The seven Marines died during a training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada, the Marine Corps says.
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Oak Tree golfers sputter, but still have life
Edmond’s Gil Morgan, the highest rank in age of the four Oak Tree players partaking in the U.S. Senior Open at 67, is just 1-over-par going into Friday’s second round at Oak Tree National.
Bob Tway and Willie Wood ensued with 3-over-par 74s and Scott Verplank shot a 4-over-par 75 Thursday in the opening round.
“I actually played fairly decent, I guess,” Morgan said after walking off the 18th green Thursday. “I guess I had two, three kind of foul balls but ... I had three, four putts if I could just hit it a little harder I would have made them.”
Montgomerie no overnight success
It’s pretty much a consensus of opinion that Bernhard Langer is the favorite to capture the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship at Oak Tree this week. But in the same breath, Colin Montgomerie of Great Britain is considered a solid contender to lift the championship trophy on Sunday.
“Who me?” asked Montgomerie. “You do know that it took me 22 years to finally win a 72-hole stroke play event in the states,” he said, referring to his four-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores. Montgomerie shot a 6-under-par 65 in the final round.
Langer ready for challenge
Bernhard Langer is ready for the challenge presented by the Oak Tree National golf course in his quest for yet another championship on U.S. soil.
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“If our futball (I know you call it soccer) team is ready to challenge for the World Cup, can I do any less? But they don’t have to play at Oak Tree,” he added.
All in the family
When golfers tee off for the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship golf tournament at the immaculate yet challenging Oak Tree National course, brothers Jay and Jerry Haas will be just the eighth set of brothers to compete in the U.S. Senior Open, the first since Bobby and Lanny Watkins in 2009.
Older brother Jay, 60, is familiar with Oak Tree having won the 2006 Senior PGA Championship and was also in the field for the 1988 PGA Championship. For little brother Jerry, 50, the golf coach at Wake Forest University, it will be his first time as a member of the Champions Tour.
USGA lauds Oak Tree National, Edmond community
The United States Golf Association was born in New York City in December of 1894 with the purpose of executing national golf championships.
“To conduct that championship schedule, we need great clubs that are, of course, committed and dedicated to our mission and the championship test that you’re going to hear about today from Dan (Burton, USGA Championship Committe Chairman) and Jeff (Hall, USGA managing director of Rules and Competitions) and what we’re trying to achieve to identify these great players,” Tom O’Toole Jr. said Wednesday, who is the president of the USGA.
Bombing suspect's classmate hid evidence to shield him, jury told
A college classmate of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev conspired with other young men to protect their friend, "who they knew was being investigated for the Boston Marathon bombings," a prosecutor told federal court jurors.
Players scout Oak Tree National
Monday was the first day for official practice rounds of the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National. Competition kicks off Thursday with the final round slated for Sunday.
And, practice it was as Champions Tour players took notes on every nook and cranny on the course, from the speed and slope of the greens to even the speed of the fairway grass.
“Most of the time (in practice rounds) we use it to get to know the course, but since I’m so familiar with it, I was mainly looking at lines and how the ball rolls farther in the fairway with the fairway’s cut lower,” said Bob Tway, who resides at Oak Tree in Edmond.
Oklahoma economy expanding
Gross receipts to the state treasury continue to reflect the expansion of the Oklahoma economy, said Ken Miller, state treasurer. All major tax categories are healthy for the month and the fiscal year.
The June report reflects gross receipts for a 2014 total of $11.7 billion for a growth factor of $469 million or more than four percent compared to fiscal year 2013, Miller said at the state capitol.
“June receipts topped $1 billion, up by more than $64 million or 6.6 percent from 2013,” Miller said.
Oklahoma’s economy has recovered well since 2009 when the National Bureau of Economic Research declared an end to the Great Recession, Miller said.
Two boys dead, infant critically injured in mobile home fire
Two young children died and their infant sister was in critical condition after fire engulfed their mobile home in a small town in upstate New York Monday night.
Independence Day provides chance to honor troops
While Edmond residents are going to the LibertyFest Independence Day parade, eating barbecue or watching the fireworks display, Americans will be defending our freedoms around the world.
As of May 31 there were a total of 1,400,852 men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Services — 516,753 in the Army, 323,309 in the Navy, 191,208 in the Marine Corps, 329,120 in the Air Force and 40,462 in the Coast Guard, according to the Department of Defense.
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