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Cassie Stein
Ashlan Ramsey will not return to Clemson in the fall, instead opting to turn professional.
Ashlan Ramsey will not return to Clemson in the fall, instead opting to turn professional.

Clemson’s Ashlan Ramsey is ready for the next step in her golf career.

The freshman from Milledgeville, Ga., will not return to school in the fall, instead opting to turn professional after her appearance in the Curtis Cup at St. Louis Country Club in June.

“I feel like I came into college with a very open mind,” Ramsey said. “I tried to get off to a good start and have a good run at Clemson, but I kind of thought, my game isn’t exactly where it wanted to be. … I wasn’t accomplishing the things I wanted to ...

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Bill Zimmerman
USGA golf
USGA golf

Twenty U.S. sites and four abroad will play host to 36 holes of sectional qualifying for the 2014 U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst, N.C.

Like Pinehurst, in fact, four sites will pull double-duty and play host to men's and women's play. Quail Valley GC in Vero Beach, Fla., will host sectional qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Open. Industry Hills GC near Los Angeles, The Heritage at Westmoor in Westminster, Colo. and The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, Ariz., will host women's sectional and U.S ...

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Cassie Stein
USC junior Doris Chen was omitted off the 2014 U.S. Curtis Cup team.
USC junior Doris Chen was omitted off the 2014 U.S. Curtis Cup team.

On March 13, the 2014 Curtis Cup team was announced. All eight college players and Curtis Cup first-timers are ranked inside the top 25 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Most of these players aren’t new to international competition as they have played in multiple Junior Solheim Cups and Junior Ryder Cups.

But, let’s just imagine the Curtis Cup team is made up of 10 players like the Walker Cup team instead of eight. Who would else would make the team?

We take a look at six other players that had a good chance to make this elite ...

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Beth Ann Nichols
Emma Talley of the 2014 Curtis Cup's U.S. team during her win last year at the U.S. Women's Amateur.
Emma Talley of the 2014 Curtis Cup's U.S. team during her win last year at the U.S. Women's Amateur.

Ashlan Ramsey saw a missed call on her phone when she got of a workout session and hoped it wasn’t another telemarketer.

No, this was the USGA calling, asking if she’d like a spot on the U.S. Curtis Cup team.

“I just started bawling my eyes out,” said Ramsey, an 18-year-old Clemson freshman. “It was kind of embarrassing because I couldn’t contain it, but at the same time it’s something I’ve worked so hard for.”

Mariah Stackhouse saw that she had missed a call Wednesday afternoon while at practice. The Stanford sophomore listened to ...

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Andy Zunz
Casie Cathrea won her first tournament since leaving Oklahoma State, the San Francisco City Women's Championship.
Casie Cathrea won her first tournament since leaving Oklahoma State, the San Francisco City Women's Championship.

Casie Cathrea is back to collecting trophies.

More than a month after announcing that she would be leaving Oklahoma State as a freshman, Cathrea won the San Francisco City Women's Championship for the second straight year.

She defeated Anna Zhou, 10 and 9, in the 36-hole match play championship Sunday at the Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco. She started the day with a birdie and didn't look back.

"I was hitting a lot of good shots, hitting my driver a long way and hitting a lot of good putts," Cathrea said. "I feel like this year was ...

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Bill Zimmerman
Greg Eason rises to No. 4 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after topping the field at the 2014 John Hayt Collegiate Invitational (shown here during last year's U.S. Amateur).
Greg Eason rises to No. 4 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking after topping the field at the 2014 John Hayt Collegiate Invitational (shown here during last year's U.S. Amateur).

Greg Eason and Linnea Strom made the most significant jumps of the week in the latest World Amateur Golf Ranking, Eason winning the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational while playing for Central Florida and Strom winning the Spanish Ladies Amateur Championship.

Eason's 71-65-69—205 week put him three shots clear of UAB's Sam Love and lifted UCF to second place behind Oklahoma State.

It also lifted Eason five spots to fourth in the WAGR.

Strom, meanwhile, jumped to No. 16 as she climbed eight spots in the rankings after defeating Annabel Dimmock 2 & 1 in the final in Spain ...

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Cassie Stein

The U.S. Golf Association announced that past USGA President Jim Hyler and past USGA Women’s Committee Chairman Martha Lang will serve as the U.S. captains for the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships.

The women’s championship is set to take place Sept. 3-6, and the men’s Sept. 10-13, at Karuizawa (Japan) 72 Golf East. Hosted by the Japan Golf Association, the championship will be played on the Oshitate and Iriyama courses.

“Jim and Martha have ably served the USGA for many years, and we are very happy to have them as World Amateur Team captains,” said ...

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Categories: Amateur, Men, Women, Top Stories
Alistair Tait
The controversy surrounding the dramatic reversal on Charley Hull's selection to the 2012 GB&I Curtis Cup team lead to the new rules being unveiled for the selection process.
The controversy surrounding the dramatic reversal on Charley Hull's selection to the 2012 GB&I Curtis Cup team lead to the new rules being unveiled for the selection process.

At least one member of this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team might just want to thank England’s Charley Hull for her spot. Hull is probably responsible for a sensible decision to change the GB&I selection process.

The Ladies’ Golf Union has made a major change to the way this year’s GB&I team is selected. The top four GB&I players on the World Amateur Golf Ranking after the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship that ends May 4th will automatically make the team. GB&I captain Tegwen Matthews and her group of selectors will ...

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Cassie Stein

South Carolina and Texas A&M are tied at the top of the leaderboard of the Florida State Match-Up at Southwood Golf Course in Tallahassee, Fla. Both teams shot 5-over 293 on Friday.

Sitting in third is host Florida State, one shot back at 6 over. In fourth is the first-year program Clemson at 9-over 297. In a tie for fifth are Virginia and Mercer at 10 over.

Florida State’s Matilda Castren shot a first-round 4-under 68. Her round included five birdies and one bogey. In second is South Carolina’s Sarah Schmelzel at 2 under. Kansas’ Thanruttra Boonraksasat ...

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February 13, 2014 | 3:04 p.m.

Call out for ‘Local Legends’

Golfweek Staff

There are many amateur golfers who have compelling stories to tell. Do you know of a “Local Legend”?

Golfweek wants to hear about golfers with impressive amateur records on the state and local scene. Several will be highlighted in our annual Amateur Issue on May 9.

Send nominations by March 1 with brief credentials to news@golfweek.com or fax to 407-563-7077 (Attn.: Local Legends).

Please include name, address and contact information for the nominee.

Categories: Amateur, Men, Women
Ashlan Ramsey, left, and Doug Hanzel were co-winners of the 2014 Tommy Barnes Award.
Ashlan Ramsey, left, and Doug Hanzel were co-winners of the 2014 Tommy Barnes Award.

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.

The award given annually by the Georgia State Golf Association, is named after Georgia’s legendary golfer, Tommy Barnes, and presented to the GSGA’s player(s) of the year.

Ramsey, who joined the Golfweek staff as a player blogger for the 2013-14 college golf season, finished the year as both the GSGA’s Women’s and Girl’s Player of the Year.

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James Achenbach

PINEHURST, N.C. – Few things are more incompatible in tournament golf than a dumb golfer with a smartphone.

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. These devices will remain forbidden in the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open and their respective qualifying events.

The provision takes effect immediately, meaning that competitors in the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Women's Amateur and all other 2014 USGA amateur championships can carry ...

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Julie Williams
14 potential members of the 2014 Curtis Cup Team posed at Champions Golf Club in Houston for a pre-selection practice session.
14 potential members of the 2014 Curtis Cup Team posed at Champions Golf Club in Houston for a pre-selection practice session.

Two years ago, the eight-woman U.S. Curtis Cup team was locked in well before the end of January. In fact, the first five players had been announced before Christmas. But here we are in a Curtis Cup year, blazing through February with only a vague idea of what players might make that team.

That’s a good sign of the direction in which the event is heading.

For the first time in Curtis Cup history, U.S. captain Ellen Port hosted 14 potential team members Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Champions Golf Club in Houston for a pre-selection practice session ...

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Cassie Stein

In following the R&A’s lead, the U.S. Golf Association has approved the use of distance-measuring devices for all USGA amateur championships and qualifying events beginning in 2014.

The use of distance-measuring devices has been covered by an optional local rule, and the USGA Championship Committee’s vote adopts this local rule for all amateur championships this year.

• Achenbach: USGA's decision is sign of times

The change will not apply to the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. Senior Open championships or their qualifying events.

Devices may be used only to ...

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Bill Zimmerman

Distance-measuring devices such as laser rangefinders will be permitted for use during R&A amateur events this year, the organization's Championship Committee announced Monday.

"It will not be introduced for The Open Championship or any qualifying event for The Open Championship," the R&A said in its statement, adding that the committee is not intending for the change to serve as a recommendation for other tournament organizers.

The Championship Committee is exercising the option under a local rule that has been in effect since 2006.

Naturally, players were quick to react via their Twitter accounts – even if they aren ...

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