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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Augustan impresses McIlroy

British Open champion Rory McIlroy was so impressed with Augustan Jeff Knox's putting in the third round of April's Masters Tournament that he sent him a letter saying he'd like to play "a couple ...
By David Westin

Paine tournament might have date change

The Paine College Golf Tournament, which has raised more than $150,000 for the school's golf program in its five years, might have an 11th-hour date change.
By David Westin

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tuten, Mercer are City Am champs

Shad Tuten, who says this really is his final Augusta City Amateur, won his second consecutive title with ease on Sunday and Todd Mercer rallied from six back to win the senior division title.
By David Westin

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tuten, Faulkner are city amateur golf leaders

Shad Tuten leads the open division and Doug Faulkner is the senior leader through 36 holes of the Augusta City Amateur at Forest Hills Golf Club.
By David Westin

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hurt to hit Iron Man milestone in golf series

North Augusta's Glen Hurt will play in his 100th consecutive Peak Amateur Series event this weekend.
By David Westin

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Blackston, Rangos win at Pine Ridge

EDGEFIELD - Chad Blackston and Billy Rangos won their division in the Perry Watson Memorial golf tournament on Sunday at Pine Ridge Club.
By David Westin

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Westin: Three local caddies on bags of LPGA players

The Augusta area can claim only one LPGA Tour player on the circuit this year - but it has three caddies who work for players ranked in the the top 20 in the world.
By David Westin

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Samuels, Pope win at Woodside

AIKEN - Robert Samuels won't have to face any more questions about his runner-up finishes in the Peak Amateur Series. The "hard-luck Hephzibah golfer" phrase can be retired.
By David Westin

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wade, Smith earn wins at Persimmon Hill

SALUDA, S.C., - John Wade and Casey Smith earned Peak Amateur Series victories on Sunday at the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic.
By David Westin

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Chamineak repeats at Belle Meade

THOMSON - Ethan Chamineak and Glen Hurt were the winners on Sunday in the Peak/Camellia City Classic at Belle Meade Country Club.
By David Westin

Friday, May 30, 2014

New sponsor takes over amateur golf series

The Peak Amateur Series debuts Saturday at Belle Meade Country Club in Thomson.
By David Westin

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Local amateur golf series lands new title sponsor

The spring/summer amateur golf series that was first known as the Cadillac Cup and then the Regions Bank Amateur Series has a new title sponsor - and no shortage of enthusiasm.
By David Westin

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Texan holds on to win at Sage Valley

GRANITEVILLE - Rising to the occasion in a major tournament is no problem for Scottie Scheffler, who did it again on Saturday.
By David Westin

Friday, April 25, 2014

Texan leads at Sage Valley

GRANITEVILLE - Texan Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1-ranked junior in the country, blew past Theo Humphrey on the back nine on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Junior Invitational at Sage ...
By David Westin

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Connecticut golfer Humphrey leads at Sage Valley

Theo Humphrey shot 3-under-par 69 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the 54-hole Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
By David Westin

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Augusta State's golf titles to be chronicled in book

"From Castoffs to Champions" (Rodale, 2015) is a collaborative effort between former Augusta State golf coach Josh Gregory and Augusta author Tripp Bowden.
By David Westin

Monday, April 14, 2014

Watson learned from 2012 'hangover'

At the prime of his career at age 35, two-time Masters Tournament champion Bubba Watson is getting better every year, according to caddie Ted Scott, who has been on his bag since 2011.
By David Westin

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Reed earns third PGA Tour win

DORAL, Fla. - Former Augusta State All-American Patrick Reed won the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday, his third career PGA Tour victory.
By David Westin

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Reed races out to lead at Doral

DORAL, Fla. - Former Augusta State All-American Patrick Reed goes for his third career PGA Tour win today at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, all in the past six-plus months.
By David Westin

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Henley wins 4-man playoff, qualifies for Masters

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Georgia's Russell Henley rallied for victory at PGA National in a four-man sudden-death playoff with a birdie to earn his coveted invitation to next month's Masters ...
By David Westin
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State legislators won't push bill for mayor

The state legislators that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis needs to draft legislation that will give him more power say that won’t happen this year, with less than a month remaining in the legislative ...
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