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LPGA great Annika Sorenstam co-leads U.S. Senior Women’s Open with a California teaching pro who can’t stop smiling

in Around California/Sports

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Dana Ebster wasn’t sure what to make of the interview area on the porch at Brooklawn Country Club.

“Can we practice first?” she asked as she gingerly stepped up toward the mic. Ebster, by the way, rocked the interview.

Just before Ebster flew across the country to Connecticut, she was up at 6 a.m. pulling carts out at Turlock Golf and Country Club in central California where she runs a junior clinic and works in the pro shop.

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Junior Golf Association of Northern California: Turlock’s Van Gaalen, 15, has 76 at Silverado, sweeps awards

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Clark Van Gaalen wasn’t about to let a sore right wrist, which he injured about a week ago, stop him from playing at Silverado Resort and Spa.

“I love coming to Silverado,” said Van Gaalen, who is from Turlock in Stanislaus County. “It’s always in great shape. The set-up is always really nice.”

In early July, Van Gaalen won both the boys’ 14-15 age-group division and overall titles at the Johnny Miller “Champ” Junior Championship, a two-day, 36-hole Junior Golf Association of Northern California premier points event at Silverado. He surged right to the top of the leaderboard, shooting a 3-under-par 69 on the South Course and followed that up with a 2-over 74 on the North Course, completing the tournament with a 1-under 143 total.

At the time, it was his sixth age-group win and fourth overall victory of the year.
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Youth on Course Golf Awards Students College Tuition Support

in Local Roundup/Sports

Latest round of college sponsorships propels Youth on Course over the $1.6 Million marker.

Youth on Course, the non-profit renowned for providing affordable golf – awarded $258,000 in scholarships to 18 high school golf graduates, continuing its commitment to provide youth with access to high-quality education.

This year’s scholarship total is the largest amount awarded by Youth on Course per student to date.

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