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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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The Kinderlou Preview: What you need to know about before the Blazers tee it up in home tournament

Beginning Sunday, the VSU Blazer’s golf team will host what is undoubtedly Division II’s strongest regular season field at the treacherous track that is Kinderlou Forest. The annual Southeastern Collegiate will take place over three days and will have major postseason implications. VSU, currently ranked No. 24 in the Golf State rankings, will likely need to perform well in order ...

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Blazers better equipped for postseason this go round

Despite the departure of star guard Jeremiah Hill, the Blazers are better equipped to make a tourney run this time around. At 26-3, the Valdosta State Blazers are currently ranked No. 14 in the NABC Coaches Poll and find themselves ranked No. 3 in the South region.  The ranking, as well as the national perception of the team, seems to ...

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