May 30, 2015

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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…

Little Merion defending itself just fine: Phil Mickelson, Billy Horschel share U.S. Open lead at just 1 under

ARDMORE, Pa. — Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against Merion, which is turning out to be the real star of this U.S. Open. Nearly half the field did not finish the second round when Read More…

U.S. Open: History is nice, but wins are Tiger Woods’ top priority

ARDMORE, Pa. — The photo of Ben Hogan hitting his 1-iron into the 18th green at Merion in the 1950 U.S. Open is among the most famous in golf history, capturing the pure swing of one of the greatest players when the pressure of a major championship was at its peak. Instead of marveling at Read More…