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UGA Fore-1-1: 5/11/2016
UGA FORE-1-1: 5/11/2016
By Kelsey Chugg
1. GHIN MOBILE APP
After quite a bit of work on the GHIN Mobile App, it is now functioning properly. In order for it to work on your mobile device, you will need to update the application through your App Store on Apple devices or through the Google Play Store on Android devices. We would like to sincerely apologize for any of the difficulties that you may have experienced while the app was down. Please feel free to call us at 801-563-0400 if you are still having issues after you update the application on your device.
2. FREE UGA PLAYER IMPROVEMENT SEMINARS!
The newest Member Benefit is here! Check out the UGA Player Improvement Series Presented by Rhodes Physical Therapy. Jon Rhodes, PT and some of the best local area golf professionals want to help you get your body and your golf game in shape.
The seminars are free for UGA Members and $10 for non-members. Find out more by clicking HERE, and RSVP for the first seminar today by calling Rhodes Physical Therapy at 801-447-9339.
Don’t miss out on any summer tournaments or leagues because your handicap isn’t active! You can still renew online or by calling the UGA office at 801-563-0400. You will be able to keep your old GHIN number, but you will have to pay a $5 reinstatement fee. You can find out more about the membership calendar and structure HERE.
4. BYU Women’s Golf Team
Congratulations to the BYU Women’s Golf Team who will be advancing to the NCAA Finals for the first time since the 2006-07 season. With a sixth-place finish at the regional event in Baton Rouge, La., the Cougars qualify for a position in the Division I NCAA Women's Golf Finals held in Eugune, Oregon, May 20-25.
“This finish means so much to these girls,” BYU head coach Carrie Roberts said. “It makes every ounce of hard work worth it; it makes everything worth it. Our strong finish put us through. Although Lea (Garner) carried us, it was a definite team effort. We are a tough team and fought to the end.”
Our staff will work to post updates after each round, or you can follow the action on golfstat.com or on the live broadcasts on the Golf Channel.
5. US Open Local Qualifier
The UGA hosted the US Open Local Qualifier at Alpine Country Club on May 9th. It was a full-field event which set an entry record for our local site.
UGA Programs Administrator, Megan Terry covered the event:
Despite the supreme level of talent, 2015 Utah State Amateur Champion Jordan Rodgers and 2010 Utah State Amateur Champion Joe Parkinson rose to the occasion and each carded a five-under-par 67 to advance to the sectional qualifying stage on the road to Oakmont. Parkinson has now qualified for four USGA events, and after Rodgers’ successful 2015 season leading up to his current professional career, this feat is anything but surprising.
Just one shot behind the medalists, Preston Alder earned the third qualifying spot with his four-under-par 68, and the fourth, fifth, and first alternate spots were decided in a playoff among Mitchell Schow Jr., Clay Ogden, and Rhett Rasmussen.
All three competitors made pars on the first playoff hole, forcing a second playoff hole on the par 5 No. 2. Schow drained his 15-foot birdie putt to secure his sectional qualifying spot in fourth. Ogden saved par for the fifth qualifying spot, and Rasmussen fell short of qualifying after missing his putts for birdie and par. He is the first alternate.
Seokwon Jeon shot a two-under 70 to claim the second alternate spot.