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Sunday, July 14, 2013

White, Scurlock win at Pine Ridge

EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Lewis White won the regular division and fellow Augustan Greg Scurlock was the senior division winner in the Perry Watson Memorial at Pine Ridge Club on Sunday.
By David Westin

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Westin: Amateur golf series is struggling

It wasn't that long ago that the Regions Bank Amateur Series was thriving and the future was bright. Since about 2007, the participation numbers have been dropping each year.
By David Westin

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pope prevails at Persimmon Hill

SALUDA, S.C. - Jeff Pope overcame what he called a "stupid mistake" late in his round to edge Steve Foss and win the North Augusta Exchange Club/Persimmon Hill Classic.
By David Westin

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Reach wins Palmetto Amateur in playoff

AIKEN - University of Georgia golfer Nicholas Reach birdied the second hole of sudden death to beat former Alabama golfer Scott Strohmeyer and win the Palmetto Amateur on Saturday.
By David Westin

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ludwick was a mentor, friend

Former Executive Sports Editor Al Ludwick was not only my boss, hiring me out of college, but became a great friend. He was old school with a creative flair.
By David Westin

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rangos breaks through with Regions win

AIKEN - Billy Rangos, 55, had played in more than 40 senior division Regions Bank Amateur Series events before breaking through for his first victory Sunday at Houndslake Country Club.
By David Westin

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Golf tournament had storied past

The Golf Capital Invitational deserved a better sendoff from area players.
By David Westin

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Pope, Schroder, Felder win titles at event's finale

The 50th and final Sunbelt Nissan Golf Capital Invitational golf tournament ended with a bang for Jeff Pope, Ron Schroder and Richard Felder on Sunday at Mount Vintage Plantation.
By David Westin

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Horsfield holds lead at Sage Valley

Sam Horsfield will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
By David Westin

Friday, April 26, 2013

Augusta's Sigg in hunt at Sage Valley

Richmond Academy senior Greyson Sigg shot 71 in the first round and is three strokes behind Sam Horsfield at the Junior Inviational at Sage Valley.
By David Westin

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Knox plans to the Masters' marker for a while

Augusta's Jeff Knox might be the Masters Tournament's noncompeting marker for another five years.
By David Westin

Monday, April 15, 2013

Scott thanks fans for support

"I felt there were a lot of Australians out there all week, but incredible support from everyone in the crowd," Masters champion Adam Scott said.
By David Westin

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Forest Hills Golf's new look

A ribbon cutting was held to show off an enhancement to the entryway to the Forest Hills Golf Club and some renovations to the clubhouse.
By David Westin

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sunbelt Nissan Golf Capital Invitational to be retired

The 50th and final Sunbelt Nissan Golf Capital Invitational will be played in late April.
By David Westin

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Woods wins at Doral

Tiger Woods is hitting his stride on his march to the Masters.
By David Westin

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Woods extends lead to four at Doral

DORAL, Fla. - Tiger Woods made seven more birdies on the Blue Monster at Doral, the last one from 15 feet on the 18th hole that gave him 5-under-par 67 and a four-shot lead over Graeme McDowell.
By David Westin

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Thompson gets first PGA win

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Michael Thompson needed to find a spark in the run-up to his first Masters appearance as a professional. He got the ultimate boost on Sunday - a victory in the Honda ...
By David Westin

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Slumping Ogilvy in good position

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - A change in scenery is helping turn Geoff Ogilvy's disappointing season around at the Honda Classic. It might even land him a spot in the Masters Tournament in just over ...
By David Westin

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Butler grad caddies for Chinese star

The next time you see LPGA Tour golfer Shanshan Feng on TV take a look at her caddie. It's Augusta native Mercer Leftwich III, a Butler High graduate.
By David Westin

Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012

Dean of area golf pros retiring

Palmetto Golf Club director of golf and general manager Tom Moore is retiring after more than 30 years at the club on Monday.
By David Westin