The Augusta Chronicle sports staff received multiple top awards from two national journalism organizations.
In the Associated Press Sports Editors contest, the newspaper received top 10 awards in its circulation category for its Masters Tournament preview section and for its Sunday section. The Chronicle also received an honorable mention in the daily section category.
It is the 17th consecutive year The Chronicle has been honored by the APSE for its Masters section.
Sports columnist Scott Michaux received two top 10 awards from APSE, one for column writing and one for his special project on Phil Mickelson’s 2010 Masters win.
Prep writer Wayne Staats received a top 10 award in the breaking news category for his initial story on the Warren County-Hancock Central postgame fight.
In the Golf Writers Association of America contest, Michaux also won two first-place awards.
In the daily special projects, Michaux was honored for his look back at Mickelson’s 2010 Masters win. In daily column writing, he won first place for his look back at Seve Ballesteros’ career and second place for his take on the final round of the 2011 Masters.
Staff writer David Westin’s story on Carl Jackson’s 50 years as a caddie at the Masters earned honorable mention in the daily features category.