Burko's Top 3: NCAA player and team picks
With the Fall 2014 college golf season in the books, Steve Burkowski reveals his top three NCAA picks for players and teams.
College Central: LSU is biggest surprise
Ryan Lavner is joined by GolfWeek editor, Lance Ringler, via FaceTime interview to discuss what's happened over the fall season thus far, including LSU's surprising start and Maverick McNealy's consistency.
College Central: Illini best team over first month
Jay Coffin is joined by Golf Channel's college expert Ryan Lavner to discuss the happenings in the world of college golf, including Lav's Top 10 power rankings and what to watch for this weekend.
College Central: Stanford's McNealy taking charge
Jay Coffin is joined by Golf Channel NCAA analyst, Ryan Lavner, to discuss Stanford's latest accomplishments, the field for the U.S. Collegiate Golf Championship and what teams/players to watch for.
Moving on up: Notable amateurs give their thoughts
Notable amateurs in the 2014 U.S. Open share their thoughts about being able to compete in the tournament. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET.here are the six men, to come through qualifying and win the US Open . Well the interesting one there obviously at Pinehurst wasn't just the fact that Michael Campbell won. But it was also the first year that they introduced international qualifying for the US Open . So that has been very successful for the players around the globe. Orville Moody was a pin setter in a bowling alley in Fort Bliss in 1967, a US Open Champion two years later. And 50 years ago, Ken Venturi survived qualifying and the congressional heat, to win the US Open .
Top gun? The story of Maverick McNealy
Todd Lewis and Tim Rosaforte discuss Stanford freshman Maverick McNealy who is competing in his first U.S. Open at Pinehurst.are all athletes, all smart kids obviously. This kid went to a prep school , he was, could have got in an Ivy league which explains why. He got in Stanford. But, he was quite the hockey player . Played for the, the San Jose Junior Sharks cuz they really don't have high school programs in California. And was contemplating whether to go on and play some college hockey or to play some college golf. He makes the team at Stanford and, and a tough team to make obviously, without much experience. His first time he really played out of state was when U.S. Juniors, his senior year of high school. And they, Stanford still took him, because as,as Conrad said, he's such a stud. I mean he's, he's a tall kid, lanky, he played winger and, and center on a hockey team , and so he's used to getting banged up and used to getting used to competition and all that stuff's gonna help him
Makes and miss: Oklahoma State earns point
Talor Gooch birdies the third playoff hole to earn Oklahoma State its second point in the NCAA semifinal match against Stanford.12th hole. Taylor Gooch will be first to play. He'll have a birdie putt . He's almost on the same line as Maverick McNeilly. So he's gonna give McNeilly a good look if he hits a good18. As Taylor Gooch on the third extra hole, with this long birdie putt . He was one up going to 18. Didn't finish it off then, but he did with extra holes. Oklahoma State working their