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‘Kindly replace all divots,’ the small sign said
Jon Diat took advantage of a golden opportunity Monday to pose with the U.S. Open’s silver cup.

Bob Bubka, the internationally known pro golf radio broadcaster
Fortuitous events in the early 1960s set Bob Bubka on the path to a worldwide pro golf broadcasting career. World Golf Radio

East Hampton’s track teams played host to the East End Classic invitational Saturday
East Hampton High’s baseball players, above, had the last laugh in the season’s final series last week, winning three in a row from Amityville; E. Bistrian, hounded below by a Sayville defender, and her very young girls lacrosse teammates went 2-12 this spring.
Robert Weiss, in the middle, won the 100 and 200 in the East End Classic here Saturday.
The softball team’s four seniors, Bella Swanson, Sophia Ledda, Maddie Schenck, and Sam Merritt, weren’t about to let a losing record dampen their spirits this spring. Jack Graves and Craig Macnaughton Photos

Your reach can exceed your grasp if you’re in shape
Mike Bottini said John Conner, above, had definitely been “a world-class runner.” Jack Graves

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A come-from-behind 7-6 win at McGann-Mercy in Riverhead on May 1.
Bella Swanson, East Hampton’s shortstop, was late in tagging the Kings Park runner above in the second inning of Saturday’s game here, but, on May 1 versus Mercy in Riverhead, she led off the seventh inning with a home run that won the game. Craig Macnaughton
Bella Swanson was surrounded by happy teammates after homering in the seventh inning, a blow that earned the Bonackers a 7-6 win at McGann-Mercy High School in Riverhead on May 1. Chris Schenck

Vituperation anyone? Parental threats alleged.
Luke Louchheim, East Hampton’s third singles player, a cool-headed eighth grader who was unseeded, upset the division tourney’s fourth seed before losing a three-setter to the fifth. Jack Graves

East Hampton defeated Amityville 6-2
Kurt Matthews said afterward it felt good to get a W. Jack Graves

Shinnecock Hills is playing host to its fifth U.S. Open
Some of the accouterments of a U.S. Open volunteer are displayed above. Jon M. Diat