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April 7, 2014 | 4:38 p.m.

Team of the week: Central Florida

Golfweek Staff

UCF won its second straight tournament and fourth of the season April 6 at the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The Knights finished at 18-under 846 to win by a shot over Texas.

Brentley Romine
Florida State's Jack Maguire (left) and his brother M.J. Maguire, a junior at North Florida, each won collegiate titles April 6.
Florida State's Jack Maguire (left) and his brother M.J. Maguire, a junior at North Florida, each won collegiate titles April 6.

April 6 was a good day to be a Maguire brother.

While Jack Maguire, a freshman at Florida State, was signing his scorecard to put the finishing touches on a seven-shot victory at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn., he asked how his brother M.J., a junior at North Florida, finished at his tournament, the Irish Creek Collegiate some seven hours away in Kannapolis, N.C.

"I asked my coach how he was doing with about three or four holes to play, then he showed me his phone in the scorer's tent and I found out that ...

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Andy Zunz
Jon Rahm and Arizona State will compete in the Wyoming Cowboy Invitational.
Jon Rahm and Arizona State will compete in the Wyoming Cowboy Invitational.

Twenty teams will tee off Monday and Tuesday at the Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz., for the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic. Meanwhile, at the Talking Stick North Course in Scottsdale, Ariz., 22 teams will play the Wyoming Cowboy Classic.

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Cowgirl Classic

The field includes Boise State, BYU, Eastern Washington, Lamar, Montana, Montana State, Nevada, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado, Oral Roberts, Portland State, Sacramento State, Santa Clara, Seattle, Southern Utah, Tulsa, Utah Valley, Texas-El Paso, Weber State and Wyoming.

"This is great conference tournament prep, because course conditions are very similar with the type of grass, the heat ...

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Categories: College, Men, Wyoming Cowboys, Women
Alex Miceli
UCF's Greg Eason picked up his second individual victory while leading the Knights to their fourth victory of the season at the 3M Augusta Invitational.
UCF's Greg Eason picked up his second individual victory while leading the Knights to their fourth victory of the season at the 3M Augusta Invitational.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Behind stellar play from standout senior Greg Eason, Central Florida outlasted Texas to capture the 3M Augusta Invitational at Forest Hills Golf Club on Sunday by a single shot.

The victory by the ninth-ranked Knights was their fourth this season – the others coming at the Northern Intercollegiate, Adams Cup of Newport and last week at the FAU Spring Break Championship.

But Sunday's win was clearly the most prestigious, beating Illinois (No. 7 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings), Houston (No. 8) and the 18th-ranked Longhorns.

“We played Texas a couple other times this year ...

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Andy Zunz
Curtis Thompson led LSU to a shared title at the Aggie Invitational.
Curtis Thompson led LSU to a shared title at the Aggie Invitational.

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Texas A&M came back on its home turf to tie LSU and earn a joint win at the Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas.

The field struggled at Traditions Golf Club, with the winning teams finishing at 35-over 899. LSU's 5-over 293 on Saturday was the best round of the week.

Two Aggies finished in the top five. Greg Yates led the team with a runner-up finish at 1 under, and Ben Crancer finished in fourth at 3 over. LSU was led by Curtis Thompson, who finished in a tie for eighth.

Texas Tech finished in ...

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Andy Zunz
Robby Shelton led the Alabama Crimson Tide to its sixth win of the season at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Robby Shelton led the Alabama Crimson Tide to its sixth win of the season at the Mason Rudolph Championship.

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Alabama is back to its winning ways.

The Crimson Tide surged on the final day of the Mason Rudolph Championship, shooting a 12-under 272 en route to a nine-stroke victory in Nashville, Tenn. The team, which sits at No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, finished at five-under 847 at the par-71, 7,100-yard Vanderbilt Legends Club, surpassing host Vanderbilt on the final day.

Three golfers finished in the top 10 for Alabama – freshman Robby Shelton tied for fifth at 1 under, sophomore Tom Lovelady finished eighth at even par and senior Bobby Wyatt tied for ninth ...

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Andy Zunz
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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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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