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MMA fighter Luke Rockhold to tee it up at Santa Cruz City Am

Former Soquel High wrestler-turned-MMA star Luke Rockhold will compete in the Santa Cruz City Amateur for the first time this weekend. He carries a 9-handicap and will be in the second flight. “When I’m on, I’m on,” said Rockhold, a … Continue reading

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Aptos golfer Olson breaks through on Gateway Pro Tour

Golfer Eddie Olson finally broke through for a paycheck on the Gateway Pro Tour , but the Aptos High alum and former UNLV All-American was likely not very happy with his finish. Olson stumbled home with a 4-over-par 76 in … Continue reading

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Olson will attempt to make PGA Tour’s Phoenix Open field at Monday qualifier

Aptos’ Eddie Olson shot 68 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open pre-qualifier at McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s Palm Course in Arizona on Thursday. Olson tied for second with Bennett Blakeman, four strokes behind medalist Jordan Krantz. The top nine finishers … Continue reading

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Soquel’s Nathan Smith on cusp of qualifying for PGA Tour … again

In professional golf, you don’t get shots like this too often – a chance to make the big-time, to play against the best players in the world in exotic locations for the biggest prize money. The goal? Making the PGA … Continue reading

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Soquel’s Smith makes final push to earn PGA card

Soquel golfer Nate Smith has qualified for this week’s Nationwide Tour championship, which is being held Ralston Creek Course at the Daniel Island Club in South Carolina. He did so by entering the week among the top 60 on the … Continue reading

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Playing the best public golf course in Pennsylvania

During the U.S. Open two weeks ago, it was announced that the 2016 Open will be held at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. Coincidently, I was heading to Pennsylvania for a journalism conference in Pittsburgh. After the destination is … Continue reading

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Aptos’ Lawless close to second stage of PGA Q-School

Aptos’ Marc Lawless shot an 8-under-64 in the third round of the first stage of PGA Tour Q-School at Dayton Valley Golf and Country Club in Nevada on Thursday. Lawless holds the lead in the 77-player field with a 18-under-198 … Continue reading

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Soquel’s Robert Eberle qualifies for U.S. Mid-Am

Soquel golfer Robert Eberle finished in a three-way tie for medalist honors at qualifying for the U.S Mid Amateur Championship at Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose on Monday. Eberle shot an even-par 71 to match Burlingame’s Randy … Continue reading

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Three local golfers advance to USGA championships

Harbor High sophomore Cory McElyea became the latest to qualify for a USGA Championship this summer. McElyea earned medalist honors at the U.S. Junior Am qualifier at Stanford golf course on Monday. He advances to the championship at Shoal Creek … Continue reading

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Harbor’s McElyea poised to make history

Harbor High sophomore Cory McElyea has a chance to become the youngest player from Santa Cruz County to win the CIF state championship in golf on June 3. The event will be held at Santa Maria Country Club. McElyea shot … Continue reading

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