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Diaz handles pressure of being in contention

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Scotia native Laura Diaz almost chose to walk away from golf to spend more time at home with her family.
Now, she’s making the decision to juggle both jobs seem like a shrewd move.

Scotia native Diaz leads LPGA Marathon Classic

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Scotia native Laura Diaz got off to a surprising start at the Marathon Classic.
Diaz shot a nine-under 62 for a four-stroke lead in Thursday’s opening round.

Golf: Hearley chalks up first win

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Normanside Country Club assistant pro Justin Hearley had to work overtime to earn his first local pro victory.

ENYGA morphed into tour for seniors

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Older golfers still seek lower scores and bragging rights. Just ask the members of the Eastern New York Golf Association.

Golf: Boghosian-Singh pull off a big upset

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Jay Singh and Adam Boghosian weren’t the biggest names in a strong field by any means, but they made some of the best shots when they had to.

Horton wins Troy Invy crown

Monday, June 23, 2014
Matt Horton’s steady short game edged Dan Russo’s consistent long game to win the 71st Troy Invitational Sunday at the Country Club of Troy.

Wet weather cuts County Am to 36 holes

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Surprise, surprise. County golfers found no luck on Friday the 13th.

Gazette Amateur: Chylinski looking forward to homecoming

Friday, June 13, 2014
As a former champion with a lifetime residents-only exemption, Ed Chylinski has been driving back to Schenectady to compete in the Gazette County Amateur Golf Championship ever since he left the area more than a decade ago.
But this year is special.

Simone seeks Gazette County Am title

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Fomrer GazetteNewspaper in Education Capital District Junior titlist.
Rough greens par for area

Rough greens par for area

Sunday, June 1, 2014
A nasty winter and miserable spring battered many area golf courses, some of which are only now beginning to recover.

Welch wins third Match Play title

Monday, May 12, 2014
For Jim Welch, match-play competition isn’t much different than medal play, except for a few specific instances.

Home-course advantage favors Mellet

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Colonie Golf & Country Club head pro Frank Mellet has competed on the national stage numerous times as one of the premier club professionals in the Capital Region.
But he still gets a kick out of squaring off right here at home against the local amateurs.
Back on course

Back on course

Friday, April 18, 2014
Forget Mother Nature — Fred Mullins brought spring to Schenectady’s Municipal Golf Course Thursday morning.

Golf: Bigley cashing far from home

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Bryan Bigley experienced plenty of culture shock, but he also rediscovered his scoring touch under pressure while competing on the Latin America PGA Tour for the last three weeks.

Golf Guide: At 56, Russo's at top of his game

Friday, April 11, 2014
Smooth-swinging Dan Russo still hits the ball a country mile off the tee, and he remains one of the premier scratch golfers in the Capital Region, despite competing against much younger players in nearly every event.

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