Drake Bushong of Pekin advanced to the semifinals of the Chicago District Golf Association Amateur tournament at Briar Ridge Country Club in Schereville, Ind.

Bushong defeated Drew Shepherd and Brett Tomfohrde in the Round of 16 and quarterfinals Wednesday to reach the Final Four.

It took quite a comeback for Bushong to defeat Shepherd. The Bradley junior was 3-down through 11 holes before winning four straight holes and eventually winning 1-up.

The road to victory was similar in Bushong’s win over Tomfohrde. Bushong was 2-down through seven holes, then he won the next three holes to take the lead for good and he won 1-up.

Bushong faced Kyle Slattery on Thursday in the semifinals. Slattery beat Illinois State’s Zach Burry 2 and 1 in the quarterfinals.

Defending tournament champion Andrew Price beat Morton’s Pete Kuhl in 20 holes in the Round of 16.

Like Bushong, Kuhl is a collegiate golfer. He’s a sophomore at Wisconsin.

The CDGA Amateur championship match Friday will be 36 holes.


Time for Tazewell Amateur

Registration is continuing for the annual Tazewell County Amateur men’s golf tournament that will be held July 15-16 at Lick Creek Golf Course in Pekin.

Entry fee of $110 includes pre-round range balls and two days of greens fees.

The tournament has a stroke-play format, River Cup points are available, and prizes are gift cards for the Open and Senior (age 50 and older) divisions.

To register, go to www.tazcoam.com. Questions? Call Lick Creek at 346-0077.


Throw those shoes

Tremont Horseshoe Club is looking for new members. Males and females of all ages are invited to join and beginners are welcome.

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 12 at Tremont City Park. Questions? Call 267-2025.


Coaches needed

Robert Morris University-Peoria is looking for a football coach for its National Club Football Association team that plays its home games at EastSide Centre in East Peoria.

Resumes should be sent to Assistant Athletic Director Johnny Sage at jsage@robertmorris.edu.

The college also needs an assistant hockey coach. The team competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association and plays its home games at Owens Center in Peoria.

Resumes should be sent to hockey coach Joe Reddick at jreddick@robertmorris.edu.


The Journal Star sports staff contributed to this report. Steve Stein can be reached at stevestein21@yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @SpartanSteve.