February 8, 2016

Elyria
Snow
33°F
 

Bridgestone Invitational: Shane Lowry saves his best saves for last round on the way to the biggest win of his career

AKRON — Shane Lowry began daydreaming Sunday morning about lifting the Bridgestone Invitational trophy on the 18th green, and then he would quickly return to reality because he knew there was a long day ahead with world-class players all around him. Turns out he was right. He just never could have dreamed how it unfolded. Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Justin Rose ends birdie drought in big way with a 63, moves into first-place tie with Jim Furyk

AKRON — Justin Rose never lost belief that he was playing well even as he went 30 consecutive holes without making a birdie in the Bridgestone Invitational. The streak ended on his first hole Saturday. And he kept right on going. Rose had a good start and a strong closing kick with three birdies over Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Jim Furyk opens four-shot lead

AKRON — Jim Furyk is two rounds away from erasing a couple of bad memories at Firestone. Even with a bogey on his last hole for the second straight day, Furyk did plenty right Friday in the Bridgestone Invitational for another 4-under 66 that gave him a four-shot lead going into the weekend of this Read More…

It’s mom vs. daughter when Sharon and Jillian Hollis meet today in the Cleveland Women’s Golf Association district final

ELYRIA — Remember the saying about the apple not falling far from the tree? The Hollis women, mother Sharon and daughter Jillian of Rocky River and Westwood Country Club, are prime examples. At 8:30 this morning, they’ll tee off at Elyria Country Club in a head-to-head, 36-hole showdown for the Cleveland Women’s Golf Association district championship. Read More…

Boys golf: Westlake wins season-opening tourney by a stroke

NORTH OLMSTED — Thursday’s North Olmsted Invitational had something area high school golf fans should get accustomed to seeing this season: a battle between Westlake and North Olmsted that went right down to the wire. This time it was the Demons who came out on top, edging the Eagles 305-306 at Springvale Golf Course. Despite Read More…

Bridgestone Invitational: Graeme McDowell glad to be back in the hunt after rough stretch, trails Danny Lee by a shot

AKRON — Graeme McDowell and Jordan Spieth were in good spirits Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational, which was good news for only one of them. McDowell has been in such a rut that he has fallen out of the top 50 for the first time in five years and hasn’t finished in the top 10 Read More…

Golf: Avon Lake’s Wilson has solid showing at CWGA district tournament

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ELYRIA — Avon Lake’s Maribeth Wilson came into her Cleveland Women’s Golf Association quarterfinal match Wednesday against top-seeded Jillian Hollis with hopes of just putting up a good fight. Wilson wasn’t thinking about knocking off Hollis, who shot a 4-under 68 in Monday’s qualification round. Her goal was to see the 13th green. The Avon Oaks Read More…

Golf: Major winners Spieth, Zach Johnson paired together at Bridgestone

AKRON — Jordan Spieth gets to play with Zach Johnson one tournament too late. When last seen on the golf course, Spieth missed out on a three-man playoff at the British Open that ended his bid for a Grand Slam. He came back out and watched from the steps of the Royal & Ancient clubhouse Read More…

Cleveland Women’s Golf Association District Championship: Late grandfather Paul Minnich an inspiration to Jillian Hollis

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ELYRIA — Jillian Hollis doesn’t need much help getting around a golf course, as she proved Tuesday with a 9 and 8 win over Darcy Nelson in the round of 16 at the Cleveland Women’s Golf Association district championships. This week, however, Hollis might have some guidance from above while playing on the Elyria Country Read More…

Zach Johnson still enjoying British Open win

AKRON — A Claret Jug sippy cup might have captured the joy and enthusiasm surrounding Zach Johnson’s July 20 British Open victory at St. Andrews. Johnson’s two weeks off before the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational included a party organized in a mere three days at Johnson’s home in St. Simons Island, Ga. With so many Read More…