Tucsonan Armen Dirtadian was left in the dust yesterday by the younger Michael Lawrence, at the Arizona State Amateur Golf Tournament at the Raven Golf Course in Tucson on July 24, 1997. Photo by Kevin Lee / Arizona Daily Star

The many-time city amateur champion’s 30-29—59 was groundbreaking in Tucson golf. 


Greg graduated from Utah State, worked at two Utah newspapers, the St. Petersburg Times, the Albany Democrat-Herald in Oregon and moved to Tucson to cover UA football and baseball. He became the Star's sports columnist in 1984.