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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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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.
Utah football coach Kyle Whittingham made a statement regarding Dominque Hatfield's status on the team after charges of aggravated robbery were dropped.
Utah's PGA regulars like Tony Finau, Daniel Summerhays and Zac Blair, would love to play in this week's Open Championship at St. Andrews, but weren't able to qualify.
After 16 years at Willow Creek Country Club, the Web.com's Utah Championship will be played at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi this year.

MIDWAY — Even if others didn’t give him proper respect during the tournament, former BYU golfer Jordan Rodgers had a feeling it was going to be his week at the 117th edition of the Utah State Amateu

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Former BYU golfer Jordan Rodgers and Provo golfer Darrin Overson won two matches Friday to advance to Saturday's 36-hole State Amateur finals at Soldier Hollow Golf Course.