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Julie Williams

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Schulert, Kim rally to win Golfweek Midwest Junior

Devan Schulert and Katie Kim both staged significant comebacks Wednesday to win their divisions at the Golfweek Midwest Junior. Schulert jumped from ninth to first in the boys division while Kim simply grew her margin of victory.

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Winner's bag: Princess Mary Superal, U.S. Girls' Junior

A look inside the bag of Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines, who won the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship on Saturday at Forest Highlands Golf Club.

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Superal oulasts Navarro for Girls' Junior title

Princess Mary Superal outlasted Marijosse Navarro in 37 holes to win the 2014 U.S. Girls' Junior title in Flagstaff, Ariz.

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Superal leads 1 up after 18 holes at U.S. Girls' Junior final

Princess Mary Superal took a 1-up lead over Marijosse Navarro after 18 holes of the U.S. Girls' Junior on Saturday.

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Superal will face Navarro in U.S. Girls' Junior finale

Princess Mary Superal knocked off Cindy Ha in the U.S. Girls' Junior semifinals, while Marijosse Navarro slipped past Shelly Shin to set up an international final on Saturday.

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Notes: Ha, Superal, Navarro, Shin advance to semis

Cindy Ha saw her 4-up lead over Brigitte Dunne disappear on the 17th hole, only to come back and win the 18th to advance to the semifinals at the U.S. Girls' Junior on Friday.

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Ha knocks off medalist Yin at U.S. Girls' Junior

Cindy Ha took down medalist Angel Yin late Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Girls' Junior after being iced by a weather delay for more than an hour.

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Notes: Dunne shows growth in victory at Girls' Junior

Brigitte Dunne admits she got in her own way in missing match play at the 2013 U.S. Girls' Junior. This year, she is attempting to remain calm under pressure, and it paid off in a 19-hole victory over Hailee Cooper in the Round of 32 on Thursday.

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Meet Mary Janiga, a name you shouldn't forget

Mary Janiga isn't a household name on the junior circuit, but her play at the U.S. Girls' Junior is garnering attention as she advanced to the Round of 32 on Wednesday.

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Wagner, Tardy look to go out on top at Girls Junior

Samantha Wagner is hoping to go out in style with her first U.S. Girls Junior Amateur victory. Bailey Tardy, another veteran of the championship, is trying to do the same.

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Angel Yin takes medalist honors at U.S. Girls Junior

Angel Yin didn’t breathe a visible sigh of relief until her final hole on Tuesday, nevermind that it ended in a three-putt. Yin still tied the course record of 65, still hit every par 5 in two, and still earned medalist honors at the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur.

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Notes: Wu builds confidence; Zeng learning quickly

UCLA commit Bethany Wu won two critical matches at the 2013 U.S. Girls Junior, and that has brought some newfound confidence in 2014 as she chases the crown.

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Yin leads U.S. Girls' Junior after first round

“Tired but excited” from a quick turnaround after the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, Angel Yin opened up a 3-shot lead in the first round of the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in Arizona.

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Polished O'Sullivan contends at U.S. Girls' Junior

Hannah O’Sullivan made headlines when she qualified for the San Francisco City Amateur at age 11, but couldn't play because of its age limit. In her home state, she's contending for a U.S. Girls Junior title at age 16.

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Hokies' Vincent earns comeback Players Am win

Scott Vincent prevailed on a day when half a dozen amateur players had a real chance to claim the 2014 Players Amateur title and the RBC Heritage exemption that goes with it.

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Rank leads by 6 after 54 holes of Players Amateur

Who said golf wasn't an endurance sport? Less than a week after qualifying for the U.S. Amateur, Garrett Rank will take a six-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Players Amateur, then hop on a plane to make his Monday-morning tee time at the U.S. Amateur Public Links.

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McNealy relaxed, recharged at Players Amateur

Relaxed and recharged after a busy stretch of golf, Stanford's Maverick McNealy is 4 under after 36 holes of the Players Amateur, and one of a handful of players within reach of leader Garrett Rank.

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With record 62, Rank rises to Players Am lead

Garrett Rank would only take back one shot from a nearly perfect Friday morning at Berkeley Hall Golf Club, where he carded a second-round 10-under 62 to grab a five-shot lead at the Players Amateur.

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Local Orischak among 4 tied for Players Am lead

Fifteen-year-old Andrew Orischak's 4-under 68 gave him an early lead that was matched by three more players later in the day – Matt NeSmith, Tae Koh and Geoff Drakeford.

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Vanderbilt contingent puts stamp on Players Am

The nine-man Commodores fleet competing this week in the 2014 Players Amateur, including defending champion Hunter Stewart, far outnumbers any other collegiate team.

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Players Amateur grooms game's future

One could say that the Players Amateur, conducted by the Heritage Classic Foundation and now sponsored by Nautica, took off so quickly at the turn of this century because of Duke Delcher and Tom McKnight’s insider knowledge.

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Ogura, Ishika win titles at Woodland's AJGA event

Hirawari Ogura and Koichiro Ishika make it a Japanese sweep at the AJGA's Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship in Lawrence, Kan.

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Notes: Beckler fires 71 at Woodland's AJGA event

With a 1-under 71 on Wednesday, Andrew Beckler has recorded the lowest round of the AJGA's Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship in Lawrence, Kan.

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Japan's Ishika jumps into lead at Woodland's junior event

Japan's Koichiro Ishika shot a second-consecutive, 1-over 73 to take the lead at the AJGA's Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship on Wednesday in Lawrence, Kan.

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Haight (72) takes control at challenging Alvamar

While Willie Hammond seemed to have everything going in the opening round of the AJGA's Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship, a poor back nine opened the door for 18-hole leader Caleb Haight.

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UCLA's Lee wins inaugural ANNIKA Award

After completing a successful freshman campaign at UCLA, top-ranked Alison Lee was greeted with a phone call from one of the all-time women's golf greats Annika Sorenstam – something Lee will cherish forever.

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Woodland gives players 'opportunity' at Kansas junior event

Gary Woodland, fresh off a T-52 finish at the U.S. Open, took to Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence, Kan. to talk to the field at the AJGA Gary Woodland/Under Armour Championship.

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After NCCGA title, Short will find familiarity at SE Am

After winning the individual title at the NCCGA National Championship last month, West Virginia's Mason Short will get his next big start at the Southeastern Amateur in June. Still, Short has his eye on something bigger.

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Duke women outlast USC to win sixth national title

In a back-and-forth battle over the final nine holes, Duke outlasted defending champion USC to win the 2014 Women's National Championship at Tulsa Country Club.

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Duke women hold six-shot lead over USC at NCAAs

Duke and USC matched third-round 2-under 278s, leaving the Blue Devils six shots ahead of the Trojans entering Friday's final round at Tulsa Country Club.

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Adventure leads Duke's Boutier to NCAA contention

Shedding tendencies of shyness and self-critiquing while settling into a new culture, Duke's Celine Boutier is even par through two rounds at the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Championship.

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Rowland's career comes full circle with Kansas HoF nod

Fred Rowland’s golf story will come full circle in July, when he joins the Kansas Golf Association Hall of Fame. Only 10 other amateurs have joined the 41-member Hall, and Rowland is an appropriate addition.

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Sooners strike early at NCAA D-I women's championship

High winds blistered scorecards in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Championships, and Oklahoma took advantage of those familiar conditions for a three-shot lead as three powerhouses give chase.

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Wind dominates NCAA women's championship's 1st round

Tulsa produced what it’s known for on the opening morning of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Championship. The first wave of players fought wind gusts of up to 26 mph as Arizona led the first session at 18 over.

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Hungry, worldly Washington could stage NCAA upset

It all comes down to Tulsa, where Washington will play in the national championship for the first time since 2011. An NCAA Championship amounts to 72 holes on a difficult course with pressure to succeed.

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West Coast Jr: Chou, Tsai prevail at steamy Mesa CC

On a blazing Saturday in the desert, Madeline Chou managed to keep her cool enough to post a sub-par score. Twenty-four hours later, and after another round just like it, Chou earned one of the biggest junior-golf titles of her young career.

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Columbia Regional: Okla. St. wins by five shots

Oklahoma State posted another 16-under round and cleared Arkansas by five shots to advance to next week's NCAA Championship.

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Columbia Regional: Okla. St., Arkansas tied for lead

Arkansas fired an 18-under 270 to jump into a share of the lead with 18-hole leader Oklahoma State at the Columbia (Mo.) Regional on Friday.

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ANNIKA Award Watch List: May 16, 2014

As the women's NCAA Championship is set to kick off next week in Tulsa, we take a look at the five strongest candidates for the inaugural ANNIKA Award presented by 3M.

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Columbia Regional: Okla. St. leads, Mizzou 2nd

Oklahoma State leads by nine shots after Thursday's first round of the NCAA Columbia (Mo.) Regional while host Missouri is in second.

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5 Things: Jayhawks bond; Flashes' leader; more

Kansas, Kent State and Iowa State represented the heartland well while Clemson and South Carolina brought interesting angles from the southeast during 2014 NCAA women's golf regionals. Here are 5 Things to know.

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ANNIKA Award Watch List: May 2, 2014

As the spring season progresses, Golfweek is monitoring the race for the inaugural ANNIKA Award presented by 3M. The award is presented to the best female college player, as voted on by players, coaches and select media.

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Heart, strategy key in Baylor's comeback NCCGA win

In Waco, Texas, Matt Brugner and his Baylor club golf teammates have learned to perfect the knock-down shot. In a strong, chilly New Jersey wind April 27, Baylor put that knowledge to good use.

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Sage Valley experience heightens in 2014

The Sage Valley experience was again in full-force this year at the Junior Invitational, which finally got its premier champion in top-ranked junior player Scottie Scheffler.

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Three years later, Sage Valley more challenging

Four years ago, Nicholas Reach blistered Sage Valley Golf Club and left town the first victor in Junior Invitational history after a smoking 20-under 196 total. That may never happen again.

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Scheffler has one-shot lead at Sage Valley

Theo Humphrey held the lead for most of the day at the Junior Invitational, but a late stumble put U.S. Junior champ Scottie Scheffler in the lead at Sage Valley.

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Huskey making most of his unexpected opportunity

Keenan Huskey wasn't even a part of the Junior Invitational field a week ago, but a bit of good fortune and an opening-round 72 have the South Carolina native in the thick of things at Sage Valley.

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Dalke, Horsfield trail Humphrey by one at Sage Valley

On a course that can be highly penal, Sage Valley veterans Brad Dalke and Sam Horsfield held steady with 2-under 70s, two shots back of 18-hole Junior Invitational leader Theo Humphrey.

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Florida making its mark with the NCCGA

Laura Kanouse was just looking for an opportunity to play competitive golf, and she's found her outlet with the NCCGA, putting together a quality team at the University of Florida.

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Player speaks of humility, gratitude at Sage Valley

During a week when junior golfers are made to feel like princes, Gary Player delivered a message of humility and gratitude Tuesday night at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

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