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North Florida junior MJ Maguire took medalist honors at the Irish Creek Collegiate, but the Ospreys could not top Georgia State.
North Florida junior MJ Maguire took medalist honors at the Irish Creek Collegiate, but the Ospreys could not top Georgia State.

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Scores were high on Sunday, but Georgia State was able to fend off North Florida for a win at the Irish Creek Collegiate.

Georgia State shot 5 over in the final round to finish 7 over, one stroke over North Florida.

The Panthers did not place an individual in the top four of the tournament, but were able to hold on for their second straight win or shared title.

Junior Davin White led the Panthers, finishing in a tie for fifth at 2 under. Sophomore J.J. Grey also nabbed a top 10, finishing in a tie ...

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Brentley Romine
Oliver Goss, a sophomore at the University of Tennessee and the 2013 U.S. Amateur runner-up, will be one of six amateurs competing in the 2014 Masters.
Oliver Goss, a sophomore at the University of Tennessee and the 2013 U.S. Amateur runner-up, will be one of six amateurs competing in the 2014 Masters.

Six amateurs will compete in the 2014 Masters, all of them making their first start at Augusta National.

Here is a closer look at each of the six amateur participants:

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Matthew Fitzpatrick

Age: 19

Hometown: Sheffield, England

How he qualified: U.S. Amateur champion

Buzz: Fitzpatrick first made major headlines when he qualified for last year's Open Championship and earned low-amateur honors at Muirfield. He then won the U.S. Amateur title later that summer before beginning his freshman year at Northwestern. His college career was short-lived, however, as he spent just one semester at Northwestern. Fitzpatrick, who plans ...

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Andy Zunz
Wyndham Clark and the Oklahoma State Cowboys head into the Aggie Invitational as the No. 2 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.
Wyndham Clark and the Oklahoma State Cowboys head into the Aggie Invitational as the No. 2 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

Some of the nation's top teams will look to make a statement in College Station, Texas, Saturday and Sunday at the Aggie Invitational.

Twelve teams will play 36 holes at the Traditions Golf Course Saturday and a final 18 on Sunday.

The field includes Arkansas (No. 25), California (No. 4), Kent State (No. 31), LSU (No. 26), Michigan, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oklahoma State (No. 2), Pacific, San Diego State (No. 38), Texas A&M (No. 10) and Texas Tech (No. 42).

Last year's champion Alabama will not return to defend its title, but both Texas A ...

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Categories: College, Men
Cassie Stein
Patrick Rodgers stays atop the Haskins Award Watch List this week.
Patrick Rodgers stays atop the Haskins Award Watch List this week.

Note: This is a list based on our opinions, watching these stellar players week in and week out. More than the rankings go into how we make the list. But, ultimately, this is a award voted on by players, coaches and select media, so this isn't necessarily how things will shake out later this year. If you'd like to register to be a voter, please click here.

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The only two players on the Haskins Award Watch List that played this week were Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers and Central Florida’s Greg Eason.

Both players had decent results and ...

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Cassie Stein
Barry's Adam Svensson has six victories during the 2013-14 season – a school record.
Barry's Adam Svensson has six victories during the 2013-14 season – a school record.

Adam Svensson initially signed a National Letter of Intent to play college golf at UNLV, but with some misfortune, the Vancouver, British Columbia, native ended up at Barry University, a Division II school in Miami Shores, Fla.

“I still tell him to this day, I don’t know how I found out he was available,” Barry head coach Jimmy Stobs said. “But he came for a visit . . . and came to school last January.”

Since joining the team in January of 2013, Svensson has been on a roll, collecting award after award and tournament win after tournament win.

During his freshman ...

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April 3, 2014 | 12:38 p.m.

Augusta Invitational draws strong field

Andy Zunz
Central Florida's Greg Eason shared medalist honors at the Augusta Invitational last year.
Central Florida's Greg Eason shared medalist honors at the Augusta Invitational last year.

Eleven of the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings' top-50 teams are headed to Augusta, Ga.

Some of the nation's top talent will compete at the 3M Augusta Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at Forest Hills Golf Club. The teams will play 36 holes the first day and 18 on the final day in the tournament's 36th year.

The teams: Baylor (No. 29), Clemson (No. 24), Central Florida (No. 9), Coastal Carolina, GRU Augusta, Houston (No. 8), Illinois (No. 7), New Mexico (No. 21), Purdue (No. 46), South Carolina-Aiken, South Carolina, TCU (No. 45), Tennessee (No. 39), Texas (No. 18 ...

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Andy Zunz
Alabama head coach Jay Seawell said he is pleased with his team's preparation after its winning streak was snapped.
Alabama head coach Jay Seawell said he is pleased with his team's preparation after its winning streak was snapped.

Host Vanderbilt will have its eye on a repeat at the Mason Rudolph Championship this year, but it will have to top the No. 1 team in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings – Alabama.

The Commodores won by nine strokes last year at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., over a field that did not include the Crimson Tide.

This year's field includes Alabama (No. 1), Ball State, College of Charleston, East Tennessee State, Florida State (No. 20), Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State (No. 36), Louisville, Mercer (No. 35), Middle Tennessee State, Rice, Southern Mississippi, Vanderbilt (No. 12) and Western Kentucky ...

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Cassie Stein
Patrick Rodgers
Patrick Rodgers

Welcome to Golfweek’s Men's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest men's college news, March 27-April 2.

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THE BIG 5

Stories you need to know now . . .

TEAMS

1. Stanford: The Cardinal dusted the field at The Goodwin on March 30 with a 20-shot victory at Stanford Golf Course. Four of five players finished inside the top 16 and three inside the top 4. The team, No. 6 in the Golfweek rankings, shot a tournament-best 14-under 266 in the final round.

2. Central Florida: No. 9 in the Golfweek ...

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Andy Zunz
Alabama freshman Robby Shelton has finished in a tie for first in three tournaments this year.
Alabama freshman Robby Shelton has finished in a tie for first in three tournaments this year.

When Robby Shelton made it to Alabama, his goal was to win one tournament.

He shared the title in his first collegiate event – the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational – and hasn't looked back.

"I think I've exceeded a few of my goals," Shelton said. "After I won that one, I knew I could win another one. They just started falling one after another after that."

Shelton's success is no surprise to Alabama head coach Jay Seawell, who started recruiting the rookie at the age of 13.

"I think he's the best player in the country right ...

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Golfweek Staff
Florida sophomore Eric Banks
Florida sophomore Eric Banks

Eric Banks, the Florida junior who underwent open-heart surgery in 2012 but returned to the Gators lineup, was named April 1 as recipient of the David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award.

Read more on Banks from Brentley Romine: With a healed heart, Banks rejoins Gators

After the surgery June 25, 2012, Banks returned to campus in the fall and, though 20 pounds lighter and having loss much of his muscle mass, worked on regaining his strength and golf form. He played as an individual in the Gators' home event the next spring, tying for 10th. He would go on to play ...

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Categories: College, Men, Florida Gators
Cassie Stein
Russell Henley is one of four former Georgia Bulldogs to have earned more than $1.2 million on the PGA Tour this season.
Russell Henley is one of four former Georgia Bulldogs to have earned more than $1.2 million on the PGA Tour this season.

The Rivals Cup is a website that promotes college affiliations of pro athletes by ranking NCAA programs and seeing what university is having the biggest impact in pro sports.

In order for a player to qualify for the Rivals Cup, the athlete must have played at their respective school for a minimum of one year and recorded earnings in the prior year on the PGA Tour (in this case in 2013).

The earnings are based on the 2013-14 PGA Tour wraparound season.

Currently, the Georgia Bulldogs have made the most money on the PGA Tour through the 2014 Valero Texas ...

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Brentley Romine

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Memphis closed with a 10-over 298, but it still was able to notch a 15-shot victory Tuesday at the Memphis Intercollegiate at Colonial Country Club.

The Tigers finished at 10 over for the tournament while South Alabama (25 over) and Louisiana-Lafayette (28 over) finished second and third, respectively.

Louisiana-Lafayette's Haraldur Magnus won medalist honors and was the only player to finish under par (1-under 215).

Categories: College, Men, Memphis Tigers
Andy Zunz
South Carolina junior Will Murphy won in his first appearance at the Azalea Invitational.
South Carolina junior Will Murphy won in his first appearance at the Azalea Invitational.

Will Murphy may not have been the most decorated golfer in the field at the Azalea Invitational, but the past wasn't taken into account when Murphy topped North Florida junior M.J. Maguire in a one-hole playoff.

The junior from Columbia, S.C., has three top 20s for the Gamecocks this season and is tied for third on the team with a stroke average of 73.09.

Murphy shot rounds of 72-67-68 at the par-72 Country Club of Charleston, tying Maguire after 54 holes (it was shortened to 54-holes due to inclement weather).

Murphy said he hopes the win ...

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Cassie Stein
Georgia's Joey Garber has been No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Individual rankings since early March.
Georgia's Joey Garber has been No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Individual rankings since early March.

Both Joey Garber and the Georgia Bulldogs seem to be flying under the radar this season, although their Golfweek rankings say otherwise.

Garber is No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin college individual rankings with five top-5 finishes in seven starts, while the Bulldogs team is ranked fifth.

As for Garber’s success this season, it didn’t come as a surprise for the senior from Petoskey, Mich. It was all about being healthy for his last year of eligibility.

In December 2012, Garber had surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn rotator cuff that would keep him out ...

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Golfweek Staff

Ollie Schniederjans fired a trio of 67s to finish at 12-under 201 and win by two shots over LSU's Stewart Jolly at the Valspar Collegiate March 25 at Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Fla. Schniederjans now has three victories this season, becoming the first Georgia Tech player to win three tournaments in a season since Troy Matteson won four events in 2001-02.

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