All of the competitors gathered at Lake Nona this week are vying to win the USGA Senior Amateur title. But that doesn't mean their minds are also focused on another sport -- namely college football.
Steve Smyers, who shot a first-round 74 on Saturday, planned to gather in front of a television with his wife and son to take in the Florida-Alabama game. Smyers played at Florida and his oldest son, Trent, is a junior.
After carding a 2-under 70 in the afternoon wave, Stanford Lee planned to catch the second half of the Louisiana State-Tennessee game. Lee, the 2007 champion, went to LSU.
But Robin McCool, who also shot a 70, wasn't going to stay up to watch his alma mater, Arizona State, take on Oregon State. The game is set for 10:30 p.m. EDT. He has an 8:03 a.m. starting time on Sunday.
"My wife and I are going to dinner and then bed," said McCool, who resides in Bethlehem, Pa. -- David Shefter