Golf

 
Jesse Larson follows through on a shot during the final round of the Greater Bangor Open Saturday at Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Vermont pro sinks clutch putts to secure Greater Bangor Open victory

By Larry Mahoney on July 23, 2016, at 7 p.m.
After tying the course record with a nine-under-par 60 on Friday to build a four-shot lead after the second round of the 50th annual Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course, Jesse Larson saw his lead dwindled to one after seven holes of the final round on Saturday.
Jesse Larson of Mendon, Vermont, points to his second-round Greater Bangor Open score of 60 that tied the course record at Bangor Municipal Golf Course Friday.

Golfer ties course record, grabs lead at Greater Bangor Open

By Pete Warner on July 22, 2016, at 7:26 p.m.
Jesse Larson matched the Bangor Municipal Golf Course mark established during the first round of the 2014 Greater Bangor Open by Mike Van Sickle.
Staci Creech tees off on the 17th hole during the Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament at the Biddeford-Saco Country Club in Saco in this July 2015 file photo.

Defending golf champ to compete in Maine Women’s Amateur

on July 22, 2016, at 6 p.m.
ORONO | Staci Creech will return to defend her title when the Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship tees off on Monday at Penobscot Valley Country Club. Maine’s best golfers go will go head to head in a three-day medal play event at a course that opened in 1924 and …
John Elliott of Bristol, Connecticut, chips out of the rough on the 16th hole during the first round of the 50th Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Thursday.

Veteran Connecticut pro playing in GBO living golf dream at 52

By Pete Warner on July 22, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
“I love this place,” John Elliott said Monday after shooting a 2-under-par 67 in the first round of the 50th GBO. “This is the only tournament I haven’t won in New England, so I’m trying to win my first one.”

Sports briefs for July 21, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 21, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
Bunyan Invitational pace set Friday at Bangor Raceway BANGOR | A $22,500 purse will be up for grabs on Friday at Bangor Raceway when the historic track hosts the 23rd Paul Bunyan Invitational. The field for the pace as the fastest ever compiled in Maine. The favorite is Givenupdreaming, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 21, 2016

on July 21, 2016, at 8:52 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted and other coaches. Cost …
Golfers compete on the first day of the 50th annual Greater Bangor Open golf tournament Thursday morning at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course.

Quebec golfer among co-leaders at 50th Greater Bangor Open

By Pete Warner on July 21, 2016, at 7:44 p.m.
Raoul Menard claimed a share of the Greater Bangor Open first-round lead at 5 under par.
Logan Thompson (right) of Lincoln tracks his tee shot while Cape Elizabeth's Austin Legge watches on the 18th hole during the final round of the Maine Junior Golf Championship on Wednesday at Val Halla Golf Course in Cumberland.

Lincoln teen wins Maine Junior Golf Championship

By Will Kramlich, Sun Journal on July 20, 2016, at 8:26 p.m.
Logan Thompson, in the 15-17 boys division, and Bailey Plourde, in the girls division, both finished off victories at Val Halla Golf Course.

TV, radio sports schedule for July 21, 2016

on July 20, 2016, at 5:04 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE MINNESOTA at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) radio …
Presque Isle striker Madison Michaud (left) wins a ball at midfield against Hermon defender Morgan Buck during a game on Sept. 29, 2015 at the Johnson Athletic Complex in Presque Isle.

Presque Isle High teams dropping harvest-break early fall sports start

By Ernie Clark on July 18, 2016, at 5:17 p.m.
“I just think it’s a chance to let the kids have a couple of weeks for themselves.”

Local sports results for July 16-17, 2016

on July 17, 2016, at 10:06 p.m.
American Legion baseball Zone 1 Results Saturday’s Games Bangor at Post 51, 11 a.m. Hampden at Acadians, 11 a.m. Motor City at Penquis, 11 a.m. Skowhegan at Brewer, 11 a.m. Monday, July 18 Acadians at Skowhegan, 5 p.m. Bangor at Hampden, 5 p.m. Penquis at Brewer, 7 p.m. Post 51 …
Henrik Stenson (right) and his caddie Garath Lord line up a putt during the final round of the 145th British Open Championship golf tournament Sunday at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland.

Record-breaking Stenson captures British Open for first major

By Tony Jimenez, Reuters on July 17, 2016, at 4:08 p.m.
TROON, Scotland — Record-breaking Swede Henrik Stenson became the first Scandinavian male to capture a major golf tourney when he won the British Open on Sunday, beating Phil Mickelson in an extraordinary final-round duel. The world number six produced a swashbuckling eight-under-par 63 to finish 20-under on 264, three ahead …
Sweden's Henrik Stenson plays a shot on the 10th hole Saturday during the third round of the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club - Old Course in Scotland.  Stenson has a one-shot lead over American Phil Mickelson.

Stenson one ahead of Mickelson after British Open slugfest

By Tony Jimenez, Reuters on July 16, 2016, at 3:09 p.m.
Third round conditions were difficult Saturday at Royal Troon.
Keegan Bradley of the U.S. lines up a putt on the 16th green during the second round of the British Open Friday at Royal Troon, Scotland,

Mickelson follows up with 69, maintains Open lead

By The Sports Xchange on July 15, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
Phil Mickelson followed up his major championship record-tying round with a 2-under 69 on Friday for a one-stroke lead in the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club in South Ayrshire, Scotland. In blustery, rainy conditions for his last 10 holes, Mickelson controlled his game and scrambled to get …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 14, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 8:20 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted and other coaches. Cost …
Matt Hutchins tees off on the 18th hole during the 97th Maine Amateur Golf Championship at the York Golf and Tennis Club on Thursday. The first-time participant won the championship.

Teen topples three-time champ for Maine Amateur golf title

By Wil Kramlich, Sun Journal on July 14, 2016, at 7:06 p.m.
Matt Hutchins shot a final-round 5-under 65 to beat second-place Ricky Jones by six strokes to win at York Golf & Tennis Club.
 Phil Mickelson of the U.S. reacts after a missed birdie putt on the 18th green during the first round of the British Open Thursday at Royal Troon, in Scotland.

Mickelson grabs British Open lead and share of major record

By Larry King, Reuters on July 14, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
TROON, Scotland — Phil Mickelson charged up the leaderboard at the British Open on Thursday, grabbing the first-day lead and a share of the record for the best score in a major championship. Aided by birdies on 10, 14, 16 and 17 on Royal Troon’s tricky back nine, the 46-year-old …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 15, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, practice, 11:30 a.m., qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR XFINITY, practice, 1 p.m., NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket …
Martindale's Joe Baker reacts to his approach studies his putt on the 9th green.

Ricky Jones in one-stroke lead at Maine Amateur

By Wil Kramlich, Sun Journal on July 13, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
The Thomaston native shot a 2-under 68 one day after shooting even par to take a one-shot lead over Baker, who finished his second round with a 1-over 71 at York Golf & Tennis Club.

TV, radio sports schedule for July 14, 2016

on July 13, 2016, at 6:07 p.m.
BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE NEW HAMPSHIRE at PORTLAND, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio CHARLOTTE at PAWTUCKET, 7 p.m., NESN-TV BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE Playoffs, Teams TBD, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m., ESPN2-TV CYCLING Tour …
 

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