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Beth Ann Nichols

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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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Happy birthday, Lydia Ko! 18 facts about the LPGA star

Happy birthday, Lydia Ko! 18 facts about the LPGA Tour golf star

LPGA golfer Lydia Ko and her 18th birthday with memories and photos of Ko's career in amateur and professional golf.

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J.T. Poston brings big-time talent to mid-major stage

Western Carolina senior J.T. Poston brings big-time talent to mid-major stage

Western Carolina's J.T. Poston could become the PGA Tour player everyone has to Google.

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NCAA women's college golf winners to receive LPGA exemption

NCAA women's college golf winners to receive LPGA exemption

NCAA women's college golf individual winner of the NCAAs and a representative from the winning team will receive sponsor exemptions into the Marathon LPGA Classic, July 16-19 in Toledo, Ohio.

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In their words: College-golf walk-ons who made it

In their words: College-golf walk-ons who made it

Golfweek asked college-golf coaches around the country to tell their best walk-on story. The resulting tales of success and sheer hard work are collected here.

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Success stories exist along the hard road of a college walk-on

Success stories exist along the hard road of a college-golf walk-on in NCAA

For a junior golfer who doesn’t land a college scholarship, options exist. The plight of a walk-on isn’t easy, but as these success stories attest, it can be done.

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Legends, Symetra players unite on Patty Berg's turf

Legends, Symetra players unite on Patty Berg's turf to share LPGA dreams and memories

The Chico's Patty Berg Memorial features players from the Symetra and Legends tours competing side by side and the storytelling should be endless.

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Spieth's inner circle keeps Masters champion grounded

Jordan Spieth's inner circle keeps Masters champion grounded

Masters champion Jordan Spieth stays grounded with his family, best friends and high school sweetheart girlfriend by his side at Augusta (Ga.) National.

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Gretzky's influence could help Johnson reach his full potential

Wayne Gretzky's influence could help Dustin Johnson reach his full potential

Dustin Johnson's Saturday Masters gallery included another sports hero in Wayne Gretzky, the Great One.

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Conners takes 'low-am' honors at Masters, but all miss cut

Corey Conners takes 'low-am' honors at Masters, but all miss cut

The Masters 2015 Corey Conners takes low-amateur honors at Augusta National Golf Club and no amateurs make the cut but Gunn Yang U.S. Amateur champion enjoys week with caddie Grice.

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Johnson's eagle blitz merits shelf of Masters glassware

Dustin Johnson's eagle blitz merits shelf of Masters glassware

PGA Tour winner Dustin Johnson goes on Masters eagle blitz to climb leaderboard at Augusta.

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Dominguez relishes Masters experience in front of teammates

Amateur Matias Dominguez relishes 2015 Masters experience in front of Texas Tech teammates

The 2015 Masters with Texas Tech amateur Matias Dominguez of Chile playing at Augusta National in front of his teammates and making a hole-in-one at the Par 3 Contest.

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Walker leaves first round of Masters aiming to 'do better'

Jimmy Walker leaves first round of Masters aiming to 'do better' at Augusta National

PGA Tour winner Jimmy Walker opened the Masters next to Tiger Woods and said he could have done better.

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Masters eagle brings focus to Englishman Danny Willett

Masters eagle shifts focus in Englishman Danny Willett's direction

The Masters is a dream come true for European Tour breakout player Danny Willett, whose early eagle was a sensation Thursday at Augusta.

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J.B. Holmes arrives at second Masters more prepared

PGA Tour player J.B. Holmes arrives at second Masters more prepared for Augusta National

PGA Tour player J.B. Holmes arrives at the 2015 Masters with a winning trend after winning the recent Shell Houston Open.

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40 reads: Kim's biggest victory? Her battle with depression

40 reads: Christina Kim's biggest victory? Her battle with depression

Christina Kim surprised the world with her revelation of severe depression and thoughts of suicide. The story of her fight is one of Golfweek's 40 great reads.

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Mickelson seeks Masters success with aggressive play

Phil Mickelson seeks Masters success with aggressive play at Augusta National

Phil Mickelson Masters 2015 practice round at Augusta National Golf Club with Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker.

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Lincicome outlasts Lewis for second splash at ANA Inspiration

LPGA's Brittany Lincicome outlasts Stacy Lewis at 2015 ANA Inspiration

LPGA player Brittany Lincicome outlasts Stacy Lewis at 2015 ANA Inspiration after hitting her 5-iron to 9 feet in regulation on 18 to get to 9 under for the championship.

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Danielle Kang threatened after rough round at ANA Inspiration

LPGA player Danielle Kang threatened after rough round at ANA Inspiration

LPGA player Danielle Kang called police because of a threat she received after Round 3 of the ANA Inspiration.

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Lewis' ANA Inspiration title bid runs through LPGA rookie

Stacy Lewis' ANA Inspiration title bid runs through LPGA rookie Sei Young Kim

Stacy Lewis at LPGA Tour's ANA Inspiration major championship golf tournament and leader Sei Young Kim in round three.

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Lydia Ko's under-par streak ends at ANA Inspiration

Lydia Ko's under-par streak ends at ANA Inspiration, tying Annika Sorenstam's record

Lydia Ko and Annika Sorenstam at LPGA Tour's ANA Inspiration under-par streak ends at 29, short of breaking record.

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Pressel shows flashes of old form at ANA Inspiration

Morgan Pressel shows flashes of old form at ANA Inspiration

Morgan Pressel at LPGA Tour's ANA Inspiration major championship plays into contention in Rancho Mirage, Calif. behind leader Sei Young Kim with help of swing instructor Ron Stockton.

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Meadow carries memories of ill father to start rookie campaign

LPGA player Stephanie Meadow carries memories of ill father to start rookie campaign

Weeks after her father was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, Stephanie Meadow returned to her rookie season with her biggest fan prominently in her thoughts.

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Lydia Ko's up-and-down day ties record from Annika's era

LPGA player Lydia Ko's up-and-down day at ANA Inspiration ties record from Annika Sorenstam's era

LPGA's Lydia Ko tied Thursday at the ANA Inspiration a record held by Annika Sorenstam for consecutive rounds under par.

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Alison Lee seeks to make another splash at Mission Hills

LPGA's Alison Lee seeks to make another splash at Mission Hills for ANA Inspiration

Alison Lee already has jumped into Poppie’s Pond not once, but twice. Still to come, however, is Lee's first jump as a professional.

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A league apart: Kelly Shon reps the Ivies on LPGA

A league apart: Kelly Shon reps the Ivies on LPGA

Kelly Shon has played upon her Princeton experience in taking an unusual path onto the LPGA.

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He's a keeper: Whan's contract extended as historic LPGA stop lives

He's a keeper: Mike Whan's contract extended as historic LPGA stop lives on

Some of LPGA commissioner Mike Whan's most memorable days have revolved around the ANA Inspiration (formerly the Kraft Nabisco) and its future. Now that it's safe, Whan is also locked into many more days with the LPGA.

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LPGA's Big Three statistically similar at start of ANA Inspiration

LPGA's Big Three statistically similar at start of ANA Inspiration

What separates the LPGA's Big Three? These statistics, from the Golfweek/Sagarin Women's Pro Rankings, might surprise you.

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Lucy Li, partner qualify for U.S. Women's Four-Ball

Lucy Li, partner qualify for U.S. Women's Four-Ball

The inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball field just received a delightful boost. Young Lucy Li, the ice cream-wielding tween who wowed us at Pinehurst No. 2 last summer, has qualified with teammate Kathleen Scavo.