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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.

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