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Julie Williams

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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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Kim leads ANNIKA Award Watch List

SooBin Kim leads season's first 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

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

Michael Wright leads in Australia, Adam Scott remains six shots 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, Shane 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

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

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

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 maintains one-shot Lorena 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

National Signing Day holdout: Megan 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

Nanna Madsen leaves South Carolina to chase pro career on Ladies European Tour

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

Mi Hyang Lee emerges from playoff with Mizuno Classic title

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 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

Leader Sebastian Cappelen takes advantage of Sanderson Farms sponsor exemption

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

Washington finishes atop deep Pac-12 field in Hawaii

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 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

Mississippi teen Monday qualifies for Sanderson Farms

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, Ana Paula Valdes conquer elements for victory 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

Alexander Levy capitalizes on great day, extends BMW lead to four

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 leads Stacy Lewis, Shanshan 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

Diseased live oak to be removed from Sawgrass' sixth

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 opens BMW Masters with 65, Graeme McDowell trails by two

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

World No. 1 Inbee Park shares LPGA Taiwan lead with Shanshan Feng

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

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

Ted Bishop's daughters defend his devotion 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

Lee-Anne Pace wins first LPGA title at soggy, shortened Blue Bay LPGA

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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