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Stars align, Notre Dame scores 1st nationals berth

The stars aligned at home last week for Kristina Nhim and the Fighting Irish as they advanced to the national championship for the first time in program history. Lance Ringler has the details.

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Regional breakdown: A look at postseason picks

Cory Whitsett and Alabama enter regionals with one of the strongest records on the season. Lance Ringler takes a look at how each regional site could shake out, as well as who was left out.

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NCAA women playing with regional fire

After a few escapes at last week's NCAA regionals, it's time for the women's game to change its regional format. Lance Ringler explains.

NCAA re-tees regional bid for phantom player

Maryland’s John Popeck was slated to play the NCAA men's regional in Virginia. Only he’s not currently on the team.

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Central: UCLA rolls, Minnesota heads to NCAAs

While UCLA swept the team and individual titles at the Central Regional, Minnesota finished third to advance to nationals for the first time since 1989.

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Central: Brooks' winning streak may be snapped

With the Duke women's golf team well down the leaderboard at the Central Regional, coach Dan Brooks may be facing his first winless season in 27 years.

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Central: Gulugian, UCLA take charge

Freshmen Ani Gulugian (pictured) and Nicole Zhang took charge Thursday during the opening round of the Central Regional.

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College golf: A simple fix for the .500 rule

Golfweek special report: Lance Ringler has seen first-hand the effects of the .500 rule, which has prompted teams to pull out of a tournament in fear of dipping below .500. The potential solution? A contract, and a steep fine to back out of a tournament.

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Monday Top 5: USC sweeps Pac-10 in playoffs

After a total of seven extra playoff holes, USC sophomore Martin Trainer won the individual Pac-10 Championship, completing a Trojan sweep in California. MONDAY TOP 5

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NCAA women's regionals, by the numbers

NCAA Regional play kicks off in less than a week, so Lance Ringler did a little regional number crunching for the occasion.

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Monday Top 5: Georgia Tech rolls through ACC

Georgia Tech coasted to an easy win at the ACC Championship and could be poised for a deep postseason run. Lance Ringler has that and more in the Monday Top 5.

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Monday Top 5: Upset in Illinois

Akron came out on top at the Illini Spring Classic, a tournament that was supposed to serve as a Big Ten Championship preview. Lance Ringler has that and more in this week's Monday Top 5.

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Monday Top 5: Mizzou stays perfect in the spring

The Missouri men's team stayed perfect in the spring season, while San Diego State's J.J. Spaun became the first back-to-back winner of one event since Phil Mickelson. MONDAY TOP 5

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Monday Top 5: New No. 1 in women's golf

Georgia’s Marta Silva won the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and has moved into the top spot in women’s college golf.

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Monday Top Five: Where are the 59s?

Despite another close call, we are still yet to see a 59 in college golf. Lance Ringler discusses that and the rest of this week's Monday Top Five.

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Clark, Seahawks motivate each other

North Carolina-Wilmington men’s coach Matt Clark is much better after a health scare in the fall. His Seahawks are much improved, too.

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Monday Top 5: Kim’s Oklahoma record falls

Oklahoma sophomore Abraham Ancer broke former Sooner standout and PGA Tour star Anthony Kim’s 54-hole school record to win the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley.

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Monday Top 5: Hoffmann enters POY talks

Morgan Hoffmann led his OSU Cowboys to a come-from-behind title at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters and may have found a spot in the Player of the Year talks.

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Monday Top 5: San Diego State climbs the ranks

After a win at the USC Collegiate Invitational, San Diego State has cracked the top 10 of the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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Monday Top 5: Iowa State rallies back

Iowa State caught the nation's attention last week in Puerto Rico, but came up short. The Cyclones made up for it this week at the Central District Challenge.

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Top 5: McCready wins Battle at the Beach

He may not have been a favorite coming in, but San Diego's Kenneth McCready's solid play at the Battle at the Beach helped him earn medalist honors and vault up the college rankings.

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Monday Top 5: Northwestern wins Match Play

Northwestern defended its title at the Big Ten Match Play Championship last week, with Eric Chun improving his overall record in the event to 10-0-1.

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Monday Top 5: Cowboys roll in Hawaii

Even without top-ranked Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State won the Ameri Ari Invitational by five shots to claim the top spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. Read the rest of this week's Monday Top 5.

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Monday Top 5: PGA Tour pros show school spirit

It's not often you hear about college golf while watching the PGA Tour, but this weekend's University Day claimed a spot in Lance Ringler's weekly college golf Top 5.

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Moorhead, Park take early GW Jr. Invite lead

Michael Moorhead and Ri Hyang Park were the only players to break par in the opening round of the Golfweek West Coast Junior Invitational, taking the lead in the boys' and girls' divisions, respectively.

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Number crunching 2010: 5 to watch, 5 newbies

In our final installment of Number Crunching 2010, we take a look at 5 players that will surprise you and 5 that you don't know, but surely will.

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Miller takes bumpy road on GW Jr. Tour

He's called untimely penalties on himself and had cactus needles pulled from his hand, but nothing has deterred Jeffery Miller this year.

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Recruiting calendar hot topic of GCAA meeting

The implementation of a college recruiting calendar will be the hot topic at this week's golf coaches convention. Lance Ringler explains.

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Top 10 men's stories of the fall

With the end of 2010 approaching, Lance Ringler takes a look back at the top 10 headlines from the fall college season.

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Gearing up for 2011 Conference Challenges

For the third consecutive season, Golfweek is set to host the men’s and women’s Golfweek Conference Challenges, which will return to the same venues that were used this fall.

Brenny’s tenure at Minnesota ends abruptly

Katie Brenny has resigned as Minnesota’s women’s coach, only two months after returning to her home state, Golfweek has learned.

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Cutting Portland’s golf programs a sad story

The news recently that the University of Portland is eliminating its college golf program, put simply, really has me incensed.

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UT-Arlington travels in new Mercedes van

Add the Texas-Arlington men’s golf program to the list of nearly two dozen college golf teams riding in style.

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Cal retains golf program amid budget cuts

College golf dodged a bullet last week.

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Golfweek/Sagarins echo Haskins winners

Last weekend during a timeout at the Georgia-vs.-Arkansas football game, Russell Henley was awarded the Haskins Award for being the top player in college golf. Entering this season, the senior from Macon, Ga., is one of the favorites to again top the rankings.

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Middle Tennessee flies high at Golfweek event

Shortly after the final round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Whit Turbow’s squad was taking its time leaving Spirit Hollow Golf Course because, like some of the big boys in college golf, it, too, has the luxury of having its own plane waiting for the team.

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Ringler’s musings after college kickoff

This past weekend was sort of the kickoff to college golf, and it begins the fall season that will be over before you know it.

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A look at the junior rankings, minus 2010 players

As a new college season starts, all 2010 graduates have been removed from the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings.

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Monty’s Ryder Cup picks in line with Sagarins

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie announced Sunday his three wild card selections to join the Euro squad against Team USA at Celtic Manor in October.

Why shouldn’t Dalke commit as a 12-year-old?

A few weeks ago we all learned about 12-year-old Brad Dalke making a verbal commitment to play college golf at the University of Oklahoma. In the weeks that followed, I learned what it might be like to be a court judge sitting on the bench of a high-profile case.

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Make the Tour Playoffs like March Madness

The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week. I bet that the overwhelming majority of the fans can’t explain how they work.

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Dalke, 12, verbally commits to Oklahoma

Brad Dalke, 12, has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oklahoma, reportedly with a scholarship waiting for him – in 2016. Lance Ringler reports.

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NGCA Team Championship a good decision

I am not a match-play hater. I just want to toss that out there before I continue with this blog.

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College golf needs a sub-60 round soon

Three players flirted with 59 during the 2006-07 college golf season. Each came up short and finished with 60.

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An early look at women’s preseason favorites

One thing that I have always found interesting is how the break between the end of the fall season and the start of the spring season is longer than the summer vacation for college golf.

Regional sites announced for 2012, 2013

A few weeks ago, it was announced that the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Championships would be hosted at two historic venues - Riviera Country Club in 2012 and Atlanta Athletic Club in 2013. We now know where the regionals will be played leading up to those championships.

College recruiting rules could see changes

There are a couple of proposals floating around collegiate athletics regarding college recruiting that will be voted on next January at the NCAA Convention. Some of the details can get a little confusing.

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College kids take aim at Women’s Open

College golf will be well represented this week at Oakmont, site of the U.S. Women’s Open. A total of 15 players returning to college golf next fall are in the field.

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Commentary: Match play upstages individual NCAA title

Nearly a month has passed since Augusta State won the NCAA Championship. Lance Ringler takes a look at how the addition of match play has changed the NCAAs, and what the future might hold.

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Watts ready to take the lead at Army

Last week when the news spread that Brian Watts was leaving his position as head coach at Oregon State for the job at Army, it raised a few eyebrows. It’s not often we see a coach leave the Pac-10 - the nation’s best golf conference - to join the Patriot League.