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I-Tri’s youth triathlon will be at Long Beach in Noyac on July 14. Craig Macnaughton

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“Our volunteers are truly the backbone of the success of the tournament.”
It was the seventh straight U.S. Open he’d worked at, David Brumby, of Lake Charles, La., said, and he and his five golfing colleagues have already signed on for Pebble Beach in 2019. Jon M. Diat Photos­
Joe Bolomey of East Hampton, a volunteer on Shinnecock’s sixth hole, often sleeps in his truck at Montauk Downs so he can get an early Sunday tee time.

“It was a two-man race, pretty much from the beginning.”
Linus Kiplagat smoked the hot Shelter Island 10K course in under 30 minutes on Saturday. Carissa Katz
Birtukan Fente Alemu, a native of Ethiopia, was the 10K’s women’s winner, in 33 minutes and 40 seconds. Carissa Katz
Lindsey Gallagher, a four-time county cross-country champion and Shelter Island’s salutatorian, got to run with an Olympian, Joan Benoit Samuelson. Jack Graves

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Koepka knew par would be a really good score
Shinnecock Hills prevailed once again in its matchup with the world’s best golfers this past week. Brooks Koepka, with the cup, won it at one-over. Craig Macnaughton and John Musnicki Photos
Dustin Johnson, who shared the lead going into the third day, finished third.
Tommy Fleetwood, the runner-up, fired a 63 on Sunday that almost won it for him.
Tiger Woods failed to make the cut.
Phil Mickelson, who did make the cut, finished tied for 48th at 16-over.

Photographs by Craig Macnaughton and John Musnicki
Out of the sand: Dustin Johnson at the 14th hole during the first round on Thursday. John Musnicki
Brooks Koepka defended his U.S. Open title at Shinnecock Hills on Sunday.Craig Macnaughton
Dustin Johnson, in white, and Justin Thomas, in pink, watched Tiger Woods at the 14th hole during the first round. John Musnicki
Tiger Woods saw things from Dustin Johnson's perspective as Johnson lined up a putt on Thursday.Craig Macnaughton
Woods, who was not to make it to the final round, teed off on the 15th hole Thursday.Craig Macnaughton
Duane Bock, an East Hampton native and Kevin Kisner's caddy, tested the wind for Kisner on Thursday.Craig Macnaughton
Tommy Fleetwood drained this birdie putt on 18 on Friday during the second round.John Musnicki
The rain lifted Friday afternoon, but the unexpected showers had done little to deter fans.John Musnicki
Rory McIlroy, left, teed off on the 18th, and Phil Mickelson, right, grimaced after missing a putt on day one of the Open.Craig Macnaughton
Tommy Fleetwood at the 14th hole during the first round.John Musnicki

Flags of the 32 national teams in the World Cup are strung across the courtyard at Rowdy Hall in East Hampton.

“We are looking at another great field of athletes from the United States, Kenya, and Ethiopia.”
The Montauk Mile’s top three were Ryan Fowkes, Erik Engstrom, and Joshua Green. Jane Bimson