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Exber wins Stocker Cup in sudden death

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.

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Murdaca creates 8-shot cushion at Asia-Pacific Am

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.

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Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific Amateur by one

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.

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Sinnott leads Asia-Pacific Am at Royal Melbourne

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.

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Asia-Pacific Am lures Masters hopefuls Down Under

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.

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Dufner returns to competition at Perth International

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.

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Texas-Tyler women win, men share title in Destin

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.

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Texas-Tyler leads D3 Fall Invitational behind Toone

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.

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Huskies go from Down Under to top-ranked

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.

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Howard leads LaGrange at D-III Fall Invitational

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.

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Washington-St. Louis women lead D-III Invite

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.

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Field strength key in luring D3 south to Sandestin

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.

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Dallas Baptist recruits with instinct, not funds

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.

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Arkansas Tech, Simon Fraser win at D-II Fall

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.

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Williams: Pace-of-play goals met at ANNIKA

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.

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Arkansas Tech leads D-II Fall Invitational

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.

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Sunriver showdown set for D-II Fall Invitational

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.

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For Gamecocks, ANNIKA title shapes season

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.

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Williams: Northwestern could be "that team"

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.

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Dreher carries Gamecocks to ANNIKA lead

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.

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Williams: Beyond glitz, ANNIKA Award offers carrot

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.

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A story of depth: Arizona leads ANNIKA

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.

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Denver shows age in gutsy Red Sky charge

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.

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ANNIKA Intercollegiate familiar to some players

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.

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Tennessee shows intensity in narrow defeat

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.

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Pepperdine captures '14 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.

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Williams: Physical endurance key at Red Sky

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.

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Tennessee, Pepperdine tied at Conference Challenge

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.

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Golfweek event puts live scoring in players' hands

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.

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Notebook: A.J. Newell relishes Red Sky, more

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.

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Preview: Golfweek Women's Conference Challenge

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.

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UNLV's Finkelstein fueled by underdog status

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.

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Cougar Classic draws top teams to Yeamans Hall

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.

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Notebook: Stith returns home as Iowa's head coach

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.

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Stewart Jolly ready to emerge in senior season

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.

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Jolly medals, LSU wins by 11 at Conference Challenge

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.

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Conference Challenge puts head-to-head records on table

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.

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Smotherman keys SMU, but LSU's lead grows

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.

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Williams: Cell phones weave into college events

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.

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LSU, Jolly take lead at Conference Challenge

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.

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Korte, 23, takes coaching reins at Austin Peay

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.

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Conferences collide Sunday at Spirit Hollow

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.

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Notes: Hester gets 1st win; Houston debuts

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.

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Williams: True Blue gives green light to low scores

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.

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Old Dominion, Furman win Program Challenge titles

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.

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Anderson fires 60, medals at Program Challenge

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.

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Williams: Rain doesn't sink collegians' spirits

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.

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Campbell, Jacksonville lead Program Challenge

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.

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Williams: Co-ed nature defines Program Challenge

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.

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Valparaiso leads 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.