Sunday, August 28, 2011
Following are top stories and news highlights for Aug. 20-26.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
'Unmatched' Cooperation Brought Together for Red Gate Bridge—St. Charles and other local officials tout the benefits of the bridge project at the Thursday morning groundbreaking. Colonial Cafe Wants to Add Beer and Wine to Menu—The more than 100-year-old company is looking for a new option for customers. Illinois Tollway Board Approves Toll Hike—Board approves 15-year, $12 billion capital plan funded by the first general toll increase since 1983. Biddle Advances in U.S. Amateur after 'Spectacular' Match—Winning two matches puts the St. Charles golfer in the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Championship.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Winning two matches puts the St. Charles golfer in the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Championship.
Blake Biddle looked back at the events of the day and was feeling mighty good about himself. The St. Charles resident was asked about his future, in particular about his chances of winning a spot on the Walker Cup team. That, Biddle said, was a discussion for another day. “I feel proud of myself,” Biddle said, after winning two matches and advancing to the round of 16 at the U.S. Amateur Championship at the Erin Hills Golf Course. “I’m really relaxed right now; I was pretty hyped up out there. I feel really good about my game. I feel like I have been getting a lot better for a long time.” Biddle, who will be entering his sophomore year at Nevada-Las Vegas, opened the day with a 5 and 3 triumph over Marty Jeppensen II of Ypsilanti, MI. He …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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UPDATED: 4:10 p.m. Golf isn’t as easy as Blake Biddle is making it look right now, especially on a course as demanding as Erin Hills. The St. Charles resident finished the two rounds of qualifying stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Championship with the second-best score of 8-under par, shooting 67 at both Erin Hills (Monday) and then at Blue Mound Country Club (Tuesday). He begins match play as the second seed, set to begin at 5:24 p.m. Wednesday against an opponent to be determined. The playoff to select the last spots in the 64-player match play field extended beyond 5 p.m., leaving him to wait even later to begin the head-to-head match. “I’ve actually never played match play before,” Biddle said. “Not one time. But I’m not going to switch…
Monday, August 22, 2011
Blake Biddle plays "lights-out" golf in first round on Monday.
Playing your first round in a United States Golf Association championship, on a future U.S. Open course, is never supposed to be easy. Certainly, Blake Biddle of St. Charles never expected it to be. However, Biddle played lights-out golf in Monday’s opening round of the U.S. Amateur, firing a 5-under par 67 in ideal morning conditions at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, WI. “As weird as it sounds it was kind of kind of an easy round,” said Biddle, who was an alternate for the 2011 U.S. Open. “I just hit it awesome today, only missing one fairway and just two greens all day.” With the wind down as he teed off, Biddle’s round started fast on the course’s back nine. The UNLV sophomore-to-be managed birdies on three of his first five holes on …