July 24, 2014

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

Niki Schroeder

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

Niki Schroeder

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

Mike Campana

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…

Flat-out good: Former Olmsted Falls resident Jason Dufner captures PGA Championship for first major title

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Equipped with a two-shot lead at the turn, still carrying a few scars from his PGA Championship collapse two years ago, Jason Dufner never showed signs of cracking. No one expected anything else from a player whose popularity comes from his flat-line personality. He merely waved to the gallery when he shot Read More…

PGA Championship: Steady veteran shoots 68 on day course turns tough, leads Jason Dufner by one

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PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The final moments Saturday at Oak Hill brought out more emotion as big putts kept falling in the PGA Championship, with one big difference. These putts were for par. Jim Furyk, after a 3-wood struck so poorly off the 18th tee that he couldn’t have reached the green even if he had Read More…

Adam Scott, Jim Furyk go low on good-scoring day, share PGA lead after 5-under 65s; Tiger Woods stumbles in with 71

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Adam Scott began the final major of the year with a tee shot deep into the trees. He ended the opening round of the PGA Championship by having to gouge out of deep rough. It was the golf in between that was some of the best he has ever played, even for Read More…

Rory McIlroy eager to defend his PGA Championship title, despite season-long slump

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — The curls no longer spilled from under his cap, a big change for Rory McIlroy. Prompted to reveal the rest of his free haircut, he removed his hat and wild brown locks sprang to life. “Still a little bit on the top,” he said Wednesday with an easy smile. Only then did Read More…

Par for the course: Tiger Woods shoots 70, still cruises to seven-shot win and eighth Bridgestone Invitational title

AKRON — They say par is a good score in a major. If that’s true next week at the PGA Championship, then Tiger Woods has already done his share of preparation. Woods played safe and smart with a big lead, parring 16 holes in an even-par 70 Sunday to coast to a seven-shot victory at Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Tiger Woods flirts with 59, settles for career-best-tying 61 and seven-shot lead

Tiger Woods

AKRON — Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59. He swore he wasn’t disappointed to come up short. “Disappointed? Absolutely not,” he said. Then he cracked, “A 61’s pretty good. I’m not bummed.” Like a pitcher having to settle for a shutout instead of a perfect game, Woods could console Read More…

Webb Simpson relies on caddie’s knowledge to shoot 64 in his Firestone debut, grab Bridgestone Invitational lead

AKRON — So much for course knowledge. Webb Simpson, playing his first competitive round at Firestone Country Club, shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. It all came down to trust. “Well, I knew it all through my caddie (Paul Tesori), who’s been here so many years,” Read More…