Friday, April 18, 2014
Collegiate player earns slot in 2014 Masters with win
Jordan Niebrugge hasn’t put a lot of thought into exactly what it will be like to play in the Masters. The Oklahoma State sophomore just knows he’ll have a far better view of the course next year.
Niebrugge won the U.S. Amateur Public Links on Saturday at Lorton, Va., beating University of California junior Michael Kim 1 up in the 36-hole final, with the winner traditionally receiving a spot in the Masters – if still an amateur.
LPGA: Spain’s Beatriz Recari birdied the two closing par 5s to catch Paula Creamer atop the leaderboard through 54 holes at the Marathon Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.
Recari, a two-time winner on the LPGA Tour, matched Creamer’s 4-under 67. Both are at 12-under 201.
Rising American teen Lexi Thompson had a 67 and, along with Jacqui Concolino and Japan’s Chie Arimura, was three shots back.
PGA: Nicholas Thompson and Daniel Summerhays are tied for the lead going into the final round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at Madison, Miss.
GERMAN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Roger Federer lost to Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) in the semifinals at Hamburg, Germany.
In the final, Delbonis will play Fabio Fognini of Italy.
SWEDISH OPEN: Serena Williams defeated Klara Zakopalova 6-0, 6-4 in the semifinals at Bastad, Sweden.
In the other semifinal, Sweden’s Johanna Larsson rallied to overpower Italy’s Flavia Pennetta, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.
CLARO OPEN: Hometown favorite Alejandro Falla advanced to the final at Bogota, Colombia, beating Canada’s Vasek Pospisil.
Falla, a Bogota resident seeking his first ATP Tour title, will face Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic on Sunday.
GOLD CUP: Gabriel Torres scored two goals in the first half to help Panama beat 10-man Cuba 6-1 in the quarterfinals at Atlanta.
• Raul Jimenez scored in the 84th minute to lead Mexico to a 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the second quarterfinal game at Atlanta. Mexico will face Panama in the semifinals on Wednesday in Dallas.
MLS: Jose Goncalves scored off a corner kick in the second minute of second-half stoppage time and Diego Fagundez added a goal two minutes later to give the visiting New England Revolution a 2-0 victory against the Columbus Crew.
NHL: The Winnipeg Jets signed defenseman Zach Redmond to a one-year, two-way contract worth $715,000.
Redmond, 24, had a goal and three assists in eight games with the Jets last season before suffering an injury when he was cut on the leg by a skate during practice.
OBITUARY: Former Tennessee women’s basketball star Mary Ostrowski has died. She was 51.
Ostrowski, who ranks fifth in rebounds and 10th in points at Tennessee, was inducted into the Lady Vols Hall of Fame in 2006.
NEFL: Phil Warren rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Southern Maine Raging Bulls to a 20-6 win over the New Hampshire Wolfpack in their season opener at Deering High in Portland.
Quarterback Alexis Colon also scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run.
BEECH RIDGE: Mike Rowe of Turner won the NASCAR Nite Pro Series 40-lap feature event at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, becoming the only driver to have repeat victories in the NASCAR Pro Series 2013 season.
In the other races, Doug Wolfe of Gorham won the Sport Series, Dan Bean of Alfred the Wildcat, and Travis Burrows of Brownfield won the Road Runners.
– From staff and news services