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A closer look: U.S. Junior, Round of 32

A closer look at the Round of 32 matches at the U.S. Junior Amateur

While Wednesday's opening round of match play at the U.S. Junior Amateur will be a tough act to follow, the Round of 32 sets up to be a good one, as well. Here are five matches to watch, as well as the complete schedule and predictions.

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Meet Mary Janiga, a name you shouldn't forget

Meet Mary Janiga, a name you shouldn't forget

Mary Janiga isn't a household name on the junior circuit, but her play at the U.S. Girls' Junior is garnering attention as she advanced to the Round of 32 on Wednesday.

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Tseng, other Asian women welcome team game

Tseng, other Asian women welcome team game

Here’s your guide to understanding who gets to wear the International Crown, the LPGA's newest, match-play event.

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Wagner, Tardy look to go out on top at Girls Junior

Veterans Samantha Wagner, Bailey Tardy look to go out on top at U.S. Girls Junior

Samantha Wagner is hoping to go out in style with her first U.S. Girls Junior Amateur victory. Bailey Tardy, another veteran of the championship, is trying to do the same.

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5 Things: Crocker survives; Dalke, other notables fall

5 Things: Sean Crocker survives; Brad Dalke, other notables fall at U.S. Junior

As usual, the Round of 64 was an exciting one at the U.S. Junior Amateur. Top seed Sean Crocker survived a scare while notables like Brad Dalke and Austin Connelly weren't so lucky. There was a disqualification, two chip-in match winners and much more Wednesday in The Woodlands, Texas.

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Hall leads at Porter Cup with first-round 64

Gavin Hall leads at Porter Cup with first-round 64

On a day where the wind howled from start to finish, two Texas Longhorns sit atop the leaderboard after the first round of the 56th Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club. Gavin hall leads with a 64.

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McIlroy shows shades of Woods and Mickelson

Rude: Rory McIlroy shows shades of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson

Rory McIlroy, who is one victory from a career Grand Slam, has shown signs of being like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at the tender age of 25.

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With higher expectations, Augenstein advances

With higher expectations, John Augenstein advances at U.S. Junior

John Augenstein, who made a surprise run to the semifinals a year ago at the U.S. Junior, is expecting more out of himself this time around. So far, so good, too, for the 16-year-old from Kentucky, who advanced to the Round of 32 on Wednesday in The Woodlands, Texas.

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Niagara Falls CC recovers in time for Porter Cup

Niagara Falls CC ready for Porter Cup after harsh winter in Northeast

The Northeast winter that hit Niagara Falls Country Club this year was not too kind. After a majority of the greens were dead after the winter, the grounds crew had a lot of work to do to get the course ready for the Porter Cup.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: July 23, 2014

Toy Box Extra e-magazine: July 23, 2014

In this week's issue, we take a deep look at both Rory McIlroy's winning bag from the British Open, as well as his apparel. Our James Achenbach takes a look back at 1-irons and swing aids.

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Foos inspired by Germany's athletic success

Germany's Dominic Foos feeling inspired by country's athletic success

Dominic Foos is feeling inspired this week at the U.S. Junior Amateur. The 16-year-old German, who plans to turn pro at the end of the year, has witnessed two big victories by fellow countryman Martin Kaymer and a World Cup victory by the German national soccer team.

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Report: Dick's fires 500-plus PGA pros

Report: Dick's fires 500-plus PGA pros amid slide in sales

Dick’s Sporting Goods on Tuesday fired more than 500 full-time PGA professionals who worked at the company’s more than 560 stores, according to a report on ESPN.com.

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A closer look: U.S. Junior, Round of 64

A closer look at the Round of 64 matches for the U.S. Junior Amateur

The Round of 64 for the U.S. Junior Amateur begins Wednesday at The Club at Carlton Woods’ Nicklaus Course. Here are five matches to keep an eye on, as well as the complete schedule for Wednesday’s first round of matches.