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January 16, 2014 | 10:06 a.m.

Nigel Edwards reappointed Walker Cup captain

Alistair Tait
Nigel Edwards
Nigel Edwards

The R&A has broken with tradition and appointed Nigel Edwards as Great Britain & Ireland's Walker Cup captain for a third consecutive time. He will lead GB&I against the U.S. in the biennial amateur matches next year at Royal Lytham.

No one had captained the GB&I team more than twice.

“I’m very proud to have the opportunity to captain the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team for a third time in 2015,” Edwards said. “I’m looking forward to continuing my involvement and using my past experience as both a player and captain to ...

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Cassie Stein
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Matthew Fitzpatrick

Matt Fitzpatrick, the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, intends to stay amateur for the 2014 season, perhaps longer.

“I’m not even thinking about signing a professional contract right now,” Fitzpatrick said Tuesday via telephone from his native England. “I just want to practice hard and go out and have a fantastic year again."

Fitzpatrick, who withdrew from Northwestern after one semester in Evanston, Ill., said the only way he would turn professional is if he were to post a top finish at a major championship or win a professional tournament. As the reigning U.S. Amateur champion, Fitzpatrick ...

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Sam Horsfield during the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Sam Horsfield during the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur.

Sam Horsfield, the reigning Florida State Amateur champion, opened the new year with another big amateur victory. Horsfield, 17, of Davenport, Fla., won the New Year’s Invitational at St. Petersburg Country Club by four strokes Sunday, joining Brandt Snedeker (2004) and J.B. Holmes (2003) among the list of winners.

Horsfield shot 2-under 70 in the final round for a 13-under 275 total. He had pulled in front of the 88th NYI with a second-round 65, the low round of the tournament, at the 6,909-yard course.

Horsfield, the No. 5 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin junior boys rankings ...

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Brentley Romine

Robert Hess, a veterinarian from Winter Park, Fla., and Roger Dean, a used-car dealer from Ormond Beach, Fla., pulled an upset Sunday to win the senior-division title at the Southern States Four-Ball.

The pair defeated the duo of 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur champion Doug Hanzel and former PGA Tour player Buzz Fly at the Old Trail Course at Jonathan's Landing in Jupiter, Fla. Hess sank a 9-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole after both teams completed regulation at 9-under 135.

Mike Weeks of Jupiter and Scott Wilson of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., won the mid-amateur division ...

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Categories: Amateur, Men, Senior, Top Stories
Cassie Stein
After only one semester at the school, Matthew Fitzpatrick has decided to leave Northwestern and return home to England to pursue a full-time amateur career.
After only one semester at the school, Matthew Fitzpatrick has decided to leave Northwestern and return home to England to pursue a full-time amateur career.

Northwestern freshman Matt Fitzpatrick, the top-ranked player in the World Amateur Golf Rankings, called head coach Pat Goss on New Year’s Day to explain that he will not return to Northwestern this spring in order to pursue a full-time amateur golf career.

“I very much enjoyed my experience at Northwestern,” Fitzpatrick said in a release issued by the university. “The people, the school and the great city of Chicago all exceeded my expectations. I want to thank (head coach) Pat (Goss), (assistant coach) David (Inglis) and my teammates for everything they did for me.

“Based on the opportunities I ...

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Cassie Stein
Arkansas Taylor Moore won the inaugural Saguaro Amateur by three shots on Jan. 5.
Arkansas Taylor Moore won the inaugural Saguaro Amateur by three shots on Jan. 5.

Arkansas sophomore Taylor Moore won the inaugural Saguaro Amateur at Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz., after a final-round, 1-under 70 to finish at 12-under 201 on Sunday.

“It means a lot to win this event especially with it being the first year,” said Moore in an Arkansas press release. “The putter was working for me this week and last week. I had just one three-putt over the two tournaments and I also managed my game really well and controlled the ball going into the greens. This definitely gives me some confidence, but is just a step in the ...

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Brentley Romine

Arkansas sophomore Taylor Moore fired a 6-under 65 to take a four-shot lead Saturday at the Saguaro Amateur.

Moore enters Sunday's final round at 11 under overall. UNLV's A.J. McInerney and Washington's Trevor Simsby are tied for second at 7 under while first-round leader Grayson Murray of Arizona State is fourth at 6 under after a second-round 72.

This is the first year of the Saguaro Amateur, with the three-round tournament being held at the par-71 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz.

The tournament features 108 players from around the world.

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Golfweek Staff
Michael McCoy during the second round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
Michael McCoy during the second round of match play at the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur.

Mike McCoy, the 2013 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, and Doug Hanzel, the 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur winner, headline the field for next month's Gasparilla Invitational.

The event will take place Feb. 20-22 at Palma Ceia Golf Club in Tampa, Fla.

McCoy will also compete in this year's Masters while Hanzel has an invite to this year's U.S. Open at Pinehurst. Other notables in the field include former USGA president and 1975 U.S. Amateur champ Fred Ridley; Haymes Snedeker, the brother of PGA Tour player Brandt Snedeker; and five-time Gasparilla Invitational winner Peter Datchisen.

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Nick Masuda
Grayson Murray during U.S. Open sectional qualifying in Ball Ground, Ga.
Grayson Murray during U.S. Open sectional qualifying in Ball Ground, Ga.

Grayson Murray, who will tee it up with Arizona State in the spring, fired a 7-under 64 on Friday to take a one-shot lead at the Saguaro Amateur.

Washington's Trevor Simsby is one shot back, while Arkansas' Taylor Moore is two behind. USC freshman Rico Hoey is in solo fourth at 4 under.

This is the first year of the Saguaro Amateur, with the three-round tournament being held at the par-71 Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz.

The tournament features 108 players from around the world.

Categories: Amateur, Men, Top Stories
Bill Zimmerman
USGA golf
USGA golf

As of Wednesday, all clubs used by competitors in USGA amateur championships and qualifying events must employ grooves that conform to the association's 2010 rule change. The USGA, therefore, also announced resources to help players comply.

USGA representatives are being made available to test clubs or answer questions, the organization wrote on its website. Players can begin at www.usga.org/grooves for more information. From there, they can consult a club database that allows players to check whether their make and model of club has been ruled as conforming. The USGA also plans a page of frequently asked ...

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Brentley Romine

Kyle Westmoreland is becoming quite the crowd favorite at the Patriot All-America Invitational.

Westmoreland, who plays college golf at Air Force, fired a 1-under 69 to grab the second-round lead at The Wigwam, which is located in Litchfield Park, Ariz., near Luke Air Force Base.

“I was telling one of the rules officials out here that I can’t go three holes without someone coming up and saying, ‘Hey, I’m an Air Force guy,’ " Westmoreland said. "It’s great to have people like that. It does feel like a home game for me and it’s a great community ...

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Brentley Romine
Tim Crouch of the Florida Southern men's golf team.
Tim Crouch of the Florida Southern men's golf team.

Florida Southern's Tim Crouch carded an opening-round 4-under 66 to take an early lead Sunday at the Patriot All-America Invitational.

Crouch had two stretches of three birdies in four holes during his first round on the Golf Course at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Ariz. He made seven birdies against three bogeys, and leads second-place Kyle Westmoreland of Air Force by a shot.

“Basically, I wanted to get off to a good start," said Crouch. “I got off to a little shaky start with a bogey on No. 3 that put me 1 over after three holes. I was ...

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Julie Williams
Lizette Salas hits her tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Kraft Nabisco.
Lizette Salas hits her tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Kraft Nabisco.

Nearly five years into this Golfweek gig, my collection of press passes for various golf tournaments has finally grown too big for just a door knob (or even two). They have their own hook next to my desk at home, and occasionally I like to sort through them, remembering all the things I saw at each tournament.

We say the words “inside the ropes” a lot at Golfweek, but in 2013, some very good memories came from outside the ropes. Sometimes I laugh at the ridiculous things I hear in a gallery (if I had a dime for every time ...

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Ron Balicki
Alabama head coach Jay Seawell hugs Trey Mullinax, who won the second match at the 2013 NCAA Championship at Capital City Club Crabapple Course.
Alabama head coach Jay Seawell hugs Trey Mullinax, who won the second match at the 2013 NCAA Championship at Capital City Club Crabapple Course.

This has been quite a year, that’s for sure – especially the last five months. As far as I’m concerned, it was a year in which I experienced a glass half full and a glass half empty.

In fact, my 2013 was probably more about the tournaments I missed than the ones I was able to attend.

If all that sounds confusing, it’s because it is, and the story behind is a bit interesting.

My year started in late January, just like it has for who knows how long – traveling to Tucson and covering the Arizona Intercollegiate. As ...

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December 23, 2013 | 9:24 a.m.

UCF's Greg Eason wins South Beach International

Golfweek Staff
Greg Eason of UCF during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Championship at Capital City Club's Crabapple course.
Greg Eason of UCF during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Championship at Capital City Club's Crabapple course.

UCF standout Greg Eason fired a final-round, 2-under 69 to capture the South Beach International Amateur title on Sunday, outpacing Bailey Patrick by two strokes at Miami Beach Golf Club.

Eason has enjoyed a solid ending to his 2013, picking up a pair of second-place individual finishes for the Knights (Adams Cup, Northern Intercollegiate) in the fall after he was T-8 at the NCAA Championships in June. He was a PING First-Team All-American after his junior season, while also winning an NCAA Regional -- the first UCF player to do that in its history.

North Carolina's Patrick saved his best ...

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