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April 18, 2014 | 11:43 a.m.

ANNIKA Award Watch List: April 18, 2014

Julie Williams
UCLA freshman Alison Lee
UCLA freshman Alison Lee

As the spring season progresses, Golfweek is monitoring the race for the inaugural ANNIKA Award presented by 3M. The award is presented to the best female college player, as voted on by players, coaches and select media. An update will be posted each Friday on Golfweek.com. If you’d like to register to be a voter, please click here.

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It’s officially postseason this week as teams compete in their respective conference championships. With a month left in the college golf season, here are 10 notable players in college golf:

FAVORITES

Alison Lee, UCLA

Golfweek/Sagarin College Ranking: 1 ...

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Brentley Romine
Lamar's Wenny Chang
Lamar's Wenny Chang

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Lamar successfully defended its Southland Conference Championship title with a six-shot victory Thursday at High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, Texas.

The Cardinals finished at 40-over 904 and boasted four players in the top 10, including freshman Kelly Erasmus, who placed fifth at 9-over 225.

"We knew coming in that we had a target on our back and we were going to get everyone's best shot," Lamar head coach Brian White said. "It wasn't our best tournament of the season, but we made the shots when we really needed them. We had different ...

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April 17, 2014 | 10:48 a.m.

Troy takes Sun Belt title for 1st time

Andy Zunz
Troy won its first Sun Belt title Wednesday.
Troy won its first Sun Belt title Wednesday.

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Troy won its first conference championship in its Division I history, dating back to 1993, at the Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Ala., Wednesday. The Trojans became Sun Belt champions after finishing six strokes ahead of runner-up Texas State at 32-over 896.

Freshman Fatima Fernandez Cano led the team, winning medalist honors after a one-hole playoff. Troy placed four golfers in the top 10 individually. Cano shot an 8-over 80 during the second round of the tournament, but a 2-under 70 in the opening round and a 71 in the final round helped lead her to the ...

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Brentley Romine
East Tennessee State's Sian Evans
East Tennessee State's Sian Evans

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East Tennessee State successfully defended its Atlantic Sun Conference title Wednesday at Jekyll Island (Ga.) Golf Club.

The Buccaneers shot a final-round, 9-over 297 to finish at 32-over 896, seven shots better than Kennesaw State, which shot 305 Wednesday to fall out of the lead.

Vivienne Chin took medalist honors for East Tennessee State, carding a 3-over 219 to win by two shots over Jacksonville's Jessica Welch. Linda Dobele also notched a top-10 finish for the Bucs, tying for seventh.

Brentley Romine
Washington's SooBin Kim
Washington's SooBin Kim

Welcome to Golfweek’s Women's Midweek Report. We wanted to use this hump day to update you on all the latest women's college news.

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THE BIG 5

Stories you need to know now . . .

TEAMS

1. Washington: Washington turned in a final-round, 8-under 280 to pull away from top-ranked USC and win the Silverado Showdown March 15 at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif. The seventh-ranked Huskies finished at 3-under 861, 13 shots better than the Trojans.

2. USC: The top-ranked Trojans shot 4-over 292 in the final round of the Silverado showdown to end up at 10-over ...

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Brentley Romine
Campbell's Tahnia Ravnjak
Campbell's Tahnia Ravnjak

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Entering the season, Campbell had finished either first or second in conference championships 20 times in 22 seasons under head coach John Crooks.

Tuesday, the Camels made it 21 times in 23 seasons, capturing the Big South Conference title by 30 shots over Coastal Carolina at the Patriot at Grand Harbor in Ninety Six, S.C.

Campbell set the 54-hole conference team scoring record of even-par 864, which was 16 shots better than the previous record set by Coastal Carolina in 2013. The total also was four shots shy of the school record of 860 set ...

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Cassie Stein
Ashlan Ramsey will not return to Clemson in the fall, instead opting to turn professional.
Ashlan Ramsey will not return to Clemson in the fall, instead opting to turn professional.

Clemson’s Ashlan Ramsey is ready for the next step in her golf career.

The freshman from Milledgeville, Ga., will not return to school in the fall, instead opting to turn professional after her appearance in the Curtis Cup at St. Louis Country Club in June.

“I feel like I came into college with a very open mind,” Ramsey said. “I tried to get off to a good start and have a good run at Clemson, but I kind of thought, my game isn’t exactly where it wanted to be. … I wasn’t accomplishing the things I wanted to ...

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Brentley Romine
Washington's SooBin Kim
Washington's SooBin Kim

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Washington turned in a final-round, 8-under 280 to pull away from top-ranked USC and win the Silverado Showdown Tuesday at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif.

The seventh-ranked Huskies finished at 3-under 861, 13 shots better than the Trojans, who shot 4-over 292 Tuesday to end up at 10-over 874. Northwestern was third at 13 over.

SooBin Kim took medalist honors for Washington, finishing at 9-under 207. She shot 4-under 68 in the final round. Arizona's Lindsey Weaver was second at 8 under.

Washington's Charlotte Thomas tied for ninth at even par while ...

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Brentley Romine
Chattanooga's Jordan Britt
Chattanooga's Jordan Britt

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Chattanooga rallied to win its fifth straight Southern Conference Championship Tuesday at Moss Creek Golf Club in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

The Mocs trailed Furman by one shot entering the final round, but used a 20-over 308 to finish at 51-over 915, five shots head of the second-place Paladins.

Emily McLennan took medalist honors for Chattanooga, as well. She shot 6-over 222 to win by four shots over Furman's Taylor Totland. The victory is McLennan's first collegiate win.

Jordan Britt (third), Isabella Loza (T-6) and Agathe Sauzon (T-10) also notched top 10s for ...

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Golfweek Staff

Freshman Matilda Castren captured medalist honors for Florida State at the Web.com Intercollegiate March 8 at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., finishing at 12-under 204. She won by four shots over teammate Alex Milan and Maryland's Juliet Vongphoumy. It was her second victory of the spring.

April 14, 2014 | 4:16 p.m.

Team of the week: Florida State

Golfweek Staff

Florida State closed with a 5-under 283 to notch a 24-shot victory at the Web.com Intercollegiate March 8 at Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The 31st-ranked Seminoles finished at 13-under 851 and were the only team under par for the tournament.

Andy Zunz
Annie Park and the USC Trojans will play at the Silverado Invitational this week.
Annie Park and the USC Trojans will play at the Silverado Invitational this week.

Southern California will look for its fourth straight win at the Silverado Invitational Monday and Tuesday. The event will be played at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif.

The field includes Arizona (No. 8), California (No. 35), Colorado, Fresno State, New Mexico, Northwestern (No. 12), Oregon (No. 34), Oregon State, San Diego State (No. 42), San Jose State, Southern California (No. 1), UNLV (No. 45), Washington (No. 7), Washington State and Wisconsin (No. 46).

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Categories: College, USC Trojans, Women
Andy Zunz
Annie Park and the USC Trojans will have a test at the Pac-12 Championship.
Annie Park and the USC Trojans will have a test at the Pac-12 Championship.

It's conference championship season. Teams will be looking to get hot at the right time to make a run at the NCAA title, and that starts this week.

Here's a rundown of what to look out for as the conference tournaments begin:

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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

April 20-22; Hammock Beach R&GC (Ocean), Palm Coast, Fla.

Favorite: Central Florida (No. 18 in Golfweek/Sagarin rankings)

Buzz: UCF has played well in the spring, but No. 36 Louisville could also make a run at the first American championship.

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

April 17-19, Sedgfield CC, Greensboro, N.C.

Favorite: Duke ...

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Categories: College, Women
Andy Zunz
Duke sophomore Celine Boutier
Duke sophomore Celine Boutier

Duke is led by two underclassmen in terms of scoring average, but senior Laetitia Beck is not worried about a lack of experience as the team looks toward the NCAA tournament.

"I can't teach them anything, because we've all experienced really big tournaments, especially Celine (Boutier); she's played the British Open," Beck said. "That's huge. So even the NCAAs, that is a big event in the states, compared to what she has been through I don't think is stressful. So I don't think she is going to have any trouble with the pressure of ...

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April 11, 2014 | 10:55 a.m.

ANNIKA Award Watch List: April 11, 2014

Julie Williams
Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez
Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez

As the spring season progresses, Golfweek is monitoring the race for the inaugural Annika Award presented by 3M. The award is presented to the best female college player, as voted on by players, coaches and select media. An update will be posted each Friday on Golfweek.com. If you’d like to register to be a voter, please click here.

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When Noemi Jimenez talks about her golf game, there is always a silver lining. The talented young Spaniard is still missing the defining collegiate victory of her junior season at Arizona State, one during which she has had five top-5 ...

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