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Ron Gaines

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Preview: Golfweek Senior Tour Championship

A look at the Golfweek Senior Tour Championship.

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A late-year look at Golfweek's Senior Am 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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Michigan, Mueller sweep 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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 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, 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, 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, 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

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

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 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, 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

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

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

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

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 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'

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

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 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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