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Golf

  • Chambers wins links title

     LORTON –– Brad Chambers’ 300-plus mile trek from Galax to Northern Virginia proved to be well worth the journey.

    The 29-year-old southwest Virginian won two of the final three holes in the championship final to score a 2-up victory over Greg Morrison, 42, of Centreville to claim the 7th Virginia State Golf Association Public Links Championship Aug. 30 at Laurel Hill Golf Club.

  • Cox wins BRJGT title

     ABINGDON –– Two local golfers finished among the top three places in the 15-18 age group as the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour wrapped up its 2010 season with a two-day championship July 26-27 at Glenrochie Country Club.

  • Hendricks aces par-4 No. 8 at Galax Municipal

    George Hendricks carded a hole-in-one on Aug. 3 while playing in the hospital league at Galax Municipal Golf Course.

    Hendricks, a biomedical engineer at Twin County Regional Hospital, recorded his hole-in-one on the par-4 eighth hole, which measures 295 yards. Hendricks had driven the green on No. 8 a few weeks earlier and said before the shot that he was going for the green again. He watched his drive roll onto the green and saw his ball disappear. Hendricks' playing partner, Ken Horton, walked up to the green and peered into the hole, seeing the ball.