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While there weren’t any residents of Murray or Whitfield counties competing in Monday’s U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying tournament at Dalton Golf & Country Club, there were still local golfers on the course.
On his way back to the tee
rowing up in Dalton, PGA Tour professional Blake Adams was a jock of all trades. He lived on sports, taking to the greens at Dalton Golf & Country Club and playing on the basketball courts and the baseball and football fields of the area.
Fairways and greens: Adams has a new venture; Women’s Am qualifier here
Area sports fans are familiar with local golfer David Noll Jr. An eight-time winner of the Georgia State Golf Association’s Men’s Player of the Year award and winner of the last six straight, Noll has made quite a name for himself around the state and the southeast with his play as part of state teams.
No offense to Noll, but in state golf terms, he is merely the male version of Augusta’s Laura Coble.
Chris Whitfield: These guys have a good time on the course and at the clubhouse
CHATSWORTH — C.L. Cruse can remember his introduction to golf. He was a 12-year-old caddy in Cherokee County, and golfers would tip him a whole quarter for each 18-hole round.
Still a hard test
A softer course from Tuesday’s rains might have been expected to be a boon to golfers during the second round of the Georgia Junior Championship. The scores didn’t reflect it.
Behr and Snipes up front among locals at Georgia Junior Championship
Among five local golfers in the Georgia Junior Championship, Dalton’s Allen Behr and Rocky Face’s Ethan Hayes and Tucker Snipes had the best performances in Monday’s opening round.
Fairways and Greens: The Farm to host elites in GSGA junior
Since its opening in 1988, The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face has seen some of the best players in the nation stand on its tee boxes and attempt to decipher its greens. The next generation of the state’s best players will attempt to do the same this week.
Loran Smith: Three decades later, Open is back at Merion
ARDMORE, Pa. — The U.S. Open returns this week to Merion Golf Club, the fifth time the tournament has been staged here. It’s a course with enough history to keep you anchored in your reading room for an indefinite period of time.
The last time the U.S. Open was played at Merion was in 1981, when Australian David Graham fashioned a flawless 67 in the final round to win by three strokes, one of the best closing rounds in U.S. Open history.
Back on top: Darr, Luzar rally to title at Clay Dykes Invitational
Rick Luzar was happy to be wrong about his team’s chances on the final day of the Clay Dykes Invitational.
New leaders at Dykes go low, move up
Frank Travetto and Ron Waeghe put together Thursday’s best round and the best 18 holes so far at this year’s Clay Dykes Invitational.
Another day like that and they’ll be in good shape for the best finish, too.
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