Mike Sorensen
Mike Sorensen has covered sports at the Deseret News since 1979. He has covered golf his entire career and nearly every sport you can think of, but for the past 15 years his main beats have been college football and college basketball. He also writes a weekly column that appears on Mondays. Mike has won numerous writing awards both locally and nationally, more than 20 in the past decade alone. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Connie, and they are the parents of four terrific children and have one remarkable grandchild. His father, Parry, was a beloved professor at the University of Utah for more than 40 years.

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BYU golfer Lea Garner fired a 5-under-par 67 Tuesday, which gave her a two-round total of 136 and medalist honors at the Women's State Amateur at Hidden Valley Country Club.
Two-time champion Kelsey Chugg and BYU golfer Lea Garner both shot 3-under-par 69s at Hidden Valley Country Club to share first-day honors at the Utah Women's State Amateur.
Patton Kizzire held off Sung Kang's late charge by sinking a three-foot putt on the second playoff hole to win the Utah Championship Sunday.
Patton Kizzire could only manage a 71 Saturday after a course-record 62 the day before, but still has a two-shot lead heading into the final round of the Utah Championship.
Patton Kizzire, who is the leading money winner on the Web.com Tour, took a four-stroke lead after the second round Friday with a course-record 10-under-par 62 at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club.
Kelly Kraft, a 26-year-old from Texas, fired a course-record 63 Thursday at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club to take the first-round lead by three shots at the Web.com Utah Championship.
After 16 years at Willow Creek Country Club the PGA Web.com Utah Championship is being played at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, which pros are discovering is much different.
No Utah golfers were among the 12 who qualified for this week's Utah Championship at a qualifying tournament at Oakridge Country Club Monday.
France's Evan Jayne is ranked No. 1 in the world in bareback riding and he showed why during Tuesday night's Days of '47 Rodeo at EnergySolutions Arena.
As we hit the dog days of summer, Mike Sorensen has a smorgasboard of sports topics to digest on a Monday morning.