2003-04 Men's Golf News

July 6, 2004
Turner Set To Defend Carolinas Amateur Crown
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Emmett Turner will defend his Carolinas Amateur title when the 90th Carolinas Amateur Championship opens play Wednesday, July 7 at the Country Club of North Carolina, Dogwood Course, in Pinehurst, N.C.

July 2, 2004
Turner Cards Top-10 Finish At Dogwood
ATLANTA, Ga -- Augusta State's Emmett Turner turned in a final round of two-under 70 and tied for ninth place Friday in the final round of the Dogwood Invitational at Druid Hills Golf Club.

June 27, 2004
Turner Finishes In Tie For 33rd
RUMFORD, R.I. -- Augusta State's Emmett Turner carded a five-over 74 to finish in a tie for 33rd place in the final round of the Northeast Amateur Invitational at Wannamoisett Country Club.

June 27, 2004
Former ASU Standout Wilson Finishes in Tie For Eighth
KORSCHENBROICH, Germany -- Former Augusta State standout Oliver Wilson carded a final round two-under 69 to finish in a tie for eighth place after the final round of the European Challenge Tour's Galeria Kaufhof Pokal Challenge at Rittergut Birkhof Golf Club.

June 9, 2004
Turner Named All-America Scholar
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s Emmett Turner has been named a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, according to a recent announcement from the Golf Coaches Association of America.

June 2, 2004
Edberg, Turner Named All-Independent
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State juniors Emmett Turner and Kalle Edberg have been named to the NCAA All-Independent men’s golf first team.

May 30, 2004
Taylor Takes Fifth In FedEx St. Jude Classic
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Former Augusta State standout Vaughn Taylor posted his best PGA Tour finish Sunday when he finished in a tie for fifth in the FedEx St. Jude Classic at the TPC at Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.

May 28, 2004
Turner Named To Academic All-District Squad
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior Emmett Turner has been named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District III Men’s At-Large University Division second team, according to a recent announcement from the CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-America committee.

May 28, 2004
ASU's Edberg Named To All-Region Squad
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State junior Kalle Edberg has been named to the PING All-Region team for the South Region, according to an announcement from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

May 26, 2004
No. 14 Jags Take 19th At NCAA East Regional
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The Augusta State men's golf team failed to advance to the NCAA Championships when the Jaguars fired a final-round 309 Saturday to finish in 19th place at the NCAA East Regional at The Course at Yale. The top 10 teams advance to the NCAA Championships, slated for June 1-4 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va.

May 18, 2004
Jaguars Ready For East Regional
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The 14th-ranked Augusta State Jaguars make their seventh consecutive postseason appearance Thursday morning when they open play in the NCAA East Regional at The Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn.

May 16, 2004
Augusta State Takes Second At The Maxwell
ARDMORE, Okla. -- Augusta State turned in the low round of the day Sunday, a two-under 278, and moved from fourth to second place in the final round of the Perry Maxwell Intercollegiate at Dornick Hills Country Club.

May 13, 2004
ASU Closes Regular Season At The Maxwell
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The 14th-ranked Augusta State Jaguars return from nearly a six-week break and close out their regular-season schedule this weekend when they compete in the Perry Maxwell Intercollegiate at Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, Okla.

May 10, 2004
ASU Headed To East Regional
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State men's golf program earned its 12th consecutive postseason bid when the Jaguars were made an at-large selection Monday by the NCAA Golf Committee. The Jags will compete as the sixth seed in an NCAA East Regional field that includes eight of the top 18 and 16 of the top 49 teams in the nation, according to the latest Golfweek rankings.

May 9, 2004
Wilson Runnerup In Italy
CASTELLANETA, Italy -- Sweden’s Leif Westerberg put together a stunning finish of five birdies in his closing seven holes to take the Tessali-Metaponto Open di Puglia e Basilicata, and in doing so exorcised the ghosts of his early season play-off defeat at the Kenya Open – as well as stamping his name at the summit of the Challenge Tour Rankings.

April 4, 2004
Minnesota Claims Cleveland Golf/ASU Invite
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Minnesota rallied from a seven-stroke deficit Sunday afternoon to overtake UCLA and capture the 2004 Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club. The 13th-ranked Golden Gophers, the only team to break par in the final round and for the tournament, fashioned a one-under 287 for a three-round total of three-under 861.

March 31, 2004
Nation's Elite Headed To Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The 26th annual Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational will boast one of the top fields in the tournament’s rich history.

March 31, 2004
Field For ASU Invite To Be Unveiled
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The field for the 26th annual Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational will be officially unveiled Wednesday afternoon during a 1:00 p.m. press conference at Forest Hills Golf Club, according to an announcement from Tournament Director Grady Smith.

March 31, 2004
Augusta State Settles For Seventh
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Augusta State had to settle for seventh place after managing only a five-over 293 in Tuesday’s final round of the Atlanta Intercollegiate at Eagles Landing Country Club.

March 21, 2004
Jags Finish In Fifth At Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Florida battled strong winds and fired a final round 289 but were the only squad to finish tournament play under par with an 859 total as the Gators captured the 2004 Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational Sunday. Augusta State finished in fifth place in the event, firing rounds of 289-285-302 to finish with a three-round total 876.

March 14, 2004
Jags Settle For 12th Place In Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Augusta State fired a final round of 10-over 298 Sunday and finished in 12th place in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

March 10, 2004
ASU Looks To Change Fortunes In Vegas
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- After a month off, the Augusta State men's golf team returns to action this weekend when the Jaguars compete in the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev. Live scoring will be available each day through www.golfstat.com.

March 1, 2004
Taylor Remains In The Hunt On PGA Tour
Former Augusta State standout Vaughn Taylor fired a three-under 69 Saturday in the third round of the PGA Tour's Chrysler Classic of Tuscon and is in a three-way tie for sixth place with Per-Ulrik Johansson and Bill Glasson.

February 10, 2004
Jaguars 13th At Mercedes-Benz
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Seventh-ranked Augusta State carded a final round of nine-over 297 Tuesday and finished in 13th place in the Mercdes-Benz Collegiate Championship at Sawgrass Country Club. The Jaguars were the tournament’s defending champions.

February 5, 2004
Seventh-Ranked Jags Tee Off Spring Slate Sunday At Mercedes-Benz
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State’s men’s golf squad opens its spring schedule on Sunday, February 8 when the Jaguars travel to Jacksonville, Fla. to take part in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate at Sawgrass Country Club.

November 25, 2003
ASU's Emmett Turner Takes 10th In Texas
EL PASO, Texas -- Augusta State's Emmett Turner fired a final round of two-under 69 Tuesday to finish alone in 10th place in the 29th annual Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic at El Paso Country Club.

November 8, 2003
Texas, Wichita State Knock Off ASU In Match Play
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Sixteenth-seeded Wichita State eliminated No. 9 seed Augusta State Saturday in the consolation bracket's second round of the Hooters College Match Play Championship on the Peter Dye Course at Barefoot Resort. On Friday ASU was defeated by No. 8 seeded Texas. The Jaguars were the tournament's defending champions.

November 6, 2003
ASU Defends Title At Match Play
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The eighth-ranked Augusta State Jaguars close out their fall schedule this weekend when they defend their title in the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The tournament is hosted by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

November 1, 2003
Wilson Cards Final Round 79, Fails To Advance
BOGART, Ga. -- Former Augusta State standout Oliver Wilson finished 61st after a final round 79 in the first stage of the PGA Tour's national qualifying tournament at Jennings Mill Country Club.

October 27, 2003
Wilson Makes Professional Debut at Miccosukee Championship
MIAMI, Fla. -- Former Augusta State standout Oliver Wilson, the only three-time All-America in school history, fired 67-68-71-78 in his first tournament as a professional at Nationwide Tour's Miccosukee Championship at Miccosukee Golf & Country Club.

October 14, 2003
ASU Finishes Fifth At Jerry Pate
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Augusta State managed a final round of four-over 288 and finished fifth Tuesday afternoon in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at Old Overton Club.

October 5, 2003
ASU Takes Sixth At Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic
ROCKY FACE, Ga. -- Ninth-ranked Augusta State posted a final round of four-over 292 and finished in sixth place Sunday in the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic at The Farm Golf Club.

September 23, 2003
Augusta State Takes Sixth At The Preview
HOT SPRINGS, Va. -- Ninth-ranked Augusta State carded a final round of eight-over 288 Tuesday and finished in sixth place in the PING/Golfweek Preview at the Cascades Course at The Homestead. The Jags, the tournament's defending champions, entered the final round in second place, trailing leader Clemson by just three shots.

September 21, 2003
Augusta State Takes Fifth Place At Inverness
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Ninth-ranked Augusta State carded a final round of 12-over 296 Saturday and jumped to a fifth-place finish in the Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational at Inverness Club. The tournament marked the season opener for the Jaguars.

September 17, 2003
Jags Open New Season Ranked Ninth
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Backed by a veteran lineup and the highest preseason ranking in school history, the Augusta State men's golf squad opens its 2003-04 season Friday when the Jaguars compete at the Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational in Toledo, Ohio.

September 7, 2003
Wilson Helps Lead GB&I to Walker Cup
NORTH YORKSHIRE, England -- Former Augusta State standout Oliver Wilson enjoyed a tremendous second day at Ganton Golf Club Sunday, posting a 2-0 record that included a key singles victory and helped lead Great Britain & Ireland to a spirited comeback and a 12 1/2 to 11 1/2 victory over the U.S. in the Walker Cup.

August 19, 2003
Hagler, Stepp Fail to Qualify at U.S. Am
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State's Thomas Hagler shot a two-round total 11-over par and finished tied for 117th at the 2003 U.S. Amateur, taking place at the par 70, 6,636-yard Pittsburgh (Pa.) Field Club.

August 10, 2003
Turner Finishes One Shot Back of Haas in SC State Amateur
GREENVILLE, S.C. -- After a fourth consecutive two-under 70, Wake Forest's Bill Haas captured the 2003 State Amateur Championship on the 6,811-yard Chanticleer Course at Greenville Country Club. Haas completed the 72nd Annual State Amateur Championship by one shot ahead of Augusta State's Emmett Turner and four shots ahead of first round co-leader, Clemson's Gregg Jones, Jr.

August 4, 2003
Wilson Named To Walker Cup Squad
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Former Augusta State standout and the first three-time All-America in school history, Oliver Wilson, has been selected to the 2003 Walker Cup squad for Great Britain & Ireland, according to an announcement Monday from Peter McEvoy, the Chairman of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews Selection Committee.

July 27, 2003
Turner Finishes Tied for 53rd at Porter Cup
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Augusta State's Emmett Turner shot a five-over 75 and finished in a four-way tie for 53rd place after the final round of the 45th annual Porter Cup at Niagra Falls Country Club. Turner shot 69-73-69-75, bringing his four-round total to 286 (+6).