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Published: Sun, September 2, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m.


Dennis Miller cards course-record 63


Long-time Valley golf standout Dennis Miller added another honor to his golf list.

The one-time U.S. Open competitor now owns the course record at Tippecanoe Country Club.

Playing the 6,902-yard No. 1 tee setup, Miller carded a 63 on July 29.

The previous record had been held by Garret Frank, who carded a 64.

This corrects a previous news item that misreported the events.


Tolnar, Santor earn NOPGA honors


Northern Ohio PGA announced the nominations of Mill Creek Park Golf Director Brian Tolnar and golf professional Andy Santor earlier this month.

Tolnar has been nominated for three awards: 2018 Northern Ohio PGA Golf Professional of the Year, Merchandiser of the Year, and Player Development. Andy has been nominated for the 2018 Northern Ohio PGA Teacher of the Year making this his eighth straight year for nomination.

The awards Brian has been nominated bestow special recognition on a PGA Golf Professional who has performed outstanding services as an overall PGA Professional.

Santor’s nominations bestow special recognition on a PGA golf professional who has performed outstanding services as a golf teacher and coach and has displayed an extraordinary contribution and achievement in the area of youth player development.


Jason Duncan makes rare ace on par-4


Making a hole-in-one is pretty cool on a par 3. On a par 4, it’s more rare.

Jason Duncan of The Lake Club pulled it off Aug. 24 at the 327-yard No. 4 hole at Lake.

Playing with Michael Gayetsky and Andrew Straub, Duncan drew his driver up over the water before landing it and draining it in the mid-green pin position.

It’s been several years since there’s been an ace on that hole.

Staff report

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