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Golf: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder qualifies for U.S. Open

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Avon Lake golfer Niki Schroeder was a no-show at the high school’s senior awards presentation Monday. Turns out she had a pretty good reason for not being there. Schroeder, an Ohio State recruit who won the Division I state tournament in October, was spending her day earning a berth in this year’s United States Women’s Read More…

Time for a new survey: Rickie Fowler wins Players Championship in a playoff, shakes off overrated label

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The latest survey was unanimous, not anonymous. Rickie Fowler can deliver the goods. Facing a five-shot deficit with six holes to play, Fowler produced the greatest finish in the 34-year history of the TPC Sawgrass. In a three-man playoff on three of the most visually intimidating holes in golf, he Read More…

A masterful performance: Jordan Spieth makes it look easy, ties Masters scoring record at 18 under to win first major title

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth tapped in his final putt to cap off a record performance and bent over in relief. He just as easily could have been taking a bow. This was a Masters for the ages. Not since Tiger Woods in 1997 has a 21-year-old faced so little stress while making a mockery Read More…

Tim Dahlberg: New masters champ special player, person

AUGUSTA, Ga. — About the only thing missing was the scoring record. Not to worry, because odds are Jordan Spieth will set a bunch of them by the time he is done. The odds are equally good that the green jacket he put on Sunday night outside the Augusta National clubhouse won’t be his last. Read More…

The Masters: Jordan Spieth flirts with major tournament history, settles for sizzling 64 and three-shot lead

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jordan Spieth had everything go his way Thursday in the Masters, so he should have known how the shot would turn out without even asking. In the lead and in the trees, he slashed a 7-iron toward the green and started barking instructions at the golf ball until he saw it bound Read More…

Masters field has proven there are many paths to a green jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods was the exception. Ben Crenshaw was closer to the rule. Woods joined up with Crenshaw to play the back nine Wednesday on the final day of practice for a Masters that is shaping up as a mystery in many ways. They are Masters champions with multiple green jackets. What separates Read More…

Masters: After weeks of hard work, Tiger Woods confident he can contend

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods hit the ball so pure that he felt like a 14-time major champion. Before long, the swing left him and he resembled a guy who couldn’t break 80. He became so frustrated that he even threw a few clubs because of a game that had never been so maddening. This Read More…

Girls golf: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder wins Division I district title

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MASSILLON — Northeast Ohio has its share of elite talent with Geneva’s Danielle Nicholson, Massillon Jackson’s Landrie Grace and Cassie Pantelas, Magnificat’s Jillian Hollis, Highland’s Chloe McKinzie and Kent Roosevelt’s Nielsen sisters. None of them came close Tuesday to matching Avon Lake junior Niki Schroeder at the Legends of Massillon Division I district tournament. The Read More…

Girls golf 2013: Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder has only one goal … to be the best she can be

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It’s usually not hard for Niki Schroeder’s family and friends to find her. All they have to do is check the golf course. Schroeder isn’t living the life of luxury, in fact, she’s striving to achieve her dream of being the best golfer in the state, the country and eventually the world. The Avon Lake Read More…

Boys golf 2013: Last season’s disappointment driving Amherst senior Mike Campana

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When Mike Campana was just 9 years old, he began golfing with his dad, Mike Sr. He couldn’t get enough of the sport. “I kind of started young and my dad kept me in it and I got good, so I just started to like the game,” the Amherst senior said. “I just always was Read More…