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Mississippi State wins its third PGA Jones Cup
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs closed with a final-round 5-over-par 293 and 590 total at PGA Golf Club's Wanamaker Course to defeat Methodist University in Fayetteville, N.C., by one stroke. Mississippi State became the first PGA Golf Management University to win three PGA Jones Cup titles. "This is really special, especially since the event is named after our first director, Dr. Jones," said Adam Scott, program coordinator at MSU. "We started catching wind on the back nine and never looked back." More



THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
GCAA Rules Corner: Please mark and lift your ball
By Clyde Luther
At the recent East Tennessee State Invitational, an interesting situation arose that few players are aware of yet it is important and something that occurs in almost every competition. A player from Virginia Tech hit a shot to the green just about a foot and a half behind the hole and I observed that he had not marked and lifted his ball, and at that time I realized that another player, from UNC, was about to play a pitch shot from just off of the green. At that point I approached the green and almost simultaneously, both the player from UNC and me, said "mark your ball please." Why would I as a Rules Official intervene in a situation such as this? Let's look at Rule 22, "Ball Assisting or Interfering With Play." More


LATEST COLLEGE GOLF NEWS


The First Tee of Philadelphia partners with area colleges for special event this sunday
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Participants of The First Tee of Philadelphia will have the opportunity to meet and learn from student-athletes and coaches from six area colleges/universities this Sunday, Oct. 24 from noon to 3 p.m. during a special event at Walnut Lane Golf Club. The First Tee of Philadelphia and Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) have teamed up to organize the event, which will benefit the more than 90 young people from the Philadelphia area who are planning to attend. More

Grand View wins NAIA Preview
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The Grand View (Iowa) men's golf team won the NAIA Preview hosted by St. Ambrose University (Iowa) at TPC Deere Run Golf Course on Oct. 15. The 18-team field featured nine teams that were rated in the NAIA Men's Golf Coaches' Top 25 Poll or received votes in the spring of 2010. More

Chico State wins Division II Championship Preview
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The Chico State Wildcats held off top-ranked North Alabama on its home course to win the Division II Championship Preview by two strokes at Robert Trent Jones at the Shoals Fighting Joe Golf Course in Florence, Ala., the same course that will host the National Championship Tournament May 17-20, 2011. More

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The 25 - Next stop: PGA TOUR 2011
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Miccosukee Championship winner Jason Gore put himself in contention to recapture his PGA TOUR card. The Californian came to Miami 124th on the money list. While he still has a lot of work to do, he arrives in Ponte Vedra Beach this week 39th. Scott Gutschewski is in a strong position to earn a return trip to the PGA TOUR as he grabbed a T2 finish to move from 27th to 18th. After missing his last five cuts, Chris Nallen fell four spots and now occupies the bubble position at No. 25. He has a $2,853 cushion over David Hearn, whose was in contention for the win in Miami only to play the last 11 holes in five-over par. At one point he was projected to finish the week inside the top 15 on the money list. The Canadian started the week at No. 30. More

Bode Hill moves on from Central CC men's golf
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The Central Community College men's golf team has said goodbye to its coach, and in many ways, its father. Head coach Bode Hill spent the last two and a half weeks getting aquainted with his new position at Midland University, where he has been working in the admissions office since Oct. 4. With a heavy heart, Hill took the new position, leaving Central and his team, in order to pursue his professional dreams. More

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NATIONWIDE TOUR STORYLINES - Week of Oct. 18
Provided by the Nationwide® Tour

WINN-DIXIE JACKSONVILLE OPEN
Oct. 18-24
TPC Sawgrass/Dye's Valley Course
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
First-year event
Purse: $600,000 First Prize: $108,000
28th of 29 events


WINN-DIXIE HAS STRONGEST FIELD OF YEAR – Based on the updated money list after Sunday's Miccosukee Championship, the Winn-Dixie Jacksonville Open presented by Planters features 98 of the top 100 players. The only two who won't be in Ponte Vedra Beach are Fran Quinn (64th) and John Mallinger (95th). Quinn has been out since the spring with a back problem. Mallinger is entered in this week's PGA TOUR event in Las Vegas. The field at TPC Sawgrass is the best of 2010. Two September events, the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft and the Soboba Classic, had 94 of the top 100 and 93, respectively.


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FUTURE COLLEGIANS NEWS


Meet the 2010 Rolex Junior All-America Boys' Teams
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Introduced by the AJGA in 1978, the Rolex Junior All-America Teams annually recognize players who have established themselves as the world's premier junior golfers. This year's selections distinguished themselves through their outstanding play in 77 national events, 60 of which were conducted by the AJGA. The Rolex Junior All-America Teams were determined exclusively through the Polo Golf Rankings as of Oct. 20. More

TJGT Region III Preview and Falconhead Junior Championship
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The TJGT Houston 5A - Regional 3 Preview was played at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Houston with the Boys 16-18 played 6,851 yards; the Boys 12-15 played 6,851 yards; and all Girls 12-18 played 5,754 yards in this 36-hole nationally-ranked event that was played Oct. 16-17. Houston's weather in October, as good as it gets. Players from Texas, Louisiana and Mexico teed it up as blue skies and near perfect temperatures gave way to some great golf as many new faces began popping up on the TJGT. More

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