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D2 and Bruther: Boys, Blazers, Roommates

Davis Smith grew up in the northwest Georgia town of Dalton, the Carpet Capital of the World. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountain Valley, the mountains are the only geographic barrier between him and LaFayette, a place closer to Chattanooga than Atlanta, where Gage Smith had lived his entire life. The 30 minutes that separated the two growing up just ...

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Blazers come home winners, Anderson captures individual title

Matt Anderson was the individual champion, Brock Healy came in second, and the Blazers completed a landslide victory at the Rio Mar Golf Club’s River Course Tuesday. Anderson won a college event for the first time in his career, after giving himself a four shot lead going into the final round Tuesday.  At a venue where putting is difficult due ...

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Preview: Blazers Golf travel to Puerto Rico

Coach Jared Purvis and Blazer Golf will return to Rio Grande, Puerto Rico this week for the first time since their win there two years ago, looking not only to defend their title, but also to end their fall season on a high note. The River Course, a 6,945-yard par 72 designed by Golf great Greg Norman, is one of ...

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No. 1 Barry dominate, No. 22 VSU still has work to do

At the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Golf Resort, No. 1 Barry University continued its pattern of dominance, winning its third tournament in as many appearances, this time by 24 shots over host West Florida. VSU showed us some of what had its supporters excited at the start of the season, but its 13th place finish also made known that the ...

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“Bear Trap” gets best of Blazers, finish 16th at PGA National

The Blazers fell into the “Bear Trap” this week at PGA National, and despite improvement in the final round Tuesday, were unable to crawl back into contention. VSU played that stretch of holes 15-17 at 25 over par, significant considering that’s just three holes, and that the tournament’s winner No. 4 Saint Leo posted a 22 over par total in ...

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Column: Golf Postseason changes long overdue

The season is far from over and the rankings are subject to change, but undeniable evidence suggests this: The current Division II Golf postseason format is rigged against southern teams and does more harm than good. The issue above all is the NCAA’s concept of “regionalization.” It’s the idea that all regions in the country should have equal representation in ...

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Blazer Golf faces tour site PGA National, Intimidating Bear Trap

The No. 22 ranked VSU Blazer golf team will look to build off their debut performance this Monday and Tuesday at PGA National’s The Champion course, home of the PGA Tour’s Honda Classic and “The Bear Trap,” arguably golf’s most challenging set of holes. Located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, this scenic tour layout will be one of the toughest ...

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Blazers Spark a Flame, Send Message in Cougar Invitational

The Blazers came into Tuesday with a one-shot lead, and after Jordan Long tallied three straight birdies to start his round, it appeared as though the Blazers were in the process of starting their season with a victory. “I just got hot early. Had an easy up-and-down on 1, I had a kick in (tap in) on holes two and ...

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VSU Golf Prepares for Country Club of Columbus

The Country Club of Columbus measures only 6,515 yards long, but the course will play more difficult and the stakes will be much bigger as Matt Anderson, Jordan Long and a trio of freshman take on this venue and a quality field Monday to tee off the 2018 season. Established in 1909, this well-maintained Donald Ross design has stood the ...

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What the NCAA tournament taught us about ourselves

Villanova won it all, top-seeded Virginia got clobbered by a 16 seed team and a small school from Chicago gave sports fans something to cheer about. For college basketball fans, the headlines were obvious, but the event of March Madness gives us more than a champion. Whether it’s the teams we root for or the characters we identify as heroes ...

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