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Jake Fischer did not know it then, but Arizona’s 42-19 win over Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl would be his final football game. Fischer knew making an NFL roster was unlikely, but he did not know he would not even get a chance.
The PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour announced today a new event to be played in Tucson, Arizona, from March 16-22, 2015, on the Catalina Course at Omni Tucson National Resort.
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona and the Ricki Rarick Junior Golf Program will be hosting its annual Tucson City Junior Championship at The Randolph Golf Complex, competing on the Dell Urich Golf Course and the Randolph North Golf Course, on May 28 and 29. The tournament is sponsored by the Tucson Conquistadores, longtime supporters of the JGAA and youth sports. Over 200 of the finest junior golfers, ages 6-18 are expected to tee it up. Tee times begin at 6:30 AM on both days and the event is open for spectators.
Being one of three baseball players to represent the Tucson area, Canyon Del Oro junior Nate Soriano competed in the 2014 Under Armour Pre-Season All American Tournament for three days in January.
The Pima Community College men’s golf team finished the first day of the Region I, Division I Tournament in third place out of four teams on Thursday at the Sidewinder Golf Course in Gold Canyon.
The Pima Community College women’s golf team improved by 19-strokes in the final day of its tournament at the Dobson Ranch Golf Course on Sunday in Mesa and finished in second place with a 697. Mesa Community College took first at 641.
Known by locals as one of "the best golf courses in Tucson, Arizona," The Views Golf Club has 18 holes of spectacular desert golf with a unique Greg Nash-designed layout. The Views Golf Club has earned a reputation as one of the hidden gems in the Tucson-area golf scene. Speaking of gems, The Views recently received a GEM award from the AWGA for playability for women, customer service, merchandise, clubhouse/facilities, course conditions, and F&B.
El Conquistador Golf Club at the award-winning Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort has a reputation in Tucson for providing fun, scenic golf in a resort setting. Opened in the early 1980’s, the club has filled a niche in Oro Valley providing all the amenities for an active lifestyle, including golf, tennis, two pools, and expansive health club facility and several dining options. The Club has recently invested nearly $3 million to enhance its two golf courses – The Conquistador Course and The Cañada Course.
There are countless advantages to having the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana. The event is a tremendous source of civic pride. It’s an honor to have the world’s 64 best professional golfers here for a week of exciting competition. Marana gets to climb onto the world stage for exposure that would otherwise cost millions to buy.
The Professional Golfer’s Association teamed up with Accenture and the Tucson Conquistadores to bring the Accenture Match Play Championship to the Ritz-Carlton at the Dove Mountain Golf Club the week of Feb. 20-26.
Man injured in Avra Valley house fire
Free PSAT practice test offered in OV
Claud Smith looked away for only a moment, but in doing so, missed seeing his first-ever hole-in-one dropped into the cup.
OVBC to host ‘picnic' meeting on July 7
Could you play 100 holes of golf in one day? That’s exactly what professional golfers will attempt to do on Thursday, June 9, to raise money for a good cause as part of PGA Golf Day.
Youth summer programs are offered by some Tucson schools, businesses and institutions. Check websites for more information, or call for programs and schedules offered.
The 2010 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, which took place at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain last February, generated $1.013 million for youth charities in the Tucson area.
Wendy Miller/The Explorer, Firefighters and paramedics from Fire Station 33 in the Northwest Fire/Rescue District were among the first responders at the site of the shooting. They included: standing from left, Shawn Twilling, Capt. Ken Trapp, Michael Schindler and Brian Keely, and kneeling from left, Scott Geare and Pete Tees.
Letters to the editor published in the November 17, 2010, edition of The Explorer.
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