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Cassie Stein
Virginia Tech's Trevor Cone
Virginia Tech's Trevor Cone

Lead by senior Trevor Cone, Virginia Tech sits atop the leaderboard after the first round of the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.

Cone shot a bogey-free 2-under 68 at Olympia Fields Country Club for a one-shot lead over Oklahoma State sophomore Wyndham Clark.

As a team, the Hokies shot an 11-over 291. In the play-five-count-four format, Virginia Tech counted junior Maclain Huge and sophomore Joey Lane’s 3-over 73s and senior Scott Vincent, No. 4 in the preseason individual rankings, shot 7-over 77.

Florida State sits two shots back of Virginia Tech after Round 1. Illinois and Stanford are tied ...

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Brentley Romine
SMU's Bryson Dechambeau fired an event-record 10-under 61 Thursday to help the U.S. take the lead at the World Amateur Team Championship.
SMU's Bryson Dechambeau fired an event-record 10-under 61 Thursday to help the U.S. take the lead at the World Amateur Team Championship.

SMU's Bryson Dechambeau fired an event-record 10-under 61 Thursday to help the U.S. take the lead at the World Amateur Team Championship.

Dechambeau made 11 birdies, including six birdies to close his third round at Karuizawa (Japan) 72 Golf East. He also tied the lowest nine-hole score in tournament history with a 29 on the front nine. His 61 was a course record and personal best, as well.

"I've never done something like that," Dechambeau said. "I'm honored and it's pretty cool to be the low number for the World Amateur. That's pretty sweet ...

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September 11, 2014 | 12:32 p.m.

Ringler: New men's college golf season a must-watch

Lance Ringler
Thomas Detry of Illinois with head coach Mike Small at No. 18 on Monday of the NCAA Men's Division 1 Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.
Thomas Detry of Illinois with head coach Mike Small at No. 18 on Monday of the NCAA Men's Division 1 Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

The upcoming men’s college golf season has a different feel to it this year.

To me, it’s much like an anticipated new fall-season drama on network television. For the most part, there will be many new storylines while many of the characters are going to be names that have not seen a lot of headlines.

What should be no longer is Alabama and California garnering much of the talk during the year, which is what we have seen the past two seasons.

We can project that the likes of Texas and Oklahoma State will be at the forefront ...

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Categories: Blog U., Lance Ringler, College, Men
Andy Zunz
Will Starke led the South Carolina Gamecocks to victory at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 6-under 30 on the back nine of the final round.
Will Starke led the South Carolina Gamecocks to victory at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 6-under 30 on the back nine of the final round.

Bill McDonald looked around as his sluggish team played a practice round and thought, I'm the worst coach in the country.

The South Carolina Gamecocks felt the wear and tear of cross-country travel as they prepared for the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga., tired and stressed from travel after competing in the Carmel Cup in Pebble Beach, Calif., the weekend prior.

McDonald felt responsible for putting his team through the trouble. He wanted his team to experience playing Pebble Beach Golf Links, but also wanted to play the tournament that was at The Farm Golf Club, where ...

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Andy Zunz
Ollie Schniederjans made his first collegiate hole-in-one at the Carpet Capital Collegiate.
Ollie Schniederjans made his first collegiate hole-in-one at the Carpet Capital Collegiate.

It turns out Ollie Schniederjans' greatest adversary is none other than mother nature.

The All-American finished the first round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate in poor form. A lot was riding on his performance, as he led the host school, Georgia Tech, as a senior and returned after losing sole possession of the victory at last year's event, sharing medalist honors with North Carolina's Bailey Patrick after dropping three shots on the tournament's final two holes.

Flashbacks of 2013 crept in at the end of the first round. After waiting out a 1-hour, 15-minute weather delay, Schniederjans ...

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Brentley Romine
Doug Ghim will be one of three freshmen in the Texas lineup at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Doug Ghim will be one of three freshmen in the Texas lineup at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.

Texas and Illinois will open their respective seasons Friday at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational – and they will each do it with three freshmen in the lineup.

The Longhorns, ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek preseason rankings, will start true freshmen Scottie Scheffler, Doug Ghim and Taylor Funk in the 54-hole event at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club. Freshmen Nick Hardy, Dylan Meyer and Spencer Reed will make their collegiate debuts for the fourth-ranked Illini.

“They are excited and enthused to play their first tournament for Texas,” Texas head coach John Fields said. “It will be a great experience ...

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September 10, 2014 | 12:30 p.m.

Williams: True Blue gives green light to low scores

Julie Williams
Jacksonville State's Tomasz Anderson wins the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge after a final-round 12-under 60 at True Blue Golf Course in Pawleys Island, S.C.
Jacksonville State's Tomasz Anderson wins the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge after a final-round 12-under 60 at True Blue Golf Course in Pawleys Island, S.C.

Our Julie Williams is on the road this season covering the Golfweek Collegiate Series. This is the latest installment in blogging her road trip.

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – The applause for Tomasz Anderson on Tuesday at True Blue Golf Club was the loudest I’ve ever heard at a college golf tournament.

Three full teams, several spectators and volunteers were hanging over the railing on the back porch of the clubhouse while Anderson putted out for a 12-under 60, and they went berserk when the Jacksonville State senior made his 12th and final birdie. It reminded me of the grandstands ...

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Cassie Stein
Virginia sophomore Derek Bard
Virginia sophomore Derek Bard

When a team’s best player isn't in the lineup, it leaves the head coach scratching his head, wondering how the team will perform.

In Bowen Sargent’s case, a huge void was left for Virginia as Denny McCarthy, No. 5 in the Golfweek preseason individual rankings, was off in Japan representing Team USA at the World Amateur Team Championship, and the team’s first tournament was set to take place at the same time.

Sargent shouldn't worry anymore as the Cavaliers won the Northern Intercollegiate on Sept. 7 after being seven-shots back after the first round. A ...

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Julie Williams

Final scores: Men | Women

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PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – The best way to judge Old Dominion’s play at True Blue Golf Club is to look at the scores the Monarchs didn’t count. In two of three rounds at the Golfweek Program Challenge, it was a 1-under 71. Fourteen of 15 scores posted by the Old Dominion fivesome went on the scoreboard in red ink.

“It’s got to help your confidence,” head coach Murray Rudisill said of the scoring that helped Old Dominion break a two-year drought. In the first start of the season, things are looking up for ...

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Julie Williams
Jacksonville State's Tomasz Anderson shot a final-round 12-under 60 to win the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge.
Jacksonville State's Tomasz Anderson shot a final-round 12-under 60 to win the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge.

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – The end of Tomasz Anderson’s career-best college round felt like a tour event. Anderson stroked his final putt on the 18th hole at True Blue Golf Club, a 10-footer for birdie, and after the ball made a full lap around the cup, a thick crowd on the clubhouse porch took off hats, whistled, shouted and gave a heavy round of applause.

The Jacksonville State senior has been in this position before – sort of. His first collegiate victory, also his first collegiate start, came at True Blue three years ago during the inaugural Golfweek Program Challenge ...

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Brentley Romine
Stanford's Maverick McNealy took medalist honors at the 2014 Southwestern Intercollegiate.
Stanford's Maverick McNealy took medalist honors at the 2014 Southwestern Intercollegiate.

Final scores

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Sophomore Maverick McNealy closed with a 6-under 65 Tuesday at North Ranch Country Club to capture medalist honors and lead Stanford to a season-opening victory at the Southwestern Intercollegiate.

McNealy bogeyed his final hole of the 54-hole event in Thousand Oaks, Calif., but also used seven birdies in the final round to record his first collegiate victory. McNealy finished at 10-under 203, five shots ahead of teammate Jim Liu, Kevin DeHuff of Pepperdine and Sean Crocker of USC.

Viraat Badhwar was the third Stanford sophomore in the top 10, finishing T-6.

The Cardinal finished at 4-under 848 as ...

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Brentley Romine
Mason Nome, 13, has verbally committed to play college golf for the University of Texas
Mason Nome, 13, has verbally committed to play college golf for the University of Texas

Mason Nome is only 13, but the eighth-grader from Houston already has committed to play college golf for his "dream school."

Nome, who attends The Kinkaid School, recently committed to the Texas Longhorns. Nome is Golfweek's second-ranked player in the Class of 2019.

"Mason is very excited, honored and fortunate about the opportunity," said Nome's father, Craig. "He has dreamed since he was little about someday playing golf for the University of Texas . . . and he cannot wait to be part of the future of Texas golf."

Nome won the 11-12 age group at the 2013 Callaway Junior World ...

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September 9, 2014 | 12:32 p.m.

Williams: Rain doesn't sink collegians' spirits

Julie Williams
Gardner-Webb's Chris Jones avoids some water during a wet second round at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
Gardner-Webb's Chris Jones avoids some water during a wet second round at the Golfweek Program Challenge.

Our Julie Williams is on the road this season covering the Golfweek Collegiate Series. This is the latest installment in blogging her road trip.

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – One of the biggest sources of pride in college golf is that players can – and will – play through any kind of weather. They’ll also mill around a clubhouse for hours to do it.

I woke up to sheets of rain falling in Pawleys Island on Monday, and much of the coast was covered by a giant green blob on the radar. Rain kept falling but coaches kept waiting to start the ...

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Julie Williams

PAWLEY’S ISLAND, S.C. – After a long, sloppy Monday at Caledonia Golf Club, Campbell was one of the last teams to leave the practice facilities. Head coach John Crooks wanted a tune-up before the Camels called it a day.

“Normally one of the things the ladies do well is they take care of the simple things – they knock wedges on the green and they make putts,” Crooks said.

During the second round of the Golfweek Program Challenge, an uncharacteristically loose day from Campbell let a handful of women’s teams back in the race. The Camels posted a 9-over ...

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Julie Williams
Valparaiso sophomore Sydney Shrum at the start of the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge.
Valparaiso sophomore Sydney Shrum at the start of the 2014 Golfweek Program Challenge.

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – From my point of view, the first live shot of the college season happened in thick Deep South, early-morning air at Caledonia Golf Club, and I got at least a half-dozen mosquito bites while watching. That first tee shot belonged to Valparaiso sophomore Sydney Shrum at the start of the Golfweek Program Challenge.

I spent the better part of August toiling over my preseason college rankings – figuring out who was coming back, who wasn’t and which players and teams would be the best in college golf. It’s a great assignment – and an inexact science ...

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