Stroud, Gill are tops in junior golf tourney
Parker Stroud and Minka Gill took top honors in the Howard County junior golf tournament on Tuesday at the American Legion G.C. Stroud fired a 79 and was the overall boys champion and Gill shot an 81 and was the overall girls champion.
Stroud won the boys 16- and 17-year-old age division. Also on the boys side, Riley Tomlinson (82) won the 14-15 division, Zach Foreman (58 for nine holes) was tops in the 12-13 division, Ty Lauderbaugh (43 for nine) won the 10-11 division and Karson Parrott (53 for nine) won the 8-9 division. Foreman beat Deuce Bailey in a playoff after they tied through regulation.
Gill won the girls 14-15 division. Also on the girls side, Alexis Hungate (86) took first in the the 16-17 division, Kiah Parrott (41 for nine) won the 12-13 division and Elizabeth Mercer (76 for nine) won the 8-9 division. Kiah Parrott topped Trina Gill in a playoff after they tied through regulation.
Egel fires another 73, moves on at PubLinx
NEWTON, Kansas — Northwestern High School product Ben-Marvin Egel recorded a 2-over 73 in the final round of stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship on Tuesday at Sand Creek Station G.C. The Purdue golfer’s round included three bogeys and one birdie.
Egel, who also shot a 73 in the first round, finished in a tie for 46th place in the 156-player field. The top 64 advance to the match play portion of the tournament.
Stroke play begins today. Egel faces Michael Colgate of Sarasota, Florida, at 8:30 a.m. Colgate tied for 17th in stroke play after shooting rounds of 66 and 75. He held a share of the lead following the first round.
Sixers rock Lafayette, improve to 20-3
Kokomo Post 6 exploded for 13 runs in the fourth inning and went on to beat Lafayette Post 11 by a 14-0 score in an American Legion baseball game Tuesday night at CFD Investments Stadium in Highland Park. The Sixers (20-3) won in seven innings, ending the game early on the mercy rule.