the tournament’s best team round by five shots.

February 11, 2001
Augusta State Finishes in Third Place at the Gator Invitational
GAINESVILLE, FL - Augusta State University’s golf team finished in third place at the Gator Invitational, hosted by the University of Florida. Augusta State shot a three-round total of 825 (-15) to finish 15 strokes behind tournament champion Florida (810; -30). The College of Charleston finished in second place with an 824 (-16).

February 10, 2001
Augusta State Third at Two Rounds at Gator Invitational
The No.23-ranked University of Florida men's golf team shot a 15-under-par score of 545 to stand in second place after the first two rounds of the 24th annual SunTrust Gator Invitational at the University of Florida Golf Course, Friday Feb. 10.

December 21, 2000
Augusta State Golf Signee Emmett Turner Named Player of the Year
Columbia, SC - Augusta State University golf signee Emmett Turner has been named the Jay Haas Player of the Year, as announced by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association. The award was presented to Turner on Wednesday by the Thornblade Classic and PGA Tour member Jay Haas.

November 21, 2000
Elson Finishes Third At All-American Classic
EL PASO, Texas — Ricky Barnes, a sophomore at the University of Arizona, shot 5-under-par today for a 54-hole total of 196, shattering the tournament record of 201 to claim the Savane College All-America Golf Classic title at El Paso Country Club.

November 20, 2000
Jamie Elson in Third Place at All-America Golf Classic
El Paso, TX - Ricky Barnes, a sophomore at the University of Arizona shot a blistering 12-under-par after 36 holes today at El Paso Country Club to take the lead in the Savane College All-America Golf Classic. The tournament is being played at the El Paso Country Club.

October 31, 2000
ASU Seventh At Country Club Of Louisiana Intercollegiate
Baton Rouge, LA - Augusta State University’s golf team finished in seventh place at the Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate. Host Louisiana State University won the tournament with an eight-under 856, 26 strokes ahead of the Jaguars three-round total of 882 (+18).

October 16, 2000
Augusta State Finishes in Second Place at the Duke Golf Classic
DURHAM, NC - Augusta State University’s golf team finished in second place with a score of 880 (+16) at the Duke Golf Classic, hosted by Duke University. ASU finished in a three-way tie for second with Duke and Virginia Tech.

October 8, 2000
ASU 11th At Carpet Capital Classic
DALTON, GA - Augusta State University’s golf team finished in 11th place with a score of 897 (+33) at the Carpet Capital Classic, hosted by Georgia Tech. The three-day tournament, recognized as one of the best in the nation, was played at The Farm in Dalton, Ga., a 6,905-yard par 72 course.

September 19, 2000
ASU Fifth At Tournament Of Champions
KNOXVILLE, TN - Augusta State University’s 15th-ranked golf team finished in fifth place at the Tournament of Champions, hosted by the University of Tennessee. The Jaguars fired a three-round total of 862 (-2) to finish 11 strokes behind tournament champion Louisiana State (851; -13). Joining ASU and LSU in the top five was runner-up Virginia (856; -8), Tennessee (859; -5) and North Carolina State (860; -4).

September 12, 2000
ASU Ninth At Kiawah Island Intercollegiate
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - Augusta State University’s 15th-ranked golf team finished in ninth place at the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate. The Jaguars, playing without All-American Jamie Elson who is in England representing his country in a golf tournament, shot a three round total of 896 (+32). The University of Alabama won the team championship with a final total of 869 (+5). The individual medalist was Craig Lile from the University of Arkansas with a 211 (-5).

September 6, 2000
Preseason Golf Rankings Released
PRINCETON, N.J. - Augusta State is ranked 15th in the preseason edition of the Division I Men's MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

August 17, 2000
ASU Names Jay Seawell as the School’s New Director of Golf
Augusta, GA --- Augusta State University has named head men’s golf coach Jay Seawell as the school’s new Director of Golf, according to Athletic Director Clint Bryant. Seawell will oversee the overall operations of the current men’s golf program and the new women’s golf program, which will begin competition in the Fall of 2001. Seawell’s first responsibility as the Director of Golf will be the hiring of a head coach for the Augusta State women’s golf program.

May 11, 2000
ASU Holds Golf Banquet
AUGUSTA, GA - The Augusta State University golf team held its annual Golf Banquet/Luncheon on Thursday at the Forest Hills Golf Club. ASU celebrated one of the most successful seasons in school history. ASU is currently ranked 12th in the nation in Division I heading into next week’s NCAA East Regionals in Moosic, PA (May 18-20). The Jaguars have finished in the top 10 in all 12 regular season tournaments, including nine top five finishes. ASU has three team titles and three runner-up finishes on the season.