Other Sports: Local links: Ben Hogan biopic to premiere in June, Bekrner senior earns inaugural scholarship 

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The Golf Channel announced Hogan, a two-part biopic film on golf legend Ben Hogan, will premiere at 8 p.m. on June 17-18, the Monday and Tuesday after the U.S. Open.

The film, one of five movies by the Golf Channel debuting in 2019, follows Hogan’s journey to becoming a Hall of Famer. The two parts — Perseverance and Perfection — will be narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Kyle Chandler, and be produced for Golf Films by 13-time Emmy Award winner Israel DeHerrera.

Berkner’s Kiely earns inaugural scholarship

Richardson Berkner senior Sam Kiely was awarded the inaugural $5,000 Sherrill Park Golf Course/Two Dads and a Coach scholarship on Friday. Kiely, a member of the golf team, plans to attend Texas Tech, where he will be majoring in finance.

Organizers said the scholarship will be awarded annually to a senior on the Berkner golf team for outstanding skills in academics and golf. It was endowed through the NTPGA Foundation by Nathan and Bonnie Shea of Richardson and Kevin and Cristi Ryan of Richardson.

The scholarship honors Bonnie Shea’s father, Coleman Looper, and Kevin Ryan’s father, Terry Ryan, and Nathan Shea, the Berkner golf coach from 1990-1998. The Sheas and Ryans grew up in Richardson and are Berkner graduates.

Registration open for Dallas Amateur

The first of the five qualifying tournaments for the Dallas Amateur Championship is May 31 at Cedar Crest Golf Course. Qualifiers advance to the 36-hole tournament July 27-28 at Trinity Forest Golf Club.

The other qualifying tournaments are June 9, June 22, June 30 and July 6.

The event is open to anyone 22 and older who does not currently compete on a college or junior college golf team. Participants can choose one of five divisions: men’s gross, women’s gross, men’s net, men’s senior gross (55 and older), and women’s senior gross (55 and older).

Entry forms and registration are at iamagolfer.com. Net proceeds from the Dallas Amateur Championship benefit the I AM a Golfer Foundation.

Dallas CASA classic raises $1.8 million

The Dallas CASA Classic raised $1.8 million for abused and neglected children served by Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) on April 29, tournament organizers said.

The tournament, hosted by AT&T, Goldman Sachs and Pioneer Natural Resources, drew more than 700 golfers to Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas and the Brookhaven Country Club.

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Anna Schultz of Heath won the Texas Women’s Amateur Golf Association state championship for the sixth time. Schultz beat Jewell Malick, also of Heath, 3 and 2 in the final at the Club at Colony Creek in Victoria.

Stuart Deane, a teaching pro at Texas Star in Euless, was selected to the 10-player U.S. PGA Cup team that will meet a team from Great Britain and Ireland in a Ryder Cup-style competition Sept. 27-29 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin.

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