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Kaufman Gains LPGA Tour Card Back at Q-School

Kaufman Gains LPGA Tour Card Back at Q-School

PINEHURST, NC… 2018 was not a fun year for Clark native Kim Kaufman as she struggled with her health and her game and ultimately finished 123rd on the LPGA money list and lost her card and tour status. But she went to Qualifying school at Pinehurst with a purpose and got her game back. She played 8 rounds of golf…

Zenner Back with the Detroit Lions

Zenner Back with the Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI… Former SDSU running back ZachZenner has signed back with the Detroit Lions after the team waived RB Ameer Abdullah … Zenner was waived by the Detroit Lions on Sept. 12 after he was placed on the reserve/injured list on Sept. 1 … In the pre-season he tallied nine rushing attempts for 16 yards with a long of seven…

Native South Dakotan Adam Vinatieri Becomes NFL’s All-Time Leading Scorer

Rapid City Central & South Dakota State Alum

OAKLAND, CA  —  NFL history belongs to a native South Dakotan. With a 25 yard field goal midway through the Indianapolis Colts 42-28 win at Oakland on Sunday afternoon, Adam Vinatieri became the NFL’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing Morten Andersen’s previous mark of 2,544 points. The former Rapid City Cobbler and South Dakota State Jackrabbit finished the day with 10…

Twins Name Baldelli New Manager

Twins Name Baldelli New Manager

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have named Rocco Baldelli the 14th Manager in club history.  This will mark the first managerial assignment of Baldelli’s career and the first time for the Twins to hire a manager outside the organization since Ray Miller in 1985. Baldelli, 37, joins the Twins for what will be his…

Olson Learning How to Win on LPGA Tour

Olson Learning How to Win on LPGA Tour

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Amy Anderson was a dominant college golfer at NDSU. She holds the NCAA record for individual wins with 20. But now that she’s on the LPGA Tour, Amy Olson (now married) is reflecting back on her near misses while in colleg (9 second place finishes) to help her through times like the Evian Classic last month when…

Treinen Making Straight A’s in Oakland

Treinen Making Straight A's in Oakland

OAKLAND, CA… Former SDSU pitcher Blake Treinen and his Oakland A’s take the field in New York Wednesday night for the American League wildcard game. The A’s closer is a big reason why his team won 97 games this season. He went 9-2 with a 0.78 ERA and had 100 K’s in 80 innings pitched en route to 38 saves….

Monty Talks Home Course Advantage in Ryder Cup

Monty Talks Home Course Advantage in Ryder Cup

SIOUX FALLS, SD… When the Champions Tour was in Sioux Falls last week Colin Montgomerie had a chance to talk Ryder Cup with amateurs who had seen their Pro-Am rained out and also the media. As a veteran of Ryder Cup play he knows how important it is to have the home course advantage. It’s been over two decades since…

Stricker Wins First Sanford International

Stricker Wins First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Steve Stricker’s week in Sioux Falls at the Sanford International began in anonymity. “I went down to the Duluth Trading Company today, that’s where I was shopping, and the lady was like yeah, we’ve got a big golf tournament in town, who’s your favorite? And I looked at my wife and I’m like Nikki, who’s your favorite?…

Byrum Pleased With Tourney in Home State

Byrum Pleased With Tourney in Home State

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Onida native Tom Byrum was very happy with the first-ever PGA tournament in his home state of South Dakota. The 78 members of the Champions Tour who played at Minnehaha CC over the weekend were very impressed with the course and the hospitality. Even though he didn’t play as well as he would have liked, Byrum was…

Jack Amazed by Tiger’s Comeback

Jack Amazed by Tiger's Comeback

SIOUX FALLS, SD… No-one expected Tiger Woods to be playing this well so soon after his last surgery, not even Tiger. But Jack Nicklaus, who put on a crowd-pleasing exhibition at the Sanford International Saturday, thinks Woods might be swinging better than ever heading into the Ryder Cup after winning the Tour Championship Sunday for his 80th victory. Categories: National…

Steve Stricker Wins Inaugural Sanford International

Fires Final Round 67 To Win By Four Shots

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —   While passing the time during the rainy early part of the week at the Sanford International, Steve Stricker wasn’t recognized as a professional golfer while out shopping in Sioux Falls. It’s safe to say that might change if he returns next year. Stricker fired a final round 67 to pull away and win the inaugural Sanford…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Tournament Director Greg Conrad Puts A Wrap On The Inaugural Week

Big Crowds & Jack Nicklaus Highlight First Sanford International

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The inaugural Sanford International is in the books, and it’ll be a tough act to follow in years to come!  Tournament director Greg Conrad is already looking ahead to next year and chatted with sports director Mark Ovenden after Sunday’s final round to look back at the weekend and look ahead.  Click on the video viewer…

Stricker & Jobe Share Lead Entering Final Round Of Sanford International

Several Others Within Striking Distance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  RECAP COURTESY PGA CHAMPIONS TOUR Course Setup: Par 70 / 6,629 yards (R2 Scoring average: 71.079, Cumulative: 69.687) Weather: Mostly sunny skies with a high of 57. Winds 8-15 mph out of the north. Note: Lift, clean and place was in effect. Media Contacts: Jackie Servais, JackieServais@pgatourhq.com, c: 303-249-6439 Chris Richards, ChrisRichards@pgatourhq.com, c: 678-644-4258   Player…

Jack Nicklaus Plays Sioux Falls & Meets Kate Wynja

PGA's Career Major Record Holder Plays Rare Round In Public At Minnehaha Country Club

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The greatest golfer in history is helping Sioux Falls make more history at the Sanford International. Jack Nicklaus has played all over the world, and today he played at Minnehaha Country Club.  The Golden Bear is the gold standard of professional golf, holding the record with 18 major wins and standing third all time with 73…

Jerry Smith & Three Others Lead After First Round Of Sanford International

Iowa Native Shoots 7-Under Par 63

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The first ever PGA Tournament event in South Dakota got off to a rousing start on Friday afternoon, with four players sharing the lead after the opening round of the Sanford International.  Click on the video viewer for first round highlights and interviews with Jerry Smith and Onida native Tom Byrum.  You can view the leaderboard…

PGA Champions Tour Pros Enjoying Sioux Falls In Rain (And Some Anonymity)!

Soggy Weather Prompting Pros To Explore Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  If there’s been one benefit to all the rain, it’s that PGA Champions Tour pros are getting a chance to explore more of Sioux Falls. For John Daly that meant a trip to the casinos. For others it’s meant checking out shops and restaurants.  Pros like Steve Stricker are impressed with how excited everyone in the area…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Live With Minnehaha Superintendent David Swift

Groundskeepers Trying To Dry Out Course

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rain has turned the inaugural Sanford International into a soggy mess.  Fortunately, clear skies and calm weather is expected when the tournament tees off tomorrow, and course officials are scrambling to dry out Minnehaha Country Club.  KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden spoke live with superintendent David Swift to see what is being done to get the…

KDLT AT THE SANFORD INTERNATIONAL-Live With Champions Tour Pro Jerry Smith

Play Begins Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Rain washed away the remainder of the Sanford International Pro-Am on Thursday, meaning it’s time for the real tournament to begin!  KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden talked live with Champions Tour pro Jerry Smith about the tournament and more.  Click on the video viewer for that interview! Categories: National Sports, Sports, Sports Top Story Tags: Champions…