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Brentley Romine
Kristen Gillman went 3-0, including winning her singles match, to help the U.S. to its fourth straight Junior Ryder Cup.
Kristen Gillman went 3-0, including winning her singles match, to help the U.S. to its fourth straight Junior Ryder Cup.

U.S. team members Kristen Gillman and Austin Connelly capped off undefeated records at the Junior Ryder Cup with singles victories Tuesday at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland.

Gillman topped Virginia Elena Carta, 3 and 2, while Connelly defeated Ivan Cantero Gutierrez by the same score, each posting a 3-0 record during the two-day competition.

The Americans won the singles portion 8 1/2 - 2 1/2 en route to a 16-8 overall victory, which was clinched by Amy Lee's 6-and-5 triumph over Alexandra Forsterling.

It's the fourth straight victory for the U.S. at the Junior ...

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Brentley Romine

Austin Connelly's 90-foot putt at the 18th hole to clinch his mixed four-ball match with Hannah O'Sullivan Monday at the Junior Ryder Cup didn't just earn a point for the Americans. It also earned him the top spot on Sportscenter's Top 10 Plays.

"It was like nothing I've experienced, watching that go in," Connelly said of the long-range roll. "I really can't describe it, just amazing. I came down and just wanted to get a visual of what line it needed coming in to have a chance and just do my best to get ...

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Andy Zunz
From left: Kristen Gillman (USA) and Bradley Neil (Europe) posted strong performances on day one of the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup.
From left: Kristen Gillman (USA) and Bradley Neil (Europe) posted strong performances on day one of the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup.

The United States took the lead through the first day of the Junior Ryder Cup, but Europe is hanging around.

Team USA leads 7.5-4.5 through foursomes and fourballs at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Scotland, setting up an all-important day of singles matches Tuesday.

Sam Burns, Austin Connelly, Davis Riley and Kristen Gillman led the way for the U.S. by going undefeated in their matches Monday. Burns and Dalke teamed up to take down the pairing of Marcus Kinhult and John Axelsen 4 and 3 in the morning, then Burns turned around and defeated the pairing of Kinhult ...

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September 22, 2014 | 11:10 a.m.

U.S. players show off Junior Ryder Cup birdie dance

Andy Zunz
Davis Riley, Brad Dalke and Sam Burns show off their moves with a Junior Ryder Cup birdie dance.
Davis Riley, Brad Dalke and Sam Burns show off their moves with a Junior Ryder Cup birdie dance.

Desmond Howard had the Heisman pose. Usain Bolt had his bow-and-arrow point. Tiger Woods even had his fist pump.

Team USA has the birdie dance?

Davis Riley, Brad Dalke and Sam Burns planned something special for the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup – a celebratory dance. The trio busted out the moves before taking on Europe in day one of the event and hilarity ensued.

But the dance must be working. Burns and Dalke won their morning match while Riley teamed up with Cameron Young to earn a point as well, helping Team USA take an early 4-2 lead at Blairgowrie Golf ...

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September 21, 2014 | 6 a.m.

Junior Ryder Cup: U.S. player capsules

Brentley Romine
Brad Dalke (left) and Sam Burns are two of the 12 junior golfers who will represent the U.S. at the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup.
Brad Dalke (left) and Sam Burns are two of the 12 junior golfers who will represent the U.S. at the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup.

The 2014 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup will take place Monday-Tuesday at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland.

The Americans have won the past three Junior Ryder Cups. This year's team will be led by LSU commit Sam Burns and Stanford commit Andrea Lee. Burns and Lee were the top qualifying players while Gordon Neale, Kristen Gillman and Bethany Wu earned their spots via their finish at the Junior PGA

Brad Dalke, Cameron Young, Austin Connelly, Davis Riley, Sierra Brooks, Amy Lee and Hannah O'Sullivan were captain's picks.

Here is a closer look at the 12-player U ...

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September 21, 2014 | 6 a.m.

Junior Ryder Cup: European player capsules

Andy Zunz
Marcus Kinhult and Linnea Strom lead Team Europe in the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup.
Marcus Kinhult and Linnea Strom lead Team Europe in the 2014 Junior Ryder Cup.

The 2014 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup will take place Monday-Tuesday at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Here is a closer look at the 12-player European team:

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John Axelsen

Country: Denmark

Age: 16

WAGR Ranking: 144

Career highlights: Won 2014 McGregor Trophy and 2014 Danish International Amateur Championship; runner-up at 2014 German Boys; qualified for match play at 2014 Open Amateur

Buzz: Axelsen's strong runner-up performance at the European Young Masters helped him earn a spot on the team. But that wasn't the only success he's had this summer, having won the McGregor Trophy and Danish ...

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Brentley Romine
Members of the 2014 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team prior to leaving for Scotland.
Members of the 2014 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team prior to leaving for Scotland.

Playing in the Junior Ryder Cup is one of the ultimate opportunities in junior golf. So it's no surprise just how much members of the U.S. team are looking forward to this year's tournament in Scotland.

The 2014 Junior Ryder Cup will be played Monday-Tuesday at Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland. Friendship matches are scheduled for Wednesday at Gleneagles, site of the 2014 Ryder Cup, which will be played Friday-Sunday.

"We're all really excited," said Brad Dalke, who is joined on the U.S. squad by Austin Connelly, Sam Burns, Gordon Neale, Davis Riley, Cameron ...

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September 19, 2014 | 2:13 p.m.

Disneyland Paris to host 2018 Junior Ryder Cup

Andy Zunz
Team Europe spent the day at Disneyland Paris, site of the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup.
Team Europe spent the day at Disneyland Paris, site of the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup.

Disneyland Paris will host the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup, bringing some of the world's top juniors to France the same week as the Ryder Cup.

The Ryder Cup will be held in France for the first time in its history and will be played at Le Golf National, about 37 miles from Disneyland Paris.

Disneyland Paris has hosted two European Challenge Tour events – once in 1993 when Phil Mickelson took home the title and again in 2011.

The 2014 Junior Ryder Cup will take place Sept. 22-24 at the Blairgowrie Golf Club in Perthshire, Scotland.

Categories: Andy Zunz, Junior, Boys, Girls

Tee times and pairings for Saturday's first round of the Golfweek International Junior Invitational at ChampionsGate Resort in Orlando, Fla.

BOYS DIVISION - International Course

No. 1 Tee


8:00: Jack Comstock, Benjamin Shipp, Tyler Pearson

8:08: William Gordon, Andrew Walker, States Fort

8:17: Camilo Mexsen, Michael Saccente, Ryan Gerard

8:25: Travis Trace, Tiger Lee, Sam Jung

8:34: Won Jun Lee, Tony Jiang, Zachary Bariso

8:42: Greyson Porter, Spenser Slayden, Matt Corio

8:51: Geuntae Kim, Jackson Shoenfelt, Alvaro Escalada

8:59: Nolan Ray, Zach Norris, Gunnar Doyle

9:08: Bryce Burke, Jacob Eklund, Hayden ...

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Categories: Boys, Girls, International
Golfweek Staff

A Livermore, Calif., golf coach pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of child molestation and solicitation of murder, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.

Andrew Michael Nisbet, 32, pleaded guilty to three child molestation counts, three counts of solicitation of murder for trying to hire a hit man to kill victims he had assaulted, and one count of child pornography possession. The report stated that Nisbet had written letters from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin seeking the services of a hit man to have two victims "taken care of."

He will now be sentenced to 27 years and four ...

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Categories: Junior, Boys, Top Stories
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 2, 2014 | 6:43 p.m.

Blake Dyer (No. 65, 2015) commits to Florida

Recruiting Extra

Blake Dyer, ranked 65th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2015, has verbally committed to play college golf at the University of Florida.

"I chose Florida because I have been a Gator fan my whole life," said Dyer, whose dad Kevin played at Florida. "I think very highly of both coach (J.C.) Deacon and coach (John) Handrigan. I know that we will have a chance to win the national championship every year and I really wanted to be a part of that."

The 17-year-old from St. Petersburg (Fla.) High School was also offered by Ole ...

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Brentley Romine

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Some say golf is 90 percent mental.

Sam Horsfield will agree. After struggling with his mental game for much of the summer, the Davenport, Fla., native knew he needed to address that part of his game before making the three-hour trip to TPC Sawgrass earlier this week for the AJGA Junior Players Championship.

“I felt like I was getting too mad and too uptight out on the course,” Horsfield said. “After the U.S. Amateur, I put in a lot of work on my mental game. . . . I needed to have a better attitude out there.”

Sunday ...

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August 30, 2014 | 2:47 p.m.

Sam Horsfield takes lead at Junior Players

Brentley Romine
Sam Horsfield, pictured during the 2014 U.S. Amateur, leads after 36 holes of the AJGA Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
Sam Horsfield, pictured during the 2014 U.S. Amateur, leads after 36 holes of the AJGA Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Sam Horsfield birdied his first three holes Saturday at TPC Sawgrass' Players Stadium course to help him grab the 36-hole lead at the AJGA Junior Players Championship.

Horsfield, a Florida commit, totaled five birdies on the day en route to a 3-under 69. At 4 under, Horsfield leads Austin Connelly, Brad Dalke, Kristian Caparros, Will Chandler and Hidetoshi Yoshihara by two shots.

Connelly was tied for the lead after birdieing the par-3 17th for the second straight day. But Horsfield responded with a birdie at the par-4 18th while Connelly bogeyed the finishing hole.

Horsfield, already a Florida State Amateur ...

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Brentley Romine
Austin Connelly shares the first-round lead at the Junior Players Championship with Maxwell Miller.
Austin Connelly shares the first-round lead at the Junior Players Championship with Maxwell Miller.

Austin Connelly has had a pretty eventful summer.

The 17-year-old from Irving, Texas, won his first AJGA invitational at the FootJoy Invitational in June. He competed at the U.S. Junior and U.S. Amateur, and contended at the Junior PGA. He also announced he was re-considering his commitment to SMU after Mustangs head coach Josh Gregory resigned in August.

Now, he's in position to win on one of junior golf's biggest stages.

Connelly, Golfweek's fifth-ranked junior, opened with a 3-under 69 Friday at TPC Sawgrass' Players Stadium Course to grab a share of the first-round lead ...

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