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Port, Eckelkamp win Round of 64 matches to advance in U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Ellen Port gave herself a cool birthday present. Port, who turned 57 on Friday, has advanced out of the Round of 64 in the 32nd U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Norwood Hills Country Club. Seven-time USGA champion Port, of St. Louis, was the No. 32 match-play seed. She has won the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur four times. In the first round of match play, Port eked out a 1-up victory over Truc Ly, of Vietnam. “I was very fortunate to win,” Port said. “I was down or even most of the match, I had a couple of unforced errors from the ...

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Drive, Chip & Putt regional competition will be held at Bellerive Country Club

The Drive, Chip & Putt  regional event will send four boys and four girls to compete at Augusta Country Club. The regional competition will take place at Bellerive Country Club on at 1 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 29) and eight finalists will punch their ticket to Augusta National. The contest, a nationwide youth golf development initiative for boys and girls ages 7-15, is designed to inspire a new generation to choose golf as a lifetime pursuit. The top 80 performers each year earn the opportunity to compete in the National Finals at one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the ...

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Lafayette boys cross country team set to race in Chili Pepper Festival after winning Paul Enke Invitational

The Lafayette boys cross country Lancers will be heading out of town to compete in the 30th annual Chili Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. he Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival was created to bring together three Northwest Arkansas cross-country races under a single event. The Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival is considered one of the premier running events in America. Each year over 80 college teams and 120 high school teams battle for prestige and unique Chile Pepper themed awards. “We have been there before,” Lafayette coach Sean O’Connor said. “We have been going every other year for ...

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St. Joseph’s girls golf team takes undefeated record into Capital City Invitational in final tourney before district play

Defending Class 2 state champion St. Joseph’s Academy is undefeated this season and that record will be put to the test Wednesday in the Capital City Invitational. The Angels will be competing in the tournament that draws teams from around the state. It begins at 9 a.m. at Meadow Lake Area Golf Club in New Bloomfield. “This is almost like state,” St. Joseph’s coach Carol Fromuth said. “Teams like Notre Dame de Sion High School from Kansas City will there along with other teams from Kansas City. Rock Bridge will there and teams from southwest Missouri. It’s distributed with teams ...

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