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Brooke Henderson
Brooke Henderson

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Brooke Henderson completed a wire-to-wire victory Saturday in the South Atlantic Amateur, shooting par 72 in chilly conditions at Oceanside Country Club to win by four strokes.

Henderson, 16, the reigning Canadian women's amateur champion from Smiths Falls, Ontario, had pulled away from the field midway through the final round before easing across the finish line, bogeying two of her final four holes for a 3-under 285 total.

Annabel Dimmock of Virginia Water, England, finished runner-up with a final-round 73 and 289 total.

Clara Teixeira of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Chloe Williams of Wrexham, Wales ...

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Brooke Henderson
Brooke Henderson

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Brooke Henderson maintained a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the South Atlantic Amateur women's tournament, posting a 2-under 70 Friday at Oceanside Country Club.

Henderson, 16, of Smiths Falls, Ontario, stands at 3-under 213. Wales' Chloe Williams matched Henderson's 70 and is second at 214. England's Annabel Dimmock (71–216) is the only other player at par or better entering Saturday's final round of the third of five Orange Blossom Tour events.

Henderson, the reigning Canadian Women's Amateur champion, birdied four of her first seven holes before struggling on the back ...

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Brooke Henderson
Brooke Henderson

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Brooke Henderson came back to the field Thursday in the second round of the South Atlantic Amateur, but the Canadian teen still leads the women's event.

Henderson, 16, of Smiths Falls, Ontario, and a member of the Canadian national team, struggled to a 4-over 76 at Oceanside Country Club. But after her sterling first-round 67, in which she reeled off six birdies in a seven-hole stretch, Henderson, the seventh-ranked player in the Golfweek Junior Rankings, holds a one-shot lead after 36 holes.

What a difference 24 hours made for Henderson, though. After making seven birdies – including ...

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The USGA announced Thursday that Wellesley (Mass.) Country Club will host the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, Sept. 17-22.

“Wellesley Country Club is both delighted and honored to be hosting the 2016 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship,” Charles R. Klotz, the club president, said in a release. “Wellesley has a growing involvement with the USGA, having hosted the USGA Women’s State Team Championship and several USGA championship qualifiers. The members and staff are looking forward to 2016 and trust that the players will find the course challenging.”

The club hosted a USGA Championship in ...

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Beth Ann Nichols
Meghan Stasi became the first mid-amateur to win the Harder Hall Women's Invitational since 1997.
Meghan Stasi became the first mid-amateur to win the Harder Hall Women's Invitational since 1997.

SEBRING, Fla. – Meghan Stasi rounded the curve just past the 18th tee box and heard a loud thud. Her golf bag had fallen off the back of the cart. It was the only thing that slowed the 35-year-old’s run at the 59th Harder Hall Invitational title.

“I actually feel young today,” said Stasi, who finished eight strokes ahead of a pair of 18-year-olds to win her first Harder Hall title.

For nearly 20 years this championship has been dominated by hotshot juniors and college All-Americans, many of whom have gone on to LPGA fame. When tournament chair Carol Semple ...

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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.

The Ladies Golf Union has altered selection of the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team that should help overcome the shambles that involved Charley Hull in 2012.

This year’s team will be comprised of four players off the World Amateur Golf Rankings, two from the LGU Order of Merit with the remaining two selected by the traditional method of a selection panel.

The top four GB&I players on the WAGR table after the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship that ends May 4, and the two top players not already selected via the WAGR table will automatically make ...

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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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Nick Masuda
Curtis Thompson (left) and Shannon Aubert won their respective Dixie Amateur titles.
Curtis Thompson (left) and Shannon Aubert won their respective Dixie Amateur titles.

Curtis Thompson birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff on Sunday to win the Dixie Amateur at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla. -- becoming the seventh player to win the title twice in his amateur career.

The LSU star -- and brother to the LPGA's Lexi Thompson and PGA Tour's Nick Thompson -- outlasted Florida State's Jack Maguire after each fired a 7-under 65 to force the playoff. They were never separated by more than a shot all day.

“I really didn’t know what I shot,” Thompson told DixieAmateur.com. “I thought I had 66 ...

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Jordan Niebrugge after helping the U.S. win the 2013 Walker Cup.
Jordan Niebrugge after helping the U.S. win the 2013 Walker Cup.

It's time to look back at the 2013 amateur-golf season. Our experts, Ron Balicki (@WrongRon), Julie Williams (@GolfweekJules) and Cassie Stein (@GolfweekCassie), tackle five questions, including who was the amateur player of the year, which player had the most surprising year and more.

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Who would you name as your amateur player of the year (male and female)?

Ron: There were some very good performances throughout the year, but as far as my male amateur player of the year goes, I have to go with Jordan Niebrugge. He dominated both on the national level as well as in his home ...

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Julie Williams
Alison Lee
Alison Lee

The U.S. Golf Association released its list of invitees for the first Curtis Cup practice session, which will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at Champions Golf Club in Houston. The matches will be played June 6-8 at St. Louis Country Club, and the final squad will consist of eight women.

St. Louis native Ellen Port, a six-time USGA champion and two-time U.S. Curtis Cup Team member, will serve as captain of the U.S. team.

The list of invitees:

• Casie Cathrea, Livermore, Calif. (Oklahoma State)

• Doris Chen, Bradenton, Fla. (USC)

• Karen Chung, Livingston, N.J. (USC)

• Lauren Diaz-Yi ...

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2013 U.S. Senior Amateur champion Doug Hanzel is among those set to compete in the senior portion of the Dixie Amateur.
2013 U.S. Senior Amateur champion Doug Hanzel is among those set to compete in the senior portion of the Dixie Amateur.

South Florida is home to one of the oldest and largest amateur tournaments in the nation, the Dixie Amateur. The Dixie, as it’s often called, was first contested in 1924, and boasts a list of winners that reads like a who’s-who of professional golf.

“This year we’ll have about 220 players in the men’s division, another 110 women and 90 seniors,” said tournament director Ben Derauf.

“It’s a very solid international field with more than 10 countries being represented this year.”

The 83rd Dixie Amateur will begin Dec. 13-15 with the senior portion at Heron ...

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Cassie Stein
Julia Potter during the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur in Asheville, N.C.
Julia Potter during the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur in Asheville, N.C.

Julia Potter of Granger, Ind., defeated Margaret Shirley of Rosewell, Ga., in 19 holes, to win the 27th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship on Thursday at Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, N.C.

It was the third U.S. Women’s Mid-Am final to go to extra holes and the first since 1992.

Potter got up early in her match with Shirley, a 2008 Auburn graduate, but was down from holes Nos. 5 to 17. She won the 17th with a par to square the match.

Potter won the 19th hole when Shirley, who defeated four-time U.S ...

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Brentley Romine
Margaret Shirley during the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.
Margaret Shirley during the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.

A day after Nathan Smith was eliminated in his bid for a fifth U.S. Mid-Amateur title, another four-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, this time on the women's side, was eliminated Wednesday.

Meghan Stasi, who won U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur titles in 2006, '07, '10 and '12, was defeated by Margaret Shirley in 19 holes in the semifinals of the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur at Biltmore Forest Country Club in Asheville, N.C.

Stasi, 35, was credited with a 6 at the first extra hole, the par-4 first hole. Before that, Stasi hadn't trailed in ...

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Julia Potter during the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur in Asheville, N.C.
Julia Potter during the 2013 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur in Asheville, N.C.

Trying to become the first medalist to win the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur since 2000, Julia Potter won two tough matches Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals in Asheville, N.C.

Potter, 25, defeated Marilyn Hardy in the morning, starting the match 2 down after two holes but moving ahead during the back nine for a 3-and-2 win. In the afternoon, she led early against Kate Hildahl – as much as 5 up – before needing a par at the 18th for a 1-up win.

“I honestly started thinking about it. Man, I'm starting off on fire on that front ...

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Medalist Julia Potter advanced to Round 2 of stroke play at the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.
Medalist Julia Potter advanced to Round 2 of stroke play at the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur.

Medalist Julia Potter remains after the first round of match play at the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. The 25-year-old defeated Stacy Dennis, 2 up, at the top of the bracket on Monday.

Potter, however, had to rally from 3 down after 12 holes in order to stick around at the Biltmore Forest Club in Asheville, N.C. She opened her match with a double bogey and Dennis took an immediate lead.

Dennis expanded it over the rest of the front nine and after the turn. Potter found her game at the 13th, where she stuck her third shot to ...

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