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When does a runner-up finish in a golf tournament feel almost as good as a win? When you start the final 18 seven strokes off the lead and shoot the round of your life to force a playoff. That’s what Lancaster’s Chelsea Dantonio did Thursday at the 90th New York State Women’s Amateur championship. The 21-year-old Dantonio set the women’s course record at Lancaster Co…

Long Islander Jennifer Rosenberg, a junior at Tulane University, shot 3-under-par 70 Tuesday to lead the first round of the 90th New York State Women's Amateur Golf Championship at the Lancaster Country Club. Defending champion Jenna Hoecker of Brook-Lea in Rochester and Teresa Cleland, a three-time champion from the Bellevue CC in Syracuse, were tied for the lead in th…

Ryan Brehm couldn’t have picked a worse time for his only double-bogey of the tournament. Then he found an even better time for one more birdie. The 33-year-old former Michigan State Spartans player birdied the first playoff hole to defeat New Zealand veteran Tim Wilkinson on Sunday and win the LECOM Health Challenge tournament on the PGA Korn Ferry Tour at Peek’n Peak re…

After fog, lightning and heavy rain that stalled play the first two days, the LECOM Health Challenge still has not gotten back on schedule heading into Sunday's play at Peek'n Peak. Only 36 of the 70 golfers left in the field were able to complete their third round on Saturday on the 7,058-yard par-72 layout on the resort's upper course at Findley Lake in southwestern Cha…

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Two former champions will be in the field Thursday for the start of the LECOM Health Challenge at Peek'n Peak Resort in Findley Lake. The biggest name on the tournament roster, though, is former U.S. Open (2007) and Masters (2009) champion Angel Cabrera of Argentina. Most of the Korn Ferry Tour players are up-and-coming young hopefuls. However, PGA pros 48 and 49 yea…

Luke Stanley of South Wales shot 2-under on the back nine for a 1-under-par 70 on Monday at Willowbrook to lead the Buffalo area qualifier for the New York State Boys Junior Amateur Championship. Stanley, 17, representing the NYSGA eClub-WNY, had three birdies and two bogeys in his round. He finished with a birdie on the 535-yard par-5 18th hole for a two-shot margin ov…

Andrew Romano of the Lancaster Country Club shot 6-under 66 on Monday at Glen Oak Golf Club to lead the Buffalo qualifier for the New York State Golf Association Men's Amateur, which will be held at Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora Aug. 6-8. Romano had three birdies each on the front and back nines at the East Amherst layout and had no birides to finish three strokes …

David Denlinger, a 28-year-old former Pennsylvania State high school champion and player at Charleston Southern University, shot a 12-under 60 to lead Monday's qualifier for the LECOM Health Challenge tournament. Denlinger, of Lancaster, Pa., was tops among 12 qualifiers at the Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk for the Korn Ferry Tour (formerly Web.com Tour) event which…

It was no surprise when the name Lindner went on another championship cup at the Sheridan Park Golf Club last Sunday. What was news was that Bill Lindner had to defeat his older brother, John, to win the Senior Club title. Between them they have won numerous club championships, but it was the first time the brothers faced each other to determine a championship at the club…

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As Jackson Chandler clutched the glass championship trophy after he won the International Junior Masters, he chuckled and made an admission. “I haven’t really won anything, since my high school championship, in a long time,” the Dublin, Ohio, resident said. “Just to get a big win right before I go off to college, it means the world to me.” Chandler defeated Luke DelG…

Mexico’s Alejandro Nava, Canada’s Luke DelGobbo and Freddy Sun from Canada and American Jackson Chandler will compete for the International Junior Masters championship today at East Aurora Country Club. The four navigated their way through match play on Thursday to reach the semifinals. Nava will take on DelGobbo at 7:30 a.m. and Sun will face Chandler at 7:40 a.m. for …

Alejandro Nava of Monterrey, Mexico, shot the day’s best round, 3-under-par 68, on Wednesday to finish in a three-way tie at the top of the leader board after the completion of 36 holes of qualifying in the 67th International Junior Masters at the East Aurora Country Club. Nava played the front nine in 2-under 33. He was one over on the back nine before an eagle-3 on th…

Alejandro Nava of Monterey, Mexico, shot the day's best round, 3-under-par 68, on Wednesday to finish in a three-way tie at the top of the leader board after the completion of 36 holes of qualifying in the 67th International Junior Masters at the East Aurora Country Club. Nava played the front nine in 2-under 33. He was one over on the back nine before an eagle-3 on the b…

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It’s the end of an era this week at the International Junior Masters. Four members of the host East Aurora Country Club will compete in their final IJM. Jake Roach, Andrew LaCongo and twin brothers Mitch and Matt Jeffe have enjoyed a remarkable run of success on the East Aurora/Holland golf team during their recently completed high school careers. In four years of co…