Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

September 17, 2013

Sports briefs, Sept. 17


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Sports Hall of Fame banquet tickets on sale

The Howard County Sports Hall of Fame has tickets are on sale for its 2013 induction banquet, which is set for Oct. 26 at the Ivy Tech Kokomo Event and Conference Center. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m.

Tickets are limited. They are $25 each, or an entire table of eight can be reserved for $200. Tickets are only available by calling Ron Barsh at 765-453-4739.

The 2013 induction class has Ty Calloway, Art Hammond, Dave Kitchell, Pat Kubly, Carroll Odom, Kylee (Wells) Retrum and James “Tod” Sloan.

This is the 11th class inducted into the Howard County Sports Hall of Fame. Questions about the HCSHF should be directed to Steve Broo at 765-860-2824 or Dean Hockney at 765-271-0787.

KPRD completes disc golf course redesign

The Kokomo Parks and Recreation Department on Monday announced it has completed the redesign of Highland Park’s disc golf course.

Disc golf is played with much the same rules as regular golf, with players on a nine- or 18-hole course attempting to toss their discs into the “holes” or baskets, in the fewest number of throws. It also is known as frisbee golf.

In addition to the course redesign, nine additional tee pads were installed. Signs were added with course maps including directions to the holes and rules of the game. Additional trees soon will be planted in strategic locations to make the course more challenging.

Check the Parks and Rec page of the City of Kokomo website at www.cityofkokomo.org to view a map of the course. Questions should be directed to the KPRD office at 765-456-7275.

Johnson rallies to win BMW Championship

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Zach Johnson won the rain-delayed BMW Championship on Monday and now has a chance to win something bigger.

Johnson rolled in two birdie putts over the closing holes at soggy Conway Farms and closed with a 6-under 65 for a two-shot victory over Nick Watney, giving him one of the top five seeds for the Tour Championship next week and a clear shot at the FedEx Cup and its $10 million prize.

His first win of the year came at the expense of Jim Furyk, who endured another dose of final-round disappointment.

Furyk’s victory drought is now at three years, and he has failed to win the last six times he had at least a share of the lead going into the final round. He lost the outright lead with a bogey on the 11th hole and then fell too far behind with two more bogeys in his round of 71. He wound up alone in third.

Watney started the week at No. 34 in the FedEx Cup. He closed with a 64, and his runner-up finish allowed him to join the 30 players who advance to East Lake next week, all of them with at least a mathematical chance at the $10 million bonus.

The points will be reset, meaning the top five only have to win the Tour Championship to capture the cup.

Tiger Woods will be the No. 1 seed, though he doesn’t go there with much momentum. Henrik Stenson, a winner in Boston and angry enough in Chicago that he snapped off the head of his driver during the final round, will be the No. 2 seed at East Lake, followed by Masters champion Adam Scott, Johnson and Matt Kuchar.