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D.J. Piehowski

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5 Things: Arkansas rallies for John Hayt title

Arkansas wins John Hayt

Ethan Tracy and his Razorback teammates endured gusting winds Tuesday at the John Hayt Collegiate to mount a heroic charge for the title. D.J. Piehowski was there.

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Proveaux leads Spieth by five at HP Boys

Proveaux leads HP Boys

After winning the Polo Junior last year, Cody Proveaux made a bold statement about his place in junior golf. In his first round of 2011, he took a five-shot lead at the HP Boys Championship.

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Seasoned Song returns to form at Q-School

Spotlight on Aree Song

After battling illness and injury the past three years, Aree Song's game is looking up at LPGA Q-School. D.J. Piehowski explains.

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Korda (66) finds comfort zone at Q-School

says Jessica Korda lit up LPGA Q-School on Friday with a 6-under 66.

Entering the week, amateur Jessica Korda was one of the most popular names on the list of LPGA Q-School finalists. On Friday, the 17-year-old from Bradenton, Fla., showed why.

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Storylines aplenty on eve of Q-School

says there is no shortage of storylines this week at PGA Tour Q-School.

If any players at the final stage of PGA Tour Qualifying School are looking for ways to occupy their time off the course this week, Chris Tidland probably could offer some ideas. He’s been through the drill a few times.

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Garrigus learning from Memphis meltdown

Garrigus fights for card

At Disney, with a Tour card on the line, Robert Garrigus can change the way his 2010 season will be remembered. D.J. Piehowski reports.

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MLB players tee it up at Disney event

explains why MLB players were on the course Thursday at Disney.

It’s been quite a month for Aaron Rowand.

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Johnson’s caddie rolls at Champions Q-School

Odds are, caddie Doug Long didn’t have to read many putts for his boss this week at the first stage of Champions Tour Q-School.

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California, An hitting their strides this fall

Cal finding its stride

After a bumpy start to the year, California has fought back with consecutive wins behind the solid play of freshman Ben An.

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Pepperdine riding high with dynamic duo

College notebook

Led by the duo of Josh Anderson and Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine is off to a quick start this fall. D.J. Piehowski reports.

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Ryder Cup donations benefit college golfers

While the competitors at this week’s Ryder Cup won’t be getting paid for their efforts, that doesn’t mean they won’t be contributing to charity.

DePaul transfer helping Florida charge

Last year, Michael Furci was playing for the DePaul Blue Demons, who finished No. 160 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. His scoring average was 74.0.

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Greensboro, Elder win Golfweek D-III Invite

Greensboro wins D-III Invite

The Greensboro Pride had a record-setting week en route to winning Golfweek’s Division III Fall Invitational. D.J. Piehowski reports.

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Skidmore skips own event, plays D-III Invite

explains why Skidmore College skipped its annual event to play in Florida.

This week was the Skidmore Fall Invitational, which was won by SUNY Farmingdale. The host Thoroughbreds didn’t finish in the top 3 or even the top 5 because, well, they weren’t there.

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This is why Methodist is a D-III powerhouse

Five players suited up for Methodist Tuesday at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational. There are countless others back in Fayetteville, N.C., that didn’t get the chance.

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Canavan leads rally at Golfweek D-III event

Golfweek Div. III Fall Invite

For Matt Canavan, hydration has been the key to success at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational in Haines City, Fla. D.J. Piehowski explains.

Siverson brings hoops experience to links

says Duane Siverson’s roots at Concordia College run deeper than golf.

If there’s a coaching record at Concordia College, odds are Duane Siverson is somehow associated with it.

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Greensboro up big at Golfweek Div. III Invite

Golfweek Div. III Fall Invite

Led by senior Brock Elder, Greensboro took an eight-shot lead after Round 1 of Golfweek’s Division III Fall Invitational. D.J. Piehowski reports.

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Golfweek D-III Fall Invitational preview

Golfweek D-III Fall Invitational

The Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational kicks off Sept. 12-14 at Southern Dunes Golf & Country Club, in Haines City, Fla. D.J. Piehowski has a preview.

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Johnson carries brother’s memory on course

Johnson playing for brother

Four years ago Michael Johnson lost his older brother in a car accident. As D.J. Piehowski writes, Johnson is chasing an AJGA Junior Players title with a heavy heart.

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Johnson leads Jr. Players; Spieth moves up

Spieth contends for Jr. Players

Jordan Spieth made a move Saturday at the Junior Players Championship, shooting a second-round 69 to trail leader Michael Johnson by two shots at TPC Sawgrass. D.J. Piehowski reports.

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Grillo vaults up leaderboard at Junior Players

explains who is making a move Saturday at the Junior Players.

With the way Emiliano Grillo hit the ball on Friday, it was only a matter of time before he reached the top of the leaderboard at the Junior Players Championship.

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Hall endures wild round at TPC Sawgrass

details Gavin Hall’s up-and-down round at the Junior Players.

Mary Ellen Hall was unable to see most of her son Gavin’s opening round at the Junior Players Championship, thanks to a faulty GPS system that took her all over northern Florida.

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Johnson leads Junior Players after late entry

Johnson leads Junior Players

Michael Johnson was the last player in the field for the AJGA Junior Players Championship. He wasted little time making a move Friday at TPC Sawgrass. D.J. Piehowski reports.

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Juniors show true colors at TPC Sawgrass

explains why the opening round of the Junior Players Championship has been a colorful one.

PGA Tour players aren’t the only players celebrating College Colors Day today.

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Junior Players preview: Swinging at Sawgrass

Junior Players preview

The AJGA Junior Players Championship starts Friday at TPC Sawgrass. D.J. Piehowski previews the event, which features the country’s best juniors.

Stricker, Johnson offer support to Midwest Cup

explains what amateur event Tour pros Steve Stricker and Zach Johnson have pledged their support to.

With help from Midwestern PGA Tour professionals Steve Stricker, Zach Johnson and Mark Wilson, Eric Hjortness has put together quite an event.

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Rohrer smashes Special Olympics scoring record

New Special Olympics record

Scott Rohrer shot 71 on Monday to set a new Special Olympics scoring record. He didn't stop there – Rohrer went on to shatter the 54-hole record by 15 shots. D.J. Piehowski reports.

Underdogs to watch at 2010 U.S. Juniors

Underdogs at U.S. Juniors

Not every player that makes a run at the U.S. Juniors is ranked in Golfweek's top 20. D.J. Piehowski provides a list of underdogs to keep an eye on when match play rolls around this week.

The ace of Weber’s Group cashes in

with the story of Ray Ping, who made two aces in two days... on the same hole.

When the members of “Weber’s Group” started playing golf in Onalaska, Wis., the handful of players pledged $50 each to anyone who dropped a hole-in-one while playing in the group. Ray Ping may have forced them to reconsider that policy.

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With balky putter, Pavin misses Open chance

Corey Pavin hasn’t played in the U.S. Open since 2006, and thanks to a shaky putter, he’s going to have to keep waiting.