Stories by Julie
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Wake Forest ends drought with Landfall Tradition 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.
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.
Antonio Murdaca cruises to Asia-Pacific Amateur title, earns Masters invitation
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.
Brady 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.
Antonio Murdaca creates 8-shot cushion at Asia-Pacific Amateur
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.
Antonio Murdaca tops Aussie-heavy leaderboard at Royal Melbourne
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.
Aussie Sinnott leads Asia-Pacific Am at familiar 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.
Asia-Pacific Amateur draws top amateurs to Royal Melbourne in Australia
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.
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.
Texas-Tyler wins Golfweek D3 women's title, shares men's crown
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.
Texas-Tyler leads Golfweek Division 3 Fall Invitational behind George 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.
Ihlanfeldt title takes Washington Huskies from Down Under to top-ranked women's college golf team
Barely two weeks after returning from a team trip to Australia, Washington won its own Edean Ihlanfeldt and took Golfweek's top ranking.
Howard leads LaGrange at Golfweek Division 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.
Washington-St. Louis women lead Golfweek D-III Fall Invitational
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.
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.
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.
Arkansas Tech, Simon Fraser win at Golfweek Division II Fall Invitational
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.
On the Road with Julie Williams: Pace-of-play goals met at 2014 ANNIKA Intercollegiate
The ANNIKA Intercollegiate proves that a quick pace of play in a college-golf tournament is achievable, but not without sticking points.
Arkansas Tech leads Division II Fall Invitational at Sunriver
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.
Dixie State ready for a Sunriver showdown at 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.
For the South Carolina Gamecocks, ANNIKA Intercollegiate 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.
Julie Williams: Cold-weather school, the Northwestern Wildcats should not be overlooked at the ANNIKA
In college golf, cold-weather programs often are overlooked, but a team like Northwestern can be "that team" come the NCAA Championships in May to crack the top-8 and make match play.
Dreher's intensity carries South Carolina to ANNIKA lead
After 36 holes at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate, Justine Dreher tops the individual leaderboard and her South Carolina team leads by two shots.
Williams: Beyond the glitz, ANNIKA Award offers a carrot
Scoring feats, first-time NCAA Championship winners (or qualifiers) and start-up programs show progress in women's college golf and its deeper talent pool as “parity” has become a buzzword.
A story of depth: Arizona leads ANNIKA Intercollegiate after first round at Reunion
Arizona’s ANNIKA Intercollegiate-leading team score was far into the red by the time Laura Ianello added color with anecdotes Sunday to describe her lineup -- bringing a seasoned Wildcat squad to life.
Denver shows age in gutsy Red Sky charge
For five years, Denver has been the home team at the Golfweek Women’s Conference Challenge. In the final round at Red Sky, Denver played like it knew exactly what to do.
ANNIKA Intercollegiate comfortably familiar to some players in 2014 inaugural edition
The inaugural ANNIKA Intercollegiate has a familiar feel to the collegiate players who have taken part in the ANNIKA Invitational for top junior girls.
Tennessee shows intensity in narrow defeat at Golfweek Conference Challenge
The Tennessee Volunteers, led by senior A.J. Newell, showed its intensity in a narrow defeat at the Golfweek Conference Challenge.
Pepperdine holds off Tennessee to win Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge
Behind Marissa Chow, Pepperdine held off Tennessee to win the Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge for the second consecutive year.
Williams: Physical endurance key at highly elevated Red Sky Golf Club
The walk is hard at Red Sky Golf Club, a place where the 16th tee tops out at 7,950 feet. The air is thin and the elevation changes from hole to hole. Physical endurance is key here.
Tennessee pulls even with Pepperdine at Women's Conference Challenge
Tennessee carded the best round of the day, a 9-over 297, Tuesday at Red Sky Golf Club to join Pepperdine in the lead at 6 over entering the final round of the Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge.
Julie Williams: Golfweek event puts live scoring in players' hands
Volunteers are sometimes hard to come by in college golf, and it can take a small army of them to man a live-scoring operation. A new movement in scoring eliminates that problem, and turns the game into a self-sufficient enterprise: Put live scoring in players’ hands.
Notebook: Tennessee's A.J. Newell relishes Red Sky, more
A.J. Newell appreciates her role as a senior for the Tennessee Volunteers after recovering from back surgery, and more notes from the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Red Sky Golf Club in Vail, Colo.
Pepperdine women look to continue winning trend at Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge
Pepperdine enters the Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge having won three of five titles in the event's history.
UNLV's Dana Finkelstein fueled by underdog status
At 5-foot-2, UNLV senior Dana Finkelstein may be one of the most underrated players in women’s college golf.
Yeamans Hall's 'definite mystique' draws top teams to Cougar Classic
As Yeamans Hall Golf Club’s reputation grows in college-golf circles, more and more teams flock to the Powerade Cougar Classic each year.
Notebook: Tyler Stith returns home as Iowa's head coach
Tyler Stith took the helms at Iowa shortly before the season began, returning to his alma mater as the men's head golf coach.
Stewart Jolly ready to emerge in senior season
LSU senior Stewart Jolly has improved each year in college, flying under the radar despite playing against the likes of Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth.
Stewart Jolly medals, LSU wins at Golfweek Conference Challenge
Led by medalist Stewart Jolly and underclassman Eric Ricard, LSU won the Golfweek Conference Challenge by 11 shots Tuesday at Spirit Hollow.
Williams: Golfweek Conference Challenge puts head-to-head records on the table
Our Julie Williams is on the road this season covering the Golfweek Collegiate Series. This is the latest installment in blogging her road trip.
Austin Smotherman keys SMU, but LSU expands Conference Challenge lead
SMU couldn't mount a comeback against LSU during a wet Monday at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, but it wasn't for lack of leadership from junior Austin Smotherman.
Williams: Being "plugged in" becomes norm at college golf tournaments
How quickly a leaderboard can change in college golf. Without live scoring data, we’d pay much less attention to it. Now, all plugged in, it’s part of the game.