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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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Except for Fruit Heights' Daniel Summerhays, it was a tough day for Utah golfers in the first round of the PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Course in New Jersey.
Sandy pro Steve Schneiter won his third straight Utah Senior Open title Thursday at Wendover's Toana Vista Golf Course with a two-shot victory over River Oaks teaching pro Dave DeSantis.
Tommy Sharp and Joe Summerhays, who are Utah teaching professionals, will play in this week's PGA Championship in New Jersey, along with PGA regulars from Utah, Tony Finau, Daniel Summerhays and Zac Blair.
Nicholas Lindheim, who only took up golf seriously at age 18, completed a remarkable rise to winning on the Web.com Tour at the Utah Championship at Thanksgiving Point.
Nicholas Lindheim, who leads the Utah Championship after three rounds, took a different route to professional golf after not taking up golf until he was 18.
After shooting a 64 in Thursday's first round, Brian Richey shot a 68 Friday and has the sole lead at the halfway point of the Web.com Tour's Utah Championship at Thanksgiving Point.
For former nuclear missile operator Tom Whitney, playing golf is a walk in the park compared to his former stress-filled job, Whitney shot a 66 in his second Web.com event and is tied for third place.
At least five local golfers have qualified for next month's U.S. Amateur to be played Oakland Hills Golf Course, near Detroit, Michigan
The Utah Championship, which gets underway Thursday at Thanksgiving Point Golf Club, has a rosy future, according to Utah Sports Commission CEO Jeff Robbins.
Two local golfers, Jordan Rodgers and Matt Baird, will both join the field for the Web.com Tour's Utah Championship this week at Thanksgiving Point Golf Course in Lehi.