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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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WEST

BOYS

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
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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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
Julie Williams

LAWRENCE, Kan. – When Hirawari Ogura hops a plane on Friday for a 15-hour flight back to Japan, she’ll have a little extra baggage. Ogura claimed a handful of souvenirs during a week in Kansas – good ones, too.

Ogura completed a wire-to-wire victory Thursday at the AJGA’s Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship. For shooting the lowest final-round score in the girls division – a 3-under 69 at Alvamar Country Club’s Championship Course – Ogura received a custom-designed Scotty Cameron putter cover. In Ogura’s mind, it was almost better than the tall glass trophy she received for winning the tournament ...

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Adam Schupak
11-year-old Lucy Li is the youngest competitor in U.S. Women's Open history.
11-year-old Lucy Li is the youngest competitor in U.S. Women's Open history.

PINEHURST, N.C. – Lucy Li is going to have a doozy of a story for the first day of school when her sixth-grade teacher asks what she did this summer.

Li, an 11-year-old from Redwood Shores, Calif., is the youngest ever to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. She has been prepping here for two weeks already, the first of the 156-player field to register for the championship, and has met the likes of Webb Simpson, her favorite player, Annika Sorenstam and Anna Nordquist.

How did the precocious golfer, who is too young to compete in an AJGA ...

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Julie Williams

LAWRENCE, Kan. – No one in Gary Woodland’s audience at Alvamar Country Club on June 16 seemed too surprised to see him hit balls over the back of the landscaping at the end of the driving range and into the 11th hole. Woodland, a notoriously fit player and long hitter on the PGA Tour, cranked balls for close to an hour on a windy Monday afternoon as part of a pre-tournament clinic for the AJGA Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship.

A day removed from a T-52 finish in the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, Woodland talked ball-striking, course ...

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Cassie Stein
Elizabeth Wang won the Rolex Girls Junior Championship on June 13 in Rochester, N.Y.
Elizabeth Wang won the Rolex Girls Junior Championship on June 13 in Rochester, N.Y.

Elizabeth Wang completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Rolex Girls Junior Championship June 13 at The Country Club of Rochester (N.Y.).

Wang, 14, shot 3-over 283 in the 72-hole event to win by one over Amy Lee of Brea, Calif.

At the turn, Wang had a four-shot lead, but bogeyed Nos. 11, 13 and 14. Lee had bogeyed 13 before making back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16 on the 6,246-yard layout to get within one of the lead.

Lee had to birdie the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Wang, as the San Marino, Calif., native bogeyed ...

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Categories: Junior, Girls
Golfweek Staff
The Golfweek Junior Invitational Series consists of five events across the U.S., from Arizona to Florida.
The Golfweek Junior Invitational Series consists of five events across the U.S., from Arizona to Florida.

Golfweek’s Junior Invitational series has expanded to five events with the creation of the Golfweek Southeast Junior Invitational. And this one has a twist.

The Southeast Junior Invitational will be played in Myrtle Beach, S.C. the day before the first event in Golfweek’s nine-tournament Collegiate Series, the Golfweek Program Challenge. Twenty-four college teams will assemble down the road at Caledonia GC (women) and True Blue GC (men) while junior golfers will play at Willbrook Plantation in Pawley's Island, S.C.

In hosting these two events back-to-back and at nearby venues, our goal is to provide college ...

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Categories: Boys, Girls
Bill Zimmerman
Maddie Szeryk won the 2014 Thunderbird International Junior girls title in a playoff.
Maddie Szeryk won the 2014 Thunderbird International Junior girls title in a playoff.

Consider it Maddie Szeryk's week. The Texas A&M signee shared the lead outright after the first round of the Thunderbird International Junior, led outright after the second round and won in a playoff Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The No. 16 player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings, Szeryk birdied the second playoff hole to hold off Andrea Lee. Szeryk had carded a final-round 75 that was keyed by a triple bogey at the par-4 10th hole, allowing Lee to erase a two-shot deficit.

Cheyenne shot 69 Monday to tie for the day's low score and finish ...

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Categories: Bill Zimmerman, Junior, Girls
Andy Zunz
Maddie Szeryk, who came into the second day of the 54-hole tournament in a three-way tie for the lead, shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday.
Maddie Szeryk, who came into the second day of the 54-hole tournament in a three-way tie for the lead, shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday.

Maddie Szeryk railed off five consecutive birdies in the middle of her round Sunday en route to seizing sole possession of the lead at the Thunderbird International Junior in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Szeryk, who came into the second day of the 54-hole tournament in a three-way tie for the lead, shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday. She now sits at 5 under for the tournament at Grayhawk Golf Club, two strokes ahead of Andrea Lee and Kristen Gillman, who are tied for second.

Szeryk, a Texas A&M signee, birdied holes seven through 11, including two birdie 4s on the par-5 ...

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Categories: Andy Zunz, Junior, Girls
May 24, 2014 | 8:41 p.m.

Thunderbird features 3-way tie for lead

Andy Zunz
Andrea Lee is tied for fourth after shooting a 72 at the Thunderbird International Junior.
Andrea Lee is tied for fourth after shooting a 72 at the Thunderbird International Junior.

There's a three-way tie at the top through one round of the Thunderbird International Junior. Mika Liu, Maddie Szeryk and Angel Yin each posted a 2-under 70 through the first 18 holes of the Scottsdale, Ariz., tournament.

Liu was propelled to a tie for first after making a rare eagle on the Grayhawk Golf Club's par-4 14th. Both Yin and Liu are class-of-2017 golfers.

Andrea Lee, who recently seized the top spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings, is tied for fourth with Shelly Shin of Australia after shooting an even-par 72.

Nicole Morales, the defending champion, is ...

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Categories: Andy Zunz, Junior, Girls
Jorge Garcia
Jorge Garcia

The AJGA’s Thunderbird International Junior will kick off a summer filled of events on the AJGA junior circuit May 23-26 at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.

As the 15th annual event, the Thunderbird will once again invite an international mix of boys and girls between ages 12-18 to play in the 54-hole stroke play event.

Between the boys and girls divisions, 17 countries will be represented at the event in the 78-player format. For the United States alone, over 10 different states will be represented.

Three past champions will attend the 2014 event, hoping to ...

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Categories: Junior, Boys, Girls, Top Stories
Julie Williams
Madeline Chou won the Golfweek West Coast Junior at Mesa (Ariz.) Country Club.
Madeline Chou won the Golfweek West Coast Junior at Mesa (Ariz.) Country Club.

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MESA, Ariz. – On a blazing Saturday in the desert, Madeline Chou managed to keep her cool enough to post a 3-under 69. Twenty-four hours later, and after another round just like it, Chou earned one of the biggest junior-golf titles of her young career.

Chou’s 6-under 138 at Mesa Country Club gave her a five-shot victory at Golfweek’s West Coast Junior Invitational. The 15-year-old from Santa Ana, Calif., made just two bogeys over 36 holes and covered with eight birdies.

“This is a really important tournament for me,” said Chou, who is ranked No ...

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Categories: Boys, Girls, West Coast
Andy Zunz
Andrea Lee, a class of 2016 golfer, has verbally committed to Stanford.
Andrea Lee, a class of 2016 golfer, has verbally committed to Stanford.

Andrea Lee toted the bag for the No. 1 junior player in the world during the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship round of 32. She watched as Alison Lee defeated Katelyn Dambaugh in 19 holes, supporting her friend and picking up a few tips along the way.

Andrea did not know then that she too would take the top spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings. She replaced senior Nicole Morales as the highest-ranked player last week. Now she wants to pick up a few of the other accolades Alison held during her junior days.

"I was really ...

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