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Ben Larsen

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Northeast Am kicks off Wednesday with impressive field

With defending champion Cory Whitsett making his pro debut, an impressive field of college, junior and mid-am stars will duke it out in Rhode Island for one of the most prestigious titles in amateur golf.

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Hirschman wins Southeastern Am in 2-hole playoff

Grant Hirschman defeated Shad Tuten in a two-hole playoff to win the 85th Southeastern Amateur. Hirschman and Tuten both finished at 10-under after 72 holes at the Country Club of Columbus.

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Tuten holds lead at Southeastern Amateur

Shad Tuten fired a third-round 66 and will carry a one-shot lead into the final round at the 85th Southeastern Amateur at the Country Club of Columbus.

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Mercer's Kountakis takes Palmetto Amateur title

Mercer's Emmanuel Kountakis fired a final-round 3-under 67 to secure a four-shot victory at the 2014 Palmetto Amateur.

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Baylor's Jones rallies to win Southwestern Amateur

Baylor's Kyle Jones fired a final-round 3-under 67 to win the Southwestern Amateur at Desert Mountain.

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Wright maintains lead at Southwestern Am

There wasn't much change at the top of the leaderboard Friday at the Southwestern Amateur and that's how leader Zachary Wright preferred it. Wright takes a two-shot advantage into the final round Saturday.

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Kountakis takes 3rd-round lead at Palmetto Am

Emmanuel Kountakis fired a 3-under 67 Friday to jump into the lead at the Palmetto Amateur.

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Wright takes lead at Southwestern Amateur

LSU junior Zach Wright fired a 5-under 65 Thursday to rise out of a flock near the top of the leaderboard to take a three-shot lead at the 99th Southwestern Amateur at Desert Mountain.

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Will Long holds lead at Palmetto Amateur

Auburn's Will Long shot a second-round 68 to extend his lead at the Palmetto Amateur on Thursday. Ted Moon is two-shots back after a 4-under 66 in the second round.

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4 share 1st-round lead in Southwestern Amateur

Four players, including two from Canada, sit tied for the lead after Wednesday's first round of the 99th annual Southwestern Amateur.

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Long leads Palmetto Amateur after 1st-round 65

Rising Auburn sophomore Will Long holds the first-round lead 1 at the 2014 Palmetto Amateur after a first-round 5-under 65 at Palmetto Golf Club.

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Christovich goes wire-to-wire to win Coleman Invitational

Patrick Christovich closed a masterful performance at the George L. Coleman Invitational with a final-round 72 to seal a wire-to-wire victory at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.

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Christovich extends lead at Coleman Invitational

Patrick Christovich fired a second-round 69 and extended his lead at the George L. Coleman Invitational at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.

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Christovich takes lead at Coleman Amateur Invitational

Patrick Christovich shot an even-par 72 and leads all players in the Mid-Amateur Division of the 2014 George L. Coleman Amateur Invitational at famed Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.

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Terra Cotta next up on national circuit

With many of the nation’s top-ranked juniors and an improved mix of highly-ranked mid-amateurs and collegiate stars, the Terra Cotta kicks off Friday from Naples National Golf Club.

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Murphy outlasts Maguire to win Azalea Invitational

South Carolina senior Will Murphy outlasted North Florida's M.J. Maguire in a one-hole playoff at the rain-shortened Azalea Invitational.

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Auburn's Johnson shares lead at Azalea Invitational

Auburn's Michael Johnson rolled in birdie putts of 40 feet and 25 feet to bookend a 5-under 66 and earn himself a share of the lead with former Clemson golfer Brennan King after the second round of the Azalea Invitational Friday at the Country Club of Charleston.

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Patterson takes one-shot lead at Azalea Invitational

John Patterson fired a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead over Hans Reimers and Edward Figueroa after the first round of the Azalea Invitational.