by Travis Lazarczyk Writer
Seth Sweet earned the top seed in the Maine State Golf Association Match Play Championship with his win at the Maine Amateur championship last month.
However, Sweet decided the skip the tournament, which begins Wednesday at the Natanis Golf Course’s Tomahawk course. This is the Madison native’s last week at home before he heads to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. to begin college.
"I decided I want to spend that time with my family," Sweet said.
After winning the Maine Amateur at Sunday River, Sweet, who recently turned 18, shot a 292 over the three-day new England Amateur Championship at Falmouth Country Club, finishing 13 stokes behind winner Chris Swift.
Sweet will join an Old Dominion golf team that placed third in the Colonial Athletic Assocation last season. Sweet said his goal is to be among the top five players on the team.
"I want to travel and be more than a practice player," Sweet said. "I’d like to keep my average around 70, 72. It’s going to be tough with those courses down there."
When Sweet won the Maine Amateur, it made the front page of Old Dominion’s athletic department web site. Monarchs golf coach Murray Rudisill called to congratulate Sweet.
"He was pretty happy about it," Sweet said.
Dunegrass Golf Club in Old Orchard Beach will host the 12th Annual Gaudet Invitational Golf Tounament on Friday. the tournament benefits Matt Gaudet, a former Colby College basketball standout who was paralyzed in a diving accident while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands in 2001.
Over the years, the tournament has raised over $150,000, all going to the Matt Gaudet Trust Fund, which helps pay Gaudet’s consdierable expenses.
"the tourney has had a strong showing every year, averaging at least 100 golfers and 130 at dinner," said Glenn McCrum, one of the tournament organizers. "This consistent turnout is directly attributed to the circle of friends Matt built while at Colby College as well as his star-studded career at Mountain Valley."
A Rumford native, Gaudet now lives in Minneapolis, Minn., where he works in the mortgage industry. He plans on attending the tournament.
The cost to play in the tournament is $150 per player, or $600 for a foursome. the cost includes your round, a cart, and dinner. there also will be prizes and a raffle.
Augusta’s Mark Plummer and Jason Gall, and Ricky Jones of Rockland will represent Maine in the United States Golf Association State Team Competition, Sept. 19-21 at Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, N.J.
A 54 hole, stroke-play tournament, each team’s lowest two scores count in each round. the tournament is played every two years. Jones, who tied for second in the Maine Amateur last month, also represented Maine in 2010, along with Seth Sweet and Matt Greenleaf.
New England Junior Championship will be Sunday through Tuesday at Taconic Golf course in Williamstown, Mass. seven players were selected to represent Maine.
Playing for Maine will be Sam Grindle (Island Country Club), Will Kannegieser (Martindale Country Club), Gavin Dugas (JW Parks Golf Club), Zack DeBlois (Fox Ridge Golf Club), Thomas Murray (Bangor Municipal Golf Club), and Brad Smith (Brunswick Golf Club).
Kannegieser recently tied for seventh place in the Maine Amateur.
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EXETER — the Exeter High School golf team opened its season on Wednesday with a pair of Division I victories at Exeter Country Club.
The Blue Hawks shot a team total of 210, beating Nashua North (226) and Merrimack (232).
Eric Zorn shot a 4-over-par 39 for the Blue Hawks, while Kyle Gagne (42), Tyler Russ (42), Nate Kingsley (43) and Cam Johansson (44) all figured in the Exeter scoring.
Nashua North’s Jon Stevens shot a medalist round of even-par 35.
PORTSMOUTH — Stacey Kent scored a game-high 21 points as NuSkin advanced to the championship game of the Portsmouth Recreation Department women’s basketball league with a 70-51 victory over Summer Sessions Wednesday at the Connie Bean Community Center.
NuSkin will meet old Ferry Landing in tonight’s championship game at the Connie Bean Community Center. Game time is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Christina Smith and Emma Pasqual scored 12 and 11 points, respectively for NuSkin. Sarah Gasper led Summer Sessions with 18 points, while Amanda Young had six.
HAMPTON FALLS — the eighth annual Lincoln Akerman School golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 at Pease Golf course in Portsmouth.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the four-person scramble format starting at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person, which includes golf, cart, bottled water, tee-gift, lunch, and a continental breakfast catered by Grill 28. there will be a silent auction and a 50/50 cash raffle. Other contests will include longest drive, closest to pin, putting contests and a par-3 hole-in-one contest.
Registration can be found online at sau21.org/las and click on the “Class of 2013 Fundraising” tab.
For more information, including hole sponsorships, call Laurel at 918-7144 or e-mail .
Portsmouth Babe Ruth is looking to field three teams in the Seacoast Fall Ball League. Players are needed for a middle school team, a high school junior varsity team, and a high school varsity team. All teams play doubleheaders on Saturdays for middle school and Sundays for high school teams.
The cost to participate is $115 per player, which includes hat, shirt, all umpire fees, baseballs for the teams, league fees and insurance. the teams will be rostered on a first-come, first-served basis. to secure a spot, send an email ASAP to Mike Young at and confirm that your son is playing and for which team. for more information, please visit portsmouthbaberuth.org.
BOSTON (AP) — the Boston Celtics have re-signed forward Jeff Green.
Green missed all of last season after a physical exam revealed an aortic aneurysm. He underwent surgery and became a free agent before signing Wednesday.
The 6-foot-9 Green had been expected to play a key role as a backup forward last season and is being counted on to do that next season. the Celtics obtained him from Oklahoma City in February 2011 with center Nenad Krstic and a first-round draft pick from the Los Angeles Clippers for center Kendrick Perkins and guard Nate Robinson.
In 2010-11, Green averaged 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 32.4 minutes.
NEW YORK (AP) — Johan Santana is done for the year, and to say he had an up-and-down season would be an understatement of Cy Young proportions.
Explaining that their ace is worn out from two years of rehabilitation and maintenance, the New York Mets placed Santana on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with inflammation in his lower back and said he is not expected to pitch again in 2012.
Doctors recommended rest, but not surgery.
“I wanted to keep pitching. I felt that I could pitch. but at the same time, I’m listening to them,” Santana said. “They said that everything that I have done has been a lot. At some point I have to take some rest. At this point I think I agree with everything and we’ve just got to make sure we stay healthy and look forward to next year.”
The Hampton Men’s Softball League is seeking two teams for its fall season. for more information, contact league president Darold Mosher at 926-4404.
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Evansville native Adam Champion allowed just three hits over 8.0 innings as the Otters defeated the Windy City Thunderbolts 4-1 Friday night at Standard Bank Stadium. Evansville took the early lead with a third inning rally. Outfielder Runey Davis hit a one-out triple and the next two batters reached on a walk and a fielder’s choice. after a pair of outs, DeAngelo Mack worked a full count and hit a two-run single to right field. The Otters added to their 2-0 lead in the fifth with a bases loaded walk from Luis Uribe and a fielder’s choice from designated hitter Dan Killian. p>Champion took a one-hitter in to the seventh inning before Thunderbolts catcher Zach Aakhus recorded an RBI single to break up the shutout.Champion had a season-high nine strikeouts.Closer Eric Massingham retired Windy City in the ninth, maintaining the 4-1 lead for the series-opening win.
UE’s Luo prepares for U.S. Amateur
Andrew Luo, a recent graduate from the University of Evansville’s men’s golf team, will tee off Monday in the 2012 U.S. Amateur Championship at Common Ground Golf course in Aurora, Colorado. Luo qualified for the event, which runs through Aug. 13, via a July 30 tournament at Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, Ill. The Taiwan native shot 79 or better in the final 12 rounds of his senior season, earning a spot on the Missouri Valley’s All-Conference team with a second-place finish at the MVC Championship. Luo’s 76.06 stroke average through the spring ranked second on the team behind Griffin Wood, a fellow senior now playing the Dakotas Tour.
USI women earns top 5 pick in GLVC
The University of Southern Indiana women’s soccer team was picked to tie for fifth in great Lakes Valley Conference action this season by the league’s head coaches. The Eagles are coming off their third-straight appearance in the GLVC Tournament after a 9-8-2 overall mark and a 9-5-1 record in the GLVC. Academic All-American senior forward Susan Ellsperman scored five goals and had four assists to lead the Eagles in scoring for the second time in three seasons. Bellarmine was selected as the favorite to capture the 2012 GLVC title, receiving 15 first-place votes. Quincy, the defending GLVC champion, finished second in the voting. Wisconsin-Parkside was picked third, while Rockhurst was fourth and USI and Indianapolis tied for fifth in the preseason poll.
Eagles, Brescia postpone match
The USI and Brescia men’s soccer teams have postponed a planned Aug. 16 scrimmage because of a scheduling conflict. instead, the Screaming Eagles will hold another preseason practice at 5:30 p.m.
Castanon wins twice at Ellis Park Friday
Jesus Lopez Castanon increased his number of wins to 10 to move up in the Ellis Park jockey standings on Friday, riding Cheery to victory in the second race and Breathethefire in the third. He also finished second twice and added a third during a strong outing at the track. Jon Court won his 14th race to move within four wins of track leader Corey Lanerie. Marcelina Pedroza added his 13th win to remain third in the standings.
Needing a top-three finish in Scottsdale to keep its slim postseason hopes alive, the ASU men’s golf team fell well short.
ASU finished in 16th place in the Wyoming Cowboy Classic out of 23 schools with a 15-over par score on the par-70 course.
ASU shot 1-over during the first two rounds and carded a 13-over final round.
In prior invitationals, ASU ranked below a majority of the competing schools, but this time the script was flipped.
ASU came in as the fifth-highest team in the field, entering play at no. 69 in the country according to Golfweek rankings.
However, the superior ranking did not translate to the course, as 11 schools ranked below ASU finished ahead of the Sun Devils.
Freshman Austin quick led ASU for the third consecutive invitational, shooting an even par over the three rounds.
Junior Jin Song shot the same score as quick, but his rounds did not count toward the team’s total because he competed as an individual.
ASU has altered its starting five players after eight of the first 10 invitationals this season in an attempt to put the “hot” player into the starting lineup.
However, the Wyoming Cowboy Classic marks the second consecutive invitational where an ASU individual finished second or higher on the team.
At the ASU Karsten Golf course last weekend, freshman Stan Gautier recorded the second-best score from a Sun Devil golfer.
In response to his strong performance, coach Tim Mickelson inserted Gautier into the lineup and took out Song, who finished below Gautier and the other four starters.
Senior Spencer Fletcher and freshman Mathias Schjoelberg, two players competing as the no. 1 and no. 2 golfers for a majority of the season, finished plus-12 and plus-13 respectively.
Postseason hopes diminishing
The result drops ASU’s record to 61-86-1, 25 games under .500. A third-place finish in the invitational would have put ASU’s record at 74-73-1, one game over .500.
Since the NCAA added regionals in 1989, ASU has qualified every time, but a school must have at least a .500 record to be eligible to qualify.
From there, 30 of the 81 schools in regionals advance to the NCAA tournament. ASU has missed the NCAA tournament only twice since 1963.
ASU could technically reach the postseason by automatically qualifying, but to do that, the Sun Devils would need to win the Pac-12 championship later this month in Corvallis, Ore.
With six Pac-12 teams ranked in the top 12, winning the conference tournament is unlikely.
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Spain have won the 2011 Women’s European Nations Cup at Sotogrande Golf Club on the Costa del Sol.
The Spanish Ladies Golf Team finished on 590, nine shots ahead of Belgium (599).
Camilla Bertrand Hedberg of Spain won the leading individual standings by with a total score of 291 consisting of rounds of 71, 68, 77 and 75. Lara Katzy of Germany was runner-up on 297.
A full list of golf scores is detailed below. for the mens golf scores, please CLICK HERE.
2011 Women’s European Nations Cup Team Scores:-Spain – 590
IMENEZ, NOEMI ESPAÑa 0 HEDBERG, CAMILLA ESPAÑa 71 68 77 75 291 PRAT, MIREIA ESPAÑa 76 77 73 73 299
Belgium – 599
VANMOL, MARGAUX BELGICA 75 71 75 221 LEURQUIN, CHLOE BELGICA 78 72 76 226 CNOPS, FANNY BELGICA 74 78 152
Germany – 600
KATZY, LARA ALEMANIA 72 79 71 222TROELTSCH, VICKI ALEMANIA 75 77 152 KIRCHMAYR, STEPHANIE ALEMANIA 75 80 71 226 Sweden – 608
HAMMAR, ANJELIKA SUECIA 76 77 77 75 305 4 KRISTERSSON, LOUISE SUECIA 75 74 78 227 LARSSON, THERESE SUECIA 76 76 France – 611
DREHER, JUSTINE FRANCIA 80 79 159 5 MOLLE, MARION FRANCIA 77 73 76 226 PROVOT, ARIANE FRANCIA 77 75 74 226 Italy – 613
AVERNA, ALESSANDRA ITALIA 80 79 159 6 FERRERO, EUGENIA ITALIA 73 78 73 74 298 FABRIZIO, BIANCA MARIA ITALIA 73 83 156
Wales – 619
BULDEN, AMY GALES 78 74 152 7 HARRIES, BECKY GALES 78 80 79 237 WILLIAMS, CHLOE GALES 73 77 80 230
Holland – 623
PUTS, CHARLOTTE HOLANDA 81 79 78 238 8 ZAANEN, KARLYN HOLANDA 78 78 156 EIKENAAR, MYRTE HOLANDA 76 79 74 229
Finland – 625
PENTTILA, EMILY FINLANDIA 73 80 82 2359 NYLANDER, SAARA FINLANDIA 78 74 152 VUORENPAA, MINNA FINLANDIA 79 77 82 238 Slovenia – 639
OREHEK, URSA ESLOVENIA 82 79 86 82 329 10 POGACAR, KATJA ESLOVENIA 80 74 77 79 310 BANOVEC, NASTJA ESLOVENIA 0
- English Golf Team win 2011 European Nations Cup Golf at Sotogrande on the Costa del Sol (0)
- Spanish Golf Team lead 2011 Womens European Nations Cup Golf after 54 holes (0)
- Storm and Lima lead Spanish Open with 65s (0)
- English Golf Team lead 2011 European Nations Cup Golf Leaderboard after 54 holes (0)
- Davies wins 76th career title at Spanish Open (0)
The nine-year official course record was broken at Diamondback Golf Club Saturday with a little help from mom.
Playing in the men’s Open Division of the Texas Golf Association’s West Texas Amateur, Michael Culin of Plano, a sophomore business major at the University of California-Berkeley and a member of the Golden Bears golf team, fired an 8-under-par 63. he edged the previous mark of 64 that has been tied on numerous occasions but set originally in 2003.
Culin, who began his round off the 10th tee, was 7 under with one hole to play. after smashing a drive down the middle of the fairway, he found his ball resting in a sandy divot.
“That was extremely frustrating,” said Culin. “I knew I needed a birdie and when I saw that I was very anxious,”
Culin’s mother, who has been his caddie throughout the tournament, came through with the inspiration that delivered him.
“My mom kept telling me to stop worrying and that I was still going to birdie the hole,” he said.
Culin stuck an iron shot 15 yards from the flag about pin high and dropped the putt dead center of the cup.
“We were walking up the last fairway saying I was going to make birdie over and over again,” said Culin.
Having seemingly spoken things into existence, Culin’s closing stroke that secured the record also provided him with his personal best career round and propelled him into contention heading into today’s final round. he is five off the pace in a tie for 11th.
Mike Calef of Allen leads the
men’s Open Division by a stroke over Trevor McInroe of Plano. Calef posted rounds of 67 and 68 for a 7 under 135 two-day total. Defending champion Beau Davis is nine shots back after a second-round 74.
Tim Carlton of Cypress (68-66—134) leads the men’s Senior flight by a shot over Phil Austin of Arlington. Mike Gooden of Dallas (72-72—144) is the outright leader of the Super Senior group.
In a tournament that has seen a hole-in-one drop and watched a course record fall, a highlight of the event since the first wave teed off Thursday morning has been the ever-accommodating, legendary Charles Coody.
Respected locally and nationally, the 1971 Master’s champion who played his college golf at TCU is more than happy to host the tournament for a second time in the links’ near 13-year history.
“This is one of the longest standing tournaments in the state, and we’re glad to have it here,” said Coody, who owns and designed Diamondback. “The players are complimentary of the golf course, and this is great for Abilene, so hopefully they’ll go home and tell their friends there’s a pretty good golf course out here,”
Coody, clad in casual golf attire, drove his cart around the course watching groups putt out on the ninth and 18th holes. he stopped near the range watching competitors young and old hit practice balls and then walk to their cars, glancing always in his direction with an appreciative nod and silent high regard.
“We have a full field of players this year,” said Coody, commenting on the event filling its maximum number of competitors (144). “And we’re happy to have them all,”
As evidenced by the crowded range and clubhouse, packed scorer’s tents and practice greens and a parking lot that seemingly never yields a vacant spot, they were all happy to be there.
Texas Golf Association
West Texas Amateur
at Diamondback Golf Club
Round 2 Results
Mike Calef, Allen 67-68—135
Trevor McInroe, Plano 70-66—136
John Dowdall, Houston 71-66—137
Ben Bankhead, McKinney 72-66—138
Colby Harwell, Lorena 66-72—138
Dylan Anthony, Temple 64-74—138
Rick Houston, Midland 71-68—139
Matt Porter, Seymour 71-68—139
Lewis Stephenson, Mansfield 70-69—139
Ciro Baeza, Odessa 70-69—139
Michael Culin, Plano 77-63—140
Ed Sanchez, San Antonio 70-70—140
Tom Moore, San Antonio 70-70—140
Randy Lance, the Woodlands 69-71—140
Colby Webb, Burleson 69-71—140
Tyson Turnbow, Muleshoe 70-71—141
Mickey Scott, San Angelo 70-71—141
Michael Kelly, Plano 70-71—141
Trent Redfern, Austin 73-69—142
Trey Todd, Plano 73-69—142
Clarke Kincaid, Trophy Club 72-70—142
Logan Philley, Robert Lee 71-71—142
Mike Cotter, Albany 68-74—142
Corey Bounds, Carrollton 76-67—143
Blake Vinson, Fort Worth 73-70—143
James Dalthorp III, Houston 70-73—143
Luke Carpenter, Abilene 69-74—143
Zeb Littlefield, Millsap 73-71—144
Micah Rodgers, Odessa 72-72—144
Beau Davis, San Angelo 70-74—144
True Graves, Odessa 72-73—145
Kyle Pilgrim, Colleyville 74-72—146
Randy Rawls, Lubbock 71-75—146
Jacob Caldwell, Bridgeport 71-75—146
Eric Noski, Spring 75-72—147
Martin Board, Midland 74-73—147
Richard Lay, Irving 73-74—147
Adam Lowe, Hondo 76-72—148
Connor Dunn, Dallas 76-72—148
Morgan Johnson, Rowlett 72-76—148
Josh Montoya, Lubbock 77-72—149
Jeff Bellnap, Kingwood 76-73—149
Mike Voigt, Colleyville 75-74—149
Austin Jung, Lubbock 78-72—150
Stephen Love, Irving 74-76—150
Drew Canty, Nacogdoches 72-78—150
Tyler Elbrecht, Austin 79-72—151
Mike Tate, Longview 75-76—151
David Klaudt II, Dallas 75-76—151
Michael Guerrette, Fairview 74-77—151
Paul Berman, Houston 73-78—151
Hunter Rawls, Lubbock 70-82—152
Bryce Cooper, Houston 78-75—153
Larry Wright, Plano 76-77—153
David Richards, Dallas 81-73—154
Reed Stegall, San Angelo 81-73—154
Taylor M. Smith, Fort Worth 80-74—154
Cal Arrott, San Angelo 79-75—154
Matt Moore, Grapevine 77-77—154
Bryan Rodgers, Lake Jackson 76-78—154
Cory Ziegler, Granbury 75-79—154
Matthew Hance, Montgomery 80-75—155
Win Bruning, Dallas 84-72—156
Tyler Chadwick, Lubbock 77-79—156
Adam Carpenter, Abilene 77-79—156
Christopher Hall, Abilene 80-77—157
Scotty Bryant, Humble 82-76—158
Mark Merki, Denton 79-79—158
Mitchell Griffin, Driftwood 76-82—158
Kendall Magee, Dallas 84-77—161
Ryan Dollar, Dallas 80-81—161
William Haslam, Fort Worth 81-81—162
Travis Brown, Abilene 84-83—167
Taylor Davis, Weatherford 83-85—168
Bryan Kemp, Killeen 88-81—169
Jason Seefeld, Lubbock 81-88—169
Bill Grozdanich, Euless 91-83—174
Jim McCain, Graham 88-89—177
Shannon Glidwell, McKinney 84-96—180
Chad Meador, Wolfforth 81 — WD
Tim Carlton, Cypress 68-66—134
Phil Austin, Arlington 67-68—135
Henry Coffman, Mansfield 71-67—138
Jerry Hudgins, Tyler 73-66—139
Doug Hopton-Jones, Mansfield 72-67—139
Richard LaPierre, San Antonio 71-68—139
John Grace, Fort Worth 66-73—139
Joe Hawkins, Abilene 69-71—140
Aaron Billings, Horseshoe Bay 69-72—141
Craig D. Urban, Abilene 72-70—142
Jesso Cook, Austin 72-70—142
Tom Melcher, Mansfield 71-71—142
Bob Ammon, Waco 73-70—143
Bob Kearney, Houston 76-70—146
Mike McClung, Marble Falls 78-70—148
Ralph Cotton, Colleyville 76-72—148
Bobby Smith, Wichita Falls 75-73—148
Mickey Jones, Odessa 74-74—148
Denny Alexander, Fort Worth 74-74—148
Lloyd Hughes, Dallas 74-74—148
Jack Medick, Colleyville 69-79—148
Randy Jacobs, Fort Worth 77-72—149
Gary Penn, Fort Worth 75-74—149
William Whitaker, Abilene 75-74—149
Frank Johnson, Abilene 71-78—149
Buddy Trumpf, Wichita Falls 73-77—150
Rick Turner, Houston 77-74—151
Dale White Jr., Fort Worth 76-75—151
Dick Sheffield, San Angelo 75-76—151
Jeff Mewhirter, Northlake 78-77—155
James Long, Granbury 77-78—155
Vern Spurlock, Fort Worth 74-81—155
James Bushnell, Austin 80-76—156
Les Reddin, Georgetown 75-81—156
Skip Warren, Houston 82-75—157
Lee Roy Pearson, Eastland 79-79—158
Marshall Morgan, Odessa 79-81—160
Robert Morris Jr., Dallas 79-82—161
Stephen Crescenzo, the Woodlands 78-84—162
Tracy DeLatte, Dallas 92-77—169
Michael Acrea, Graham 86-83—169
SUPER SENIOR Division
Mike Gooden, Dallas 72-72—144
Craig Carlisle, Trophy Club 73-72—145
Patrick Cooper, Conroe 73-72—145
Dale Fell, Georgetown 72-73—145
Doug Smith, San Antonio 73-73—146
Don Grider, Georgetown 72-75—147
Howard Knowles, Houston 76-73—149
Jim Ferrell, Lubbock 74-75—149
Jerry Ransom, Greenville 73-77—150
Coy Jones, Longview 72-78—150
Jim Hoverson, Georgetown 74-77—151
Fred Hopton-Jones, Dallas 79-73—152
Harold Speer, Mansfield 78-76—154
Michael Hastings, Waxahachie 76-79—155
Denny Wood, Montgomery 85-73—158
Daniel Powell, Wichita Falls 85-73—158
Jay Stone, Dallas 96-89—185
HOT 1. Tiger. Hello again, world. nothing in golf — or sport — is as thrilling as watching Tiger on Sunday at the height of his powers. 2. Stacy Lewis. merely the hottest golfer on the planet. 3. Thongchai Jaidee. the most badass guy in golf just won his fifth Euro tour event, at the Wales Open. Or do you know any other former paratroopers playing the big tours? 4. the U.S. Open. the national championship is always a big deal, but with Tiger's rousing victory, a classic venue and a bevy of juicy subplots, this Open should be epic. Even the qualifying is exciting. 5. Dylan Frittelli. Move over Crenshaw and Kite, there's a new sheriff in town on the Texas golf team. Frittelli drained a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Riviera to give the Longhorns their first national championship since 1972. NOT 1. Phil. Dude, haven't you ever heard the words "my back tightened up"? Plus, if you're gonna pull a jabroni move like that, don't do so whilst wearing white pants with a white belt. nothing says you're soft quite so eloquently. 2. Rickie. if Tiger gave him a shot-a-hole in their pairing on Sunday our man Fowler would have only won by one! That was a vintage beat-down, circa 2000. 3. Rory. It's kinda interesting watching the boy wonder struggle. but I'd prefer to see him be a factor this summer. Advice: Between Memphis and Olympic Club, don't make a side trip to Paris. 4. Ross Fisher. Playing in the final group in Wales he was assessed a one-stroke penalty for slow play. is it good news or bad news that he made a mess of the closing holes, ultimately losing by two strokes, not one? 5. Rory Sabbatini and Spencer Levin. First they were roadkill as Tiger roared to victory. then they bombed out at U.S. Open qualifying down the road at Scioto CC. Boys, it's time to get the hell out of Ohio.
HARWINTON — Shepaug High School’s golf team shot a disappointing 359 team score at the CIAC’s Division IV Golf Championship at Harwinton’s Fairview Farm Golf Course Tuesday.and yet, the Spartans’ tie for 12th place out of 21 teams couldn’t have been more promising for the future.Shepaug finished second in the Berkshire League behind Division III State Champion Lewis Mills, posting an 18-7 overall record, 13-3 in the league, to qualify as the only BL team in Division IV, though Litchfield’s Jason Leigh qualified as an individual.
The Washington Spartans graduate just one of this year’s starters, transfer student Eric Meglio. Better still, with all-world Shepaug junior Mia Landegran unavailable, Tuesday’s team scoring leaders were freshmen — Robert McCarthy, 84, and Griffen Ylagen, 89.“I don’t feel any pressure,” grinned McCarthy, who played No. 4 at Fairview. “I just go out and try to beat (Griffen). We’re pretty good friends.”meanwhile, Ylagen, who played at No. 3, has his own anti-pressure focal point, his brother, junior Spencer Ylagen, playing at No. 2 Tuesday.“I love to try to beat him every round,” Ylagen laughed.Landegran’s excuse for her absence was surely best and most unique ever for a high school tournament. Landegran was just back from a 54-hole tournament in Germany in which she played as part of the Swedish National Team, with one of her qualifying rounds coming in at a 66.A day before her Washington team tied for 13th without her, Landegran finished 11th individually in the tournament. Continued…
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FAIRFIELD — Taylor Quilling fired a 42 and Angela Dumdumaya carded a 45 to lift the Rodriguez High girls golf team to a 264-358 Solano County Athetic Conference victory over Vanden at Rancho Solano Golf course on Monday.
Also in the top five for the Mustangs (2-0) were Taylor Trette 58, Maya Capers 59 and Sarah Jayawardene 60.
Katie Raymos led the Vikings with a 57.
Rodriguez plays American Canyon at Chardonnay Golf Club today, while Vanden takes on Benicia at Mare Island Golf course.
Solano goes 1-3 in Delta tournament
STOCKTON — The Solano Community College volleyball team won one of four matches in the San Joaquin Delta College tournament on Friday and Saturday.
The Falcons (4-6) opened the tourney on Friday by falling 25-22, 25-22, 25-16 to Foothill of Los Altos Hills before sweeping West Valley of Saratoga 25-22, 25-21, 25-17.
In Saturday’s action, Solano lost 25-15, 23-25, 25-20, 25-12 to Taft and 25-23, 25-18, 25-20 to Siskiyous of Weed.
Natalie Perry led the Falcons with 31 kills, while Lainey Brown had 65 digs and nine aces, Micaela Sylvester had 59 assists and was 33 of 34 from the service line, and Cami Walker had 18 kills and eight blocks.
Next up for the Falcons is their own Solano Classic on Wednesday with matches at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. also participating will be Siskiyous, Diablo Valley of Pleasant Hill and San Jose.
Women’s golf hosts tournament
The Pima Community College women’s golf team hosted the fifth tournament of the season at Silverbell Golf course on March 26-27.once again the Aztecs were unable to qualify for a team score as they do not have enough players to do so.None of the girls was able to crack the top 10 for individuals, either. However, they all did improve on their first day scores by at least one stroke.Freshman Shelby Empens had the best first day for the Aztecs, shooting 45 on the first nine and then shooting a 47 on the back half, for a total of 92.next best for Pima was freshman Abriana Romero, who shot 47 on the first nine and 46 on the back portion, for a total of 93 on the day.Romero played with a stiff neck.She had hurt her neck over the previous weekend.“The first day was pretty rough,” Romero said, “I just got back from an injury; I strained a muscle in my neck, so I was on a lot medication and felt really stiff.”Sophomore Alondra Olivas managed a 48 on the first half of the course, but ended up struggling on the second half, taking 62 strokes.that left her first day score at 110.with the second day of the tournament reaching temperatures of about 82 degrees during the day, the Aztecs improved on their games.the occasional breeze would blow by. However the nice, cool breeze was immediately followed by the stench of sewage and nasty pond water.Romero led the charge by shooting 46 on the front half and shooting a 42 on the back nine, for a total of 88. Improving upon her first day total by five stokes.Empens also improved by taking 48 strokes to complete the first nine and then taking 43 on the back nine, for a total of 91. that improved on her first day by one stroke.“I did a lot better than I’ve been doing in a lot of the tournaments, which I was really excited about,” Empens said. “I didn’t get as nervous for this one.”Olivas also improved on her first day total by five strokes. She shot a 53 on the first half of the course and then a 52 on the second, leaving her score at 105.“I had quite a few three putts, which is not normal — that shouldn’t be happening,” Olivas said. “You drive for show and putt for dough.”It was a nice change of pace for the Aztecs, as they did not have to travel back home from Phoenix after this tournament.By the end of the year, they will have traveled out of town for six of the seven tournaments.“We just saved a three-hour drive home tonight, so I like that,” head coach bill Nicol said.Romero has a shot at making it to nationals this year, as there are 20 players taken. those 20 are made up of three teams that take five players and then five individuals who have the best accumulated scores.As of right now, Romero is sitting in that fifth player spot.Nicol and the women plan to continue working on their game, as they will be back practicing at Randolph Golf course.the golf courses in the Phoenix area tend to play a little more like Randolph, Nicol said.Pima will be heading back out of town on April 9-10 when it plays at Dobson Ranch Golf course in Mesa.
Men’s golf places eighth
The Pima Community College men’s golf team took eighth place in a tournament at Mount Graham Golf course in Safford, on April 2 and 3.the tournament was hosted by Eastern Arizona College.Pima had a team total of 618 with one player collecting a medal.Sophomore Adam Ortiz took sixth place at the tournament, shooting a 76 on the first day and shooting an even par of 72 on the second day, giving him a total of 148.the Aztecs collected their first medal of the season at the tournament played at Phoenix’s Ahwatukee Country Club.the tournament was hosted by GateWay Community College.the Aztecs finished the two-day tournament in fifth place overall with two players finishing in the top 10.Freshman Joseph Courtney finished with the best score for Pima. he shot three-over par on the first day with a 74.on the second day of the tournament, Courtney shot one-under par with a 71. with those scores he finished in fourth place individually, collecting the first medal for Pima this season.only the top six individuals get medals.Courtney has been working hard on improving his game, head coach Grant Waltke said. Courtney has been steadily lowering his scores this season.Freshman Jonathon Chong Jr. was the next best for Pima, finishing in 10th place overall.on the first day of the tournament Chong shot five-over par with a 77 and then improved it by six strokes to also shoot one-under par with a 71.Freshman Austin Stuessel finished off his first day six-over par with a 78 and on the second day he improved on his first day score by shooting three-over par with a 75.Freshman Landyn Lewis shot 16-over par on the first day with an 88. on the second day he improved his score by nine strokes, shooting a 79.According to Waltke, Pima may have an opportunity to make nationals if they are able to outscore Eastern Arizona College in the next couple of tournaments. If the Aztecs are unable to accomplish this goal, then they would have to win the regional tournament to make it.“We can do it,” Waltke said about making it to nationals.the Aztecs will be hitting the greens again on April 15-16 in Mesa at Longbow Golf Country Club. the tournament is hosted by Mesa Community College.Waltke believes he has his six players set up for the next tournament. the five definite players are Courtney, Chong, Stuessel, sophomore Adam Ortiz and freshman Steven Ortiz.