Stories by Julie
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.
LSU, senior Stewart Jolly take 1st-round lead at Golfweek Conference Challenge
LSU leads by eight shots after the first round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge while Tigers' senior Stewart Jolly leads by one shot individually at Spirit Hollow.
Dustin Korte, 23, takes coaching reins at Austin Peay
Dustin Korte, 23, turned professional in November, but knew that his alma mater, Austin Peay, needed a head coach after Kirk Kayden left to go to Mercer. And now he's considering a long-term future at the helm with the Govs.
Golfweek Conference Challenge: Conferences collide Sunday at Spirit Hollow
LSU and Iowa highlight the field slated to compete at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, which begins Sunday at Spirit Hollow in Burlington, Iowa.
Notebook: Kelley Hester gets first win at Furman; Houston women make debut; more
Kelley Hester picked up her first team title as Furman's women's head coach at the Golfweek Program Challenge while Houston made its women's golf debut at the "Mo"Morial.
Williams: True Blue gives green light to low scores
True Blue gave players at the Golfweek Program Challenge a green light to push the limits – perfect for the beginning of the season. And Jacksonville State's Tomasz Anderson took full advantage with a 12-under 60 in the final round.
Old Dominion wins men's, overall titles at Golfweek Program Challenge; Furman takes women's title
Old Dominion won the men's title Tuesday at the Golfweek Program Challenge en route to winning the overall combined championship while Furman took the women's title.
Jacksonville State's Tomasz Anderson fires 60, medals at Golfweek Program Challenge
Jacksonville State senior Tomasz Anderson fired a final-round 12-under 60 Tuesday at True Blue Plantation en route to his second individual victory at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
On the road with Julie Williams: Rain doesn't sink collegians' spirits at Golfweek Program Challenge
Rain kept falling before the second round of the Golfweek Program Challenge, eventually allowing players to scatter across two courses for a rare shotgun start with some unusual ground rules in play.
Campbell women, Jacksonville men lead Golfweek Program Challenge
The Campbell women saw Furman cut their lead in half Monday at the Golfweek Program Challenge while the Jacksonville men held off Old Dominion to lead after two rounds.
On the road with Julie Williams: Co-ed team-building exercise defines Golfweek Program Challenge
On the road with Julie Williams for Golfweek Collegiate Series coverage, the rarity of men’s and women’s teams traveling together ups the ante at squads open their seasons at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
Valparaiso's 'five guy' fires 65 at True Blue Golf Club for Golfweek Program Challenge first-round lead
Good things happen when the No. 5 man on the roster posts the best round of the day. For Valparaiso, it meant a shattered program scoring record and the first-round lead at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
Teams chase bragging rights and Campbell at Golfweek Program Challenge
No program the three-year history of the Golfweek Program Challenge has managed to unseat Campbell from the top spot at Caledonia and True Blue golf clubs, and it’s played out many different ways.
Women's countdown: Julie Williams' preseason top 30
Another college golf season is upon us with the fall season getting underway. During the next 10 days, Golfweek will countdown the top 30 women's teams in its preseason rankings.
Chandler Phillips tops Charles Kim in playoff to capture AJGA Under Armour/Jordan Spieth title
Chandler Phillips topped Charles Kim in a playoff Thursday to capture the AJGA Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship.
In Austin at Under Armour/Jordan Spieth, Rose Huang hits mainland stride
Rose Huang left her home in Honolulu 34 days ago, and in that time has played competitive golf 18 days on the “mainland,” as she refers to the upper 48. The AJGA’s Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship is her last competitive event before she returns home on Aug. 15.
Chandler Phillips, Hailee Cooper take control at Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship in Austin
A humble Chandler Phillips pointed to many intangibles when asked about his success through two rounds of the AJGA’s Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship.
As AJGA host, Jordan Spieth making quick return to roots with Under Armour junior tournament
Jordan Spieth’s returned to Austin for his first time hotsing an AJGA event bearing his name. Nearly a dozen PGA and LPGA tour players did something similar in 2014 in conjunction with the AJGA.
Jacob Eklund, Hailee Cooper steal first-round spotlight at UA/Spieth
Jacob Eklund and Hailee Cooper stole the show at the University of Texas Golf Club on Tuesday at the Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship.
Preview: 2014 Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship
We take a look at some of the notable players in the latest AJGA event hosted by a PGA Tour player, the Under Armour/Jordan Spieth Championship at the University of Texas.
Sophie DiPetrillo and Brent Ito won the Golfweek New England Junior Invitational on Aug. 5 at Marshfield (Mass.) Country Club.
Devan Schulert and Katie Kim both staged significant comebacks Wednesday to win their divisions at the Golfweek Midwest Junior. Schulert jumped from ninth to first in the boys division while Kim simply grew her margin of victory.
Winner's bag: Princess Mary Superal, U.S. Girls' Junior
A look inside the bag of Princess Mary Superal of the Philippines, who won the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship on Saturday at Forest Highlands Golf Club.
Philippines' Princess Mary Superal oulasts Marijosse Navarro for U.S. Girls' Junior title
Princess Mary Superal outlasted Marijosse Navarro in 37 holes to win the 2014 U.S. Girls' Junior title in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Superal leads 1 up after 18 holes at U.S. Girls' Junior final
Princess Mary Superal took a 1-up lead over Marijosse Navarro after 18 holes of the U.S. Girls' Junior on Saturday.
Princess Superal will face Marijosse Navarro in U.S. Girls' Junior finale
Princess Mary Superal knocked off Cindy Ha in the U.S. Girls' Junior semifinals, while Marijosse Navarro slipped past Shelly Shin to set up an international final on Saturday.
Notes: Ha, Superal, Navarro, Shin advance to semis at U.S. Girls' Junior
Cindy Ha saw her 4-up lead over Brigitte Dunne disappear on the 17th hole, only to come back and win the 18th to advance to the semifinals at the U.S. Girls' Junior on Friday.
Cindy Ha knocks off medalist Angel Yin at 2014 U.S. Girls' Junior
Cindy Ha took down medalist Angel Yin late Thursday afternoon at the U.S. Girls' Junior after being iced by a weather delay for more than an hour.
Notes: Brigitte Dunne falters, but recovers just in time at Girls' Junior
Brigitte Dunne admits she got in her own way in missing match play at the 2013 U.S. Girls' Junior. This year, she is attempting to remain calm under pressure, and it paid off in a 19-hole victory over Hailee Cooper in the Round of 32 on Thursday.
Meet Mary Janiga, a name you shouldn't forget
Mary Janiga isn't a household name on the junior circuit, but her play at the U.S. Girls' Junior is garnering attention as she advanced to the Round of 32 on Wednesday.
Veterans Samantha Wagner, Bailey Tardy look to go out on top at U.S. Girls Junior
Samantha Wagner is hoping to go out in style with her first U.S. Girls Junior Amateur victory. Bailey Tardy, another veteran of the championship, is trying to do the same.
Angel Yin takes medalist honors at U.S. Girls Junior Amateur
Angel Yin didn’t breathe a visible sigh of relief until her final hole on Tuesday, nevermind that it ended in a three-putt. Yin still tied the course record of 65, still hit every par 5 in two, and still earned medalist honors at the U.S. Girls Junior Amateur.
Notes: Bethany Wu builds confidence; Courtney Zeng learning quickly
UCLA commit Bethany Wu won two critical matches at the 2013 U.S. Girls Junior, and that has brought some newfound confidence in 2014 as she chases the crown.
Angel Yin leads U.S. Girls' Junior after first round in Arizona
“Tired but excited” from a quick turnaround after the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links, Angel Yin opened up a 3-shot lead in the first round of the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in Arizona.
Polished teen Hannah O'Sullivan contends at 2014 U.S. Girls' Junior in home state of Arizona
Hannah O’Sullivan made headlines when she qualified for the San Francisco City Amateur at age 11, but couldn't play because of its age limit. In her home state, she's contending for a U.S. Girls Junior title at age 16.
Hokies' Scott Vincent earns comeback Players Amateur win
Scott Vincent prevailed on a day when half a dozen amateur players had a real chance to claim the 2014 Players Amateur title and the RBC Heritage exemption that goes with it.
An example of endurance, Garrett Rank leads by 6 at Players Amateur
Who said golf wasn't an endurance sport? Less than a week after qualifying for the U.S. Amateur, Garrett Rank will take a six-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Players Amateur, then hop on a plane to make his Monday-morning tee time at the U.S. Amateur Public Links.
After busy stretch of golf, Stanford's Maverick McNealy is relaxed and recharged at Players Amateur
Relaxed and recharged after a busy stretch of golf, Stanford's Maverick McNealy is 4 under after 36 holes of the Players Amateur, and one of a handful of players within reach of leader Garrett Rank.
With record 62, Garrett Rank rises to Players Amateur lead
Garrett Rank would only take back one shot from a nearly perfect Friday morning at Berkeley Hall Golf Club, where he carded a second-round 10-under 62 to grab a five-shot lead at the Players Amateur.
Local teen Andrew 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.
Vanderbilt contingent puts stamp on 2014 Players Am at Berkeley Hall
The nine-man Commodores fleet competing this week in the 2014 Players Amateur, including defending champion Hunter Stewart, far outnumbers any other collegiate team.
Lowcountry highlight: 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.
Ogura, Ishika win titles at Gary Woodland's AJGA and Under Armour event in Kansas
Hirawari Ogura and Koichiro Ishika make it a Japanese sweep at the AJGA's Under Armour/Gary Woodland Championship in Lawrence, Kan.
Notes: Andrew Beckler fires 71 at Woodland's AJGA event in Lawrence, Kan.
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.
Japan's Koichiro Ishika jumps into lead at Gary 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.
Caleb Haight (72) takes control at Gary Woodland's AJGA event
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.
UCLA's Alison 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.
Gary Woodland gives players 'opportunity' at AJGA/UA Kansas tournament
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.