South Carolina filled its vacant women's golf coach position this week with Duke assistant Kalen Anderson.
Anderson has been with the Blue Devils since spring 2006 after an All-American career at Duke and four years on the FUTURES Tour. Taking over for longtime coach Kristi Coggins, who resigned earlier this month, Anderson will direct the Lady Gamecocks in the second half of their season.
Anderson helped coach Duke to the ACC and NCAA titles in 2006 and 2007. Four players were named All-Americans, including three first-team selections.
Anderson also helped win the 1999 national championship at Duke and was a three-time All-ACC golfer.
• EARLY RECOGNITION: The USC and Clemson baseball teams appeared in Baseball America's preseason Top 25, which was released two days ago. The Gamecocks checked in at No. 12 and Clemson was 23rd.
It was no surprise to see the two teams in the poll after each made it to the Super Regionals last year, but the difference of the two major college baseball polls was again displayed. When Collegiate Baseball presented its preseason Top 25 at the beginning of the year, USC was second in the country and Clemson was 13th.
• REMEMBER ME?: Former Clemson All-America D.J. Trahan won his second career PGA event over the weekend, shooting a 26-under 334 to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. Trahan, who helped lead the Tigers to the 2003 national championship, rallied from a four-shot deficit over the last 10 holes.
Trahan's comeback tied for third-best in the event's 49-year history. David Duval came back from seven shots down in 1999 and Doug Sanders erased a six-shot deficit in 1966.
The win gave Trahan a spot in The Masters, which will be his second career appearance. He will join another former Tiger, Jonathan Byrd, who qualified when he won the John Deere Classic last year.
Trahan also received $918,000 for the win, the largest check any former Clemson golfer has won in a PGA event. He was also presented with a new Chrysler.
• OFF TO A GOOD START: The Clemson track and field teams each won their halves of the Clemson Invitational over the weekend, strongly beginning the second half of the season.
Senior Matt Clark broke the school indoor facility record in the 3,000 meters and Travis Padgett won the 60m dash, posting another NCAA qualifying time.
Patricia Mamona finished runner-up in the triple jump and Jenna Baker placed second in the 3,000m as the Lady Tigers also won.