Many times when a college golf coach retires, he or she creates some distance from the program. Not so with Earl Yestingsmeier. He had been as faithful to Ball State in retirement as he had been in 36 years as coach.
Senior writer Ron Balicki reflects on his time with former Ball State head coach Earl Yestingsmeier, who died Jan. 9 at his home in Muncie, Ind. Balicki says Yestingsmeier was and always has been Ball State golf.
For amateur and college golf senior writer Ron Balicki, 2013 was a year of a glass half full and a glass half empty – as his season and his life changed dramatically during a pivotal week.
It's time to look back at the 2013 amateur golf season. Our experts, Ron Balicki, Julie Williams and Cassie Stein, tackle five questions from the 2013 amateur golf season.
After winning streaks and a national championship being won, it's time to look back at some highlights from 2013.
Mike McCoy has been a dominating presence in his home state of Iowa for nearly a quarter century. Now he has added the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship to his resume.
Two lengthy weather delays Sunday will bring about a Monday finish as Jordan Niebrugge and Sean Dale compete for the 111th Western Amateur title.
The Stanford junior closed with a 3-under 69 – his fourth consecutive round in the 60s – earning him medalist honors with a Western Am qualifying-record 18-under 270.
Three players shared the lead Wednesday at the halfway point of Western Amateur stroke play. Seth Reeves, who was tied with two others after an opening 65 at Alotian Club, along with Patrick Rodgers and Jordan Niebrugge sat atop the leaderboard at 9-under 135.
Seth Reeves, Sam Smith and Cameron Wilson all fired 7-under 65s – one off the course record at The Alotian Club – to take the lead at the Western Amateur on Tuesday.
Michael Kim made it interesting with a late comeback, but Oklahoma State's Jordan Niebrugge held off the Cal All-American for a 1-up victory in the U.S. Amateur Public Links finale on Saturday.
Jordan Niebrugge’s resume over the past year in college and amateur golf pales in comparison with those of Michael Kim. But, on Saturday, they'll step up to the first tee as equals as they face off for the U.S. Amateur Public Links title.
Michael Kim and James Erkenbeck, a pair of first-team All-Americans last season, won their quarterfinal matches Friday morning in the 88th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Laurel Hill Golf Club.
Michael Kim never trailed in an afternoon victory over Mitchell Rutledge in advancing to the round of eight in the U.S. Amateur Public Links.
It was quite a day for Michael Kim, the Cal junior who last season won the Haskins and Jack Nicklaus awards as college golf’s best player.
Garrett Rank fired a 3-under 67 to take medalist honor in stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Tuesday.
Addison Lambeth doesn’t get a lot of time to work on his golf game, let alone play in a competitive event. His day job as a policeman Marine Corps pretty much takes up the bulk of his time. But his 3-over 143 was good enough to advance to match play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links.
John "Spider" Miller has been named the 2015 U.S. captain for the Walker Cup, which will take place Sept. 12-13 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club in Lytham St. Annes, England.
Rafael Becker had an up-and-down even-par 69 Friday, but it was enough to reclaim the solo lead over Cameron Wilson and two others after the Northeast Amateur's third round.
At the halfway point of the 52nd Northeast Amateur, the two do, in fact, have a common thread -- they share the lead at 6-under 132.