Port, Holtgrieve fall in the Round of 32 at USGA’s senior amateur tournaments

Both Ellen Port and Jim Holtgrieve, two of the top amateurs in St. Louis, have been eliminated from the USGA senior amateur tournaments. Six-time USGA champion Port, 54, fell short in her quest to add a seventh title to her résumé at the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur. Port held an early lead over Pamela Kuong, 52, of Wellesley Hills, Mass. But she stumbled down the stretch, carding bogey/double bogey at holes 12 and 13 to Kuong’s pars and giving Kuong a 1-up lead at Hillwood Country Club in Nashville, Tenn. Another bogey from Port at No. 16 extended Kuong’s lead, ...

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Thomas Sowell – Good Riddance!

Thomas Sowell

The impending departure of Speaker of the House John Boehner gives the House Republicans a real opportunity to accomplish something. But an opportunity is not a guarantee. It is a little like a football team being first down and goal at the ten-yard line.

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Wildwood BBQ Bash winners announced

On Sept. 25-27, the Wildwood BBQ Bash returned to Town Center and judging by the smiles and barbecue on the faces of its patrons, it appears to have been a stellar success.

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Marquette, Lafayette among top teams in District 2 girls golf tournament

The two teams that get out the Class 2 District 2 high school girls golf tourney will have accomplished something that should help them for the remainder of the postseason competition. The super tough district begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka. The Class 2 District 2 teams are Eureka, Fort Zumwalt East, Lafayette, Marquette, Northwest, Parkway South, Parkway West, Summit, Rolla, Visitation Academy, and Westminster Christian Academy. Marquette won last year with Lafayette finishing second. The Mustangs keep going and finished third at the state tournament. “When I look at our district teams I realize ...

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Parkway Central, Parkway North ready for district girls golf action

The Parkway Central Colts know what it takes to advance out of a girls district golf tournament. The Colts were second last year in the district meet.  They will tee it up in Class 2 District 3 action at 8 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 29) Crystal Springs Quarry Golf Club. ¶ The Colts will be trying to advance to the sectional against a strong field. The other district teams are Francis Howell North, Fort Zumwalt North, Fort Zumwalt South, Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood East, Hazelwood West, Incarnate Word Academy, McCluer North, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Pattonville and Ritenour. “I am feeling good ...

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Port wins opening round of match play, advances in U.S. Senior Women’s Championship

Ellen Port began her quest for a seventh USGA championship Monday (Sept. 28). Port, 54, of St. Louis, scored a 2-and-1 win over Lynn Thompson, 57, of Cincinnati, Ohio, during Monday’s Round of 64 at the 2015 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, being conducted at the 5,857-yard Hillwood Country Club. “I’ve known her for a long time,” Port said of Thompson. “We’ve played matches together and I knew she was going to a formidable opponent but a friendly one too. That’s always a nice combination.” Port, who has four Women’s Mid-Amateur and two Senior Women’s Amateur titles to her name, ...

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Holtgrieve advances to Round of 32 in U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

Jim Holtgrives knows there comes times when you play friends in a golf tournament. That has to be  put aside in competition. In the Round of 64 of the 2015 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, Holgtrieve squared off with longtime friend and Buddy Marucci squared off Monday (Sept. 28) at the par-71, 6,864-yard Hidden Creek Golf Club. Both men  Walker Cup team members and captains. Holtgrieve, 67, of St. Louis, and Marucci, 63, of Villanova, Pa., discovered their pairing while at dinner together on Sunday night. “Some friends of mine from St. Louis texted and said, ‘Guess who you’re playing,'” recounted Holtgrieve, ...

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Port, Holtgrieve each advance to match play in U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, U.S. Senior Amateur

St. Louis standout senior amateur golfers Ellen Port and Jim Holtgrieve have reached match play in their U.S. Senior Amateur tournaments. Port finished fourth in the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur two-day stroke part of the tournament that ended Sunday (Sept. 27). She finished with a 6-over 150 at Hillwood Country Club in Nashville, Tenn. Holtgrieve finished in a tie for 54th in the stroke play part of the U.S. Senior Amateur at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., on Sunday Holtgrieve, 67, shot an 8-over 150. His rounds were 79 and 71. Port shot rounds of 76 ...

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Lafayette girls golf team wins Suburban West Conference Tournament

Lafayette coach Kathy Glennon had a good feeling about her Lancers girls golf team entering the Suburban West Conference Tournament. “I felt good about how everyone was playing, the players were getting more comfortable with this level of play and their confidence was growing,” said Glennon in her first year as head coach at Lafayette. Her feeling turned out to be accurate. In the tourney played at the Links at Dardenne, Lafayette bested Marquette by seven strokes. The Lancers had a team score of 323. Here are the other teams scores: 2. Marquette, 330; 3. Eureka, 350; 4. Northwest-Cedar Hill, ...

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High school girls district tennis preview

The undefeated Marquette Mustangs are the top seed in their high school girls tennis district. The Mustangs (14-0) are No. 1 in the Class 2 Disrict 6 meet that will be hosted by Parkway West. The other seeds in the district in order are Lafayette (10-3), Parkway West (11-4), Summit (6-8), Parkway South (4-11) and Eureka (0-9). Action begins Monday (Sept. 29) with Parkway South meeting Summit and Parkway West facing Eureka. Both matches begin at 3:30 p.m. The Parkway South-Summit winner meets Marquette at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday while the Parkway West-Eureka winner plays Lafayette also at 3:30 p.m. The ...

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