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  • 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.

     
  • NIU’s Jeray fighting to keep her LPGA card Aug 12, 2014 1:15 PM
    Nicole Jeray, Chicago’s only LPGA Tour player, needs one big tournament to give her career a boost. Len Ziehm has more in this week's golf column, which includes an update on a big week for Carlos Sainz Jr. on the Web.com Tour.

     
  • Spellman’s Scorecard: Well wishes for Wayne Catalano Jul 25, 2014 3:10 PM
    A few days after winning yet another big race at Arlington International, trainer Wayne Catalano is in a fight for his life.

     
  • Mistwood ready for Illinois Women’s Open Jul 22, 2014 7:40 PM
    A sold-out Sunday Pro-Am will kick off the 20th staging of the Illinois Women’s Open at Mistwood in Romeoville. Len Ziehm also provides a look at the upcoming International Crown.

     
  • Pace, Diaz share lead through 54 holes at Marathon Jul 19, 2014 6:27 PM
    Lee-Anne Pace made a name for herself as an amateur in her native South Africa, then proved herself with eight wins on the Ladies European Tour. Now she’s ready to make waves in the U.S. Pace shot a 3-under 68 on Saturday to grab a share of the third-round lead with Laura Diaz in the Marathon Classic.

     
  • Inbee Park has 1-shot lead in Women’s British Open Jul 12, 2014 5:10 PM
    One year later, Inbee Park is still chasing history at the Women’s British Open. Instead of trying to win an unprecedented fourth straight major, Park has a chance to become only the seventh woman to win four of the LPGA’s majors. Instead of photographers capturing her every move at St. Andrews, the 26-year-old South Korean has gone about her work without fanfare at Royal Birkdale.

     
  • Wie sets a standard in Women’s Open at Pinehurst Jun 20, 2014 5:10 PM
    Michelle Wie delivered the best comparison of all between the men and women at Pinehurst No. 2. She was threatening to turn this major into a runaway. Wie made two big pars and closed with two birdies for a second straight 2-under 68, giving her a four-shot lead among those who played early Friday.

     
  • Rich Harvest welcomes NCAA men’s golf regional field May 13, 2014 3:02 PM
    While the International Crown won't arrive at Rich Harvest Farms until 2016, owner Jerry Rich has five other major events scheduled for his Sugar Grove golf course, including this weeks's men’s NCAA Central Regional. Len Ziehm has that and more in this week's golf column.

     
  • Getting into the swing of golf season at subscriber event Mar 26, 2014 9:36 PM
    With the Masters just two weeks away, Daily Herald subscribers got a jump on the golf season by taking part in a discussion Wednesday night with veteran sports writers Mike Spellman and Len Ziehm.

     
  • Ex-Kemper Lakes pro takes Georgia course to a new level Mar 15, 2014 5:09 PM
    Former Kemper Lakes pro Bob Spence wants to take Kinderlou Forest in Valdosta, Ga., to a new level, and Len Ziehm checks in with Spence, who has spent 60 years as a golf pro, about his stunning 18-hole course.

     
  • For women’s sports, 2013 loaded with great stories Dec 27, 2013 6:13 PM
    Patricia Babcock McGraw reviews the top women's sports stories of 2013, touching on international soccer, the LPGA, the WNBA, college volleyball, pro tennis and college basketbal.

     
  • Rich goes the distance for International Crown Nov 28, 2013 10:12 AM
    In 2016, Rich Harvest Farms golf club in Sugar Grove will host the second staging of the International Crown, an innovative biannual team competition involving eight countries with the best women's golfers in the world. Owner Jerry Rich, meanwhile, hopes the event will become a regular event at Rich Harvest. Len Ziehm has more in this report.

     
  • American teen wins Malaysia title by 4 shots Oct 13, 2013 10:51 AM
    American teenager Lexi Thompson shot a 2-under 69 on Sunday to win the LPGA Malaysia title by four strokes. The 18-year-old, who won her second career LPGA title and first of the season, finished on 19-under 265 to end the South Korean dominance at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

     
  • Iowa course awarded 2017 Solheim Cup Sep 23, 2013 4:35 PM
    The LPGA announced Monday that the 2017 Solheim Cup will be held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club. The biennial contest between teams of European and American golfers was held in Colorado last month with Europe winning 18-10.

     
  • Wie in the spotlight again as a Solheim pick Aug 14, 2013 6:17 PM
    Few other golfers have received so much attention for winning so little. Now Michelle Wie faces additional pressure as a captain's pick for the U.S. Solheim Cup team.

     
  • Wie, Piller added to Solheim Cup team Aug 4, 2013 3:18 PM
    The U.S. Solheim Cup team was completed Sunday at St. Andrews when Morgan Pressel tied for fourth and bumped Jennifer Johnson from the last of two spots through the world ranking. Mallon took Michelle Wie and Solheim Cup rookie Gerina Piller as her captain’s picks.

     
  • Lewis wins Women’s British Open Aug 4, 2013 3:18 PM
    American Stacy Lewis finished with a pair of exquisite birdies on the Old Course on Sunday and closed with an even-par 72 at the Women's British Open. It’s her second major on the LPGA Tour, and it ends a record streak of 10 straight majors won by Asian players.

     
  • Park ends bid for 4 straight majors Aug 4, 2013 11:36 AM
    Inbee Park’s bid for a Grand Slam ended long before she walked up to the 18th green at St. Andrews, giving her plenty of time to find perspective. “I’ve done something amazing this season,” she said. “I won three straight majors. I don’t know if I can do that again.” Park closed with rounds of 74-78, more than a dozen shots out of the lead at the Women's British Open.

     
  • Wind suspends 3rd round at Women’s British Open Aug 3, 2013 4:23 PM
    Inbee Park was hopeful of tough conditions to help her make up an eight-shot deficit at the Women’s British Open. It turned out to be too tough. Park’s ball moved on the fourth green from 40 mph gusts at St. Andrews, and the third round was suspended a short time later.

     
  • Inbee Park falls 8 shots behind at St. Andrews Aug 2, 2013 6:18 PM
    Inbee Park caught bad end of the draw at St. Andrews, made worse by not having her best golf. Before she can think about a chance to make history as the first golfer to win four professional majors in the same season, Park faced a more immediate concern Friday afternoon in the Women’s British Open — how to make up an eight-shot deficit against Na Yeon Choi.

     
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