The U.S. Girls' Junior and U.S. Junior Amateur not only attracts the best young players in the game, but also a cavalcade of college coaches. More than 100 were here at The Country Club of North Carolina this week checking out potential future players. Most have left the premises here at CCNC as the field has dwindled to just eight players, but the University of Florida assistant and new University of Miami coach Patti Rizzo were still around on Friday morning. Rizzo's name might ring a bell as she recorded 14 worldwide professional victories, including four on the LPGA Tour. She also was the runner-up to Juli Inkster at the 1980 U.S. Women's Amateur at Prairie Dunes C.C., losing 2 down in the 36-hole final.
Rizzo is trying to rebuild the Hurricane program from scratch and hopes to land some top players for the Class of 2011.