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Julie Williams

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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

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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Another deep field takes aim at Junior Invitational

The Junior Invitational, relatively young in golf history, has drawn the strongest field according to Golfweek’s rankings since its inception in 2011. Count Corey Shaun among those who validate that reputation.

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ANNIKA Award Watch List: April 18, 2014

As the spring season progresses, Golfweek is monitoring the race for the inaugural ANNIKA Award presented by 3M to the best female college golfer. Here are 10 notable players to watch.

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Wilson leads Stanford to Western Intercollegiate title

Stanford's Cameron Wilson made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win medalist honors by two shots over teammate Patrick Rodgers during the Cardinal's victory Sunday at the Western Intercollegiate.

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Blick wants to capture 10 victories at SJSU

As he closes in on the first half of his collegiate career, Cody Blick has completed 20 percent of his ultimate goal – as in, two victories down and eight remaining.

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Short games lift Washington into hunt at Western

Washington’s 2-over 702 total through 36 holes of the Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate is a testament to the Huskies' collective short games. That and mental fortitude.

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Cal grabs 1st-round lead at Western Intercollegiate

All eight Cal players shot 73 or better as the Golden Bears took a two-shot lead after the first round of the Transamerica/WFG Western Intercollegiate Saturday in Santa Cruz, Calif.

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Pasatiempo's rich history reflects one of the Masters

A bright cobalt letterman’s jacket hangs in the golf office at San Jose State, but only until April each year. Sounds familiar right? This is the jacket the winner receives for the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club.

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ANNIKA Award Watch List: April 11, 2014

Arizona State's Noemi Jimenez may not have a victory this season, but five to-five finishes helps boost her resume for the 2014 ANNIKA Award.

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Breakout season continues for S. Carolina

South Carolina is proving that the 2013-14 season is the team's breakout season and they are willing to take it the distance in the postseason.

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USC wins match-play title at Liz Murphey

USC added another victory in Athens on April 6 after an unusual trip east to the Liz Murphey Collegiate, a long-running tournament transformed to match play this year in lieu of the 2015 format change for the NCAA Women’s Championship.

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ANNIKA Award Watch List: April 4, 2014

As the spring season progresses, Golfweek is monitoring the race for the inaugural Annika Award. An award update will be posted each Friday on Golfweek.com.

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Liz Murphey Collegiate changed to match play

Josh Brewer had decided to transform the Liz Murphey Collegiate even before the final word came out last fall that the NCAA Women’s Championship would transition to match play in 2015.

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Notebook: Arkansas keeps rolling toward SECs

Lately, the annual LSU Classic has become Arkansas’ tournament to win. An eight-shot victory March 22 at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La., was Arkansas’ second consecutive victory there, its third in the past four years and also the third this season.

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Annika Award Watch List: March 28, 2014

USC's Kyung Kim and Annie Park, UCLA's Alison Lee and Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse headline the favorites for the Annika Award Watch List this week.

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Notebook: Robertson picks up the Kent State torch

In college golf, they rarely come as experienced as Greg Robertson, who is leading the charge for Kent State this season.

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Annika Award Watch List: March 21, 2014

It took a few months of school and tournament play for Vanderbilt freshman Simin Feng to find her comfort zone, but now with a victory under her belt and the academic load less overwhelming, Feng is a force to be reckoned with.

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Brenny calls sexual-bias case award ‘vindicating’

Nearly three years after Katie Brenny brought a lawsuit alleging the University of Minnesota had fired her as women’s golf coach after learning she is a lesbian, she was awarded a maximum of $359,000 by Judge Thomas Sipkins of Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis.

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Report: Brenny awarded up to $359,000 in bias case

Katie Brenny, the former Minnesota women's coach who sued the school alleging that it fired her after learning that she is a lesbian, was awarded a maximum $359,000 by a Minneapolis judge Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.