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Stacy Lewis brings Arkansas golf to center stage in one week

LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis brings Arkansas golf to center stage in one week

LPGA Tour golfer Stacy Lewis brings Arkansas golf to center stage with AJGA junior golf event and Walmart NW Arkansas Championship to state of her alma mater women's Arkansas Razorback program.

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Solheim points race: Creamer needs strong finish, Lee could bring new blood

Solheim Cup points race: Paula Creamer needs strong finish, Alison Lee could bring new blood

LPGA standout Paula Creamer needs a strong finish to make the Solheim Cup team on points, which might free up a captain's pick for Alison Lee.

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Se Ri Pak withdraws from U.S. Women's Open

LPGA golfer Se Ri Pak withdraws from 2015 U.S. Women's Open at Lancaster

LPGA Tour golfer Se Ri Pak has withdrawn from the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club.

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LPGA hopeful Brooke Henderson, 17, granted Symetra membership

LPGA hopeful Brooke Henderson, 17, granted Symetra Tour membership

LPGA hopefuly Brooke Henderson finally got LPGA commissioner Mike Whan to accept her petition, only it wasn’t for the LPGA.

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Derek Bard closes with 66 to win Sunnehanna Amateur

Virginia's Derek Bard closes with 66 to win Sunnehanna Amateur

Virginia men's golfer Derek Bard won the 2015 Sunnehanna Amateur men's golf tournament.

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Jimin Kang's long journey back to health and the LPGA will include USWO

Jimin Kang's long journey back to health and the LPGA will include U.S. Women's Open start

Jimin Kang is making the long journey back to the LPGA tour after health issues, and the biggest step could come at the U.S. Women's Open 2015.

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Inbee Park extends New York winning streak at KPMG Women's PGA

LPGA's Inbee Park extends New York winning streak at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

LPGA player Inbee Park claimed the KPMG Women's Championship for the third year in a row and returned to World No. 1.

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Suzy Whaley plays as marker at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

PGA Secretary Suzy Whaley plays as marker at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

PGA of America secretary Suzy Whaley played as a marker at the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship LPGA Tour major championship with daughter Jennifer as caddie.

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Park leads Kim entering KPMG Women's PGA final round

Inbee Park leads Sei Young Kim entering KPMG Women's PGA Championship final round

Inbee Park leads LPGA rookie Sei Young Kim by two shots after 54 holes of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Westchester Country Club.

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Sahalee C.C. to host 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Sahalee Country Club to host 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

The 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship LPGA Tour golf major championship will move to Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.,

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Lydia Ko's LPGA cut streak ends at KPMG Women's PGA

Lydia Ko's LPGA cut streak ends at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

The LPGA Tour's KPMG Women's PGA Championship Lydia Ko misses cut, sees made-cut streak come to an end at LPGA major championship.

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Lewis in thick of star-studded leaderboard at KPMG Women's PGA

Stacy Lewis in thick of star-studded leaderboard at KPMG Women's PGA

The LPGA Tour's 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship Stacy Lewis is in the hunt through Round 2 among LPGA star Inbee Park and young golfer Brooke Henderson.

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Michelle Wie's new swing makes major debut at KPMG Women's PGA

Michelle Wie's new swing makes major debut at KPMG Women's PGA Championship

LPGA player Michelle Wie, who recently underwent a complete overhaul with her swing, moved inside the cut line Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

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Brooke Henderson’s path to LPGA remains clear: Just win

At KPMG Women's PGA, Brooke Henderson’s path to LPGA remains clear: Just win

The LPGA Tour's 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship Canadian Brooke Henderson seeks permanent LPGA status with win at her first major championship as a professional golfer.

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Lincicome gets New York star treatment ahead of KPMG Women's PGA

Brittany Lincicome gets New York star treatment ahead of KPMG Women's PGA

LPGA Tour golfer Brittany Lincicome rang the Nasdaq Bell and threw out the first pitch at a New York Mets game with jockey Victor Espinoza before the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

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Michael Greller leaves classroom to carry Jordan Spieth's bag

Michael Greller leaves classroom to carry PGA tour player Jordan Spieth's bag

Caddie Michael Greller leaves the classroom to help PGA tour player Jordan Spieth find major success.

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KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit empowers women with influential speakers

KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit empowers women with influential speakers

The 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship week opens with KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit that included speakers Condoleezza Rice, John Veihmeyer and Stacy Lewis.

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It's in the details: KPMG Women's PGA has that special something

It's in the details: KPMG Women's PGA has that special something on LPGA tour

There’s a certain energy at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship as the LPGA takes center stage at Westchester Country Club.

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Hurley III, McCarthy co-medal at U.S. Open Rockville qualifier

Billy Hurley III, Denny McCarthy co-medal at U.S. Open Rockville sectional qualifier

The 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay sectional qualifying in Rockville, Md., PGA Tour golfer Billy Hurley III, and former Virginia men's golfer Denny McCarthy co-medal to advance with Timothy O'Neal winning a playoff.

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In LPGA circles, Val Skinner an inspiration for giving back

In LPGA circles, Val Skinner an inspiration for giving back

Former LPGA player Val Skinner understands the importance of family support after a cancer diagnosis, and has been an advocate for awareness and giving back.

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Cheyenne Woods scores concert tickets, course record in Ontario

Tiger Woods' niece Cheyenne Woods scores concert tickets, course record at LPGA stop in Ontario

Cheyenne Woods set a course record at the LPGA Manulife and beat uncle Tiger Woods, at the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament, by 10 shots.

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Henderson sisters drive each other toward LPGA success

Brooke Henderson and Brittany Henderson drive each other toward LPGA success

LPGA careers are blossoming for Brooke Henderson and older sister Brittany Henderson, top Canadian players.

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Michelle Wie withdraws from Manulife, citing injured left hip

LPGA's Michelle Wie withdraws from Manulife Classic, citing injured left hip

LPGA player Michelle Wie continues to struggle with her health in 2015 and has withdrawn from this week's Manulife Classic.

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Charlie Danielson looks to follow sister Casey with NCAA title

Charlie Danielson looks to follow sister Casey with NCAA golf title

The 2015 NCAA Men's Golf Championship at The Concession Golf Club Illinois golfer Charlie Danielson plays for NCAA title after his sister Casey won with Stanford.

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NCAA match play ups the ante with national audience tuned in

NCAA match play ups the college golf ante with national audience tuned in

NCAA match play adds an element of excitement and endurance to women's college golf as Stanford and Baylor proved at Concession.

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40 reads: Lorena Ochoa ends LPGA career on top, shifts gears to family

40 reads: Lorena Ochoa ends LPGA career on top, shifts gears to family

Lorena Ochoa ended her LPGA career in 2010 to concentrate on family and charity. Beth Ann Nichols' story of Ochoa's impact is one of Golfweek's 40 great reads.

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Stanford sinks top-seeded USC for shot at national title

Stanford sinks top-seeded USC for shot at national college golf title

Stanford defeated top-seeded USC to advance to the match-play final at the NCAA Women's Championship.

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With USC at NCAAs, Chen tees it up in Canadian Women's Tour event

With USC at NCAAs, Trojans senior Doris Chen tees it up in Canadian Women's Tour event

USC senior Doris Chen teed it up in Canadian Women's Tour event during NCAA Women's Championship.

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Alabama's Talley tames Concession en route to NCAA individual title

Alabama's Emma Talley tames Concession Golf Club en route to NCAA women's individual title

Alabama's Emma Talley became the first Crimson Tide player to win the NCAA Women's Championship individual title with a 3-under 285 at Concession Golf Club.

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This one's for Happy: Mulflur guides Washington at NCAAs with heavy heart

This one's for Happy: Mary Lou Mulflur guides Washington Huskies at NCAAs with heavy heart

Washington head coach Mary Lou Mulflur guides her Huskies at the NCAA Women's Championship days after losing her mother.

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Sister, sister: Duke's Maguire twins a delightful combination

Duke's Maguire twins a delightful combination in college women's golf at NCAA Championship

Twins Leona and Lisa Maguire have made an immediate impact as freshmen for the Duke Blue Devils.

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No surprise here: Purdue remains a factor as cuts fall at NCAAs

No surprise here: Purdue remains a factor as cuts fall at NCAA college golf championship

Purdue Boilermakers remain in the mix at the NCAA Women's Championship as the cuts begin to fall.

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From despair of Katrina, Tulane rebuilds on stronger foundation

From despair of Katrina, Tulane women's golf rebuilds on stronger foundation

The 2015 NCAA women's Championship for NCAA college golf the Tulane women's golf program rebuilds after devastation of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

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Duke stays patient, takes early clubhouse lead at Concession

Duke Blue Devils stay patient, takes early NCAA Women's Championship lead at Concession Golf Club

Duke handled the greens on a tough Concession Golf Club well Friday en route to an opening 5-over 293 that gave the Blue Devils the early clubhouse lead at the NCAA Women's Championship.

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Players prepare for stiff test of Concession at NCAA Women's Championship

The Concession Golf Club provides stiff test at 2015 NCAA Women's Championship

The Concession Golf Club provides stiff test at 2015 NCAA Women's Championship as the USC Trojans, Arizona Wildcats and LSU Tigers are among the teams to play in Bradenton, Fla., for the women's college golf title.

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Northwestern's depth could power deep run into NCAA women's match play

Northwestern's depth could power deep run into NCAA college golf women's match play

Northwestern's women have a level of depth in college golf that could surprise opponents at the NCAA National Championship.

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Oklahoma State's Neisen finds triumph amid tragedy

Oklahoma State college golfer Kenzie Neisen finds triumph amid tragedy

Oklahoma State college golfer Kenzie Neisen, who won the Big 12 title weeks after losing a second brother to a genetic disease, finds comfort in a remarkable family and support system.

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Alison Lee granted USWO qualifier switch after LPGA's Monday finish

LPGA rookie Alison Lee granted USWO qualifier switch after LPGA's Monday finish

LPGA rookie Alison Lee was given permission by the USGA to attend a different U.S. Women's Open qualifier after LPGA's Monday finish.

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Mitsunaga, Liu chart Women's Four-Ball history on Oregon coast

Rinko Mitsunaga, Mika Liu chart U.S. Women's Four-Ball history on Oregon coast

Rinko Mitsunaga and Mika Liu put their names on the USGA's first U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball, played at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

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One for the ages: Kids and mid-ams find their place at Four-Ball

One for the ages: Kids and mid-ams find a place at inaugural Women's Four-Ball

The inaugural U.S. Women's Four-Ball featured top juniors beside top mid-amateurs in a scene that offered a breath of fresh air.

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Dow, McDougald strike perfect partnership in Four-Ball and in life

Courtney Dow, Brooke McDougald strike perfect partnership in Four-Ball and in life

U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball partners Courtney Dow and Brooke McDougald won their first match on Monday then offered post-round entertainment at Bandon Dunes.

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Brooke Henderson, 17, to play 5 of next 6 LPGA events

Brooke Henderson, 17, to play 5 of next 6 LPGA events, including two majors

Brooke Henderson will play in five of the next six LPGA tournaments, including two major championships.

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Notes: Mid-ams ham and egg at Women's Four-Ball

Notes: Mid-ams ham and egg at Women's Four-Ball

Mid-amateurs Meghan Stasi and Dawn Woodard were among the players who advanced to match play at the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball.

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Leach, Gerstle debut at Women's Four-Ball, just in time for Mother's Day

Mother's day weekend at Women's Four-Ball marks beginning of Martha Leach, Madison Gerstle as a team

For Martha Leach and daughter Madison Gerstle, the U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball was a familiar way to celebrate Mother's Day in a familiar, but with a new twist.

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This time, Gonzaga's women mean business at NCAA regional

This time, Gonzaga's women mean business at NCAA college golf regional

Gonzaga's women advanced to NCAA regionals for the first time in school history and are gunning for the NCAA Women's Championship.

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From ashes of despair, hope emerges for LPGA caddie 'Motion'

From ashes of despair, hope emerges for LPGA caddie Thomas Frank

The 2015 LPGA caddie Thomas Frank motion for Kris Tamulis and Felicity Johnson at Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout house fire in Dallas.

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Ko designates any earnings this week to quake efforts in Nepal

LPGA's Lydia Ko designates any earnings this week to quake efforts in Nepal

LPGA player Lydia Ko will donate her tournament earnings from this week’s Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout to victims of a Nepal earthquake.

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Mackenzie returns to LPGA with her health, hoping game follows

Paige Mackenzie returns to LPGA with her health, hoping game follows

Golf Channel analyst Paige Mackenzie is returning to the LPGA for the first time in 18 months at the Volunteers of of America North Texas Shootout.

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U.S. Solheim hopefuls dine with Bush 43 at Texas LPGA stop

U.S. Solheim Cup hopefuls dine with former President George W. Bush at Texas LPGA stop

Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster took potential U.S. team members to meet former President George W. Bush and wife Laura before the LPGA's Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout.

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Henderson builds on momentum by qualifying for LPGA event in Texas

Brooke Henderson builds LPGA momentum by qualifying for Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout

Brooke Henderson contended at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic then flew straight to Dallas and qualified for the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout.

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