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Julie Williams

Assistant Editor

Julie Williams joined Golfweek in July 2009 as an assistant editor and covers women's golf. She graduated in 2009 from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., where she played four years of Division II golf. Williams grew up in Brookfield, Mo., a town of 4,000.
• Favorite golf memory: Qualifying for the national tournament, in Pensacola, Fla., after winning a team playoff at regionals
• Dream vacation: Anything in Australia
• Best golf shot seen live: A teammate once pitched out of knee-high fescue off a downhill lie over a bunker to 3 feet right in front of a camera crew
• Best 18-hole score: I once shot 66 at my home course. The stars pretty much aligned for that one.

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Diseased live oak removed from Sawgrass Stadium

One of TPC Sawgrass’ most visual holes is undergoing a reshaping. The closing gauntlet remains intact, but the large live oak that stands just off No. 6 tee – the one with a low-hanging branch that prevents any tee shot that rises too quickly – is being removed.

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Levy claims BMW Masters lead with opening 65

Alexander Levy is trying to win his second title in China and third European Tour victory for the season. The Frenchman started that effort Thursday with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead at the BMW Masters.

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World No. 1 Park shares LPGA Taiwan lead

Inbee Park, who returned to the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Ranking at the start of the week, birdied five of her final seven holes Thursday to climb to a share of the first-round lead at the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

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LSU clears hurdle with seven-shot Alamo victory

Something about Briggs Ranch Golf Course must suit LSU’s eye. The Tigers dove to 23 under through 54 holes at the Alamo Invitational played at Briggs Ranch, and earned its first team title of the season.

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Daughters defend Bishop's commitment to women's golf

Despite the backlash former PGA of America president Ted Bishop has received from social-media comments directed at Ian Poulter, Bishop's daughters paint a different picture of him

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Pace wins first LPGA title at shortened Blue Bay

South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace held on for a rain-shortened victory Monday morning at the Blue Bay LPGA. It’s Pace’s first LPGA title, and her second victory in the past nine days.

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Wake Forest ends drought with Landfall title

Despite the experience that defines Wake Forest’s small roster, not one player in the lineup at the Landfall Tradition had hoisted a trophy in her career as a Demon Deacon. That changed Sunday in Wilmington, N.C.

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More rain pushes Blue Bay LPGA to Monday finish

Rain continues to plague the Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island, China, to the point that the tournament will stretch into Monday.

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Murdaca wins Asia-Pacific Am, earns Masters invite

Antonio Murdaca became the first Australian winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday, and will reap the benefits on the other side of the world in April.

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Exber wins Stocker Cup in sudden death

Brady Exber claimed the Stocker Cup title on Friday, but not before meeting Herbie Aikens in sudden death.

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