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February 11, 2014 | 3:07 p.m.

Player diary: Alabama's Emma Talley (Part 6)

Emma Talley
Emma Talley
Emma Talley

Hey Y’all,

Well we are back to golf season! Even though it has been oddly cold in Alabama, it has been much warmer than my hometown in Kentucky. Our team has been able to practice almost every day despite the weather conditions. My teammates and I have been working really hard this off-season and I hope that it pays off this spring! Our first tournament is the Puerto Rico Classic, which we won last year. The only thing we can do going into our first tournament is to play one shot at a time and have fun. The preparation ...

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Brentley Romine
Alabama's Trey Mullinax
Alabama's Trey Mullinax

Four Alabama players and three Cal players were included on the 2014 Ben Hogan Award watch list, which was released Wednesday.

In all, 30 players were named to the list for the award, which is given annually to the top college men's player. Results in college and amateur events in the past 12 months are considered.

The list of 10 semifinalists will be released April 16. The three finalists will be named May 7. The winner will be announced during a banquet May 18 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, before the PGA Tour's Crowne Plaza ...

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Brentley Romine

Confusion regarding USGA rule about grooves emerged Monday at the Sea Best Invitational.

Jacksonville's Brett McKinnon was singled out by a playing competitor for a possible violation during the first round at TPC Sawgrass' Stadium Course. The question centered on whether one of his wedges conformed to rules that more strictly limit the size of grooves.

The USGA implemented the rule at the U.S. Open and other high-level events in 2010, and the PGA Tour and PGA of America also adopted the rule that year.

On Jan. 1 this year, the rule was extended to include this condition ...

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January 30, 2014 | 12:59 p.m.

Player Diary: California's Joel Stalter (Part 5)

Joel Stalter
California's Joel Stalter
California's Joel Stalter

On the road again for my very last season of college golf! It's been a phenomenal ride and the idea of graduating in May is scary but I guess very exciting at the same time.

It was great getting back in the groove of traveling and competing with the team this week at the Arizona Intercollegiate.

This years' event was a very fun one as it was held at a brand new golf resort. The conditions were absolutely perfect and I must say quite a change for me as I was coming back from France where the ball flew ...

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USF golf head coaches Marci Kornegay, left, and Chris Malloy.
USF golf head coaches Marci Kornegay, left, and Chris Malloy.

In a lot of ways, Chris Malloy and the school that writes his paychecks, South Florida, are a lot alike.

Malloy, in his fourth year as the head coach of the Bulls, is young – as a 2001 grad, it wasn’t too long ago he was playing golf at Ole Miss.

His program is young too. The Bulls won their first-ever Big East title last year thanks to Malloy’s leadership and freshman phenom Chase Koepka’s strong performance.

The team had a solid fall, rising to No. 20 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Malloy talked to Golfweek about the ...

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Cassie Stein

The boy has hops!

Texas Tech golfer Tyson Turnbow took to the basketball court during halftime of the Tech game against Baylor on Jan. 15 to show that golfers can actually dunk.

Turnbow, a junior, takes a running start and gets some height as he slams it home.

The only other known golfer to show off his basketball ‘dunking’ skills is Dustin Johnson.

Texas Tech best finish this fall was at the Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach with a third-place finish.

The Red Raiders open their spring season Feb. 6-8 at the Ameri Air Waikoloa Beach Resort Invitational in Kona ...

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Cassie Stein
Former Ball State coach Earl Yestingsmeier, 80, has passed away, according to the Ball State athletic department.
Former Ball State coach Earl Yestingsmeier, 80, has passed away, according to the Ball State athletic department.

Former Ball State head coach Earl Yestingsmeier died on Jan. 9 at his home in Muncie, Ind.

He was 80.

On the team’s Twitter account (@BallStateMGolf): “We are deeply saddened to share that Coach Earl Yestingsmeier has passed away. There are no words to describe what he meant to BSU. #RIP #EY”

(Read more about Earl Yestingsmeier’s career at Ball State)

“He was the patriarch of our program, is the best way to sum it up,” head men’s golf coach Mike Fleck said. “He was iconic, legendary and not only to our golf program, but to all ...

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Julie Williams
Yu Liu during the Annika Invitational at Reunion Resort.
Yu Liu during the Annika Invitational at Reunion Resort.

When Lindy Duncan graduated from Duke last spring, it left a sizable hole in the Blue Devil roster. Enter freshman Yu Liu, who had three top-10 finishes and led the team in scoring. Liu finished the season ranked No. 6 individually by Golfweek.

Suddenly, a Duke squad that should have been missing a leader turned into a top-3 team.

The Blue Devils are going for a third consecutive ACC Championship title this spring. After a victory at the Tar Heel Invitational and a runner-up at the Landfall Tradition, they’re in good shape. Duke wasn’t beat by another ACC ...

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Ashlan Ramsey
Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey reacts to making a putt
Clemson freshman Ashlan Ramsey reacts to making a putt

Hey everyone!

It is hard to believe this is my final blog for 2013. The year has gone by so fast. My schedule has been full, but that is what has made it such a fun year. Now that I have completed my first semester of college, I can let out a huge sigh of relief. I am proud that I managed to earn a 3.40 GPA and maintain my practice schedule on the golf course. Being a student athlete is not easy.

Now that finals are over, I am putting as much time as possible into my workouts ...

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December 13, 2013 | 5:56 p.m.

Sewailo GC new home for Arizona Wildcats

Cassie Stein

The Arizona Wildcats golf teams will have a new home this spring. Sewailo Golf Club will replace Arizona National as “Home of the Arizona Wildcats,” the programs announced Dec. 13.

“We’re extremely pleased to be joining forces with Sewailo Golf Club as they open their course to the Tucson community,” athletic director Greg Byrne said in a news release. “Arizona National was a wonderful home for our programs, and we thank them for their relationship over the years, but we’re looking forward to this new chapter in Arizona golf. I’ve had the opportunity to play at Sewailo ...

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December 12, 2013 | 12:21 p.m.

NCAA chooses Div. II, III championship sites

Golfweek Staff

The NCAA announced site selections for its championships for 2014-18. Here are the regional and championships sites awarded for Division II and III golf:

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Division II

MEN’S REGIONALS

2014: Edgewood Country Club, Charleston, W.Va.

2015: Longaberger Golf Club, Nashport, Ohio; Hiddenbroke Golf Club, Vallejo, Calif.

2016: Timber Lakes, Baldwinsville, N.Y.; The Meadows, Allendale, Mich.; Mission Inn, Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.; New Mexico State University Course, Las Cruces, N.M.

2017: Awarii Dunes, Axtell, Neb.; Robert Trent Jones-Fighting Joe, Muscle Shoals, Ala.; Brookside Country Club, Stockton, Calif.

2018: Findlay (Ohio) Country Club; Rock Barn Golf & Spa, Conover, N.C.

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Golfweek Staff
Mary Lou Mulflur, Washington women's golf coach, during the 2006 NCAA Women's Division I Championships.
Mary Lou Mulflur, Washington women's golf coach, during the 2006 NCAA Women's Division I Championships.

Mary Lou Mulflur was inducted into the Women's Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Tuesday, becoming the second Washington women’s coach to earn her place there. Mulflur joined her former coach and mentor Edean Ihlanfeldt.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Mulflur. “I never dreamed to be in this position when I started coaching. It is very special to be recognized by your colleagues who you work side-by-side and compete with year after year.”

Mulflur is in her 31st season as head coach at Washington, and has led the team to 20 consecutive ...

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Cassie Stein
Cal's Brandon Hagy chats with head coach Steve Desimone at No. 15 during the final round of stroke play of the 2013 NCAA Championship.
Cal's Brandon Hagy chats with head coach Steve Desimone at No. 15 during the final round of stroke play of the 2013 NCAA Championship.

California head coach Steve Desimone has been selected to coach the U.S. Team at the Palmer Cup this summer at Walton Heath Golf Club. The Ryder Cup-style competition between college players from the United States and Europe will take place on the golf club's Old Course on June 26-28.

Texas assistant coach Ryan Murphy, recipient of the 2013 Jan Strickland Award, will be the assistant coach.

Scotland’s Andrew Coltart and Stanford assistant Philip Rowe will again serve as Europe’s head and assistant coach, respectively.

“I’m honored to be a part of the Palmer Cup as ...

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December 2, 2013 | 2:18 p.m.

O'Keefe named head men's coach at GRU Augusta

Brentley Romine
Jack O'Keefe was named head men's golf coach at Georgia Regents Augusta on Monday.
Jack O'Keefe was named head men's golf coach at Georgia Regents Augusta on Monday.

Jack O'Keefe was named head men's golf coach at Georgia Regents Augusta on Monday.

O'Keefe, who had been the associate head men's coach at Ole Miss for the past 3 1/2 seasons, fills the position left vacant by Kevin McPherson, who took a similar position at Coastal Carolina on Sept. 24.

“Jack brings to the table exactly what we need at this time within our men’s golf program,” said Clint Bryant, director of athletics for Georgia Regents Augusta, which won national championships in 2010 and '11 as Augusta State. “His ability to lead, to ...

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Brentley Romine
Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans won his match in 19 holes over UNLV's Kevin Penner during the quarterfinals of match play at the 2013 NCAA Championship at Capital City Club Crabapple Course.
Georgia Tech's Ollie Schniederjans won his match in 19 holes over UNLV's Kevin Penner during the quarterfinals of match play at the 2013 NCAA Championship at Capital City Club Crabapple Course.

The fall Palmer Cup rankings for the 2014 event at Walton Heath Golf Club were released Wednesday. The top six golfers from both the United States and Europe automatically qualify.

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U.S.

No. Player, School - Percentile

  1. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech - .9975
  2. Trey Mullinax, Alabama - .9975
  3. Mark Anguiano, Cal State Fullerton - .9967
  4. J.T. Poston, Western Carolina - .9951
  5. Brandon Hagy, California - .9943
  6. Bryson Dechambeau, SMU - .9926
  7. Joey Garber, Georgia - .9917
  8. Chase Koepka, South Florida - .9893
  9. Joey Parkinson, BYU - .9868
  10. Ian Davis, Oklahoma State - .9818
  11. Robby Shelton, Alabama - .9818
  12. Bobby Wyatt, Alabama - .9818
  13. Lorens Chan, UCLA - .9818
  14. Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech - .9810 ...

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