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Mercier knocks off Simson for Golfweek Senior National Match Play title

Mike Mercier knocks off Paul Simson for Golfweek Senior National Match Play title

Mike Mercier knocks off Paul Simson for 2015 Golfweek Senior National Match Play title at Tobacco Road Golf Club.

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Golfweek Senior National Match Play brings top seniors to North Carolina

Golfweek Senior National Match Play Championship brings top seniors to North Carolina

The biggest match play event on the senior amateur schedule approaches as Golfweek hosts the 2015 Senior National Match Play Championship at Tobacco Road Golf Club in Sanford, NC., with Paul Simson.

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Preview: Golfweek Senior National Match Play

Preview: Golfweek Senior National Match Play

Tobacco Road will host the second annual Golfweek Senior National Match Play Championship in August.

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Can Mike Occi break through on senior circuit in 2015?

Can Mike Occi break through on senior circuit in 2015?

By winning the Society of Seniors Spring Classic at the Verandah Club in Ft Myers, Fla., Mike Occi finally displayed his tremendous potential for the first time in 2015.

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Bob Hullender continues lauded career with win in Texas

Bob Hullender continues lauded career with win in Texas

San Antonio’s Bob Hullender, won the Legends Division Title (age 75+) in the inaugural Texas Super Senior Championship on Thursday at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf and Country Club in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas.

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Preview: Golfweek Senior Amateur Championship

Preview: Golfweek Senior Amateur Championship

PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., is the host site for Golfweek’s Senior Amateur Championship, the second senior national ranking tournament of 2015.

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Hudson wins Golfweek Senior National Championship

Steve Hudson wins Golfweek Senior National Championship by an impressive 11 shots

Steve Hudson of Birmingham, Ala., added another victory to his already impressive senior-golf resume by winning the Golfweek Senior National Championship Sunday at Stone Creek Golf Club in Ocala, Fla.

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Hudson leads Golfweek Senior National Championship

Hudson leads Golfweek Senior National Championship

Steve Hudson of Birmingham, Ala., shot an opening-round 64 in the senior division (ages 55-64) of the Golfweek Senior National Championship on Friday at Stone Creek Golf Club in Ocala, Fla.

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Carter wins Gateway Sr. Invitational in playoff

Ron Carter won the Gateway Senior Invitational in a playoff over Mark Weston at Gateway G&CC in Fort Myers, Fla.

Ron Carter of Monticello, Ind., needed an extra hole to win the Gateway Senior Invitational over Mark Weston of Windermere, Fla., Saturday at Gateway Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Bob Kearney wins at Old Corkscrew

Bob Kearney wins the Old Corkscrew Senior Invitational in Florida

Bob Kearney of Houston, started his 2014 season with a win in the Old Corkscrew Senior Invitational on Jan. 7 in Estero, Fla.

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Brady Exber earns Senior Player of the Year honor

Brady Exber earns Senior Player of the Year honor

Brady Exber earned Golfweek's senior amateur golf Player of the Year honor after a solid 2014 season.

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Smith wins '14 Super Senior POY award for third time

Super senior Ted Smith wins '14 Player Of Year award for third time

The Golfweek Super Senior Player of the Year awards have been announced and for the third time Ted Smith of Wilkinson, Ind., won the 2014 award.

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Hanzel defends title at Dixie Senior Amateur

Hanzel defends title at Dixie Senior Amateur

Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Ga., won his second consecutive Dixie Senior Amateur title on Sunday in a come-from-behind victory at the TPC at Eagle Trace.

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Rick Woulfe wins Ralph Bogart Tournament

Rick Woulfe captures Society of Seniors Ralph Bogart Tournament

Rick Woulfe of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., won the senior division of the Society of Seniors Ralph Bogart Tournament in Jupiter, Fla.

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Exber leads senior POY race; super seniors battle

Exber leads senior POY race; super seniors battle

Brady Exber effectively ended Golfweek's senior-amateur player-of-the-year race in August when he captured the British Senior Amateur Championship in Yorkshire, England.

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Preview: Golfweek Senior National Championship

Preview: Golfweek Senior National Championship

The Golfweek Senior National Championship will be contested at Stone Creek Golf Club in Ocala, Fla.

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Till Jr repeats at Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

Sam Till Jr repeats at Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

Sam Till Jr. waited 12 months for a chance to defend his Senior Division title at the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship. And it paid off as Till was able to hoist the trophy once again.

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A late-year look at Golfweek's Senior Am rankings

A late-year look at Golfweek's Senior Amateur rankings

As November approaches, the Golfweek Senior Amateur Rankings continue to be a who’s-who of senior amateur golf. The question is, which “who” will end up at the top of the rankings on the final day of December.

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Preview: Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

Preview: Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

A look at the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship.

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Michigan, Mueller sweep Wolverine Intercollegiate

Michigan Wolverines, freshman Kyle Mueller sweep victories at Wolverine Intercollegiate

Michigan picked up its first win of the season at its home tournament, the Wolverine Intercollegiate, and freshman Kyle Mueller won the individual title in his debut with the team.

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Hanzel wins Georgia Senior Championship

Doug Hanzel wins Georgia Senior Championship

Reigning U.S. Senior Amateur champion Doug Hanzel of Savannah, GA, won his second Georgia Senior Championship on Friday afternoon at Doublegate Country Club in Albany, GA.

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IAGA's Fox: Tenure includes 'giving back'

IAGA president Jay Fox: Tenure includes 'giving back,' working with USGA

IAGA president Jay N. Fox discussed the current health of the game of golf as well as some future challenges and opportunities, including working on goals common to state associations and the USGA.

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Doak to build reversible course in Michigan

Tom Doak to build reversible golf course at Forest Dunes in Michigan

Golf course architect Tom Doak is set to begin work on a reversible golf course at Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon, Mich.

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Elsholz wins Michigan Women’s Amateur

Toledo's Jennifer Elsholz wins the Michigan Women’s Amateur

University of Toledo golfer Jennifer Elsholz won the Michigan Women’s Amateur Championship with a 2-and-1 victory over Michigan State golfer Lindsey McPherson.

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Jao-Javanil wins Golf Capital of Tenn. Women’s Open

Chirapat Jao-Javanil wins Golf Capital of Tenn. Women’s Open

Recent University of Oklahoma graduate Chirapat Jao-Javanil won the 2014 Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open at Stonehenge Golf Club in typical record fashion.

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Virginia grad Rosen captures Texas Women's Am

Recent Virginia grad, Portland Rosen, wins Texas Women’s Amateur

Portland Rosen won the Texas Golf Association Women’s State Amateur on Friday with a 3-and-2 victory over the Woodlands’ Kelly McGovern at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas.

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Nebraska Wesleyan coach claims his 2nd Nebraska Amateur

Nebraska Wesleyan coach claims his 2nd Nebraska Amateur

In what turned out to be a nice walk in the park, 54-year old David Clouse of Friend, Neb., became the oldest winner in the 106-year history of the Nebraska Amateur Championship.

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Jesse Bull, 39, wins the 111th Minnesota Amateur

Jesse Bull, 39, wins the 111th Minnesota Amateur

Jesse Bull birdied the final hole to win the 111th Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship at Golden Valley Golf & Country Club. In doing so he became the first player since 1948 to win on his home course.

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Pike wins the Carolinas Super Senior Championship

Arlis Pike wins the Carolinas Super Senior Championship

Arlis Pike strung together rounds of 67-68 for a 135 total to win the 6th Carolina’s Super Senior Championship on Tuesday at High Meadows Golf & Country Club in Roaring Gap, N.C.

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Rickie Fowler says ‘9’ is just fine in USGA pitch

Rickie Fowler says ‘9’ is just fine in USGA pitch

In an effort to encourage more golfers to fit a quick nine holes into their busy schedules, the USGA along with American Express has introduced a new 'play 9' campaign.

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Johnson's closing 65 wins Florida Open

Caleb Johnson's closing 65 wins Florida Open at Bonita Bay in Naples

Caleb Johnson moved from Michigan to Florida nine months ago to work on his game -- his two-shot victory in this week's Florida Open has him pleased with his path.

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Kelly wins Massachusetts Amateur

3-and-2 win gives John Kelly title at 2014 Massachusetts Amateur Championship

John Kelly turned his dream into a reality Saturday by winning the 106th Massachusetts Amateur Championship at Kernwood Country Club, defeating Doug Clapp by a score of 3 and 2.

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Knoll captures Illinois Amateur in playoff

Raymond Knoll captures Illinois Amateur in playoff

Raymond Knoll capped a July to remember with a playoff victory in the 2014 Illinois State Amateur Championship.

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Mize, son of '87 Masters champ, wins Georgia Am

Robert Mize, son of '87 Masters champ, wins Georgia Amateur

Robert Mize, son 1987 Masters champion Larry Mize, shot a final-round 3-under 67 to win the 2014 Georgia Amateur Championship at Idle Hour Club.

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Jenkins repeats as Carolinas Amateur champion

Carter Jenkins repeats as Carolinas Amateur champion

Carter Jenkins, a rising sophomore at North Carolina-Greensboro, made it back-to-back wins in the 100th Carolinas Golf Association Amateur Championship at Greenville Country Club.

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Johnson repeats as Missouri Amateur champion

Joey Johnson repeats as Missouri Amateur champion

Joey Johnson, of Ozark, Mo., won his second consecutive Missouri Amateur championship by defeating Joseph Atkisson 6 and 4 at the Norwood Hills CC on June 29.

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Jake Mondy wins the 101st Virginia Amateur

Jake Mondy wins the 101st Virginia Amateur Championship

Jake Mondy, of Blacksburg, Va., dropped a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole to defeat Jordan Utley 1-up and win the Virginia Amateur Championship at Spring Creek Golf Club in Gordonsville on June 28.

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Tom Campbell wins Kentucky Amateur

Tom Campbell wins the Kentucky Amateur Championship

The 20th time was a charm for Tom Campbell as he sank three clutch birdie putts on the back nine to win the Kentucky Amateur Championship at Cherry Blossom Golf & Country Club in Lexington, KY.

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Udelhofen victorious in Wisconsin Match Play

Udelhofen storms to victory in the Wisconsin Match Play Championship

Josh Udelhofen, a recent graduate of Clarke University, won the Wisconsin Match Play Championship with a 4-and-3 victory over Sam Frank at Eau Claire Golf and Country Club in Altoona, Wis.

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Zaback wins Connecticut Amateur Championship

Zach Zaback wins Connecticut Amateur Championship

Zach Zaback won the Connecticut Amateur Championship with a 1-up victory over Kevin Josephson of the Country Club of Farmington. The 112th Connecticut Amateur was contested at Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Conn.

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Henry Do wins 103rd Michigan Amateur

Henry Do wins 103rd Michigan Amateur Championship

Henry Do, a 19-year-old University of North Carolina golfer, emerged as the champion of the 103rd Michigan Amateur Championship by defeating 41-year-old commercial real-estate lender Steve Anderson in 19 holes at historic Belvedere Golf Club.

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Preview: Golfweek’s Senior National Match Play

Preview: Golfweek’s Senior National Match Play

Information on Golfweek's inaugural senior match-play championship, which will be held Aug. 10-12 at the Dormie Club near Pinehurst, N.C.

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Simson, Smith, McCoy share top spot at Lupton

Simson, Smith and McCoy share top honors at 2014 John T. Lupton Memorial

Paul Simson earned his fifth John T. Lupton Memorial title in seven appearances, while Ted Smith and Mike McCoy won their respective 2014 divisions.

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Senior PGA Championship: Tee times, round 2

2014 Ryder Cup U.S. captain Tom Watson leads field at 75th Senior PGA Championship

The marquee group for the first two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship will include 2014 Ryder Cup U.S. captain Tom Watson sharing a tee time with Bernhard Langer and Colin Montgomerie.

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Game in shape, Constable advances in qualifying

Game in shape, Donald Constable advances in U.S. Open local qualifying

On Monday, just 24 hours after the University of Minnesota men’s golf team clinched a Big Ten title at French Lick, Ind., the good karma flowed to former Gopher Donald Constable in U.S. Open local qualifying.

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ClubCorp acquires TPC courses in Michigan, N.C.

ClubCorp acquires TPC Piper Glen in N.C., TPC Michigan

ClubCorp has announced the acquisition of two Tournament Players Club facilities: TPC Michigan in Dearborn, Mich., and TPC Piper Glen in Charlotte, N.C.

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Northern course operators talk 'winter kill'

Northern golf course operators talk 'winter kill'

Masters week typically signals the start of spring for millions of golfers around the U.S. -- but the northern tier of the north-central U.S. is still in the grasp of an angry Mother Nature.

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Indiana’s Carter, Smith top Golfweek Senior Amateur

Indiana’s Ron Carter, Ted Smith top Golfweek Senior Amateur

When the last putt dropped on the Stadium course at the Golfweek Senior Amateur, Ron Carter and Ted Smith found themselves in a familiar position: atop of their respective divisions' leaderboards, earning wins.

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Carter's 68 leads senior division of Golfweek Senior Amateur

Ron Carter's 68 leads senior division of Golfweek Senior Amateur

Ron Carter of Monticello, Ind., took advantage of perfect scoring conditions at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif., leading the senior division of the Golfweek Senior Amateur.

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Preview: Golfweek’s 2014 Senior Amateur Championship

Preview: Golfweek’s 2014 Senior Amateur Championship

Golfweek takes its second nationally ranked tournament of 2014 to PGA West, where senior Doug Pool and super senior Ted Smith will try to defend their 2013 titles.

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