The Big12 seized upon this time to award a new champion and prepare their teams when the stakes are lower. Indeed, it is a conference championship, but the title shows some compromise about how the “Big12 Match Play Tournament Championship” was conceived. Is it a Tournament or a Championship? How about both??
As a former teacher, it’s one of the great joys to see students I taught grow into adults and pursue their passions. What feels like an eternity ago, but maybe just five or six years, I taught John Menton when he was in seventh grade. He was a bright, ambitious, and kind kid. Now he is in college at Williams College, studying history and poli-sci hoping to go to law school. I spoke with him him, about his experience as freshman golfer on the Ephs. He discussed the changes on moving from high school to collegiate golf, his view on collegiate sports, and his team being named after a purple cow.
The last two weekends have featured some great collegiate golf. I have been focusing on the Power Conferences because they typically produce the elite teams. Here, we’ll look at the Power Conference Championships, but going into Regionals, we’ll touch on some of the smaller schools and their players.
The top 5 has been pretty static. OkSt, ASU, WF, Vandy, and OU have carved out a pretty steady season. It’s bottom of the Top25 that has seen a significant shift in the power rankings.
It’s Valspar Week! No, not the PGATOUR tournament in Palm Harbor. It’s time for the Valspar Collegiate at the Floridian Golf Club in Jupiter.