Senior Walkers

The Senior Walkers decision to offer a free hot dog and soda for all competitors at the Lil’ Guys and Gals Golf Tourrnament, which is co-sponsored by the PPD and Journal Star, made ketchup packets the most popular item at the city’s 9-hole riverside course. Still, it was championship Sunday and on the line were titles in eight girls’ divisions and nine in the boys’. James Amato, assistant director of residence life at Washington & Jefferson College, said allowing students to keep pets not only gives the college an edge over other schools, but can make the student’s college experience more worthwhile. I would correlate having a pet at college as like having family or childhood friends by your side, Amato said. “For some students, that pet can help with adjustment issues and be a connection to students around them without a pet.”

DuPage came within a stroke of reaching his daily playing goal of breaking 40 for nine holes. His 40 gave him a two-day total of 82, six strokes better than runnerup Drew Cassidy. It was the second time DuPage has won an age division title. Greenan followed up a 43 on Saturday with a final day 44. Her 87 was 11 better than Allison Kinsinger’s total. Greenan was first entered the LGG as a 2-old-old, but refused to play, according to her mother, because she couldn’t tee off first.

Walker, whose great grandmother Grace Seward reportedly won the Women’s City more than 50 years ago, followed an impressive opening 20 with a 14. He had two pars and two bogeys on his four holes. When asked how he played, Walker was to the point. “Good,” he said. After enjoying a hot dog, a Sierra Mist and some Starbursts for lunch, he was asked which was better golf or lunch. He  just laughed.   Vicary when he saw his picture in the LGG section of Sunday’s Journal Star, which was tacked to the scoreboard. “Now, where’s the diaper bag? I think it’s home on the kitchen table.” — Overheard by Senior Walkers parking lot after after a set of grandparents unloaded three competitors, their equipment, plus a couple of younger siblings.

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