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Brentley Romine
John Augenstein, shown during the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur, committed to Vanderbilt.
John Augenstein, shown during the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur, committed to Vanderbilt.

John Augenstein, ranked sixth in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2016, has committed to Vanderbilt.

Augenstein, who attends Owensboro (Ky.) Catholic High School, chose the Commodores over two-time defending national champion Alabama.

"I chose Vandy because I love the idea of having a chance to build something," Augenstein said. "I feel like Vandy is on its way to being one of the top programs in the NCAA. Coach (Scott) Limbaugh and Coach (Dusty) Smith are the best in the business, and I feel confident that they will give me the best opportunity of succeeding in my ...

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Adam Schupak
The U.S. Amateur Public Links stroke-play co-medalists, left to right: Doug Ghim, Zane Thomas, Byron Meth and Rico Hoey.
The U.S. Amateur Public Links stroke-play co-medalists, left to right: Doug Ghim, Zane Thomas, Byron Meth and Rico Hoey.

NEWTON, Kan. – Doug Ghim of Arlington Heights, Ill., did double duty on the second day of the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

First, the Texas freshman fired a 6-under 65 for a 36-hole total of 134 that shared medalist honors with three other contestants in stroke-play qualifying.

“I made so many putts," Ghim said, "it was ridiculous.”

But he wasn’t done yet. Family friend Joshua Lee of Fleming Island, Fla., finished at 5-over 147 and had to compete in an 11-for-7-man playoff to reach match play. His father, however, was too tired to ...

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Adam Schupak
Jordan Niebrugge during the second round of stroke play at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan.
Jordan Niebrugge during the second round of stroke play at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan.

NEWTON, Kan. –– Defending U.S. Amateur Public Links champion Jordan Niebrugge, of Mequon, Wis., could be making an early exit from the tournament.

Niebrugge posted a 1-over 72 in his second round Tuesday at Sand Creek Station Golf Course for a 36-hole total of 4-over 146. The top 64 advance to match play, and Niebrugge was outside of that when he finished his round.

The No. 1 player in the Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Player Rankings, Niebrugge didn’t arrive to the tournament until late Sunday after finishing T-36 at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, where he competed on ...

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Recruiting Extra

Sam Dickey has announced that he has verbally committed to play college golf at New Mexico.

Dickey is the 40th-ranked junior in the Golfweek/Sagarin junior rankings for the Class of 2016.

“I was fortunate to be recruited by a lot of great schools,” said Dickey, a rising junior at Las Vegas’ Arbor View High School. “I am convinced that New Mexico is the perfect fit for me. The Lobos' coaches, golf facilities, tournament schedule, strength training and academics are everything I was looking for in a college and more. I look forward to helping Coach Millican and Coach Garren ...

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Brentley Romine
IMG Academy announced Friday that it will replace Callaway Golf as the title sponsor of the Junior World Golf Championships beginning in 2015.
IMG Academy announced Friday that it will replace Callaway Golf as the title sponsor of the Junior World Golf Championships beginning in 2015.

IMG Academy announced Friday that it will replace Callaway Golf as the title sponsor of the Junior World Golf Championships beginning in 2015.

The San Diego-area championship, first played in 1968, is played in 12 age divisions, ranging from 6 and under to 15-17 year olds, and typically fields more than 1,200 golfers annually. Past champions of the event include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Nick Price and Lorena Ochoa.

Callaway Golf held title sponsorship from 2002-14.

“The Junior World Golf Championships and the San Diego County Junior Golf Association have significantly contributed to the development of youth ...

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Brentley Romine
Austin Connelly
Austin Connelly

Austin Connelly defeated Davis Riley, 1 up, to earn the final point and help the West retain the Wyndham Cup Thursday at Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.

The West, which trailed the East by five points entering Thursday, captured the last four of 20 matches to secure a 25-25 tie. The West kept the Cup because of its 5-point victory last year and leads the all-time series 13-9-2.

Connelly trailed, 1 down, after nine holes, but took 1-up leads at the 11th, 13th and finally the 17th to earn his third point of the competition.

“I honestly wasn ...

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Brentley Romine
Will Thomson
Will Thomson

Will Thomson, a 13-year-old from Pittsford, N.Y., became the youngest qualifier in U.S. Amateur history Monday.

Thomson, a seventh-grader who is ranked third in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings for the Class of 2019, shot 68-66 for an 8-under 134 total to take medalist honors at the 36-hole sectional qualifier at Mendon Golf Club in Honeoye Falls, N.Y. He finished four shots ahead of Texas sophomore Gavin Hall.

As The Buffalo News previously reported, the U.S. Golf Association confirmed Thomson as the youngest U.S. Amateur qualifier. The record had been held by Ryota Ito, who ...

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Categories: Amateur, Men, Junior, Boys, Top Stories
Nick Masuda
Doug Ghim of the East squad notched 1.5 points on Wednesday at the Wyndham Cup.
Doug Ghim of the East squad notched 1.5 points on Wednesday at the Wyndham Cup.

Behind solid play from Doug Ghim, the East squad extended its Wyndham Cup lead to 17.5 to 12.5 on Wednesday at the Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass.

Ghim, a University of Texas commit, is undefeated over the two days, including securing 1.5 points on Day 2, with a foursomes halve in the morning session when partnered with Qi Wen Wong and then a mixed four-ball victory in the afternoon alongside Rachel Dai.

The West stayed in striking distance mainly due to the play of Sam Burns, who went 2-0 on Wednesday, pairing with Brad Dalke ...

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Brentley Romine
Qi Wen Wong went undefeated to help the East open up an 8-7 lead Tuesday at the Wyndham Cup.
Qi Wen Wong went undefeated to help the East open up an 8-7 lead Tuesday at the Wyndham Cup.

Qi Wen Wong and Rinko Mitsunaga went undefeated to help the East open up an 8-7 lead Tuesday at the Wyndham Cup.

Wong, of Bradenton, Fla., teamed up with John Augenstein of Owensboro, Ky., to defeat George Cunningham and Cooper Dossey, 2 and 1, in the opening four-ball matches at Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. Mitsunaga, of Roswell, Ga., and Abbey Carlson of Lake Mary, Fla., also notched a four-ball victory, defeating three-time Wyndham Cup participant Amy Lee and Maddie Szeryk, 2 up.

Wong and Mitsunaga then combined to beat lee and Collin Morikawa, 5 and 4, in ...

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Brentley Romine
Cody Proveaux (far right), shown after he sunk a putt to clinch the 2012 Wyndham Cup, is among those selected to Golfweek's all-time Wyndham Cup team.
Cody Proveaux (far right), shown after he sunk a putt to clinch the 2012 Wyndham Cup, is among those selected to Golfweek's all-time Wyndham Cup team.

This year marks the 25th year of the Wyndham Cup, the AJGA's team match-play competition that pits the East versus the West.

Players such as Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Rickie Fowler, Paula Creamer, Inbee Park and Cristie Kerr have all played in the event.

To celebrate the occasion, here are Golfweek's all-time Wyndham Cup teams, as selected by Brentley Romine.

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Brad Dalke (2011-13)

Buzz: Dalke will make his fourth Wyndham Cup start this year. He didn't win a match in his first appearance, but the Oklahoma commit has gone 6-0-2 in two Wyndham ...

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Brentley Romine
Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, N.J., will host the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur, the club's 16th USGA championship.
Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, N.J., will host the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur, the club's 16th USGA championship.

Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, N.J., will host the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur, the U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday.

The event, open to male amateurs (6.4 handicap or better) who have not reached their 18th birthday by the conclusion of the championship, will be played July 16-21. The A.W. Tillinghast-designed Upper and Lower courses will be used for the tournament, the former hosting match play and stroke play, and the latter hosting just stroke play.

“Baltusrol is part of the history of American golf and it has a rich association with the USGA,” Daniel ...

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Brentley Romine
Amy Lee during the 2012 Wyndham Cup at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla.
Amy Lee during the 2012 Wyndham Cup at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla.

Californians Andrea Lee and Amy Lee (no relation) will represent the West for the third straight year at next week's Wyndham Cup.

They will be among 40 junior golfers from 18 states competing in the AJGA team event, which is in its 25th year and will take place July 7-10 at Old Sandwich Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass. The West notched a five-point victory last season, winning the Cup for the first time since 2010 and moving its all-time record to 13-9-2.

Andrea Lee, of Hermosa Beach, went undefeated in 2013 and holds a 7-1 career record at the ...

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Categories: Brentley Romine, Junior, Boys, Girls
Cassie Stein
Sam Burns and Andrea Lee during the 2014 Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Sam Burns and Andrea Lee during the 2014 Rolex Tournament of Champions.

Sam Burns of Shreveport, La., and Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach, Calif. won their respective divisions at the Rolex Tournament of Champions on Friday.

Burns, a LSU commit for 2015, shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to win by three shots at Richland Country Club in Nashville, Tenn. An eagle hole out on the par-5 15th and an 8-footer on 18 propelled Burns to his first AJGA invitational victory.

Both Adam Wood of Zionsville, Ind., and Collin Morikawa of La Canada Flintridge, Calif., shot 8-under 64 in the final round. Wood, a Duke signee, finished in second, while ...

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Brentley Romine
Sam Burns holds a five-shot lead after the third round at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Sam Burns holds a five-shot lead after the third round at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.

Sam Burns fired a 7-under 65 Thursday to increase his lead at the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions.

Burns, an LSU commit from Shreveport, La., is 17 under through three rounds at Richland Country Club and leads William Register and Carl Yuan by five shots. He got off to a slow start with two bogeys in his first three holes, but those were his only two bogeys of the day. He added seven birdies and an eagle.

Nick Hardy is solo fourth at 11 under while Doug Ghim (T-5), Adam Wood (T-5) and Austin Connelly (T-9) are also in ...

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Nick Masuda
Sam Burns holds a five-shot lead after the third round at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.
Sam Burns holds a five-shot lead after the third round at the Rolex Tournament of Champions.

Sam Burns, No. 12 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, fired a 7-under 65 Wednesday at Richland Country Club in Nashville to take a one-shot, 36-hole lead at the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions.

Burns holds the edge over No. 34 Kyle Sterbinsky (68-67) and No. 22 William Register (67-68). Overnight leaders Justin Kim and Collin Morikawa both fired 71s to drop to T-4, two shots back of the lead.

Texas-bound Doug Ghim is four back at 6 under for the tournament, tied with Nick Hardy and Carl Yuan in seventh.

One shot further back is fifth-ranked Brad Dalke ...

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Categories: Junior, Boys, Girls, Top Stories

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