Auburn senior Michael Johnson is back on the rise after adjustments to his game and approach, and Missouri, Kansas, Penn State and Kent State are rising too, along with Emma Henrikson, Sam Horsfield and Bailey Tardy.
SMU men's college golfer Bryson DeChambeau is expected to leave the SMU Mustangs after the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate to prepare himself for the 2016 Masters and a potential pro career on the PGA Tour.
One potential reform for NCAA men's golf regionals making the rounds would grant host duties for the six regional sites to teams as reward for an exceptional regular season rather than be awarded via competitive bid.
Nike's role in the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley has been educational as well as transitional. The equipment company has introduced the top junior players in the world to pro golfers, Tour vans and life at the next level.