During the 2007 season, the University of Florida and Ohio State University met in the championship games in both football and men's basketball, sparking a bit of rivalry.
At the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, Mia Piccio (from Philippines) and Susana Benavides (Bolivia) hope to push their golf teams to similar success next year when they attend UF and OSU, respectively. Both have been extremely successful this year, with Susana recently finishing second individually (to DLGA student Victoria Tanco) in the South America Championships and Mia finishing fourth in the prestigious AJGA Mizuno Junior (with Tanco also winning).
We decided to start the rivalry early and test their knowledge of recent golf news. See below who came out the winner: Gators or Buckeyes? And see here for an impressive list of colleges DLGA golfers will attend next year.
What's Tiger's real first name and how did he get the Tiger nickname (1 point for each right answer)?
Mia: Eldrick. From his dad's best friend. (2 points)
Susana: Eldrick. From his dad. ( 1 Â½ points)
Who holds the men's record for most Major Championships won in their career and how many did he win (1 point for each)?
Mia: Jack Nicklaus. 18. (2 points)
Susana: Jack Nicklaus. 18 majors. (2 points)
Who shot the lowest score ever in an LPGA event and what was the score (1 point for each)?
Mia: Annika Sorenstam. 59. (2 points)
Susana: Annika Sorenstam. 59. (2 points)
Who is the youngest golfer to win an LPGA Major?
Mia: Morgan Pressel (1 point)
Susana: Paula Creamer (0 points)
Other than Tiger, three players have won two or more Majors since 2004. Name them (1 point for each):
Mia: Padraig Harrington, Phil Mickelson. (2 points)
Susana: Angel Cabrera. Phil. (2 points)
Name three of the last five LPGA Major winners (1 point for each):
Mia: Yani Tseng, Lorena Ochoa, Brittany Lincicome. (3 points)
Susana: Lorena Ochoa, Christie Kerr, Brittany Lincicome. ( 2 points)
Correct answers: Tseng, Ochoa, Lincicome, Inbee Park and Jiyai Shin.
Which golfer from the PGA Tour and which from the LPGA led their respective money list and how much did they earn within a million dollars (1 point for each)?
Mia: Tiger Woods $10.8 million and Lorena Ochoa $3.5 million. (2 points)
Susana: Lorena Ochoa $5 million. Phil Mickelson. (1 point)
Correct Answers: Vijay Singh $6.6 million and Ochoa $2.7 million.
Mia: 14 points.
Susana: 10.5 points.
Just like 2007, Mia and the Florida Gators take the title!