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Georgia Tech no longer under radar, leads NCAAs

By just about any standard, Georgia Tech has had an outstanding season.

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5 things: Georgia Tech chasing first NCAA title

Despite plenty of big-name alumni, Georgia Tech has never won an NCAA Championship. The Yellow Jackets top the team leaderboard as Sean Martin delivers five details from Round 2.

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Wildman's Walk: Karsten Creek is a workout

Another seven miles are in the books, and my feet are tired. I can only imagine what it must be like to carry a golf bag on your back at the same time.

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Five Things: Unfamiliar No. 1 at Memorial

Luke Donald arrives at Memorial as the No. 1 player in the world, the first time since 2005 that the top-ranked player at Jack's Place isn't named Tiger.

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Anderson finding success, happiness at NDSU

At North Dakota State, Amy Anderson finds her comfort level while emerging as a top player nationally. Beth Ann Baldry explains.

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Couples, Johnson paired together at Memorial

It appears Fred Couples and caddie Joe LaCava haven't separated – at least not for two days this week.

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Georgia’s Silva Zamora wins Honda Award

Marta Silva Zamora of Georgia has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college golf.

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At Shadow Creek, seeing is believing

There’s little doubt that esteemed Shadow Creek boasts a higher class of golf clientele than most, Exhibit A being one of its visitors last week, a certain former Washington executive now residing in Crawford, Texas.

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NCAA Men: Uihlein, OK State hover near cut line

Peter Uihlein shot 69 Wednesday, but Oklahoma State likely will enter the final round of stroke play near the cut line at the NCAA Championship. Sean Martin reports.

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Golf landscape puts remote Mesquite on the map

A dramatic golf landscape and value pricing help put remote mesquite on the map. Martin Kaufmann explains.

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Golfweek Collegiate Events

Fall Series Starts With New Program Challenge

Nassau Country Club granted 2014 U.S. Women's Am

The USGA will return to Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove, N.Y., for the first time in 100 years for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur. Nassau previously hosted the 1903 U.S. Amateur and the 1914 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

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Teams Captained By Former Solheim Cup Players

Nancy Scranton and Charlotta Sorenstam captain teams for new Women's Challenge.

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2011 Pro-Am at Pebble Beach

Plainfield West 9 defends title. Registration now open.

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Toy Box notes: Winning weekend for Odyssey

All three winners on the major men’s tours rolled to victory with Odyssey putters.

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Live blog: Georgia just might fit the mold

Our Golfweek staffers are filing reports from the second round of the NCAA Championship. Check back often for the latest news from Karsten Creek.

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Prairie Club revises operations entering second year

Paul Schock is one of the most accomplished amateur golfers in South Dakota history. But when it comes to The Prairie Club, the ambitious golf resort project that he developed in the Sandhills of north-central Nebraska, Schock acknowledges that he needed a mulligan.

In this issue: June 3, 2011

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Short-game prowess guides Donald’s ascent

How did Luke Donald, a 5-foot-9 Englishman, rise to the top of the world ranking? An impeccable short game and intense dedication. Jeff Rude reports.