Stories by Lance
11-year-old commits to Connecticut Huskies men's golf team
Last month, 11-year-old Ben James of Milford, Conn., committed to Connecticut head coach Dave Pezzino's scholarship offer for the fall of 2021.
Lance Ringler: New men's college golf season a must-watch
With the opening weekend of college golf now in the rear view mirror, its now full throttle into the fall season. Eight action-packed weeks of college golf will make this new season a must-watch, writes Lance Ringler.
Men's countdown: Lance Ringler's 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 men's teams in its preseason rankings.
Proposed NCAA format offers right mix of medal, match play
The recent proposal from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s golf committees – adding an extra 18 holes of stroke play for top 15 teams and top nine individuals from non qualifying teams – seems to be the best model to date.
Josh Gregory resigns from alma mater SMU as Mustangs men's golf coach
After three seasons at SMU, Josh Gregory has resigned from his position as head golf coach after guiding the Mustangs to an NCAA Championship appearance for the first time since 2005.
Sammie Chergo named Oregon State head women's golf coach
Oregon State may have made the biggest splash on the women’s side with coaching hires this summer by hiring Sammie Chergo.
Ringler: Players Amateur provides comfort zone
At Berkeley Hall GC in Bluffton, S.C., the Players Amateur simply is about good golf and everything a player wants during a tournament – from easy logistics to pristine greens.
Emily Kuhfeld named Georgia Southern's 1st women's coach
Georgia Southern will field its first women’s golf team in the fall of 2015 and the coach that will direct the program is Emily Kuhfeld.
Sam Horsfield, Jorge Garcia remain committed to Florida
Sam Horsfield and Jorge Garcia each confirmed to Golfweek that they are both still committed to join Florida's men's golf program, led by new coach J.C. Deacon, in the fall of 2015.
UW assistant Dan Potter named head coach at Boise State
University of Washington assistant coach Dan Potter has been named head coach at Boise State. Potter spent the past two seasons at Washington, where he played his college golf from 2000-2004.
USF Bulls hire Steve Bradley, formerly of Mercer Bears, as men's golf coach
USF hired Steve Bradley as its men's golf head coach Friday, bringing in the former Mercer Bears coach and Florida native to replace Chris Malloy, who went to the Ole Miss Rebels.
Memphis names Blake Smart new men's head coach
Oklahoma assistant coach Blake Smart, a former Kennesaw State head coach, will return to being the head man for the University of Memphis' men's golf team.
Diana Cantu named Maryland women's coach
Baylor assistant coach Diana Cantú has been named head women’s golf coach at the University of Maryland.
Jimmy Walker's main concern as FedEx Cup playoffs near? Staying fresh
FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker could get passed by second-place Bubba Watson this week at the Greenbrier Classic. But with just seven weeks remaining until the playoffs, Walker's main concern is staying fresh as he prepares for a 'fast and furious' stretch of golf.
The Old White TPC a welcoming sight for Greenbrier money leader Ted Potter Jr.
The Old White TPC may be a welcoming sight for Ted Potter Jr., who has struggled this season but is the 2012 champion and all-time money leader at the Greenbrier Classic.
Steve Stricker to have wife on bag at Greenbrier, leaning toward skipping British Open
Steve Stricker will have his wife Nicki on the bag this week at the Greenbrier Classic, where he said Wednesday that he's leaning toward not playing in the Open Championship in two weeks but could decide to play if he's playing well.
Former Marshall golfer Brian Anania has 'incredible' experience during Monday practice round
A Monday practice-round pairing with Tom Watson, Jimmy Walker and Brendon Todd was an 'incredible' experience for former Marshall golfer and 2014 West Virginia Amateur champion Brian Anania.
Stanford product Patrick Rodgers continues path to PGA Tour at Greenbrier Classic
It was only a matter of time before Patrick Rodgers arrived on the PGA Tour. This week at the Greenbrier Classic, Rodgers can make his third straight Tour cut as he sets his sights on earning his PGA Tour card.
Stacy Lewis atop rankings as USWO gets underway
A look at the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings as the U.S. Women's Open starts on Thursday, with Stacy Lewis sitting atop the rankings since November.
Alan Murray, Therese Hession earn Coach of the Year honors
Alabama-Birmingham's Alan Murray and Ohio State's Therese Hession have earned Golfweek Coach of the Year honors.
POYs Stanford's Patrick Rodgers, UCLA's Alison Lee lead Golfweek D-I All-Americans
Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers and UCLA freshman Alison Lee finished the 2013-14 season as Golfweek’s top-ranked male and female players, respectively, meriting Player of the Year honors
Baylor's Greg Priest resigns after 11 years to become high-school AD
Greg Priest has decided to call it a career as a college golf coach. Priest has resigned as head men's coach at Baylor after 11 years guiding the Bears.
Ringler: Match-play secret? Keeping your team together
Alabama became the second team to win back-to-back titles since the NCAA Championship format changed to match play in 2009. For a system that was supposed to favor the underdog, the Tide proved that keeping your problem in tact is critical.
NCAA men's final: Scouting report, Alabama vs. Oklahoma State
Alabama boasts impressive numbers since match play was introduced to the NCAA D-I Men's Championship format, and Oklahoma State has its own strong reputation. See the match-play finals scouting report right here.
Illinois' numbers belie under-the-radar status
Illinois has participated in match play in three of the last four years. The same number of times we have seen Alabama, Georgia Tech and UCLA in match play.
2014 flips switch on NCAA's latest must-see TV: College golf
Reason No. 1 for this change had to do with the different format being more attractive for TV -- today, a dream has come true for advocates of college golf at the NCAA D-I Men's Championship in Prairie Dunes.
NCAA makes format changes, cancels 18-hole individual portion
Seeking to get back on track from first-round weather delays, the NCAA set its path for the remainder of the 2014 D-I men's championship at Prairie Dunes, which included canceling the 18-hole individual stroke-play round.
Ringler: Potential bad-weather solutions for NCAA men could create chaos
Could the stroke-play portion of the men's NCAA Championship be limited to 36 holes because of Mother Nature? Our Lance Ringler says there might be better scenarios to avoid that potential decision.
Lance Ringler's Feel Test: Tulsa CC gets high marks
Every year, our Lance Ringler takes a look at the venues and the red-carpet treatment each gives the players, coaches, media and patrons. Tulsa Country Club proved to be top-notch on many levels.
Forward spin on women's finals: It's time to evolve
When the 24 teams arrive next May at The Concession Club in Bradenton, Fla., to compete for the national championship, the tournament will be vastly different than anything previously in women's college golf.
Defending champ USC trails Oklahoma at midway point of NCAA women's championship
At the halfway point of this year’s NCAA finals, USC has settled into a come-from-behind position rather than setting the pace. The lead belongs to a seasoned Oklahoma squad that features four seniors. Lone Sooner freshman Alexandra Kaui has the individual lead.
NCAA D-1 women's championship favorites fare well but trail in Tulsa
The favorites are in position in the NCAA D-I women's championship: No. 2 UCLA is second as top-ranked USC and No. 3 Duke are tied for third at 293 with Arizona State, all trailing first-round leader Oklahoma.
USC, UCLA, Duke loom as favorites at NCAA Women's Championships
Among an elite foursome in the women’s game, three occupy the top spots in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings -- USC, UCLA and Duke -- as well as favorites at this week's NCAA D-I Women's Championship.
Sugar Grove Regional: Illinois wins; UAB impresses
Illinois won its second consecutive NCAA regional title by outlasting upstart UAB at the Sugar Grove Regional.
Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional: Cal bounces back; Purdue nears top 5
Top-seeded Cal bounced back from a poor first round, moving into fourth place Friday at the NCAA Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional.
Sugar Grove (Ill.) Regional: UAB leads Illinois by one in NCAA men's golf regional
Alabama-Birmingham tops the leaderboard by a stroke over host Illinois, with Clemson and Kent State in pursuit amid rain and wind in the NCAA men's golf Sugar Grove regional.
History offers guide to NCAA women's regionals
Our Lance Ringler breaks down some commonly asked questions about the NCAA women's regionals on the eve of the postseason.
Minnesota holds off Illinois for Big Ten title
Behind senior Jon Trasamar, Minnesota secured a spot in the NCAA regionals with a four-shot victory over No. 7 Illinois at French Lick Resort in Indiana.
NCAA women prepare for final stroke-play championship
Today, 72 teams will learn where they are headed for NCAA regional competition. Later this month, 24 teams and six individuals will make up the NCAA Championship field to be played at Tulsa (Okla.) Country Club.
Ringler: Use match play in conference championships
There is no denying that match play has created buzz at the men's NCAA Championships during the past five years, so why haven't more conference championships adopted the style of play? Our Lance Ringler says they should.
Meal allowances for athletes could be expanded with NCAA approval
The NCAA’s legislative council approved a proposal earlier this week to expand meal allowances for all athletes. It would allow Division I schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to all athletes, including walk-ons.
Ringler's walk: Rahm's 1st birdie comes after 8 holes at Pasatiempo
Golfweek writer Lance Ringler wanted to see how long it would take Arizona State's Jon Rahm to make a birdie at Pasatiemp during the Western Intercollegiate on Saturday.
2014 Masters: Upward, downward trends in rankings
Who is trending in the right direction heading into this week’s Masters? Who's moving in the wrong direction? Find out!
Ringler: Coaches change tune on NCAA women's format changes
The change in format for the women's NCAA Championships this week was met by surprising open arms by coaches that had once voiced opposition to allowing match play determine the national champion.
Furman coach Todd Satterfield 'dumbfounded' at news of program's end
When Gary Clark, Furman’s athletic director, told his longtime men’s golf coach Feb. 6 that potential budget cuts could end the Paladins’ program, “I was dumbfounded,” Todd Satterfield said.
Texas' Martha Richards: I won't coach again after season
Texas women's golf coach Martha Richards said after stepping down: “The recovery time for me takes a little longer. This job is getting harder and harder.”
Players, not volunteers, execute live scoring at Arizona Intercollegiate
The headline coming out of Sewailo Golf Club, aside from Cal's victory, might have been Arizona head coach Jim Anderson's decision to use a live-scoring format that is somewhat new to college golf.
Lance Ringler, my year in golf: Lance Ringler counts down his top 10 moments of 2013
Lance Ringler brings you his top 10 moments of 2013, from Florida to Oregon to Connecticut to California, to watch some of the biggest and brightest stars of the game.
Golf coaches bet on a sure thing in Vegas: Televised NCAAs
Nearly every conversation at the recent college golf coaches conventions at Planet Hollywood concerned the future of the NCAA Championships and TV.
Steve Stricker, Derek Ernst, PGA Tour, winning percentage: Steve Stricker leads Tour in season head-to-head record
Rarely do you hear anyone talk about a player’s head-to-head won-loss-tie record. With the PGA Tour’s version of playoffs beginning today, let’s take a look at those head-to-head records, which mean so much in other sports.