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David Nagel leads men’s circuit, Natalie Hooper stays strong in Men’s and Women’s Classic

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ROCKFORD (WREX) — Golfers had to deal with hot temperatures again on Sunday at Ingersoll Golf Course. Going into Sunday, Marcus Smith led the men's section after shooting a 66 Saturday, but he dropped to second place after shooting a 74 Sunday. David Nagel took the lead spot after shooting a 69 Sunday, through two days he leads Smith by one stroke. Tied in second with Smith is Cody Rhymer, also at 140 strokes. Robert Dofflemyer and Jamie Hogan are tied for third with 141 strokes apiece.

On the women's side, Natalie Hooper advanced after another strong day, she will take on Megan Thiravong in the semi-finals next Saturday. Katelyn Sayyalinh beat Melissa Dofflemyer on a playoff hole to advance, she'll take on Hui Chong Dofflemyer next week.

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Sam Knox

Sam joined the WREX news team in the Spring of 2020.

He graduated from Emerson College in May of 2020, just two days before moving to Rockford to take the job at WREX as a Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. He majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Sports Communication.

Sam is originally from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, and has been an avid sports fan his whole life. He played basketball and baseball in high school, and he went on to play collegiate baseball at Emerson.

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