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1951 Heisman Trophy winner Dick Kazmaier, dead at age 82

(courtesy Downtown Athletic Club)

Dick Kazmaier, a halfback, kicker and quarterback  from Princeton University who won the Heisman Trophy in 1951, died in Boston from heart and lung disease. He was 82.

He ended his career third all time in Princeton history with over 4000 yards of offense and 55 touchdowns. Also in 1951, he won All-American honors as well as the Maxwell Award.

Kazmaier had a career in the NFL waiting on him but he declined to play.

Kazmaier was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 1952, 15th round, 176th pick, but he decided to pursue a master’s degree in Business administration at Harvard.

Kazmaier graduated from Maumee High School near Toledo, Ohio, in 1948. He played football (four years), basketball (four years), track & field (four years), baseball (four years) and golf (one year) earning a letter each year in each sport. He was recruited by 23 colleges, most offering full scholarships.

He served as chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness under President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush and was president of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.

 

Recari holds off Creamer to win LPGA event in Sylvania, Ohio

(courtesy LPGA)

Beatriz Recari of Spain held off Paula Creamer in battle to the finish to win the Marathon Classic in the Toledo, Ohio suburb of Sylvania.

The Marathon Classic has taken over for the former Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.

Recari rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole to take over the lead and win her third LPGA title.

The 26-year-old Recari closed the final day of the tournament with a 5-under-par 66 to finish at 17-under 267.

Creamer finished a strong tournament with a 67 on Sunday.

Paula Creamer tied for lead at Marathon Classic in Toledo

Paula Creamer in 2007 (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

The Jamie Farr Classic had been one of the LPGA’s long-time tournament’s on tour for years.

The Toledo, Ohio based tournament is now called the Marathon Classic.

Paula Creamer shares the lead in the tournament in Sylvania, Ohio, a West Toledo suburb.

Top-ranked Inbee Park, having a fantastic 2013 season with six wins, including all three major championships, is two shots off the lead with Lydia Ko, the top amateur in the event.

Creamer, who has always played well at the Highland Meadows Golf Club, won the tournament in 2008, when it was called the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic, shot a 3-under-par 68 on Friday after posting a 66 in the opening round.

Creamer, Beatriz Recari and Alison Walshe are all tied at 8-under-par 134.

Ohio native Stacy Lewis wins LPGA event in Singapore

Stacy Lewis (photo by Wojciech Migda via wikipedia commons)

American Stacy Lewis won the HSBC Women’s Champions Tournament in Singapore, for her sixth career LPGA title.

Born in Toledo, Ohio and a product of the University of Arkansas, Lewis overcame two bogeys and some erractic putting on the back nine to hold off South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi by one shot.

The 28-year-old Lewis turned pro in 2008.

 

Info compiled from LPGA Tour

Ohio native Lewis wins LPGA Classic in New Jersey

Race report courtesy of the LPGA Tour

 

Stacy Lewis (2010 photo by Wojciech Migda via wikipedia commons)

Toledo, Ohio native Stacy Lewis shot an even-par 71 on Sunday to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic by four strokes over Katherine Hull in Galloway, N.J.

Mika Miyazato and Azahara Munoz were both at 206 after rounds of 68 and 69, respectively.

Lexi Thompson, Anna Nordqvist and Hee-Won Han were all at 207.

The 27-year-old Lewis was born in Toledo, Ohio and went to the University of Arkansas. She turned pro in 2008 and has 4 professional wins.

Lewis finished 54 holes at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club at 12-under-par 201. The victory was her third on the LPGA Tour and the second in 2012. She won the Mobile LPGA Classic back in April.

In 2011, Lewis won a major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship.

 

Info compiled from LPGA Tour, Radio & TV news

 


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