August 28, 2014

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Kim prefers the junior spotlight

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Paolini enjoys the local crowd

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DeForest logs solid opening day

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WESTFIELD CENTER — It’s not hard to hit out of the woods when you’re DeForest. Or the sand, or into the wind, for that matter. Chris DeForest, who played in his first Westfield Junior PGA Championship in 2003, dealt with all the elements Wednesday and leads the field by three shots after the first day Read More…

Guthrie finds comfort miles away from home

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WESTFIELD CENTER — It is a nine and one-half hour car ride from Luke Guthrie’s hometown of Quincy, Ill., to the Westfield Junior PGA Championship. No big deal. Guthrie has traveled the route so many times he knows every turn along the way. Guthrie is one of the most experienced players in the 156-member field Read More…

Burke disappointed in performance

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WESTFIELD CENTER — Johnny Burke hinted that he could take his first round and leave it. His experience at the Westfield Junior PGA Championship, however, is a different story. “It’s probably the best tournament I’ve ever played in,” the Bay Village resident said. “It’s exceeded my expectations. This is a great place for this tournament.” Read More…

Westfield Day Two

July 10, 2007, Westfield Center — Day two of preliminary rounds feature more players, more parents, and more excitement. This is the last opportunity for golfers to familiarize themselves with the course before the competition begins. Pin placement will once again change before a single golfer steps foot into a tee-box, fairway, or green. Follow Read More…

Ellenbogen is enjoying her summer on road

WESTFIELD CENTER — Most 16-year-old girls are spending their summer bathing in the sun, dipping in the pool and hanging out with friends. Courtney Ellenbogen has spent 28 of her 35 vacation days on the road. It may be exhausting to an average teenager, but Ellenbogen’s too busy winning big-time golf tournaments to worry about Read More…

Local golfers to hit links together

WESTFIELD CENTER — Parker Hewit and John Hahn couldn’t have planned it. Neither could Westfield Group Country Club.Fate stepped in and, as luck would have it, the two biggest hometown names to come out of last year’s Westfield Junior PGA Championship will pair up today with Brinson Paolini at 1:30 p.m. on the first tee Read More…

Westfield Day One

July 9, 2007, Westfield Center — Day one of the 2007 Westfield Junior PGA was much like previous years when kids and parents gradually trickled into the clubhouse to register, mingle, and eventually make their way to the links. Listen along with Westfield Head Pro, Chad Seymour, as he reflects upon life at Westfield, its Read More…

Clubs are now different, but Yun’s outlook same

WESTFIELD CENTER — A resident of Chandler, Ariz., Andrew Yun has come a long way to play in the Westfield Junior PGA Championship. His clubs got lost in transit last week when he took part in the Rolex Tournament of Champions in Columbus, but Titleist was nice enough to get him some new ones the Read More…