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Semifinals set at U.S. Amateur with two California players in the hunt

by Mike Stubbs August 17, 2012
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Steven Fox, 21, of Hendersonville, Tenn., defeated the world’s No. 1-ranked amateur, Chris Williams, 21, of Moscow, Idaho, 4 and 2, in the quarterfinals Friday at the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship  being conducted at 7,409-yard, par-71 Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado. Other quarterfinal winners included Justin Thomas, 19, of Goshen, Ky., who is No. [...]

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Cal’s Brandon Hagy into the Semis at the U.S. Amateur

by Mike Stubbs August 17, 2012
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Brandon Hagy’s first foray in a USGA championship continues to be an excellent adventure, born of excellent execution. Using his distance advantage off the tee and timely putting, Hagy, 21, of Westlake Village, Calif., dispatched rival Pacific-12 Conference player Cheng-Tsung Pan, 4 and 3, Friday in the quarterfinals of the 112th U.S. Amateur at Cherry [...]

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Two California players advance to quarterfinals of U.S. Amateur

by Admin August 16, 2012

Justin Thomas, 19, of Goshen, Ky., defeated medalist Bobby Wyatt, 1 up, in a matchup of University of Alabama teammates on Thursday to become one of eight players to advance to the quarterfinal round at the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship at the par-71, 7,409-yard Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado. Michael Weaver, 21, of Fresno [...]

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USC-bound Kyung Kim captures U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links title

by Admin June 23, 2012

Neshanic Station, N.J. –  Kyung Kim, 18, of Chandler, Ariz., defeated Ashlan Ramsey, 16, of Milledgeville, Ga., 4 and 2, to win the 2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship at the 6,221-yard, par-72 Neshanic Valley Golf Course. “I just can’t believe it,” said Kim. “It was a long week, but to be finally done [...]

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University of Alabama freshman Justin Thomas wins 2012 Haskins Award

by Admin June 21, 2012

Justin Thomas picked up a golf club for the first time when he was 18 months old, competed in a tournament when he was 6 years old and played in an event away from home when he was 8. Now, as a 19-year-old freshman at the University of Alabama, he is the winner of the [...]

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Patrick Cantlay to leave UCLA; will make professional debut this week

by Alex Smolinski June 19, 2012

UCLA standout and the world’s top-ranked amateur Patrick Cantlay on Tuesday announced his decision to forgo his junior and senior years of collegiate play in favor of turning professional. “I have a tremendous passion and respect for the game of golf and can’t wait for the challenge of taking my game to the next level,” [...]

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UCLA’s Cantlay wins Ben Hogan Award

by Admin June 4, 2012

UCLA sophomore Patrick Cantlay has won the 2012 Ben Hogan Award, college golf’s most prestigious honor. Cantlay received the award, which is given based on a player’s performance over the last 12 months in college and amateur events, during a ceremony on Monday as part of tournament week activities at this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational [...]

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Alabama, Texas to square off for NCAA men’s title at Riviera

by Alex Smolinski June 3, 2012

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas Longhorns will meet today at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades to determine the winner of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. Alabama held on yesterday to defeat California 3-2, with the match coming down to the final hole of the final pairing. Hunter Hamrick made par on the [...]

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And then there were four

by Alex Smolinski June 2, 2012

The NCAA Men’s Golf Championship match play quarterfinals took place Friday at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades with eight teams still in contention for the title. By day’s end, it had been narrowed to four. The biggest shock of the day was seventh seed Oregon taking down UCLA 3-2. Despite a convincing 5 & [...]

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Match play set for NCAA Division I Men’s Championship

by Alex Smolinski June 1, 2012

After three rounds, the 30-team field has been cut to eight at the 2012 NCAA Men’s Division 1 Championships taking place at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Kent State knocked off Florida State this morning in a sudden death playoff to secure the eighth and final spot in the match play quarterfinals. Alabama, No. [...]

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