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Claire Batista is a Class A member of the PGA. She has been instructing golf since 1987 and served as the head women's golf coach at the University of Toledo for nine seasons. Claire's knowledge and ability to develop golf skills has been recognized by Golf For Women magazine. In 2002, Claire was named one of the top 50 women teaching professionals in the United States.
Claire played collegiate golf at Bowling Green State University. She competed professionally on the Florida Mini Tours where she won the 1994 Central Florida Team Championship. Claire also competed in the 1993 LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic. In 2004, Claire was inducted into the Lorain County Sports Hall of Fame.
Ken Watlington is an award-winning sportscaster hailing from the Tar Heel State. Before joining BCSN in April 2007, Ken worked for 11 years at ABC-affiliate WWAY in Wilmington, N.C., as a news anchor/reporter. While there Ken received four North Carolina Associated Press awards. After making the move to Toledo, Ken took over the reigns of The Light Side and earned an Ohio Cable Television Award. A native of Plymouth, N.C., where he played varsity basketball and baseball in high school, Ken graduated with a BA in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He now resides in Perrysburg.