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Field announced for 2012 Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship at The Concession Golf Club
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The field for the 2012 Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship has been announced by the GCAA. The event will be held March 18-20 at The Concession Golf Club in Sarasota, Fla. South Florida will serve as host school for the event and will be joined by defending champion Duke, Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Chattanooga, Colorado State, East Carolina, Indiana, Iowa, Kennesaw State, Liberty, UNC-Wilmington, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Washington State. More



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Great Britain and Ireland team announced for Walker Cup
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The R&A has announced the Great Britain and Ireland team for the Walker Cup, being played at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Scotland. The GB&I team will face the United States of America on Sept. 10-11. Nigel Edwards, Captain of the GB&I team said, "I'm very pleased with the team that has been selected and I'm sure a number of players will be disappointed to miss out." More

Presidents Council moves forward with DII recruiting-contact changes
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When the Division II membership convenes at the January Convention, it will vote on an important collection of proposals to change recruiting-contact legislation. Meeting Thursday in Indianapolis, the Division II Presidents Council voted to sponsor legislation that would deregulate the number of permissible in-person, off-campus contacts; eliminate the distinction among various kinds of electronic media; and establish a common first contact date of June 15 before a prospect's junior year for in-person and electronic-media contacts (including telephone calls, email and text messaging). More

Loftsson lands in Wyndham Championship
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Olafur Loftsson of Iceland won a place in the Wyndham by winning the Cardinal amateur tournament at Greensboro's Cardinal Country Club. He is making history. He is the first golfer from Iceland ever to play in a PGA Tour event. Lotsson said he has never even attended a tour tournament as a spectator. There he was Tuesday playing a practice round with former British Open champion David Duval. More

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Big rally nets Brown CGA Stroke Play title
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It seemed like a game of miniature golf gone terribly awry. For the life of him, David Schroeder couldn't keep his ball from rolling back down the formidable ridge on the 15th green at CommonGround Golf Course in Colorado. Four times, Schroeder agonized as his ball refused to stay on the upper tier of the two-tier green — where he wanted it. The result was a snowman — a quadruple-bogey 8 — that melted away the Broadmoor golfer's chances of winning the 75th CGA Stroke Play Championship. More

Mike Small finishes as low club professional
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For the second time in five years, Mike Small of Champaign, Ill., rose to the top among his peers to stand on the 18th green for a crystal bowl tribute in a PGA Championship. The men's head coach at the University of Illinois, who has built the cold-weather school into a top-10 collegiate golf powerhouse, turned in an 8-over-par 78 at Atlanta Athletic Club's Highlands Course. Though not the 18-hole finale he had wanted, Small's 72-hole total of 12-over-par 292 represented the top effort among 20 PGA Club Professionals in the Season's Final Major. More

Cory Scoggin named University of San Diego head men's golf coach
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Cory Scoggin has been named the University of San Diego head men's golf coach; it was announced this week by Mike Matoso, Senior Associate Director of Athletics. Scoggin takes over for Tim Mickelson who took a similar position with Arizona State University. This past season Scoggin completed his fourth year with the USD program as an assistant coach to Mickelson. More

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PGA runner-up Jason Dufner walked his way onto Auburn's team
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Cries of "War Eagle" reverberated around Atlanta Athletic Club Sunday as former Auburn golfer and Auburn resident Jason Dufner came oh-so-close to capturing the PGA Championship. More

NATIONWIDE TOUR STORYLINES - Week of August 15
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KEEGAN BRADLEY/MAKING THE NATIONWIDE TOUR PROUD – In winning the PGA Championship in ebullient fashion, Keegan Bradley notched the 14th major championship by a Nationwide Tour alumnus. In May, the Vermont native won his first PGA TOUR title, the HP Byron Nelson Championship. He is the second alum to win two TOUR events in his rookie season (Notah Begay III/1999). The PGA win was the 315th TOUR victory by a former Nationwide Tour player.


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FUTURE COLLEGIANS NEWS


Harrison Greenberry wins 2011 Boys Amateur Championship
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VideoBriefExeter's Harrison Greenberry survived a late fight back from Lincolnshire's Patrick Kelly to win the 85th Boys Amateur Championship at Burnham & Berrow. Greenberry had been three up heading to the 30th hole of an engrossing 36-hole final but then had to watch as his English international opponent whittled away his lead before bouncing back with an up-and-down par for victory on the 37th hole. More

Junior Invitational offers experience like no other
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With hundreds of competing tournaments and travel obstacles, how is it possible to get the top 54 juniors in the world to Graniteville, S.C. for a first-year tournament? You can start by paying for their travel...and their lodging...and their food...and professional caddies. And in case anyone's not convinced, throw in a golf course that junior standout Patrick Rodgers called "the best he's ever played." More

Chu, Song, Gariepy earn medalist honors in AJGA National Qualifier - Santa Clarita
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Christopher Chu of Fullerton, Calif., and Tailin Song of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., both claimed medalist honors in the AJGA National Qualifier — Santa Clarita after shooting 5-under-par 67. The AJGA National Qualifier — Santa Clarita was a 18-hole stroke play event conducted by the American Junior Golf Association at Robinson Ranch Golf Club — Valley Course in Santa Clarita, Calif. The tournament field featured 68 boys and 32 girls from eight states and four countries. The Boys Division played the par-72 course at 6,594 yards and the Girls Division played at 5,704 yards. More

The TJGT TPC San Antonio Major Championship
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The TJGT TPC San Antonio Major Championship was played Aug. 15-17, at the JW Marriot/TPC San Antonio Resort, home of the PGA Tour's Valero Texas Open. Players played both the Canyons and Oaks courses with all boys playing 6,622 yards on the Canyons and 6,624 yards on the Oaks, and all girls playing 5,609 and 5,514 yards on the Canyons and Oaks, respectively. More

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