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David Uchiyama

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Keith Mitchell is a popular man this week at The Honors Course.

Stroke-play leader Samantha Griffith won 6 and 5 in match play Tuesday in the Women's City tournament at Council Fire and will face Kathy Vaughn in the semifinals this morning.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Keith Mitchell had plans to become a professional golfer at the conclusion of the Southern Amateur this week at The Honors Course.

Matt Robertson won the Chattanooga Men's Metro Championship by seven strokes on Sunday.

Two of the most prestigious amateur golf tournaments in the world will be played during the next three weeks and they're both less than two hours of driving time from the Chattanooga courthouse.

The ladies are on the tee.

Mitch Hufstetler had won the senior division of the first three Chattanooga TPC series golf tournaments this year: the Cleveland, Signal Mountain and North Georgia invitationals. Saturday, he trailed Pat Corey by two strokes as he stood on the tee of the final senior-division hole of the Chattanooga Men's Metro.

Wayne Woolfall almost dropped to his knees on his final tee shot of the day.

An email from a friend startled Richard Keene and almost made him cry.

The public perception of a professional golfer is that of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson or Rory McIlroy hopscotching the planet on private jets and earning million-dollar paychecks -- sometimes just for showing up.

Judy Noyes is back loving the game she grew up playing.

Maddi Everts, Kilbrey Fowler, Patty Donnahoo and Joan Rose from the Champions Club at Hampton Creek combined to shoot a 3-under-par 69 and win the Chattanooga Women's City Team Championship on Tuesday at Council Fire.

A University of Tennessee at Chattanooga basketball tradition has been laid to rest.

The old joke is that it takes five minutes to look like a golfer and five years to become one.

Scott Rollins started playing golf as a kid in a cow pasture.

Rick Floyd sank his fourth hole-in-one last Thursday at Brainerd, while playing with Ronnie Tucker, Charlie Hill and Ray Best. The ace was a 125-yarder on No. 14, and he used a 9-iron.

Rubin Jacoway practiced his chipping and putting with his son Monday at Brainerd Golf Course.

Ringgold resident Sport Allmond qualified Monday at Old Fort Golf Club in Murfreesboro for the U.S. Junior Amateur next month at The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.

Cancer could have killed him.

Emily McLennan earned an extra bite of berry cobbler with lunch on Friday.

Brooke Pancake plays golf for a living. It's her job. She competes almost every week on the LPGA Tour against the best women players in the world. With a top-70 season ranking, Pancake is in that group.

Kendall Martindale of Jefferson City was the medalist for the two stroke-play rounds of the Tennessee Women's Amateur on Tuesday at Knoxville's Cherokee Country Club with a 136. Irinia Gabasa of Nashville was runner-up, five shots back.

Wayne Stewart loved playing softball in his younger years. He played on a traveling team from the Atlanta area that went as far west as Houston and as far south as Tampa.

The final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament almost always falls on Father's Day.

Golfers hate being in the water when they're on the course.

One story-line dominates the U.S. Open.

Braxton Hunter played in the final grouping of the Ira Templeton Chattanooga Open. He knew he beat the other three guys in his group.

The times are changing quickly in college golf recruiting. They're getting younger and younger.

The Classic Club, The Honors Course and the Southern Golf Association are seeking 125-150 volunteers to assist with the prestigious Southern Amateur to be held July 16-19 at the Honors.

Rick Collins has a signature style on the golf course — a wide-brimmed hat.

Emily Javadi is in the middle of the pack after the first round of the Ira Templeton Chattanooga Open golf tournament at Creeks Bend.

Ronrico White is always itching for competition.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — The drama disappeared.

The college coaches were watching.

The golf is simply better in the states.

The hands were shaking and knees were knocking for several Chattanooga-area participants in the Ringgold Telephone Company Junior Classic on Tuesday.

Lee Raper took it as a treat when his father took him to play golf a couple of times a year as a teenager.

Former Baylor School golfer Harris English will play with Phil Mickelson and Scott Stallings this Thursday and Friday in the FedEx St. Jude Classic at Memphis.

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's basketball coach Will Wade has been given a raise and an extension by athletic director David Blackburn.

Justin Hickman and Tyson Venable have played WindStone Golf Club at least 100 times between them, and maybe as many as 300, in their young lives.

Neither of the two golfers with close ties to the Chattanooga area who competed in U.S. Open sectional qualifiers Monday reached their goal of playing for America's championship.

DALTON, Ga. — David Noll Jr., has won the North Georgia Invitational eight times in his career.

DALTON, Ga. — Donny Phillips made a tough decision when he entered the North Georgia Invitational golf tournament.

Dalton State golf coach Ben Rickett wants his players to play in tournaments with quality competition this summer.

Chris Robb's parents and girlfriend flew across from Scotland to Chattanooga for his graduation from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Neil Spitalny and Georgia McCravey walked off golf-course yardages from sprinkler heads or markers for decades.

Natalie Kulisek's mother is getting a new set of golf clubs because she gave her set to her Natalie last month.

Lake Johnson, a rising senior at Chattanooga Christian School, won his first American Junior Golf Association event and his fourth tournament of the year Monday.

The final round of golf that Chris Robb played as a college golfer, contested on the biggest stage in the college game, turned out to be the best round of his four years wearing blue and gold.

Paul Simson is likely changing his summer golf schedule after winning the senior-division of the Lupton Memorial Tournament on Sunday for a fifth time in his career.

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