Categories Amateur / State Golf Associations Johnson's closing 65 wins Florida Open July 21 - 6:06 Caleb Johnson moved from Michigan to Florida nine months ago to work on his game -- his two-shot victory in this week's Florida Open has him pleased with his path. Ramsey, Hanzel share Tommy Barnes Award honors Feb. 10 - 12:46 Ashlan Ramsey, of Milledgeville, Ga., and Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Ga., were recently named co-winners of the Tommy Barnes Award during a luncheon held at Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta. Achenbach: USGA decision is sign of times Feb. 06 - 6:16 Smartphones once again are front and center in golf, thanks to an announcement Thursday by the U.S. Golf Association that distance-measuring devices will be allowed in all USGA amateur championships. Meier wins 97th Michigan Women’s Amateur Aug. 19 - 9:24 Christine Meier, from Rochester Hills, Mich., won the 97th Michigan Women’s Amateur yesterday at Walnut Hills Country Club with a 3-and-2 victory over Hailey Hrynewich of Muskegon. Nagel, Hoffman share lead in Michigan Women's Am Aug. 14 - 4:53 Liz Nagel and Sarah Hoffman couldn't be much more closely aligned than they are after two rounds of the 97th Michigan Women's Amateur. U.S. Amateur champ Fox wins Tenn. amateur title Aug. 09 - 7:40 This win gives Steven Fox a Tennessee trifecta after winning the 2008 Tennessee Junior Amateur and the 2011 Tennessee Match Play. APL winner Niebrugge captures Wisconsin State Amateur July 26 - 4:48 Jordan Niebrugge, last week's winner at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, continued his hot streak by winning the 112th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship on Wednesday at The Bog in Saukville, Wisconsin. Former pro Patterson wins S.C. Open July 25 - 11:27 Catching up to professional Patrick Rada and surpassing him in a three-hole playoff, amateur John Patterson won the South Carolina Open on Thursday in Bluffton, S.C. Kelly's late surge wins Illinois State Amateur July 21 - 8:06 After lurking in the background and trying to stay cool in near-record heat, Tee-k Kelly of Ohio State carded four birdies during his final 10 holes to win the 2013 Illinois State Amateur. Final-round 66 lifts Travis to Idaho Am win July 17 - 11:11 Ty Travis, a junior at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, shot 67-68-66 and never fell from the lead en route to the 2013 Idaho State Amateur championship. Springfield's Erickson leads Illinois Am by 2 July 17 - 9:50 The first pairing of the day saw Jake Erickson of Springfield card a 5-under-par 67 to take the first round lead in the 83rd Illinois State Amateur. Joey Johnson wins the Missouri Amateur June 27 - 12:27 Joey Johnson from Ozark, Mo. defeated Ryan Zech of Kearney, Mo., 7 and 6 to win the 106th edition of the Missouri Amateur, contested at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas, Mo. Horsfield, 16, romps to Florida State Amateur title June 26 - 7:32 Sam Horsfield romped to an 11-shot victory at the Florida State Amateur, becoming the youngest winner in the 96-year history of the event. Paladino outlasts Ballo in Conn. Amateur June 24 - 11:26 Cory Paladino, a Baylor grad, becomes only the second player to capture both the Palmer Cup and the Connecticut Amateur – and the first to win both in the same year. Werkmeister medals in Mich. amateur stroke play June 20 - 1:20 Carding consecutive rounds of 70 for a 4-under total of 140, reigning Michigan Open champ Tom Werkmeister earned the top seed for match play in the Michigan Amateur. Amateur holds on for Michigan Open victory June 13 - 11:31 A closing even-par round of 72 carried amateur Tom Werkmeister to a two-shot victory over defending champion and mini-tour pro Barrett Kelpin. Werkmeister chases first Michigan Open title June 12 - 10 The 2009 Michigan Amateur champion, Tom Werkmeister has won each of the state's major amateur titles and leads pro Barrett Kelpin by one entering the Michigan Open's final round. Ruthkoski moves into Michigan Open lead June 12 - 5:08 Andy Ruthkoski of Muskegon started the second round of the Michigan Open Championship wanting to catch first-round leader Tom Werkmeister of Kentwood by the end of the day. He was successful. Open season in Michigan, too - Werkmeister leads June 11 - 11:13 The rain was relentless, but so was Tom Werkmeister in taking a three-shot lead during the first round of the 2013 Michigan Open Championship.