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Former Minnesota assistant Tyler Stith was named Iowa's new head men's golf coach.
Former Minnesota assistant Tyler Stith was named Iowa's new head men's golf coach.

Tyler Stith was named Iowa's new head men's golf coach on Friday.

Stith, who previously spent three seasons as an assistant at Minnesota, replaces former Iowa head coach Mark Hankins, who resigned earlier this month to become the Hawkeyes' assistant athletic director.

“Mark Hankins built a program that is among the best in the Big Ten and respected throughout collegiate golf," Stith said. "We will work diligently to build on the foundation in place and do it the right way.”

Stith, along with his wife Elizabeth, graduated from Iowa. Stith, who played college golf for the Hawkeyes, also ...

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Andy Zunz
Beau Hossler will represent the United States at the World Amateur Team Championships.
Beau Hossler will represent the United States at the World Amateur Team Championships.

American amateur standouts Bryson DeChambeau, Beau Hossler and Denny McCarthy will represent the U.S. at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship, the USGA announced Wednesday.

The competition, set to be played Sept. 10-13 at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan, pits teams from 125 countries in a four-day stroke play event. Each country can play two to three players, with the two lowest scores being counted each day.

Hossler, No. 12 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is a sophomore at Texas; DeChambeau, No. 28 in the WAGR, is a junior at SMU; and McCarthy, No. 14 in ...

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Brentley Romine

Penn State earned itself a pair of 2015 commitments this past week in Ryan Dornes and Charles Huntzinger.

Dornes, a 17-year-old Lancaster, Pa., native and senior at Manheim Township High, is ranked 80th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2015. Huntzinger, 17-year-old Duluth, Ga., native and senior at Peachtree Ridge High, is unranked but still considered one of the top rising seniors in Georgia.

"I chose Penn State because it is where I felt most comfortable and also felt that it was the best place that could provide me with great opportunities on and off the ...

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August 18, 2014 | 3:15 p.m.

Kyler Tate (No. 49, 2015) commits to Florida

Brentley Romine

New Florida head coach J.C. Deacon has landed another recruit for the Class of 2015.

Kyler Tate, a 17-year-old from West Orange High in Winter Garden, Fla., has committed to play college golf for the Gators. Tate is ranked 153rd in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings.

"I always wanted to be a Gator," said Tate, who also had offers from Central Florida, North Florida, Kentucky and Washington State.

Tate suffered a broken left wrist a few years ago and struggled with his swing following the injury. But this year, he won the KPMG Stacy Lewis AJGA Open by six ...

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Cassie Stein
Denny McCarthy during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.
Denny McCarthy during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – It’s normally the U.S. Amateur champion or the runner-up who has a “coming out party” if you will. And sure, Gunn Yang and Corey Conners are both worthy candidates, except for the fact that Denny McCarthy has been in the shadows for so long.

After not being recognized by anyone, it was time for his introduction into the golf world.

Hidden in the shadows of heavy hitters in the class of 2015 – former Stanford standout and reigning Haskins Award winner Patrick Rodgers, former Haskins winner and Alabama standout Justin Thomas, and World No. 1 amateur ...

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August 15, 2014 | 7 p.m.

Predictions: U.S. Amateur semifinals

Cassie Stein
The 2014 U.S. Amateur semifinalists are set (clockwise, upper left): Frederick Wedel, Gunn Yang, Denny McCarthy and Corey Conners.
The 2014 U.S. Amateur semifinalists are set (clockwise, upper left): Frederick Wedel, Gunn Yang, Denny McCarthy and Corey Conners.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – And then there were four. The semifinalists are set for the 114th U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

Here are some things you need to know:

• The average age of the four semifinalists is 20.5.

• The average World Amateur Golf Ranking is 368.75. Denny McCarthy is ranked lowest at No. 36, while Gunn Yang is highest at No. 776.

• The USGA has set up the course each day at approximately 7,305 yards at Atlanta Athletic Club’s Highlands course.

And now for our predictions for Saturday at the U.S. Amateur:

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Match ...

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Lance Ringler

Since match play debuted at the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, the tournament has evolved. The schedule and format have been tweaked annually. Tournament committee members have done well to fit many moving parts into a tight schedule, but the changes have not come without criticism.

The recent proposal from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s golf committees seems to be the best model to date.

The recommendation for the 2015 men’s and women’s NCAAs, which will be played in consecutive weeks at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.: Add a decisive ...

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SMU men's coach Josh Gregory (shown while at Augusta State) has resigned.
SMU men's coach Josh Gregory (shown while at Augusta State) has resigned.

SMU men’s coach Josh Gregory resigned under pressure Friday in the wake of reputed rules violations, Golfweek has learned.

“Today is the saddest day in my professional career,” Gregory said Aug. 8, without disclosing why he resigned from his alma mater. “I am so proud of what we accomplished in these three years. These kids believed in me and my vision for SMU golf, and I can’t thank them enough.”

Among the alleged violations were impermissible text messages sent to recruits, in violation of NCAA rules.

In an emailed response to Golfweek, Brad Sutton, SMU’s senior associate ...

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Lance Ringler
SMU men's coach Josh Gregory (shown while at Augusta State) has resigned.
SMU men's coach Josh Gregory (shown while at Augusta State) has resigned.

After three seasons at SMU, Josh Gregory resigned Friday as head men's coach.

Gregory guided the Mustangs to an NCAA Championship appearance this spring for the first time since 2005. SMU lost in the quarterfinal match to eventual champion Alabama, giving the Mustangs their second-best national finish in program history. Gregory, a 1997 SMU graduate, had returned to Dallas in summer 2011 with a contract that reportedly was near the top of college golf's pay scale, at about $200,000 annually for five years.

Assistant coach Jason Enloe will fill the vacancy, the school announced.

“Today is the ...

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Golfweek Staff
LSU teammates Stewart Jolly (from left) and Smylie Kaufman and Alabama's Tom Lovelady pose with commemorative plaques presented by the club Monday night in the Vestavia Hills section of Birmingham.
LSU teammates Stewart Jolly (from left) and Smylie Kaufman and Alabama's Tom Lovelady pose with commemorative plaques presented by the club Monday night in the Vestavia Hills section of Birmingham.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – They might have been rivals this spring, but for one glorious night this week, three young members of Vestavia Country Club were united in an embrace as strong as any SEC allegiance.

LSU teammates Stewart Jolly (from left) and Smylie Kaufman and Alabama's Tom Lovelady pose with commemorative plaques presented by the club Monday night in the Vestavia Hills section of Birmingham. Jolly, who won the recent Northeast Amateur, will be a senior at LSU. He finished the spring at 29th in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings and was a third-team All-American. Kaufman, a recent graduate, and ...

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Recruiting Extra
Braden Bailey, ranked 31st in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2015, has given his verbal commitment to Baylor.
Braden Bailey, ranked 31st in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2015, has given his verbal commitment to Baylor.

Braden Bailey, ranked 31st in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2015, has given his verbal commitment to Baylor.

Bailey, who currently attends Port Neches Groves High School in Groves, Texas, was originally recruited by former Baylor coach Greg Priest, who resigned in June to become athletic director for the Tyler (Texas) Independent School District. Now, he'll play college golf for new Bears head coach Mike McGraw.

"The process was a little overwhelming at times and I talked to a lot of great schools. I was looking for a school that had a great balance of ...

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Golfweek Staff
Mark Hankins, then coach of Iowa, confers with Brad Hopfinger at Golfweek’s Conference Challenge.
Mark Hankins, then coach of Iowa, confers with Brad Hopfinger at Golfweek’s Conference Challenge.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Mark Hankins has resigned after seven seasons as head men's golf coach at Iowa to accept a promotion to assistant athletic director, the school announced Tuesday.

Hankins, 44, led the Hawkeyes to NCAA regional appearances in the past six seasons.

“Mark and I have had discussions in regards to his career path for some time, and I am happy to have Mark’s assistance to our administrative staff,” athletic director Gary Barta said. “This transition is a win/win. He’ll start his next career phase at Iowa, and we’ll tap into his significant expertise ...

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Cassie Stein
Beau Hossler
Beau Hossler

CHICAGO – When it comes to powerhouse college programs, the Texas Longhorns and, more recently, the Illinois Fighting Illini have become fixtures at the top of the rankings.

After 72 holes of stroke play was complete Thursday at the Western Amateur, three Longhorns and three Illini advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the 112th championship at The Beverly Country Club.

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The Longhorns

Rising sophomore Beau Hossler, incoming freshmen Doug Ghim and Scottie Scheffler

Hossler, 19, who has two Western Sweet 16 appearances under his belt now, was paired with future teammate Scheffler in the third and final rounds of the Western ...

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Kirk Kayden (right), who coached Austin Peay for 10 years, will become Mercer's men's coach.
Kirk Kayden (right), who coached Austin Peay for 10 years, will become Mercer's men's coach.

Kirk Kayden, who coached Austin Peay's men for the past 10 seasons, will be the new men's coach at Mercer.

Kayden, 40, replaces Steve Bradley, who resigned July 5 from the Macon, Ga., school to become the men's coach at South Florida after Chris Malloy accepted the Ole Miss job.

"It's an up-and-coming program," Kayden said in a phone interview Thursday afternoon. "It's a good situation, a good place."

He has agreed to a four-year contract, the terms of which were not disclosed.

Golfweek first reported the hire Thursday, shortly after Kayden informed his players ...

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Cassie Stein
Shotaro Ban
Shotaro Ban

CHICAGO – Shotaro Ban used to have a temper on the course. He thought bad golf shots meant clubs needed to be thrown, or swear words needed to be dropped.

With a bit of help from Cal Bears associate head coach Walter Chun and the fact that Ban is maturing on his own, golf isn't a life-and-death situation anymore. It's about staying cool, calm and collected all the time.

Ban, a rising junior at California, was one of 50 players to make the cut Wednesday afternoon after two rounds of stroke play at the Western Amateur.

Ban shot 69-70 ...

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