2002-03 Men's Golf Releases

July 13, 2003
Augusta State's Turner Takes 89th Carolinas Amateur Championship
OKATIE -- Emmett Turner still isn't sure if he prefers match play, but it suited him well enough on Sunday to capture the 89th Carolinas Amateur title 2 and 1 over Port Royal's Matt O'Quinn on Sunday at Chechessee Creek Club.

July 13, 2003
Europe Claims Palmer Cup, Defeats USA, 14-10
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Europe continued its hot play from day one to claim the 2003 Palmer Cup by Monster, 14-10. The Europeans held a 7-5 lead after the first day, but claimed six of the 12 matches on Friday and halved two others for the win. The win was the first by Team Europe on American soil in the seven years of the Palmer Cup. The United States leads the series 4-2-1.

July 6, 2003
Former ASU All-American Jamie Elson Claims First Professional Victory
ESPOON GOLFSEURA, Finland -- Jamie Elson, a former two-time All-America at Augusta State, captured his first professional victory Sunday in the Volvo Finnish Open.

June 28, 2003
ASU'S Turner Finishes Tied For 14th At Dogwood Invitational
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Emmett Turner fired an even-72 in the final round Saturday to finish tied for 14th place at even-par 288 after four rounds of the 36th annual Dogwood Invitational at Chateau Elan The Legends Course in Braselton, Ga.

June 16, 2003
Gregory-Led Team USA Set To Open Play
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta State men's golf head coach Josh Gregory will lead Team USA into the 12th annual World Junior Golf Team Championships beginning Tuesday, June 17 in Kobe, Japan at Rosewood Country Club.

June 16, 2003
Jags' Turner Posts Final-Round 70, Ties For 26th At Monroe Invitational
PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Augusta State's Emmett Turner carded a final round of even-par 70 Saturday and finished in an eight-way tie for 26th in the Monroe Invitational Championship at Monroe Golf Club.

May 30, 2003
Augusta State Takes Seventh At NCAA's
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Augusta State fired a final round of 14-over 302 Friday to move from ninth place to seventh in the NCAA Championships at Karsten Creek Golf Club. The finish marks ASU's second-best showing in school history, matching the Jags' seventh-place effort at the 2001 NCAA Championships at Duke University Golf Club in Durham, N.C.

May 23, 2003
Augusta State Bound for NCAA Championships
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Riding the momentum of their most successful season in school history, the Augusta State Jaguars depart for Stillwater, Okla., Saturday morning and the NCAA Championships.

May 22, 2003
Augusta State Rakes In Golf Honors
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State dominated the voting in the NCAA All-Independent men's and women's golf teams Thursday in a vote of independent sports information directors and coaches.

May 17, 2003
ASU Advances To NCAA Championships
AUBURN, Ala. -- Augusta State clinched a berth in the NCAA Championships for the fifth time in the last six seasons Saturday following the final round of the NCAA East Regional at Auburn University Club at Yarbrough Farms.

May 13, 2003
ASU Golfers Honored At Banquet
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men's golf team held its annual awards banquet Tuesday at Forest Hills Golf Club before setting off for the NCAA East Regional in Auburn, Ala.

May 9, 2003
ASU Takes Fifth At Atlanta Intercollegiate
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Second-ranked Augusta State carded a final round of two-under 292 Friday and finished fifth in the Atlanta Intercollegiate at Eagles Landing Country Club.

May 7, 2003
Augusta State Back to No. 2 in National Rankings
NORMAN, Okla. - The Clemson Tigers remain atop the latest Precept Division I Coaches Poll, a position that they have held for sixth-straight rankings and for the entire spring season.

May 7, 2003
ASU's Wilson Named To Palmer Cup Team
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta State senior Oliver Wilson has been named to the European team for the 2003 Palmer Cup, according to an announcement from the Golf Coaches Association of America.

May 6, 2003
Augusta State's Gregory To Lead Team USA
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta State men's golf head coach Josh Gregory has been named Head Coach of the Team USA squad for this summer's Toyota World Junior Cup Championship in Japan.

May 5, 2003
Jaguars Headed To NCAA East Regional
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Augusta State's men's golf team is heading to the NCAA East Regional in Auburn, Ala., after earning an at-large bid Monday from the NCAA Division I men's golf selection committee.

April 15, 2003
Hogan Semifinalists Announced
NORMAN, Okla. — Bank of America in cooperation with The Friends of Golf (FOG), Colonial Country Club and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), has announced the 11 semifinalist for the 2003 Ben Hogan Award.

April 6, 2003
Jaguars Capture Title In Record-Setting Fashion
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State and Clemson endured a four-hour rain delay and then staged one of the most dramatic duels in Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational history Sunday afternoon at Forest Hills Golf Club, and it took an eagle on the 18th hole from ASU senior Oliver Wilson to deliver the Jaguars to the team title.

March 23, 2003
Jags Finish 10th at Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational; Wake Forest Wins Title
STATESBORO, Ga.-- Wake Forest carded a three-round total of 844 (-20) to claim a three-stroke victory over Clemson in the 2003 Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational held Saturday and Sunday at the par-72 Forest Heights Country Club. Augusta State finished in 10th place with 13-over par, after shooting rounds of 290-296-291 to finish with a three round total 877.

March 9, 2003
ASU Finishes in 12th Place at Toyota Men's Collegiate
Las Vegas, NV -- Augusta State shot a seven-over par 295 to finish with a three-round total 877 (+13) and 12th place at the Toyota Men's Collegiate Championship at Southern Highlands Golf Club Friday. The 12th place finish is only the second time all season the Jags have finished out of the top 10 and broke ASU's four-tournament win streak.

February 26, 2003
Clemson Retains Top Spot in Precept Coaches Poll
NORMAN, Okla. — Despite receiving only nine of 30 first-place votes, the Clemson Tigers remain No. 1 in the Precept Division I Coaches Poll, edging second-ranked Augusta State, 724-711. The Jaguars claimed nearly double the first-place votes of Clemson (17), but all of the Tigers remaining votes were in top four, allowing them to retain the top spot.

February 18, 2003
Jags Capture Fifth Title Of Season At Mercedes-Benz
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Second-ranked Augusta State turned in the second-best round of the day to secure a 10-stroke victory over No. 1 Clemson Tuesday and capture the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate at Sawgrass Country Club. The victory is the fourth straight for the Jaguars and their fifth tournament title in the last six events.

February 10, 2003
ASU's Wilson Rises To Top Of National Rankings
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State senior Oliver Wilson has taken over the No. 1 spot in the latest collegiate golf rankings, according to Golfweek magazine.

February 9, 2003
Jaguars Win Fourth Title At Gator Invitational
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Augusta State shot the third-best round of the day as the Jaguars held off host and third-ranked Florida Sunday to win the Gator Invitational at the University of Florida Golf Club.

November 27, 2002
ASU Golf Ranked Second In The Nation
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- On the strength of three victories during its fall schedule -- including two over top-ranked Clemson -- the Augusta State men's golf team has jumped to No. 2 in the final collegiate golf poll of the fall season, according to Golf World magazine.

November 10, 2002
ASU Beats Clemson for Hooters Match Play Championship
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The drama of match play golf was captured in Augusta State's thrilling 3-2 win over Clemson in the finals of the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship at Barefoot Resort on Sunday, November 10.

October 22, 2002
Jaguars, Wilson Take Duke Golf Classic
DURHAM, N.C. -- Augusta State’s Oliver Wilson, ranked eighth in the nation, fired a four-under 68 Tuesday to capture medalist honors and lead ninth-ranked ASU to a tournament-low round of six-under 282, clinching the Duke Golf Classic at Duke Golf Club.

October 13, 2002
Augusta State Finishes in Seventh Place at Fresno State-Lexus Golf Classic
Augusta State held steady in the third round of the Fresno State-Lexus Golf Classic to finish in seventh place at the San Joaquin Country Club. The Jags has a three-round total 883 (303-293-287) to finish 13-shots back of tournament host and winner Fresno State, who shot 870 (289-295-286).

October 8, 2002
Turner, Jags Capture Ping/Golfweek Preview
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Sparked by medalist Emmett Turner's two-under 70, Augusta State fired a one-over 289 Tuesday -- the low round of the day -- to capture the prestigious Ping/Golfweek Preview at Karsten Creek Golf Club. The tournament field included the top 12 teams in Golfweek’s preseason rankings.

September 29, 2002
ASU Rallies For Second- Place Finish at Carpet Capital Classic
ROCKY FACE, Ga. -- For the second straight day, Augusta State fired the low round at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic at The Farm Golf Club. On the strength of their 11-under 277 -- a tournament record -- in Sunday‘s third and final round, the Jaguars rallied to finish second, just two strokes back of champion Clemson.

September 16, 2002
Former N.C. State assistant named Director of Golf, Head Men’s Coach
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Josh Gregory has been appointed Director of Golf and Head Men's Coach at Augusta State University, director of athletics Clint Bryant announced Monday during a 2:00 p.m. press conference at Forest Hills Golf Club.

September 15, 2002
Jags Finish 13th At Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
Augusta State finished in 13th place after the final round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the The Ridges in Johnson City, Tenn. ASU shot a final round 312 (+24) to finish with a total 47-over par (911).

September 13, 2002
ASU To Address Golf Post Vacancy
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State Director of Athletics Clint Bryant will hold a press conference Monday at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Hills Golf Club to discuss the future of the ASU golf program.

September 13, 2002
ASU Golfers Primed For New Season
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men’s golf program has perhaps never entered a season with as much optimism as it does heading into the 2002-03 campaign.

August 19, 2002
ASU Golfers To Be Honored By Mayor Young
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s men’s and women’s golf teams will be recognized during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon in the office of Augusta Mayor Bob Young at 2:00 p.m.

August 1, 2002
Augusta State Names Duck To Golf Post
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Robert Duck has been named acting head golf coach at Augusta State University according to an announcement Thursday from ASU Director of Athletics Clint Bryant.

July 29, 2002
Nash Reverses Decision, Will Remain At Minnesota
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State mens head golf coach Jay Seawell announced Monday that Simon Nash has decided not to transfer to Augusta State and will return to Minnesota for his senior season.

July 29, 2002
Seawell To Leave Augusta State: Accepts Job At Alabama
Augusta State Director of Athletics Clint Bryant announced Monday that he has accepted the resignation of Jay Seawell,ASU’s Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach.

July 14, 2002
Nash To Join Jaguar Golf Program
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Simon Nash, a former All-America at the University of Minnesota, will join the Augusta State men's golf program this fall, according to announcement today from ASU Men's Head Golf Coach Jay Seawell.

June 20, 2002
ASU's Elson Not Returning for Final Year
Augusta, Ga.—Jamie Elson, one of the best golfers in Augusta State University history, has decided not to return to the school for his final year of eligibility in 2002-03. He will remain in his home country of England.