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Ron Gaines

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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

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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Ramsey, Hanzel share Tommy Barnes Award honors

Ashlan Ramsey, of Milledgeville, Ga., and Doug Hanzel of Savannah, Ga., were recently named co-winners of the Tommy Barnes Award during a luncheon held at Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta.

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Preview: Golfweek Sen. Champ.; '13 POY

Previewing the Golfweek Senior National Championship, which will take place at Saddlebrook Resort on January 16-18 and the 2013 Player of the Year awards.

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Hanzel wins senior title at Dixie Amateur

Doug Hanzel won the senior-division title of the 83rd Dixie Amateur at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla., posting a 5-under 211 total.

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Till wins Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

Sam Till Jr. of Ft. Wayne, Ind., scored a come-from-behind victory in the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship at PGA National Resort & Spa.

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Antoniou leads Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

After shooting rounds of 72-73 for a 145 total, Vance Antoniou has a three shot lead heading into the final round of the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

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Dixie Amateur to attract 300-plus, including 90 seniors

The 83rd Dixie Amateur is set to begin Dec. 17, and is expected to attract more than 300 men, women and seniors.

CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz awarded MGA honor

Veteran CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz will receive the Metropolitan Golf Association's 2013 Distinguished Service Award, it was announced Saturday.

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Nebraska father and son earn top golf honors

The Nebraska Golf Association has announced the father and son duo of John and Andy Sajevic as its Senior Golfer of the Year and Andy Golfer of the Year, respectively.

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Fouch-Duncan announces LPGA retirement

As the LPGA tour revealed Friday that it would add a stop in Grand Rapids, Mich., in 2014, Grand Rapids native Allison Fouch-Duncan announced her retirement from the tour.

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Golfweek's 2013-14 senior amateur schedule

Golfweek’s 2013-14 senior amateur tournament schedule is complete. The lineup includes an April return to PGA West that will feature two rounds on the Stadium Course and one on the Nicklaus course.

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Preview: Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

With 3,000 points up for grabs in December it’s a race between Zylstra, Lutz, Schlacter, Hanzel and Simson. Our Ron Gaines breaks down the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship, slated for the Fazio Course at PGA National on Dec. 2.

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Harrigan wins 2013 Yancey Ford Award

A record of service for senior golf associations, built on a strong amateur resume and work in state associations, earned John W. Harrigan the Yancey Ford Award.

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USGA to release six videos regarding pace of play

Pace of play has been a long standing issue at every level of golf. The USGA announced that it is introducing a series of educational tools designed to educate the golfing community on the factors that influence the time it takes to play the game.

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USGA nominates O'Toole as its next president

The election of USGA officers, including Thomas J. O'Toole Jr. who has been nominated for president, and the Executive Committee will take place in February at Pinehurst, N.C.

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Schultz wins his first Canadian Senior Amateur title

David Schultz overcame hard charging Chip Lutz to win his first Canadian Men’s Senior Amateur title by sinking a birdie putt on the final hole at the Briars Golf Club.

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Schultz, Blumenfeld lead Canadian Senior

Canadian David Schultz of Calgary, Alberta and American Jay Blumenfeld of Parsippany, N.J., share the lead heading into the final round of the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship at the Briars Golf Club in Sutton West, Ontario.

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Lutz, halfway to 3rd straight Canadian Sr. Amateur

After the second round of the Canadian Senior Amateur Championship, Chip Lutz is half-way toward becoming only the third player in history to win the title three years in a row.

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Lutz prevails on Day 1 at Canadian Senior Amateur

Chip Lutz prevailed on day one of the Canadian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship after posting an opening round of 4-under par 67.

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American Lutz goes for 'hat trick' at Canadian Senior

If American senior amateur Chip Lutz successfully defends his Canadian Men's Senior Championship title again, he will join Canadian golfing legends Nick Weslock and Bob Wylie as the only players winning it in three consecutive years.

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Thompson claims Senior North & South Am

After being disappointed that he failed to qualify for the U.S. Senior Amateur earlier this year, Pat Thompson posted a 5-under total to win the Senior North & South Amateur Championship at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort.

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Cairns wins his third Michigan PGA Championship

Brian Cairns, carded rounds of 72-68-69 for a 7 under-par 209 total to win the Gilbert A. Currie Trophy at the Michigan PGA Championship on Aug. 21.

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Meier wins 97th Michigan Women’s Amateur

Christine Meier, from Rochester Hills, Mich., won the 97th Michigan Women’s Amateur yesterday at Walnut Hills Country Club with a 3-and-2 victory over Hailey Hrynewich of Muskegon.

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Nagel, Hoffman share lead in Michigan Women's Am

Liz Nagel and Sarah Hoffman couldn't be much more closely aligned than they are after two rounds of the 97th Michigan Women's Amateur.

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U.S. Amateur champ Fox wins Tenn. amateur title

This win gives Steven Fox a Tennessee trifecta after winning the 2008 Tennessee Junior Amateur and the 2011 Tennessee Match Play.

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Zahringer wins the British Senior Amateur

George Zahringer, from New York, won the British Senior Amateur Championship at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club after posting rounds of 69-75-74 for a 218 total. His one-stroke victory over fellow American Tom Brandes gave Zahringer his first international victory.

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Lutz chases history as Zahringer leads Seniors Open Am

Americans George Zahringer and Brady Exber posted opening round 69s to share the lead at the Senior Open Amateur at Royal Aberdeen as Chip Lutz chases a 'Celtic Slam.'

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Curl captures Connecticut Open in playoff

Jeff Curl's 35-footer for birdie to win in a playoff atoned for a missed par putt on the last hole of regulation at the 2013 Connecticut Open.

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APL winner Niebrugge captures Wisconsin State Amateur

Jordan Niebrugge, last week's winner at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, continued his hot streak by winning the 112th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship on Wednesday at The Bog in Saukville, Wisconsin.

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14-year-old qualifies for U.S. Amateur at Brookline

Andrew Walker, of Battle Creek, Mich., won a playoff to become the second-youngest player in history to qualify for the U.S. Amateur.

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Kelly's late surge wins Illinois State Amateur

After lurking in the background and trying to stay cool in near-record heat, Tee-k Kelly of Ohio State carded four birdies during his final 10 holes to win the 2013 Illinois State Amateur.

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Alexander takes Tenn. Women's Open title

High temperatures and tough hole locations came into play during the Tennessee Women's Open as Jessica Alexander was able to survive the elements and collect the victory.

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Former Gator McCumber wins Florida Open by two

Tyler McCumber, a Florida product, picked up his first professional victory by clearing the field at the Florida Open by two shots.

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Beurmann defends title at Mich. Senior Open

Ron Beurmann became the first player in history to win consecutive Michigan Senior Open titles.

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Final-round 66 lifts Travis to Idaho Am win

Ty Travis, a junior at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, shot 67-68-66 and never fell from the lead en route to the 2013 Idaho State Amateur championship.

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Springfield's Erickson leads Illinois Am by 2

The first pairing of the day saw Jake Erickson of Springfield card a 5-under-par 67 to take the first round lead in the 83rd Illinois State Amateur.

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Joey Johnson wins the Missouri Amateur

Joey Johnson from Ozark, Mo. defeated Ryan Zech of Kearney, Mo., 7 and 6 to win the 106th edition of the Missouri Amateur, contested at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas, Mo.

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Horsfield, 16, romps to Florida State Amateur title

Sam Horsfield romped to an 11-shot victory at the Florida State Amateur, becoming the youngest winner in the 96-year history of the event.

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Paladino outlasts Ballo in Conn. Amateur

Cory Paladino, a Baylor grad, becomes only the second player to capture both the Palmer Cup and the Connecticut Amateur – and the first to win both in the same year.

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Chapman’s birdie on 18 wins the Michigan Amateur

Andrew Chapman buried an 18-footer for birdie on the 18th hole to defeat former MLB pitcher Mike Ignasiak to win the 102nd Michigan Amateur.