Mitchell was reluctant at first. "I didn't want to go see her," he says. "She broke my heart." But parade around Mitchell did, and soon after rekindling his flame with Charlene, he proposed.
Even though Trevino and Mitchell are almost the same age, Trevino says he feels like a father who just lost a son. He's worried whether the new Mrs. Mitchell will cook the right meals for her husband. Trevino sent Mitchell to a hospital last spring to deal with his weight problem, and at Mitchell's most recent weigh-in he was down to 267 pounds from a high of 318. "No red meat, no pork, no fried foods," says Trevino. "I hope she knows how to bake and broil."
The Arizona State women's golf team—the No. 1 squad in the U.S. and two-time defending NCAA champion—is stronger than ever. This season the Sun Devils have thrashed their opponents, winning all five of their tournaments by an average of 29 strokes. The latest trouncing came last week at the Chris Johnson Invitational in Tucson. All five Sun Devils finished in the top eight, led by sophomore Heather Bowie, who earned medalist honors with a two-under 214. Her team beat runners-up Wake Forest and South Carolina by 48 strokes, which is the biggest three-round margin in team history.
"ASU is the 49ers of women's college golf," Arizona assistant coach Tom Brill said after the tournament. "The rest of us are the AFC."
It's easy to feel sorry for ASU's opponents. Defending U.S. Women's Amateur champion Wendy Ward, a finalist for the 1994 Honda Award for the nation's top female collegiate athlete, may not even be the best Sun Devil. Ward, a senior, finished second last week, two strokes behind Bowie, who was also tournament medalist two other times. And since the fall of 1992, the Sun Devils have won 18 of their 25 tournaments. "Everybody is talking about a three-peat, and there's no reason to try to hide it," says Linda Vollstedt, ASU's coach. "The players know they're good, and they're focused."
THE SHORT GAME
All the skiing injuries sustained by professional golfers did not deter Craig Stadler—who himself missed the 1992 Tournament of Champions after injuring a shoulder in a skiing mishap—from hitting the slopes two weeks ago in Colorado. "I escaped unscathed," Stadler said. "Skied five days and didn't fall once; that's good for me." And, apparently, for his golf game. Stadler finished tied for fourth at Riviera....
Jim McGovern's wife, Lauren, gave birth to the couple's first child, Melanie Sue, at 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 5, 30 years and five minutes after her husband was born. "I told my wife I wanted to be a father before I turned 30," Mc-Govern said. "She missed her tee time by five minutes."
...Insiders report that Nick Price will sign an equipment contract with Atrigon Golf this week but will skip the Doral-Ryder Open and make his 1995 U.S. Tour debut in a title defense at the Honda Classic on March 9-12. It is uncertain whether he will use the new equipment immediately in tournament play.