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  • Former Libertyville basketball star dies after fall in Missouri Dec 26, 2014 10:52 PM
    Former Libertyville High School basketball star Jack Lipp, a freshman at the University of Missouri, has died at University Hospital after being in critical condition since a fall from a balcony during a party. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this most difficult time,” Superintendent Prentiss Lea said in a statement.

  • Next Bears coach might as well be a cartoon character Dec 12, 2014 5:08 PM
    After the bold moves made this week by the White Sox and Cubs, the Bears are officially now the lone residents of Chicago’s Island of Misfit Franchises.

  • Spieth stays in lead; Woods loses more ground Dec 5, 2014 6:21 PM
    The guy in a red shirt put on quite a show Friday in the Hero World Challenge to get into contention. That was Patrick Reed — and Tiger Woods watched it all. Reed, playing alongside Woods at Isleworth, was 8 under through 10 holes and wound up with a 9-under 63 in the second round, which was delayed 90 minutes by heavy rain. Jordan Spieth elected not to finish his round in darkness, mainly because he had a tough chip short of the 18th green and couldn’t see the flag from 30 feet away. Spieth was at 11 under, two shots ahead of Henrik Stenson, who had a 68.

  • Mt. Prospect parks officials ask residents to stay off renovated golf course Nov 13, 2014 5:40 PM
    As the construction phase of the Mount Prospect Golf Course renovation project nears its end, officials from the Mount Prospect Park District are asking residents not to walk onto the course, as much of it has been planted with new grass. Even light foot traffic can damage the reseeded areas, officials said.

  • Palatine man to head Illinois PGA Nov 10, 2014 4:25 PM
    Jim Opp of Palatine is the 26th president of the Illinois Professional Golfers’ Association of America. Opp previously served as vice president from 2013-2014 and secretary from 2012-2013.

  • Has Ken-Loch golf course seen its final round? Nov 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    This may have been the last season for golfers to play at Ken-Loch Golf Links in Lombard, according to a developer who plans to purchase the property. Don Stevens, president of Donven Homes, said he hopes construction of multifamily residential housing can begin this upcoming spring.

  • Mundelein High officials want to sell golf course Nov 5, 2014 11:10 AM
    It’s not the usual impulse buy.But if you’re in the mood to buy a golf course, Mundelein High School officials have one for you. The District 120 board has decided to invite purchase offers for the Village Green Golf Club, which is on Midlothian Road at Winchester Road.

  • Benet graduate Powers still swinging with power Oct 29, 2014 8:31 PM
    The golf swing has a lot in common with the baseball swing. Drive with the legs, use the core to whip the hips through, throw the hands, eyes on the ball. It’s become a smooth transition for Benet graduate Connor Powers.

  • Bartlett Hills Golf Club manager retiring after more than three decades Oct 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    The longtime general manager of a village-owned golf course is retiring after more than three decades with Bartlett Hills. "(E)very morning I walk in, and the first thing I see is the golf course, and I think to myself that’s my office," Bob Gavelek said. “So I’ve been very, very fortunate."

  • Strong finish for Wheaton’s Streelman Oct 21, 2014 6:01 PM
    Chicago’s golf season may be in its final days as far as 2014 goes, but you wouldn’t know it by developments over the last few days. Len Ziehm takes a look at the PGA Tour, where Wheaton’s Kevin Streelman made a final-round charge in the Shriners Hospital for Children’s Open in Las Vegas on Sunday. Ziehm also has the latest on the LPGA's International Crown event coming in 2016 to Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove.

  • Stevenson’s Miller helping Illinois get in the swing Oct 20, 2014 5:15 PM
    Stephanie Miller, the two-time high school girls golf state champion from Stevenson, now swings her clubs for the University of Illinois. And she is helping the Illini swing into gear during its fall campaign. Illini coach Renee Slone’s team brought home its second tournament title in as many weeks by winning three rounds of match play at the Hoosier Fall Invitational in Noblesville, Ind. On the final day, Illinois squared off against Fresno State for the championship of the match-play style event. Miller came back from an earlier loss to top Samantha Spencer 3 and 2.

  • St. Edward grad Winters continues to flourish at Valpo Oct 20, 2014 4:40 PM
    St. Edward graduate Eric Winters is having a senior season to remember on the golf course this fall. Winters, now playing at Valparaiso University, recently was named Horizon League golfer of the week based his performance at the Firestone Invitational held in Akron, Ohio. Winters finished seventh in that tournament with rounds of 73, 71 and 73 on a golf course considered one of the premier tracks in the Midwest.

  • Girls golf: Saturday’s result Oct 19, 2014 12:14 AM
    Results of girls golf meets from Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Boys golf: Saturday’s results Oct 19, 2014 12:14 AM
    Results of boys golf meets from Saturday, Oct. 18.

  • Glenbard South collects a trophy Oct 18, 2014 11:21 PM
    Russell Matos and Michael Wittenberg ended their Glenbard South boys golf season in style on Saturday in Normal. The Raiders duo combined for 7 birdies during final-day action of the Class 2A boys finals at the Weibring Golf Club to lead Glenbard South to its first golf trophy in program history.

  • Yuen, Singhsumalee go 1-2 at state again Oct 18, 2014 10:45 PM
    Bing Singhsumalee did virtually everything possible on her final nine holes of high school golf.

  • St. Edward’s Scully 33rd in Class A girls golf Oct 18, 2014 10:35 PM
    St. Edward senior Ryann Scully shot an 88 Saturday at Red Tail Run in Decatur to finish with a two-day total of 172 and a tie for 33rd place in the Class A tournament.

  • Girls golf: Prospect finishes fifth Oct 18, 2014 9:57 PM
    Not too many girls golf teams can graduate three Division I golfers and return to the state finals the following season without one. That’s exactly what Prospect’s girls golf team did this fall, making its fifth straight trip to Decatur this weekend. While the Knights may not have brought home a trophy this time, the fact they were even in a factor for the team title after day one was an achievement in itself. On Saturday, Hinsdale Central pulled away from the field on the Hickory Point Golf Club and finished with a score of 634 to top Loyola (649), New Trier (653), Wheaton-Warrenville South (661), Sandburg (678), Prospect (679) and Waubonsie Valley (679).

  • St. Charles North’s Furrie finishes 13th at state Oct 18, 2014 9:55 PM
    FORSYTH — Gi Furrie is one of the more talented sophomore golfers in the state. “I knew I had the (physical) game,” the St. Charles North underclassman said. “I have been working on my mental game.” On the final day of the girls golf season at the Class AA state finals at Hickory Point Golf Course, Furrie ended her year with a level-par 36 on her inward nine to snare top-13 status with her 36-hole total of 157 on Saturday. Furrie finished the year with a 4-over 76 after overcoming a tough day around the greens during opening-round play on Friday.

  • St. Charles East finishes 11th at state Oct 18, 2014 8:40 PM
    St. Charles East fared much better on the second day of the Class 3A boys state golf tournament in Bloomington on Saturday.

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