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Junior Tour of Northern California Alum Bryson DeChambeau Wins NCAA Title
Jun01

Junior Tour of Northern California Alum Bryson DeChambeau Wins NCAA Title

SMU junior and Junior Tour of Northern California alum Bryson DeChambeau won the NCAA Championship Individual title Monday at The Concession GC in Florida. DeChambeau is the first SMU individual to win a national title. In 2011, he was the JTNC Player of the Year.

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Stanford’s Lauren Kim Gets Exemption Into LPGA Tour’s Marathon Classic
Jun01

Stanford’s Lauren Kim Gets Exemption Into LPGA Tour’s Marathon Classic

Fresh off of celebrating a national title, Stanford’s Lauren Kim got more good news. The 2012 NCGA Junior Championship winner received an exemption into July’s LPGA Marathon Classic.

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Stanford Women Win First National Golf Title
May27

Stanford Women Win First National Golf Title

The Stanford Women’s golf team won its first national title on Wednesday, defeating Baylor, 3-2, in a thriller that went to extra holes. Junior Mariah Stackhouse came from three down in the crucial last match, and won with a par on the 19th hole to give the Cardinal the victory.

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Stevinson Ranch GC to Close July 18
May19

Stevinson Ranch GC to Close July 18

After nearly 20 years, Stevinson Ranch Golf Course will close on July 18, 2015. The closure reflects a number of current realities in the golf market as well as the severity of California’s extended drought.

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A Wider, But Also Familiar 17th Green Coming to Pebble Beach Golf Links
May14

A Wider, But Also Familiar 17th Green Coming to Pebble Beach Golf Links

A new, wider 17th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links is slated to be unveiled on July 24. During the 2010 U.S. Open Championship, the 17th green gave players fits. In the final round, only seven of 83 players found the green.

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Del Paso Country Club Set to Test 2015 U.S. Senior Open Field
May13

Del Paso Country Club Set to Test 2015 U.S. Senior Open Field

This year’s U.S. Senior Open will mark the first USGA championship at Del Paso CC since the 1982 U.S. Women’s Open. It’s possible that the new Del Paso CC, which was re-designed by Kyle Phillips, could again become a regular stop on the USGA calendar. The new course is long, but can also play from a number of different lengths, adding to strategy.

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Stanford’s Viraat Badhwar Disqualified From Monday’s U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Ruby Hills
May12

Stanford’s Viraat Badhwar Disqualified From Monday’s U.S. Open Local Qualifier at Ruby Hills

A day after signing for a 71, Stanford sophomore Viraat Badhwar checked his scorecard online and found that he’d made a mistake. Instead of a bogey 4, he actually had a triple-bogey 6 on a par-3 hole. In an honorable move, Badhwar alerted officials about the error.

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Northern California Contingent at Inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball
May07

Northern California Contingent at Inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

Former Junior Tour of Northern California member Hannah O’Sullivan, who became the youngest winner on the Symetra Tour this season, is in the field. So too are Lucy Li and Kathleen Scavo, who will be playing together. Both Li and Scavo played in last year’s U.S. Women’s Open.

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Longing For More Match Play
May06

Longing For More Match Play

The WGC Cadillac Match Play brought out the best in a world class field at TPC Harding Park, in a way that stroke play can’t.

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Palo Alto Brothers Ahmed and Hussain Ali Relish U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Experience
May03

Palo Alto Brothers Ahmed and Hussain Ali Relish U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Experience

Ahmed and Hussain Ali of Palo Alto were a bit nervous competing at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, but for good reason. Ahmed was the youngest player in the field. Both were making their USGA debuts.

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U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Thrills For Former USGA Executive Committee Member Jim Williams
May02

U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Thrills For Former USGA Executive Committee Member Jim Williams

A regular on the NCGA Senior Amateur Tour, Jim Williams is playing in the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship with his son Scott. Williams was on the USGA Executive Committee when the event was proposed.

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USGA Four-Ball Preview: Olympic Club’s 18th Hole to Be Drivable
Apr30

USGA Four-Ball Preview: Olympic Club’s 18th Hole to Be Drivable

The setup is similar to the 2012 U.S. Open, except for a twist on the closing hole, which can now play as short as 275 yards.

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