Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Golf News

TMurph qualifies for US Open. Nagy named HM all-America. Mincer qualifies for Knoxville Open of the Nationwide Tour. Enander Hedin gets pro win. It's been a busy couple of days for the 49ers golf program.

Trevor Murphy, a four-year letterwinner who finished up in 2008 after helping the 49ers to 4 straight NCAA tourneys, placed 2nd at his US Open sectional qualifier -- beating out the likes of Brad Faxon -- for a spot in the US Open (June 18-21 at Bethpage Black). Murphy, you might recall, had a memorable run at the 2008 PGA Wachovia Championship, qualifying in Monday's qualifier and nearly making the cut as a college amateur.

2009 A-10 medalist Corey Nagy, who moved through local qualifying to the Ball Ground, Ga. sectional, was not able to advance to the US Open -- but he still gets his name in lights by pulling his 3rd straight all-America honor. He's been named honorable mention all-America for three straight years by the GCAA/PING. And he goes for a fourth next year. Nice work. He and teammate Stefan Wiedergruen were both named to the GCAA/PING all-East Region team, as well.

And Matt Mincer, who was the A-10 medalist who led Charlotte to a NCAA 3rd-place finish in 2007, shot five-under par to qualify for the Knoxville Open of the Nationwide Tour.

Meanwhile, Jonas Enander Hedin, a former Palmer Cup participant, who like Murphy was part of that historic 2008 graduating class, won the Fredrik Jacobson Masters at Kungsbacka Golf Club in Sweden (part of the SAS Masters Tour), despite tough conditions. He shot -4 over 3 rounds with 72,71,69 to win by 2 shots.

More trophies being accumulated by 49ers golfers. What else is new.

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