Sometimes emotions in sports transcend the sports themselves. It is during those times -- moments when the indomitable human spirit shines -- that we remember why we play the games.
Last week was one of those times.
Womens college golf doesnt get a lot of coverage, especially before the NCAA finals, which start next week at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens. Most of the regional events designed to whittle down the final field to 24 teams were contested in relative obscurity while the eyes of the golf world focused on Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia at The Players Championship.
But the best story in the game wasnt found at TPC Sawgrass. In fact, it wasnt even televised. The story that went beyond the game was found in a quiet corner of Auburn, Ala., where the Lady Tigers -- the home team, ranked No. 42 in the nation -- hoped to defy the odds and advance to the finals, not for themselves, but for their leader.
Earlier in the week, Kim Evans, the 54-year-old head womens gol...