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More to Brandon Matthews than a top-10 streak

More to Temple's Brandon Matthews than a top-10 streak in college golf

Temple's Brandon Matthews is on a top-10 streak in college golf that suggests a future on the PGA Tour.

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Texas A&M wraps up first SEC title with strong finish

Texas A&M Aggies wrap up first SEC Championship title with strong finish

Texas A&M has only been in the SEC for three seasons but held off South Carolina on Sunday for the conference championship.

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Virginia makes history with ACC Championship runaway

Virginia Cavaliers make history with ACC Championship runaway over Duke Blue Devils

Virginia women's golf claimed the program's first ACC title in history on April 18 by a record margin over Duke.

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Laugh hard, win often: Rollins women tear toward postseason

Laugh hard, win often: Rollins women tear toward postseason

Rollins players laugh as often as they win. The Tars entered the Sunshine State Conference Championship with three victories in a row.

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Arizona women edge Baylor, ASU in lead-up to Pac-12s

Arizona women's college golf edges Baylor, ASU in lead-up to Pac-12 Conference Championship

Arizona won its second tournament of the season at the Ping/ASU Invitational and now prepares for the Pac-12 Championship.

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Annie Park ready for next step at college season's end

USC Trojan Annie Park ready for next step at college season's end

USC Trojan standout Annie Park won an NCAA title as a first-semester freshman, but now it's time to start a career on the LPGA's Symetra Tour.

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USC claims narrow match-play victory over host Georgia

USC claims narrow match-play victory over host Georgia

On the final day of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, Golfweek’s No. 2-ranked team in the country squared off against the No. 75-ranked team and had to fight. That’s a good reminder that in match play, anything can happen.

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UCLA tops Liz Murphey bracket, draws cross-town rival

UCLA tops Liz Murphey bracket, draws cross-town rival

The bracket is set for the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, and now it’s time to watch closely. Consider the next two days a good indicator of what might happen in two months at the NCAA Women’s Championship.

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Lee goes bogey-free for LPGA Tour's Kia Classic lead

Mirim Lee goes bogey-free for LPGA Tour's Kia Classic lead

Mirim Lee took the first-round lead at the LPGA's Kia Classic, but former World No. 1 Yani Tseng and current No. 1 Lydia Ko sit close behind in Carlsbad, Calif.

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Navarro reps college game at LPGA Kia Classic

Marijosse Navarro reps college game at LPGA Kia Classic

Quiet, petite players can be easy to overlook – until they start winning tournaments. That's Marijosse Navarro's story.

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North Florida wins Hackler with final-round rally

North Florida Ospreys win General Hackler Championship with final-round rally

The North Florida Ospreys staged a final-round comeback to win the General Hackler Championship.

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Arizona defends Gator Invite title, Gidali top individual

Arizona Wildcats defend Gator Invite title, Manon Gidali top individual

Even across the country, Arizona was in familiar territory at the SunTrust Gator Women’s Invitational. It was the tournament that kick-started the Wildcats’ spring a year ago, and the team defended its title Sunday.

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Coastal Carolina takes Hackler to Dunes Club

Coastal Carolina takes General Hackler Championship to Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach

A long-standing tradition in Myrtle Beach, S.C., finds a new home this week. Coastal Carolina is taking its General Hackler Championship to the Dunes Golf & Country Club.

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Yi leads a mellow Jaguar charge at Gator Invite

Eunice Yi leads GRU Augusta charge at the SunTrust Lady Gator hosted by Florida

Eunice Yi led a mellow charge for GRU Augusta in the first round of the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational.

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Washington wins Bruin/Wave for fifth season title

Washington Huskies win Bruin/Wave for fifth season title

Three tournaments into the spring season, Washington has two team titles in the books. A nine-shot victory Tuesday at the Bruin/Wave Invitational was Washington win No. 5 on the season.

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Washington finds stride in Santa Ana with small roster

Washington women find stride in Santa Ana with small roster

In Washington’s second start of the season, a shrunken roster seemed hardly a factor. The Huskies won the UC Irvine Invitational on Tuesday by 11 shots.

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O'Sullivan, 16, unseats Kerr as youngest Symetra winner

Hannah O'Sullivan, 16, unseats Kerr as youngest Symetra Tour winner

Hannah O’Sullivan cruised to a four-shot victory at the Symetra Tour’s season-opening Gateway Classic to become the youngest winner in the tour's history.

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Baylor on the map after Palos Verdes stunner

Baylor women's golf on the map after Palos Verdes stunner

The answer to how Baylor was able to pull off the biggest victory in program history Feb. 10 is not a quick one. Jay Goble’s explanation is many-fold, which points to what’s going on in Waco, Texas.

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Furman's rise continues with third title, scoring record

Furman's rise continues at Florida State Match-Up with third title, scoring record

Furman moved from ninth to fourth to first through the course of three rounds at the Florida State Match-Up to win its third title of the season.

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Virginia edges Tulane in season opener for first win since '13

Virginia edges Tulane in season opener for first win since '13

The end of the final round at Eagle Creek Golf Club was so close that several minutes passed from the time the final putt dropped to the time Virginia as declared the winner.

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Women's preview: Missouri Valley Conference

Women's college conference preview: Missouri Valley Conference

Defending champion Wichita State returns its entire team to chase another Missouri Valley Conference Championship title.

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Women's preview: MAAC

Women's college conference preview: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Keep an eye on Fairfield, Albany and Siena at this spring's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship.

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Women's preview: Big East Conference

Women's college conference preview: Big East Conference

With an automatic-qualifying spot on the line, a handful of teams have much to gain by winning the Big East Conference Championship in the spring.

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Women's preview: SWAC

Women's college preview: Southwestern Athletic Conference

Look to Alabama State for a title defense at the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship.

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Women's preview: Patriot League

Women's college preview: Patriot League

Look to Boston to win the Patriot League conference title in the spring, with challengers Loyola and Lehigh at its heels.

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Women's preview: Mountain West Conference

Women's college golf preview: UNLV, San Diego State will battle for Mountain West Conference

The Mountain West Conference Championship likely will come down to a battle between UNLV and San Diego State.

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Women's preview: Horizon League

Women's conference preview: Can Detroit repeat in Horizon League?

Detroit is missing some of its best pieces from the past few seasons, but don't count the Titans out of a title defense at the Horizon League Championship.

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Women's preview: Southland Conference

Women's college preview: Lamar tops in Southland Conference

Looking for a safe bet in the Southland Conference? Put an eye on Lamar, which took big head-to-head victories this fall with an impressive Mason Rudolph finish.

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Women's preview: Big West Conference

Women's preview: Big West Conference

UC Davis has won the past five Big West Conference Championships, and the Aggies are expected to keep that streak going.

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Women's preview: SEC

Women's college golf preview: South Carolina tops in SEC

South Carolina is tops in the SEC after the fall season, but a lot of challengers wait in the wings, including defending conference champion Vanderbilt.

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Women's preview: West Coast Conference

Women's college golf preview: Pepperdine rules the West Coast Conference

Pepperdine traditionally rules the West Coast Conference, and there's no reason to think it won't again this year.

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Brooks holds off Korda for Sally title

Sierra Brooks holds off hard-charging Nelly Korda for Sally title

Sierra Brooks took a nine-shot lead into the final round of the South Atlantic Amateur, and held off a charging Nelly Korda to win by four.

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Women's preview: ACC

NCAA women's college preview: All eyes on Duke in the ACC

In the ACC, one of the strongest conference in women's golf, Duke is a safe bet to defend its conference title.

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Women's preview: American Athletic Conference

Women's college golf conference preview: American Athletic Conference

Defending champion Louisville has left the American Athletic Conference, which opens the door for a team like UCF, Houston or even Memphis.

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Women's preview: Pac-12 Conference

Women's preview: Pac-12 Conference

Stanford's chances of repeating as Pac-12 champions look good after the fall season. The Cardinal will have to overtake a strong conference to do it.

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Emrey builds 2-shot Harder Hall cushion on Papp

Allison Emrey builds two-shot Harder Hall cushion on Kaitlyn Papp

After the first half of the Harder Hall Women’s Invitational – among the first events on the Florida Orange Blossom Circuit, a winter women’s amateur golf loop around the south part of the state – Allison Emrey leads by two shots.

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Duke's Boutier takes top spot in Women's WAGR

Duke's Boutier new No. 1 in Women's World Amateur Ranking

Duke junior Celine Boutier has taken over the top spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.

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My Year in Golf: Julie Williams

Williams: Memories from a college-golf marathon

Julie Williams traveled to six Golfweek-sponsored college events in 2014 and saw 17 live days of college golf. From that six-tournament stretch, six great memories.

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College women top 10: Turnover and program bests

College women top 10: A year of turnover and program bests

In 2014, college women's golf was highlighted by high turnover. The best players turned professional, many with great success (at least success in earning a place to play). Here are some of the most notable storylines from the year.

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Brooke Henderson turns pro, signs with IMG

Henderson, 17, becomes latest young pro to join IMG stable

Brooke Henderson, the No. 1 player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, announced Thursday she’ll forego college to turn professional. Henderson is the latest young female athlete to sign on with IMG.

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Rising Kent State women seek closing spark

Flash warning: Rising Kent State seeks closing spark

After quietly moving up the college women's golf rankings this fall, Kent State now looks for a spark to close out tournaments.

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College women: 2014 midseason grades

College women: Julie Williams' 2014 midseason grades

Here are Julie Williams' midseason grades for the 2014 fall college women's golf season.

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A. Lee among pack of collegians headed to LPGA

Alison Lee among pack of collegians headed to LPGA

Alison Lee hit both ends of the emotional spectrum on Sunday after declaring her professional status at the end of LPGA Q-School.

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Notes: Ivy Leaguer Shon works through Q-School

Notes: Ivy Leaguer Kelly Shon works her way through Q-School

Sociology degree in hand – from Princeton, no less – Kelly Shon arrived at LPGA Q-School for the second time this year with some perspective

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Minjee Lee quietly cruises through Q-School debut

Minjee Lee quietly cruises through Q-School debut

Minjee Lee, 18, struggled Saturday to name an experience as stereotypically stressful as what she faces this week at LPGA Q-School final stage.

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Burke to captain Americans at 2016 Curtis Cup

Robin Burke to captain Americans at 2016 Curtis Cup

The U.S. Golf Association has revealed that Robin Burke will captain the U.S. team at the 2016 Curtis Cup. Burke will lead the Americans as they try to retain the cup at Dun Laoghair Golf Club near Dublin, Ireland.

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Wolff blazes way to Polo final; Brooks to meet Stephenson

Matthew Wolff blazes trail to Polo finals; 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

Jordan 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

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, Robynn Ree earn top spots on AJGA Polo Junior 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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