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Mike McNulty of the Park Country Club shot even-par 71 Tuesday to finish one stroke behind the co-leaders after the first of three rounds of the New York State Senior Amateur Championship at Mohawk Golf Club in Schenectady. McNulty bogeyed the par-3 No. 2 hole and birdied the par-5 13th and played par golf the rest of the way. Robert Hughes of Watertown and Bob Cooper of …

Shawn Baker of Rochester and Jim Scorse of Churchville collaborated for a 6-under 66 to earn medalist honors at the Crag Burn Golf Club in East Aurora and gain one of the two sectional qualifying spots for the Fifth U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship next May. Two teams finished tied at 67, including Connor Salanger of Camillus and Kyle Roy of Syracuse birdied the four…

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Golf legend Jack Nicklaus said he's ready to design a pilot golf course next to South Park and enhance the course in Delaware Park. And he's willing to do it at cost. "We've got a lot of irons in the fire, and hope to be able to create some things that work well within a budget and efficiently for the City of Buffalo and the parks system," Nicklaus said. The quest…

Keith Decker shot a 2-over par 72 in the final round of Friday's Senior Porter Cup to clinch his third straight Senior division championship at Niagara Falls Country Club. Decker was one of three division winners in the 30-year-old tournament, all of which entered the final round with the lead. Paul Schlachter shot a 70, his best score in the three-game tournament, and …

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This is part of a series highlighting this year’s class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. The 15-member class will be inducted Oct. 9. Tickets are available at GBSHOF.com.  Lonnie Nielsen's love of golf started before he can remember. As a young boy in Iowa, he began when his father let him play on the sand courses in his hometown. The experience began his …

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Four golfers punched their tickets to the U.S. Mid-Amateur on Thursday at the Country Club of Buffalo, with three coming from the greater Buffalo area. Jamie Miller of Orchard Park took first place at the Mid-Am Sectional Qualifier, hitting an even-par 70 to lead the pack by a stroke in the one-round tournament. This is Miller's second straight year qualifying for th…

A field of 78 golfers, including many of Western New York's best over the age of 25, will tee off Thursday at the Country Club of Buffalo in a sectional qualifier for the next month's 38th U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship.It's one of 64 sectional qualifiers that will be held this week to determine the field of 264 for the Mid-Amateur which will be held at the Charlotte Coun…

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Tammy Blyth parred the second extra hole, the par-3 ninth, to edge Kim Kaul of the Gowanda Country Club and win a three-way playoff on Wednesday for the New York State Women's Senior Golf Championship at the Thendara Golf Club in the Adirondacks. Susan Kahler (Ballston Spa CC) was the third golfer in the playoffs, but she was eliminated when she bogeyed the first extra …

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Two-time tournament champion Kim Kaul of the Gowanda Country Club sits in a tie for first on a crowded leader board after the first round of the New York State Women's Senior and Super Senior Amateur Golf championship at the Thendara Golf Club in the Adirondacks. Kaul is tie at 5-over-par 78 with Tammy Blyth of the Monroe Golf Club in Rochester. They each had six bogeys a…

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Kim Kaul of the Gowanda Country Club is one of the top golfers in the field for the New York State Women's Senior and Super Senior Championships on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Thendara Golf Club in the Adirondacks near Old Forge. Kaul is a two-time winner of the event, claiming the senior division title in 2008 and 2015. She was sixth last year. Kaul was runner-up at t…

Section VI golf champion Ben Spitz from Orchard Park has been invited to the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting First Tee, a Champions Tour event in Pebble Beach, Calif. Sept. 24-30. The PURE Insurance championship is the only event of its kind in which 81 junior golfers from The First Tee are teamed with 81 PGA Tour champions and 162 amateurs. Spitz will be competin…

Defending champions Julie and Dick Murphy of the Brookfield Country Club shot 76 to finish third in the Sixth New York State Mixed Team Amateur at the Skaneateles Country Club. Cousins Nick and Madison Braman of the Town of Colonie Golf Club were the winners with 71, four strokes ahead of the next closest team John and Samantha Gaffney, also from Brookfield, finished…

Ben Reichert played his last seven holes at Pebble Beach Golf Links in three-under par, but the Amherst golfer settled down far too late Tuesday to make the cut for match play in the U.S. Amateur in Pebble Beach, Calif. Reichert shot 9-over-par 80 at Pebble Beach after his 81 on Monday at Spyglass Hill for a 161 total, 18 over par. Starting his round on the 10th hole at P…

A triple-bogey seven on his final hole at Spyglass Hill Golf Course at Pebble Beach, Calif., left Ben Reichert of Amherst with a 9-over-par 81 for the first round of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Monday. Reichert had a rough day on the 7,059-yard Spyglass layout with eight bogeys in addition to his triple on the final hole. He had birdies on No. 8 (402 yards) and No.…