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Julie Williams

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Wolff blazes way to Polo final; Brooks to meet Stephenson

The biggest winner so far in the AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic fell Thursday at the hand of Matthew Wolff. In fact Wolff, of Agoura Hills, Calif., prevailed after perhaps the toughest round of matches yet.

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Spieth steals show with opening 67 in Australia

Given Thursday’s conditions at the Australian Golf Club in Sydney, Jordan Spieth wasn’t expecting much in the first round of the Australian Open.

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Horsfield claims pair of big wins in Polo match play

Sam Horsfield didn’t have to play past the 14th hole in either of his two matches Wednesday at the Polo Golf Junior Classic. Horsfield claimed a pair of 6-and-4 victories to move to the quarterfinals.

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Horsfield, Ree earn top spots on Polo brackets

Sam Horsfield secured the top spot on the match-play bracket Tuesday with his first-place finish after two rounds of stroke play at the AJGA’s Polo Golf Junior Classic.

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Kim leads ANNIKA Award Watch List

The race for the ANNIKA Award is on again this season. The following players made the first edition of the ANNIKA Watch List.

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NCCGA title inspires Stamper, marks Missouri growth

With more than half of his college career behind him, Corey Stamper needed some inspiration. He found it at the NCCGA Fall National Championship.

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Wright leads in Australia, Scott remains 6 back

Adam Scott climbed the leaderboard Friday at the Australian Masters, but remains six shots off the lead set by fellow Aussie Michael Wright at Metropolitan Golf Club in Melbourne.

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McIlroy, Lowry share one-shot lead in Dubai

Rory McIlroy returned to competitive golf on Thursday with a 6-under 66 that gave him a share of the DP World Tour Championship lead. McIlroy hadn’t teed it up for six weeks, but showed little rust.

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Four tied for Aussie Masters lead, Scott six back

Adam Scott opened the Australian Masters on Thursday with a 1-over 73, a rough start that left him six shots off the lead. Scott is looking for a third consecutive victory at the event.

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Busbee, 77, named Yancey Ford Award winner

Call Charlie Busbee the senior-amateur tour version of Vijay Singh. Busbee is a self-proclaimed range rat, who enjoys time spent grooving his swing in practice.

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AJGA maintains record pace of play in 2014

The American Junior Golf Association has reached a point of sustainability in its pace-of-play enforcement.

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Kim maintains one-shot Ochoa lead in Mexico

Christina Kim maintained her lead Friday at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational with a second-round 69. The 30-year-old Kim stands at 10-under 134 through 36 holes at Club de Golf Mexico in Mexico City and leads Paula Creamer by one shot.

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NLI holdout: Khang still weighing college options

The earlier junior golfers begin making verbal commitments to colleges, the less surprises there are by the time National Signing Day rolls around late in the fall. In the class of 2015, Megan Khang is one of few surprises – rather, one of few holdouts.

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Madsen leaves Gamecocks to chase pro career

At the end of a fall season during which South Carolina won twice, several aspects of this team qualify it for a top-tier position in women’s golf.

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Mi Hyang Lee wins Mizuno Classic in playoff

It took five holes of sudden death, but Mi Hyang Lee finally won her first LPGA title.

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Pressel opens Mizuno Classic with one-shot lead

Morgan Pressel hasn’t won on the LPGA tour since 2008. On Friday, she made a step toward breaking that streak in Shima, Japan.

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Leader Cappelen takes advantage of Sanderson invite

Sebastian Cappelen, 24, needed a little help to make it into this week’s Sanderson Farms Championship. Once in the field, Cappelen is making the most of his first PGA Tour start.

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Washington finishes atop deep Pac-12 field

For Washington, an 11-shot victory Tuesday in a field of Pac-12 teams proved that a No. 1 ranking is well-deserved. At the Nanea Pac-12 Preview in Nanea, Hawaii, the Huskies played like the team to beat.

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Texas A&M closes fall season with Jim West title

Texas A&M’s lineup is young, but at the Jim West Challenge, that didn’t matter. On the shoulders of freshman Maddie Szeryk, Texas A&M claimed victory Monday to close its fall season.

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Mississippi teen Monday qualifies for Sanderson

Camden Backel, 17, earned a spot Monday in the Sanderson Farms Championship after advancing from an eight-man playoff.

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Montenegro, Valdes prevail at ChampionsGate

Marcos Montenegro, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, prevailed at the Golfweek International Junior Invitational after battling an uncharacteristic arctic blast for Florida.

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Levy capitalizes on great day, extends BMW lead

On a day when just about everything went right for Alexander Levy, the Frenchman posted a 9-under 63 and separated himself at the top of the BMW Masters leaderboard.

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Park leads Lewis, Feng by four at LPGA Taiwan

Inbee Park grew her lead to four shots Saturday during the third round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship. In windy conditions, Park was able to post a 3-under 69 that moved her to 21 under after 54 holes at Miramar Golf and Country Club.

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Diseased live oak removed from Sawgrass Stadium

One of TPC Sawgrass’ most visual holes is undergoing a reshaping. The closing gauntlet remains intact, but the large live oak that stands just off No. 6 tee – the one with a low-hanging branch that prevents any tee shot that rises too quickly – is being removed.

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Levy claims BMW Masters lead with opening 65

Alexander Levy is trying to win his second title in China and third European Tour victory for the season. The Frenchman started that effort Thursday with a 7-under 65 for a one-shot lead at the BMW Masters.

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World No. 1 Park shares LPGA Taiwan lead

Inbee Park, who returned to the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Ranking at the start of the week, birdied five of her final seven holes Thursday to climb to a share of the first-round lead at the LPGA Taiwan Championship.

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LSU clears hurdle with seven-shot Alamo victory

Something about Briggs Ranch Golf Course must suit LSU’s eye. The Tigers dove to 23 under through 54 holes at the Alamo Invitational played at Briggs Ranch, and earned its first team title of the season.

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Daughters defend Bishop's commitment to women's golf

Despite the backlash former PGA of America president Ted Bishop has received from social-media comments directed at Ian Poulter, Bishop's daughters paint a different picture of him

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Pace wins first LPGA title at shortened Blue Bay

South Africa’s Lee-Anne Pace held on for a rain-shortened victory Monday morning at the Blue Bay LPGA. It’s Pace’s first LPGA title, and her second victory in the past nine days.

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Wake Forest ends drought with Landfall title

Despite the experience that defines Wake Forest’s small roster, not one player in the lineup at the Landfall Tradition had hoisted a trophy in her career as a Demon Deacon. That changed Sunday in Wilmington, N.C.

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More rain pushes Blue Bay LPGA to Monday finish

Rain continues to plague the Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island, China, to the point that the tournament will stretch into Monday.

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Murdaca wins Asia-Pacific Am, earns Masters invite

Antonio Murdaca became the first Australian winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur on Sunday, and will reap the benefits on the other side of the world in April.

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Exber wins Stocker Cup in sudden death

Brady Exber claimed the Stocker Cup title on Friday, but not before meeting Herbie Aikens in sudden death.

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Murdaca creates 8-shot cushion at Asia-Pacific Am

Antonio Murdaca hit the gas Saturday at the Asia-Pacific Amateur, and will take an eight-shot lead into the final round at Royal Melbourne Golf Club’s Composite Course.

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Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific Amateur by one

At Royal Melbourne Golf Club, a handful of Australians are taking advantage of having the Asia-Pacific Amateur move south to their homeland. Two Aussies lead the field, and five more are T-11 or better.

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Sinnott leads Asia-Pacific Am at Royal Melbourne

Todd Sinnott of Australia leads the Asia-Pacific Amateur after a calculated 5-under 67 on Thursday at Royal Melbourne’s Composite Course in Melbourne, Australia.

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Asia-Pacific Am lures Masters hopefuls Down Under

A coveted invitation to the Masters is on the table this week for the game’s best amateurs, but it’s a world away from Augusta National’s groomed fairways.

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Dufner returns to competition at Perth International

Jason Dufner, who has been sidelined from competitive golf with a neck injury, will make his comeback at the ISPS Handa Perth International on Oct. 23. Dufner hasn’t played competitively since August.

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Texas-Tyler women win, men share title in Destin

Texas-Tyler rallied to win the women's title Tuesday at the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational while the Patriots shared the men's title with Methodist.

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Texas-Tyler leads D3 Fall Invitational behind Toone

Behind George Toone's 3-under 68, Texas-Tyler posted a second-round 4-over 288, and at 7 over for two rounds, leads Methodist by one.

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Huskies go from Down Under to top-ranked

Barely two weeks after returning from a team trip to Australia, Washington won its own Edean Ihlanfeldt and took Golfweek's top ranking.

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Howard leads LaGrange at D-III Fall Invitational

Cory Howard, a Florida native, is back at Sandestin for the Golfweek Division III Invitational, where he has seen success for LaGrange in years past.

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Washington-St. Louis women lead D-III Invite

Washington-St. Louis head coach Sean Curtis says senior Olivia Lugar is like an extra coach for the Bears. They're leading the Golfweek Division III Fall Invitational.

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Field strength key in luring D3 south to Sandestin

In Division III golf, the annual trip to Sandestin is like a major. Top men’s and women’s programs from around the country have been coming to the Florida panhandle for the past four years to play the event.

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Dallas Baptist recruits with instinct, not funds

Dallas Baptist head coach Kenny Trapp is faced with the task of recruiting top-level Division II talent without the promise of an athletic scholarship.

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Arkansas Tech, Simon Fraser win at D-II Fall

The Arkansas Tech women earned their first team title of the season Sunday at the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational while Simon Fraser won the men's team title.

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Williams: Pace-of-play goals met at ANNIKA

The ANNIKA Intercollegiate proves that a quick pace of play in a college-golf tournament is achievable, but not without sticking points.

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Arkansas Tech leads D-II Fall Invitational

After 36 holes on Sunriver’s Crosswater Course, Arkansas Tech leads the 12-team field at the Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational, two shots ahead of Dallas Baptist.

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Sunriver showdown set for D-II Fall Invitational

The Meadows course in Sunriver, Ore., provides a familiar backdrop for Rachel Harmon and her Dixie State team at the Golfweek Division II Women’s Fall Invitational.

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For Gamecocks, ANNIKA title shapes season

South Carolina, lead by senior Justin Dreher, won the ANNIKA Invitational Presented by 3M - the most elite field in women's college golf - Tuesday at Reunion (Fla.) Resort.

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