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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Illinois Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals

IHSA Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals

Hinsdale Central’s Kenneth Li reacts to teammates after finishing his second round of the IHSA Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington, Ill. Li was the only player to break par in the tournament, firing four under helping Hinsdale Central capture their third-straight Class 3A title. (James Brosher/for the Chicago Tribune)

IHSA Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals

Barrington’s Joey Batliner blasts out of the sand on the 14th hole during the second round of the IHSA Class 3A Boys Golf State Finals on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington, Ill. (James Brosher/for the Chicago Tribune)

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Symetra Tour practice round at Blackthorn Golf Club

Symetra Tour Practice Round

Emily Talley blasts out from a bunker during a practice round for this weekend’s Symetra Tour Four Winds Invitational on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Symetra Tour Practice Round

Calle Nielson takes notes on a hole during a practice round for this weekend’s Symetra Tour Four Winds Invitational on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Friday, July 12, 2013

St. Joseph County Women’s Metro Golf Tournament

St. Joseph County Metro Women's Golf Tournament

Lori Horan reacts as she pulls her ball out of the cup after hitting a hole in one on the 9th hole during the final round of the St. Joseph County Metro Women’s Golf Tournament on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Morris Park Country Club in South Bend. Horan finished the round with a 2-over 74, but won the tournament by 21 strokes. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

St. Joseph County Metro Women's Golf Tournament

Katie Zielinski blasts out of the sand to the 11th green during the second round of the St. Joseph County Metro Women’s Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Erskine Park Golf Course in South Bend. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Senior PGA Championship opening round

Spent the day on Thursday photographing the opening round of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course in nearby Benton Harbor, Mich. This was my first experience shooting a PGA-sanctioned event. I arrived at the course around 7:45 a.m. and spent most of the morning following the group that featured Fred Couples, who was thought to be a favorite to win the tournament. That wasn’t the case as Couples shot a five-over-par 76, eight strokes out of the lead. I doubled back to the media center after following Couples for the front nine and caught leader Roger Chapman on the back nine. To finish the day, I walked about half the back nine with a 1:40 p.m. featured group that included Fred Funk. In all, I walked about 7.5 miles with three camera bodies. After I was done editing and submitting, I spent the rest of the afternoon laying on Silver Beach in nearby St. Joseph, Mich.

Fred Couples reacts to a wayward tee shot on the second hole during the opening round of the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. Couples finished with a five-over-par 76. Couples finished with a five-over-par 76. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Fred Couples reacts to a wayward tee shot on the second hole during the opening round of the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. Couples finished with a five-over-par 76. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Roger Chapman watches his second shot sail towards the 16th green during the opening round of the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. Chapman shot a three-under-par 68. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Roger Chapman watches his second shot sail towards the 16th green during the opening round of the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich. Chapman shot a three-under-par 68. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wyoming Open

Kane Webber watches his tee shot on No. 4, a 388-yard dogleg left par 4, during the second round of the 55th Tyrrell-Doyle Wyoming Open on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Airport Golf Course in Cheyenne, Wyo. Webber was 3 under par for the day and will start Sunday's final round at 8 under par for the tournament.

Kane Webber watches his tee shot on No. 4, a 388-yard dogleg left par 4, during the second round of the 55th Tyrrell-Doyle Wyoming Open on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Airport Golf Course in Cheyenne, Wyo. Webber was 3 under par for the day and will start Sunday's final round at 8 under par for the tournament.

Brett Dean watches his shot after hitting out of a wooded area to the No. 8 green during the second round of the 55th Tyrrell-Doyle Wyoming Open on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Airport Golf Course in Cheyenne, Wyo. Dean was able to save par on the hole, a 301-yard par 4.

Brett Dean watches his shot after hitting out of a wooded area to the No. 8 green during the second round of the 55th Tyrrell-Doyle Wyoming Open on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at the Airport Golf Course in Cheyenne, Wyo. Dean was able to save par on the hole, a 301-yard par 4.

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Girl’s golf player of the year portrait

My main assignment today was a portrait of the paper’s girl’s golf player of the year. The golfer goes to school in Oneida, a town about a two hour drive from Peoria on the edge of the paper’s coverage area. Unfortunately, there isn’t a golf course nearby so the background was the main challenge. On our way into the town, the reporter spotted a sign near the town’s grain terminal that looked interesting. I wanted to show that she came from a rural community so I decided to use the area near the train tracks as the background to help illustrate this.

Iben Thuroe, a foreign exchange student from Odense, Denmark, finished tied for second in the Class 1A girl's golf tournament this year playing for Mid County as a student at ROWVA High School in Oneida. Thuroe, 18, is the Peoria Journal Star high school girl's golf player of the year.

Iben Thuroe, a foreign exchange student from Odense, Denmark, finished tied for second in the Class 1A girl's golf tournament this year playing for Mid County as a student at ROWVA High School in Oneida. Thuroe, 18, is the Peoria Journal Star high school girl's golf player of the year.

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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Painful stroke

This is a frame from today’s Illinois state boys golf championship over in Normal, Ill. I was assigned to photograph another golfer in this group, but I couldn’t resist getting a shot of this guy’s expression. With that look, one would think that he just hit it into a 10,000 foot crevasse. He missed the fairway right and had to hit between a couple trees, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as it looked.

Galesburg High School senior Logan Scott grimaces as he follows through after his tee shot on the 14th hole during the IHSA Boys Golf State Championship on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill. Scott landed the shot right of the fairway near some trees.

Galesburg High School senior Logan Scott grimaces as he follows through after his tee shot on the 14th hole during the IHSA Boys Golf State Championship on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at the Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill. Scott landed the shot right of the fairway near some trees.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Austin City Golf Championship

Photographing golf can be difficult. I love to play golf, but it’s not one of my favorite sports to photograph. Usually I’m looking for a telling moment at the end of the given tournament when the winner is celebrating or when the loser gives up the championship on the last hole. On Sunday, I followed the final pairing for their entire 18 holes. After getting a few standard shots of all the players, I got creative and looked for some interesting shots. I was especially drawn to the golf course’s openness (lack of trees around the holes) and the sky dotted with clouds.

Brenden Redfern watches a tee shot during the final round of the Austin City Golf Championship at Jimmy Clay Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. Redfern held the lead for most of the day in the final group, but lost by one stroke.

Brenden Redfern watches a tee shot during the final round of the Austin City Golf Championship at Jimmy Clay Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. Redfern held the lead for most of the day in the final group, but lost by one stroke.

Kody King watches as his tee shot heads down the left side of the fairway on the 10th hole of the Austin City Golf Championship final round at Jimmy Clay Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. King's tee shot found a water hazard.

Kody King watches as his tee shot heads down the left side of the fairway on the 10th hole of the Austin City Golf Championship final round at Jimmy Clay Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010. King's tee shot found a water hazard.

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