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2011 in review: Amateur golf

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Corbin Mills during the final round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.

Kelly Kraft, of Denton, Texas, poses with his championship trophy after the final round at the U.S. Amateur golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. Kraft defeated Patrick Cantlay, of Los Alamitos, Calif., 2-up to win the tournament.
Amateur Tom Lewis of England acknowledges the crowd on the sixth hole during the first round of The 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's.
The victorious Great Britain and Ireland team with the Walker Cup at the end of Day 2 of the 2011 Walker Cup held on the Balgownie Links at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on September 11, 2011 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Micheal Stewart of Great Britain and Ireland celebrates with teammate Andy Sullivan after he wins his singles match on Day 2 of the 2011 Walker Cup held on the Balgownie Links at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club on September 11, 2011 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Russell Henley looks up in relief after sinking a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Nationwide Tour's Stadion Classic golf tournament on Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Athens, Ga.
Harris English
 Amateur Hideki Matsuyama hits a shot on the second hole during the second round of the 2011 Masters.
Kelly Kraft, 22, Denton, Texas: Recent SMU graduate is on a roll: Texas State Amateur, Trans-Miss and U.S. Amateur titles cap big summer.
Corbin Mills during the final round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.
LSU's John Peterson (right) gets a clap on the back from 2010 NCAA champion Scott Langley of Illinois.